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Curatorial Assistant, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

The Curatorial Assistant is an important member of the Curatorial Department at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), which is comprised of staff with expertise in Contemporary Art (1945 to present); Fine Arts (pre-1945); Photography; Decorative Arts and Design; and Architecture. As an emerging professional, the Curatorial Assistant is expected to learn and grow in the museum field with a broad and nuanced understanding of arts and culture.

The Curatorial Assistant works closely with the curators of contemporary art and photography to ensure that the workflow for the artistic program of CMOA functions effectively and efficiently. In collaboration with the curators, this position compiles research and writes for collections, exhibitions, acquisitions, deaccessions, and reporting. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for general administrative work and works with the curators to develop an appropriate distribution of responsibilities for exhibitions, gallery rotations, and special projects.

Expected starting pay range, based on experience, $14.25 – 20.51/hr This Full-Time position is eligible for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s many employee Benefits.
To apply, visit : https://carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities/search-careers/

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, or comparable degree or two years of experience supporting a curator or exhibition required.
• 2 years of administrative experience in a museum or comparable organization required.
• A strong background in contemporary visual arts preferred.
• 1 year of working with collection materials, including using collection/data management software and object handling, preferred.
• Good command of another language beyond English preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Must have initiative to undertake and complete tasks and projects as they arise with little supervision, to contribute intellectually to the content of exhibitions and permanent collection installations, and to coordinate and make recommendations for improving the overall functioning of the department.
• Must have strong research and analytical skills, ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff and interface diplomatically with donors and professionals in the field; candidate must be highly organized and able to work both independently and as a productive member of a team.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Sharepoint, OneDrive, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as with Internet-based research.
• Experience with making and editing documents and files using Adobe software suite is also beneficial.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature. Some out-of-town travel and occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Principal Accountabilities:
• Assists with creating, developing, and maintaining exhibition checklists and object labels.
• Drafts text for portions of acquisition reports.
• Candidate is expected to gain familiarity with KE Emu, CMOA’s collection management system and develops proficiency with museum’s collections management system; inputs and updates information and generates reports and other documents using the system.
• Works with curators and registrars to process and track loan requests made of or by the department.
• Fields questions regarding collection and directs inquiries to appropriate curators; follows up as required.
• Handles written correspondence as directed by the curators.
• Sorts, files, and maintains records, correspondence, and other documents.
• Working with curators, prepares and delivers internal and public presentations.
• In consultation with the curators, streamlines workflow and administrative tasks finding efficiencies and better methods when possible.
• In accordance with accepted procedures, destroys outdated file materials or transfers them to inactive storage.
• Manages departmental interns.
• Prepares outgoing mail and interdepartmental correspondence for delivery.
• Tracks budgets and maintains accurate records of curatorial expenses; checks records against monthly statements, resolves discrepancies, and produces reports as required.
• Verifies, codes, and processes invoices, check requests, expense reports, travel and entertainment reimbursements, and wire transfers in a timely manner.
• Manages arrangements for visits by artists, collaborators, designers, and other professionals.
• Assists with planning related to exhibitions and curatorial programming.

This is a Union position.
(Posted 8/9)

Financial Manager, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

The Financial Manager works in the Finance department in one of the nation’s leading research and natural history museums, with significant collections, exhibitions, and public programs. This position evaluates, interprets, and implements complex financial and accounting concepts or techniques for financial budgeting, planning and control.  Responsible for the monthly financial analysis and evaluation of internal cost centers and variance analysis.  In conjunction with the Financial Director, develops and maintains annual budgets.  Monitors and maintains restricted funding and grants.

Expected starting pay range, based on experience, $45,000.00 to $55,000.00

This Full-Time position is eligible for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s many employee Benefits.

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

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree with emphasis on business management, finance, and accounting.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience is required, preferably in a nonprofit and/or academic setting.
  • Experience/demonstrated interest in arts, and non-profit accounting are preferred.
  • Must have familiarity with Microsoft Office software, including advanced knowledge of database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Will be expected to gain proficiency in computerized accounting software: Blackbaud Financial Edge (FE).
  • Prior experience with FE and fund accounting is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and communications skills, analytical problem solving, and ability to gather, analyze and communicate financial data and concepts.
  • Experience with non-profit accounting, general ledger maintenance and analytics, and grant reporting are preferred.
  • Confidentiality and attention to detail are imperative, along with the ability to initiate and complete projects accurately, on time, and under pressure.
  • The successful candidate will be able to thrive in a busy, multi-tasking environment with limited direct supervision.

Principal Accountabilities:

GRANTS

  • Collaborate with Director of Finance to ensure timely and accurate review of proposals including budgets and budget justifications.
  • Manage the grant fund processing and account creation for all awarded grants and sub awards.
  • Track and monitor grant budget detail and perform monthly reporting and reconciliations.
  • Oversee quarterly grant billing and effort reporting for salary transfers and update the PI’s on the status of their budgets.

GENERAL LEDGER

  • Manage and monitor the Museum general ledger accounts including the coordination and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual journal entries and the reconciliation of all accounts.
  • Review daily admission revenue reports and weekly attendance reports.
  • Review and approve financial paperwork such as journal entries, deposits, check requests, invoices, cash advances and expense reports.
  • Work with and delegate to staff to facilitate the processing of the above.

REPORTING

  • Work in conjunction with Financial Director to manage and interpret the accurate and timely development and preparation of monthly financial statements, payroll reporting, statistical reporting, foundation reporting, monthly variance analysis and other ad hoc reporting for section/department heads.
  • Create written analytical review reports of monthly financial statements to ensure adherence to annual and year to date budgets.

FUND MANAGEMENT

  • Work with Director of Finance to manage and maintain all operating, restricted, and designated fund financial information.
  • Periodically review and analyze fund data to meet management’s expectations regarding internal fund financial controls and 501(c)3 federal reporting requirements.
  • Oversee preparation of journal entries related to these funds on a monthly basis.

FINANCE OPERATIONS

  • Assist Director of Finance with the periodic analyses to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of finance-related procedures.
  • Maintain and distribute petty cash and paper checks, and count cash donations.

(Posted 8/5)

Collections and Exhibitions Assistant, The American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association, Philadelphia

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

Responsibilities include:

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

A Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or related field is required; a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Public History, or related field is preferred. Experience with Past Perfect a plus.

Salary: This is a 15 hrs/week part time position at $20/hr. Possibility of flexible scheduling, and occasional weekend and holiday work.

To apply:

Please send CV and cover letter to Kaila Temple, Collections and Exhibitions Assistant ktemple@betsyrosshouse.org and Lisa Acker-Moulder, Director lisa@betsyrosshouse.org
(Posted 8/5)

National Register Supervisor, The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, Harrisburg

Are you a highly skilled historic preservationist with National Register experience?  The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office is seeking an Historic Preservation Supervisor to coordinate the office’s National Register of Historic Places program.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office uses its resources to educate, encourage and enable Pennsylvanians to value and preserve Pennsylvania’s history and culture. Our role is to identify, promote, and protect the architectural and archaeological resources of the commonwealth. You will be responsible for overseeing the National Register of Historic Places program, supervising staff, and helping to guide proactive research, documentation, and survey efforts.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) up to 3 days a week. Specific days will be determined by bureau directors according to bureau needs. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg. 
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
 Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year in the Historic Preservation Specialist classification; Or 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural History, American History, Archaeology, or a closely related field plus three-years’ experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project, historic preservation program, or a preservation assistance project; Or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Requirements:

  • One or more years of experience supervising professional staff.
  • Meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards.
    • The minimum education and experience required to meet these standards can be found by clicking here
  • Three or more years of experience writing National Register of Historic Places nominations, and/or demonstrable experience with nomination development, nomination review and editing, and successful interactions with staff, boards, and federal agencies.
  • Three or more years of experience interpreting and applying National Park Service guidance and criteria for evaluating archaeological and/or above ground properties for National Register of Historic Places eligibility and listing.
  • One or more years of experience interpreting and applying contexts and Multiple Property Documentation Forms to historic resources.
  • Must demonstrate excellent ability working with a team of individuals and independently.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • Must demonstrate excellent ability working with a team of individuals and independently.
  • Demonstrable experience conducting surveys or historic resources.
  • Proficiency using technology and software applications to manage historic resource data, workflows, and workload.
  • Experience in developing and implementing public outreach programs, conducting preservation education, and public speaking.
  • Excellent computer and word processing skills using MS Office products and data management systems such as the the SHPO’s PA-SHARE. 

How to Apply:

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

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

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

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

Salary: $60,362.00 – $91,678.00 Annually

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 8/5)

Director, Friends of Drake Well, Titusville

Position Type: Full-time, salary (37.5 hours/week)
Supervisor: Board of Directors, Friends of Drake Well

The Friends of Drake Well, Inc. seek their next nonprofit Director to lead the organization forward in its efforts to support Drake Well Museum & Park, Historic Pithole City, and McClintock Well #1. The ideal candidate is passionate about marketing and networking and is confident with financial and human resources management. Working in collaboration with staff from the Pennsylvania Humanities Museum Commission, the Director organizes events and fundraisers, oversees the Drake Well Museum Store and Pithole Visitor Center, provides financial oversight of organization, seeks grants, sponsors, and donors, participates in site-wide meetings and operations, and organizes the organization’s committees.

Roles and Responsibilities
● Marketing and Promotion – Responsible for promoting and marketing the Friends of Drake Well, Inc through multiple formats: Responsible for the updates and content of the drakewell.org website, The Barker Newsletter (print and online), The OilField Journal (a scholarly print journal), social media (Facebook), YouTube, and pushing content out to the media through press releases and interviews.
● Membership – The Friends of Drake Well is a membership organization. The Director is responsible for growing its membership base and maintaining its donor database.
● Fundraising and Event Coordination – The Director working in cooperation with Commonwealth employees, volunteers, and committees will coordinate and develop multiple fundraising events each year. A key part of the Director’s job is to secure sponsors for major events.
● Grant Writing – The Director is responsible for researching for new grants and writing ongoing grants, including reporting on current grants.
● Human Resources – As the employer of year-round and seasonal employees, the Director provides onboarding, arranges training, and coordinates all paperwork regarding the employees. The Director is responsible for providing direction and oversight of all employees.
● Reporting, Budgeting, and Financial Oversight – The Director is responsible for a variety of monthly and yearly reports. In collaboration with the Board’s Finance Committee propose a fiscal year budget and manage the budget once finalized by the Board of Directors.
● Museum Store Operations – As the employer of a part-time Museum Store Manager, the Director provides oversight and decision-making support on an as-needed basis, coordinates financial activities between the store and bookkeeper, and makes recommendations for products.

Qualifications
● Leadership experience at a nonprofit organization or comparable experience.
● Appreciation and understanding of the mission of the Friends of Drake Well, Inc.
● Ability to engage donors, members, and staff.
● Valid Pennsylvania Drivers’ License.
● Ability to operate basic office equipment including but not limited to: computer, calculator, projector, postage meter, copier/printers, etc.
Necessary Skills/Knowledge
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills: in person, in writing, by email, or by phone
● Excellent marketing/PR skills including traditional and social media
● Strong computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, Quickbooks (desktop and POS), Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop (or comparable graphics program), Canva, Facebook for Business, Google Analytics, WordPress, YouTube
● Self-starter with strong project management skills. Must be highly organized and able to prioritize multiple projects

Education
● Professional Degree in marketing, business, or nonprofit administration preferred.

Additional Notes
This position reports to the Board of Directors of the Friends of Drake Well, Inc. for 37.5 hours each week. The employee generally works weekdays during daylight hours but will be required to work at events on weekends and evenings when there are events. Employees receive generous paid time off for holidays, vacation, and sick time.
This position requires some travel between sites, for conferences, and as needed.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter highlighting relevant skills, and resume by August 8, 2022, to:
Personnel Committee
Friends of Drake Well, Inc.
205 Museum Ln.
Titusville, PA 16354
OR
drakewell@verizon.net
Friends of Drake Well is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Officer 2, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is seeking a strategic and organized Administrative Officer 2 (AO) to join our Fiscal and Office Support Services division. If you are interested in fiscal management, grants, and procurement we would love to hear from you!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As an Administrative Officer, you will:

  • Serve as the point of contact for procurement-related inquiries and review agency requests for procurement of contracted services and commodities to ensure compliance with applicable Commonwealth policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Create Federal and Certified Local Government (CLG) grants, contracts, and grant agreements with federal and local government entities, including coordinating approvals and grant payments.
  • Serve as the P-Card and Travel Card administrator, including coding expenses, conducting usage audits, and reviewing monthly activity.
  • Manage monthly Commonwealth Bookstore Sales, advise on insurance-related matters, serve as PHMC’s Automotive Officer, and more!

A complete list of duties can be found in the Position Description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information: 

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with 1-hour lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 4 days a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year as an Administrative Officer 1; or
  • Three years of experience in progressively responsible and varied office management or staff work, including experience in personnel management, budgeting, or procurement; and a bachelor’s degree; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Requirements: 

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • One year of experience preforming technical purchasing or contract management work.
  • One year of experience creating grants and monitoring grant activity.
  • One year of experience generating sales reports.
  • One year of experience reconciling payments to ensure transactions are reflected correctly.

How to Apply:

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

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

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

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

Salary range: $52,851.00 – $80,372.00 Annually
(Posted 8/3)

Historic Preservation Specialist, State Historic Preservation Office, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg

Are you a highly skilled historic preservationist with National Register and GIS experience? The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking an Historic Preservation Specialist to work as a National Register reviewer and triage specialist, focused on historic districts and survey.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The PA SHPO uses its resources to educate, encourage and enable Pennsylvanians to value and preserve Pennsylvania’s history and culture. Our role is to identify, promote, and protect the architectural and archaeological resources of the commonwealth. The Historic Preservation Specialist  will be responsible for the National Register of Historic Places nomination reviews, determinations of eligibility for the Register, updating data in the PA-SHARE system for eligible and listed properties, and the application of the PA-SHARE Surveyor tool for historic resource surveys.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information: 

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with a 1 hour lunch.
  • Telework: You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework) up to 3 days a week. Specific days will be determined by bureau directors according to bureau needs. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a bachelor’s degree in architectural history, American history, art history or course work in Pennsylvania history; or 
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Condition of Employment:

  • This position is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. You must be willing and able to work in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania when necessary.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards.
    • The minimum education and experience required to meet these standards can be found by clicking here
  • At least two years of experience writing National Register of Historic Places nominations, and/or demonstrable experience with nomination development, nomination review and editing, and successful interactions with staff, boards, and federal agencies.
  • At least two years of experience interpreting and applying National Park Service guidance and criteria for evaluating archaeological and/or above ground properties for National Register of Historic Places eligibility and listing.
  • At least one year of experience in conducting surveys of historic resources. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • Experience working with a team of individuals and independently
  • Experience using technology and software applications to manage historic resource data, workflows, and workload.
  • Experience in developing and implementing public outreach programs, conducting preservation education, and public speaking.
  • Excellent computer and word processing skills using MS Office products and data management systems such as the SHPO’s PA-SHARE.

How to Apply:

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

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

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

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

Salary range: $52,851.00 – $80,372.00 Annually

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 8/2)

Museum History Curator 2, The State Museum, Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is looking for a versatile and experienced curator to help manage and interpret a thematically diverse range of history collections at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the official museum of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The History II curator reports directly to the Senior History Curator.  If you have an interest in social, military, political, and cultural history, and a passion for both Pennsylvania and public history, apply today to continue your career at Pennsylvania’s flagship history museum! 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

In this position, you will work closely with senior history curators to help manage and interpret a thematically broad array of history-related collections at The State Museum.  Collections include objects associated with Pennsylvania military and industrial history; state government and political history; popular culture; community and domestic life; and popular culture.  Work will include:  identifying, collecting and cataloging objects; organizing and maintaining physical and intellectual control of collections; making collections information available to the general public and researchers through electronic databases; responding to public inquiries; researching and writing exhibition scripts and developing content for exhibit and collections-related programs, including social media and public presentations; and working with museum staff and contracted museum professionals on both short term and long term collections storage and permanent exhibition plans.  Other Duties as Assigned.

Ideal candidate: Knowledge of American and Pennsylvania history, with reference to social, cultural, military, political and industrial/technological developments as they relate to the collection and care of artifacts and objects reflecting such developments.

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

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year as Museum Curator, History l; or
  • One year of curatorial work in any one or more of the fields of History or Decorative Arts, History of Fine Arts, History, or History of Science, Industry, and Technology, and a master’s degree in American History, including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Associate of Museums or a museum internship; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which would afford the applicant the required knowledges, skills, and abilities.

Other Requirements:

How to Apply:

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

Veterans: 

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

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

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

Please click here to apply.

Salary range: $52,851.00 – $80,372.00 Annually
(Posted 7/29)

Custodial Guide Supervisor, The Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, Strasburg

Do you have a passion for history and sharing it with others? The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is looking for a skilled, energetic person to provide front-line customer service, ticket sales, historical interpretation, guided tours, grounds security, custodial and housekeeping services, and the day-to-day supervision and evaluation of staff performing similar tasks.

This position is assigned to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Eastern Division, Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums, and is responsible for conducting tours, selling tickets, performing various safety and security routines, cleaning and housekeeping work, and daily oversight of a team of employees doing this type of work.

If you have an interest in history and serving the public, apply today to begin your public service career in one of the Commonwealth’s busiest, and most high-profile museums!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Custodial Guide Supervisor (hereafter referred to as a “CGS”) researches and conducts guided tours of the Museum, interprets historic locomotives and rolling stock, assists with school tours, group tours, and other “virtual” and in-person programs (guided by PHMC, NPS, and NAI standards).  You will supervise and monitor the work and performance of the Museum’s guide staff, mainly through scheduling, training, observation, coaching, and performance reviews.  

CGS is responsible for the full operation of Museum admissions desk, which includes the courteous reception of visitors; sale of tickets by cash, check, or credit card; cash out at the end of each day; end-of-month reporting as it pertains to admissions; visitor orientation and inquiries; opening and closing the Museum for business each day; other visitor services, including answering phone and email inquiries; and supervises the guide staff who also perform these tasks.

You will perform basic custodial and housekeeping tasks throughout the Museum, such as cleaning of restrooms; sweeping and mopping of floors; cleaning of windows and surfaces; dusting and cleaning of Museum exhibits and collections (such as locomotives and rail cars); light groundskeeping work; event set-up and tear-down; minor maintenance duties; and supervises the guide staff who also perform these tasks.

Interested to learn more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information: 

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Off every Monday and every other Saturday and Sunday per pay period.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Three years of experience in security or buildings and grounds work, with one year experience in work involving significant public contact in a group setting; and graduation from high school or equivalent.

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • A valid Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Experience working in a museum, historic site, or park visitor center.
  • Experience supervising other employees and/or volunteers.
  • Experience giving guided tours and/or giving presentations on historical subjects to general audiences.
  • Experience giving guided tours and/or giving presentations ton historical subjects to school groups or school-age children.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • Experience in basic household-type cleaning, outside grounds keeping, building or grounds security work.
  • Experience working in a field devoted to customer service.
  • Experience working with a cash register, point-of-sale, or ticketing system.

Legal Requirements: 

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

How to Apply:

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

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

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

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

Please click here to apply.

Salary: $40,900 annually
(Posted 7/29)

PT Event 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 Event Manager is a key member of the Catering and Events department, responsible for overseeing the operations for special events. This customer-focused position must ensure that all clients have a memorable experience, free of operational and customer service issues, that delivers on the brand promise to welcome and inspire guests and experience genuine hospitality. This position will also work with vendors and contractors to ensure their needs are met and resolve any issues that may arise.

Position Requirements

  • Proven success working at a sophisticated event venue that has a focus on delivering a world class visitor experience
  • Experience coaching, motivating, and monitoring staff members in a fun, energetic environment
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, able to think on their feet and provide excellent customer service to guests that are expecting a one-of-a-kind memorable event
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

Status:  Part-time, $25/hour

Schedule:  Must be available to work evening events including weekends.  This position is ideal for someone looking to earn additional income!

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 7/29)

PT Museum Operations Assistant, Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro

Reports To:                             Board President, Daniel Boone Homestead Associates

Salary:                                     $15.00 / hour

Hours:                                     15 – 20 hours per week

Purpose of the Job

The Daniel Boone Homestead is a historic site owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operated by the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a 501 (c)3 organization.  The Museum Operations Assistant at the Daniel Boone Homestead helps the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates successfully execute day-to-day operations.  This includes manning the reception desk in the Visitor Center, giving accurate and engaging tours during weekend opening hours, assisting with occasional site events, and check in and out of frequent rentals. 

The Museum Operations Assistant helps ensure that all visitors are graciously received and have a positive educational experience.  Additionally, this individual will assist the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates with initiatives and programs that lead to the growth and sustainability of the site.  

Primary Responsibilities

Operations and Management

  • Staff the Visitor Center admissions desk and lead guided interpretive house tours when the site is open
  • Assist with scheduling and managing facility rentals and tours (including checking groups in and out)
  • Handle and record income in keeping with site procedures
  • Cleaning of bathroom facilities, office, and public areas
  • Open and secure the site as required
  • Respond to emergencies as needed in a professional, calm, and efficient manner

Education, Interpretation

  • Make all visitors feel welcome
  • Provide historically accurate and enjoyable tours, catering to any special needs or areas of interest visitors may have
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of site events, including set up and tear down.
  • Facilitate hands-on educational activities for school groups and at events.

Advocacy, Outreach, Recruitment, Engagement

  • Assist with keeping the site’s website and social media posts up to date and sharing educationally informative content with online audiences

Development

  • Assist with maintaining and building the organization’s membership program

Museum Best Practice, Collections Care & Management

  • Clean exhibit cases, exhibit areas, and historic spaces according to the cleaning schedules, utilizing proper procedures for handling objects.
  • Abide by documents, policies, procedures, and practices in keeping with PHMC’s Standards Program
  • Report any missing or damaged collections or building issues promptly
  • Work in conjunction with Agency and Industry Best Practice guidelines and initiatives

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Experience

  • Coursework in museum-related field or some experience in museum / historic site operations preferred

Knowledge

  • Enthusiasm for the subject matter of the site preferred
  • Experience of working with collections preferred

Competencies

  • Self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills who works well both independently, and as part of team
  • Ability to interact successfully with students and visitors of varying ages and knowledge levels and recognize the importance of giving each visitor to the site an enjoyable experience
  • A dedication to the success of the site, and willingness to act as an ambassador of the site both inside and outside working hours
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Proficiency with software such as Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, as well as website and social media content management preferred

Additional Information:

Hours

  • Part-time. Approximately 15-20 hours per week, and not to exceed 20 hours per week.  Schedule may vary depending on busy season, and site needs.  Hours will generally encompass weekends, particularly during open season.  Hours may include some evening hours, depending on site activities.

Salary

  • $15 per hour

Benefits:

  • No medical or retirement benefits
  • Paid holidays – None
  • Vacation Policy – 2 weeks per year – accrued on a prorated basis, based on the hours worked

Selection:

  • The candidates who appear from the information available to have the best qualifications and experience will be invited to interview.

To Apply:

  • Please send your resume and cover letter by email to Brad Kissam, bkissam@goberkscounty.com, Board President of The Friends of Daniel Boone Homestead, by August 12, 2022.

(Posted 7/29)

Administrative Assistant, York County History Center, York

Want to join a team of committed community minded people who care deeply about history? If so, the York County History Center, a cultural nonprofit organization, seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant to support the Board of Directors and executive leadership. This position is responsible for coordinating all meetings including logistical support, communications, and taking and preparing minutes. Additional administrative responsibilities include financial support, maintaining office supplies and equipment. Candidates must be capable of managing multiple projects while administering highly professional, quality customer service to board members, volunteers, staff and community contacts.

Prospective applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, 3+ years’ experience as an Assistant or related position supporting executive level leadership. A commitment to history or cultural community, sound judgement, organization and strong written and verbal skills are required. Ability to work flexible hours on occasion is necessary. Interested candidates need demonstrated experience in CMS, Microsoft Suite, Zoom, and audio/visual equipment. In addition, candidates should be extremely organized, self-motivated and help foster the collaborative team environment. A valid driver’s license is required along with the ability to lift 25 lbs. The starting salary range is between $32,000 to $35,000.

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 and resume by August 12, 2022 Please, no phone calls. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
(Posted 7/29)

Librarian, National Toy Train Library, The Train Collectors Association, Strasburg

The Train Collectors Association (TCA), which owns and operates the National Toy Train Museum and Library, is seeking to hire a full-time librarian to manage and oversee the National Toy Train Library.

The National Toy Train Library (NTTL) is a non-lending research library, located within TCA Headquarters and the National Toy Train Museum. The library’s mission is to acquire, conserve, and preserve paper and ephemera relating to toy trains, to guarantee its current and future use; and to provide open access to the collection for research and studies. The National Toy Train Library seeks to provide a lively center of information and discovery on the topic of toy and model trains through innovative programming, robust and accessible collections, and responsive services, while promoting and engaging TCA members and the public in active research projects that utilize library/museum resources, and that advance the cultural heritage and historical significance of toy trains.

Librarian

  • Under the supervision of the NTTL Committee, the librarian is responsible for performing a wide variety of duties
  • The librarian, as the only full-time staff member of the NTTL, must be flexible and comfortable with working in a fast-changing dynamic work environment
  • As the head of the NTTL, the librarian will have the ability to use their creativity to develop, plan, and execute exciting new innovative programs and projects meant to enhance the value of the library and to raise awareness of its unique holdings
  • Must be able to work Monday-Friday (8:30am-4:30pm) along with occasional weekends

Functions:

  • Become familiar with the contents of the library’s collection
  • Utilizing resources in the library’s collection, answers reference questions and research requests from TCA members, TCA staff, and the public
  • Creates, edits, and searches records in the National Toy Train Library (NTTL) database using Past Perfect Museum Software
  • Makes photocopies, scans materials, and mails items to fulfill reference requests
  • Creates displays, programs, and other marketing activities using items from the library’s collection
  • Promotes the library and its holdings through the use of social media
  • Arranges, describes, and shelves library and archival materials
  • Reviews and processes donations, organizes, and prices book sale items, and catalogs items in the NTTL’s online catalog
  • Drafts and manages an annual library budget
  • Manages the library’s collection through the discovery, acquisition, processing, and maintenance of print and electronic resources
  • Evaluates and implements library policies with guidance from the NTTL Committee
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, the NTTL Committee Chairman, NTTL Committee volunteers and the public using principles of good customer service
  • Tracks, maintains, and shares relevant statistics related to library use
  • Supervises volunteers, part-time staff, and interns
  • Liaisons with museum staff to curate and develop museum exhibits and programs
  • Manages the TCA Archives
  • Looks for and develops potential income sources for the library, including member gifts; state, federal, and nonprofit foundation cultural heritage grants designed for libraries and museums
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills

  • Must be able to make decisions
  • Knowledge of archival preservation standards, arrangement, and description strongly preferred
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work with little or no supervision
  • Strong reference librarian skills required
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and basic office equipment i.e., scanners, printers, copiers, etc. required
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Past Perfect Museum Software preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of records management principles and practices required
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects and prioritize work based on principles of good customer service and the needs of the association
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with WordPress preferred

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLIS/MLS) or an equivalent degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association
  • 1-3 years of progressive experience in library management or managing information systems
  • 1-3 years of experience working in a special collections library preferred, but not required

Salary

  • Starting salary range $40,000 to $42,500 plus competitive benefits

Application Procedure

Interested candidates may submit their applications to tmk104@pitt.edu and attach the following documents:

  • Three references with contact information
  • Curriculum vitae or a resume no longer than two pages in length
  • Cover letter that addresses how well the applicant’s skills, qualifications, and experience meet the requirements of this position

The deadline to submit applications is 08/26/2022. Applications submitted after the deadline might not be considered.
(Posted 8/25)

PT Facility Rental Attendant, Landis Valley Associates, Lancaster

The Landis Valley Associates (LVA) Facility Rental Attendant is a permanent, part-time position for the LVA staff responsible for assisting the Facility Rental Department by representing Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum interests and overseeing rental events. The Museum is a state-owned historic site and is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). LVA is the museum’s contracted non-profit friends’ group. We work as a team and support each other to deliver an experience that exceeds our guests’ expectations.

The LVA Facility Rental Attendant reports directly to Landis Valley Museum’s LVA Sales and Store Manager.

This is a part time a position, no more than 15 hours a week, less in the winter months with reduced hours of operation. The work schedule varies per two-week pay period, works Saturday and Sunday, evenings, occasional weekdays, and special events in performance of duties. Pay starts at $15.00 per hour.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, a unit of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, provides today’s diverse audiences a glimpse into the lives, ingenuity, and material culture of rural Pennsylvania Germans from 1740 to 1940.

LVA 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.

Principle duties/responsibilities

  • Must be friendly, courteous, and willing to work with the public
  • Be willing to discuss issues with customers in a calm and professional manner
  • Able to move chairs, trash bags and occasionally tables
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills
  • Incumbent is responsible to be familiar with PHMC general safety rules and safety rules specific to this position; for working in a safe manner and following all PHMC safety rules and guidelines; immediately reports all workplace injuries or incidents to their supervisor; and to immediately correct any safety hazards in the work area of report the same to supervisor.
  • May be required to perform other duties as required by the Sales and Store Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Communicating verbally with guests
  • Able to lift 20 pounds
  • Able to work in inclement weather conditions
  • Able to negotiate the paths, walkways
  • Reach with arms and hands and operate computer
  • Participate in meetings and discussions
  • Occasionally bend, stoop, squat, and kneel

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume Terry.Kreider@landisvalleyassoicates.org  Use the term ‘Facility Rental Position’ as the email’s subject. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 7/22/2022)

Senior Systems Administrator, 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 Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for ensuring the optimum performance, integrity, and availability of The Franklin Institute’s on-premises and cloud enterprise systems. The successful candidate will configure, maintain, and support these systems, including the hardware (where applicable), OS, and applications running on the platforms.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of IT Infrastructure in the management of enterprise systems. The candidate will be self-motivated, take initiative, be able to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment.  The Senior Systems Administrator will also be responsible for:

  • Serves as a technical expert around server administration for physical and virtual local and cloud infrastructure, providing support with escalated service requests
  • Help develop, document, communicate and enforce network technology policies and change management frameworks
  • Server, storage and network infrastructure installation and performance monitoring, utilization, forecasting and proactive maintenance
  • Implement best practices and procedures for current and future strategic IT initiatives in support of improving the organization’s security posture
  • Technical lead when interacting with hosted provide cloud provider for change requests
  • Point of contact for MSP (Managed Service Provider) monitoring alerts and remediation
  • Plan and ensure seamless transition of the organization from on-prem to hosted server infrastructure
  • Implement and ensure proper server backup and recovery framework which will contribute to overarching DR and continuity planning
  • Act as a senior resource for staff
  • Projects and tasks as assigned by Assistant Director of IT Infrastructure

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or related field and five years of related work experience
  • 3-5 years proven experience in driving effectiveness and user adoption, preferably in non-profit environments
  • Ability to work and communicate technical concepts clearly to peers and management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Intermediate to expert experience with cloud and physical storage deployment
  • VMware, Windows Server Management, Azure, Linux OS management
  • Solid understanding of LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, switching, routing and firewall policy management with familiarity with Cisco, Palo Alto and Aruba experience
  • PowerShell and Python scripting experience a plus
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

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

Benefits Information:

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

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). We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

Salary: $85K
(Posted 7/22)

Director of Development, The Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

Hours:                  Full Time; occasional weekend and evening hours required.

Compensation: Exempt position; competitive salary, excellent benefits; commensurate with experience, salary range $80-100K

Reports to:         President & CEO

Description:       The Director of Development will lead the development department of the ISM to further the institutional and budgetary goals of the museum. The Director will have hands-on experience in two or more of the following areas: capital campaigns, major gifts, mid-level gifts, special/signature events, and planned/estate giving.  The Director will be a member of the Senior Management Team and will have overall institutional leadership responsibilities as well as informational reporting to the Board of Port Wardens.

Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of progressive non-profit arts and cultural development and staff management experience. Museum experience is preferred.
  • Proven record of success in the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
  • Able to show dynamic leadership, create a positive work environment, and train staff to motivate them for maximum performance.
  • Experience in two or more of the following areas: capital campaigns, major gifts, mid-level gifts, special/signature events, and planned/estate giving
  • A collaborative approach to management that strives to be professionally supportive and nurturing to staff.
  • Successful candidates will have the ability to articulate the priorities and programs of the Museum, and identify and understand the philanthropic interests of donors.
  • A genuine passion and energy for contributing to the growth and evolution of the Independence Seaport Museum; the ability to work effectively with a broad range of constituents, providing strong support, inspiring them to action, and making their experiences rewarding.
  • Superlative interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of education and social backgrounds, and to demonstrate an honest respect for each individual.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or similar software is preferred
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

Essential Duties:

  • Working with the CEO, Senior Management and Board leadership to develop and implement an overall institutional development strategy built upon financial/budgetary targets.
  • Lead the Development Department including staff recruiting/retention. Provide department leadership and direction to represent the voices of the department members at the management and Senior Management levels.
  • Lead the development team to achieve fundraising goals and all operating objectives.
  • Provide specific operational management for at least two for of the identified focus areas for development currently not represented within the department. This includes setting and meeting goals, working collegially with staff, etc.
  • Participate actively in the development of the departmental and institutional budget. This includes establishing financial targets and metrics for all Development staff members.
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Management Team for the Museum. As such, the Director of Development will be part of the executive management of the institution, reporting informationally to the board, and serving on leadership and committee rolls within the organization.

The Independence Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, inclusion, and equity as matters of fairness and effectiveness. We are committed to hiring and retaining a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering an inclusive working environment where staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and engaged in our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply:

Upload a brief cover letter and your resume to https://phillyseaport.efficientapply.com/jobs/ . No phone calls.

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community.  For more information, please visit www.phillyseaport.org.  

We are located on Penn’s Landing at 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking and is ADA accessible. 
(Posted 7/20)

Historic Preservation Speicalist/Archaeology, Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, Harrisburg

Are you interested in joining a proactive and dedicated team of preservationists, historians, and archaeologists?  The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist with a discipline in archaeology within the Environmental Review division.  

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

In this position, your responsibilities will include the consideration and protection of archaeological properties affected by state and federal projects; assisting with archaeology education and outreach; and conducting and/or assisting with proactive research, documentation, and survey efforts.  Archaeological research experience, including but not limited to compliance related field work and artifact analysis in the Eastern United States is essential. Knowledge of state and federal preservation programs, regulations and legislation, including The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation is required.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with a 60-minute lunch.  
  • Telework:  You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to three days a week.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary:  In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.  
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.  Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two or more years of experience working on an architectural survey, an architectural restoration and preservation project or program, and a bachelor’s degree in architectural history, American history, art history or course work in Pennsylvania history; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Requirements:

  • Meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards.
  • More than 1 year of experience working with Geographic Information Systems.
  • More than 3 years of experience in archaeological survey and related field work.
  • More than 3 years of experience advising and assisting state and/or federal agencies, organizations, Tribes, and/or individuals with the consideration of archaeological properties in their project planning.
  • More than 3 years of experience in the processes of the National Register of Historic Places and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • Experience working with a team of individuals and independently
  • Experience interpreting and applying National Park Service guidance with regards to the evaluation of archaeological properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Experience leading archaeological investigations
  • Experience analyzing and synthesizing data sets for technical and/or research purposes
  • Experience presenting research at conferences and/or to the public
  • Experience working with the pubic and/or volunteers to conduct research projects or training
  • Excellent computer and word processing skills using MS Office products and data management systems such as the SHPO’s PA-SHARE 

This position is subject to the promotion provisions of a collective bargaining agreement or memorandum of understanding.

How to Apply:

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

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

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

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

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

Salary range: $52,851.00 – $80,372.00 Annually

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 7/20)

Exhibition Specialist and Preparator, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

The Exhibition Specialist and Preparator is responsible for installing, maintaining and monitoring exhibit elements in the permanent and temporary galleries and for assisting with the care, storage and maintenance of the Museum’s collection. The Exhibition Specialist and Preparator liases with the building operations department and works with Collections and Exhibitions staff to prepare and move objects in the collection for storage, exhibition, loan or study, and to assist with the installation/deinstallation of exhibits. This position reports to the Director of Collections and Exhibitions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure core exhibition is well maintained by conducting daily inspections (Monday through Friday)
  • Oversee figure and case cleaning in the core galleries; training and supervise VEAs at figure and case cleaning
  • Assist with pest monitoring in the galleries, as needed
  • Manage the lighting plan in the core galleries and special exhibit gallery; change bulbs in these areas
  • Plan, draw, build and repair exhibit elements as needed, including mounts
  • Support AV Specialist in monitoring/repair of AV in core and temporary galleries
  • With Collections and Exhibitions Team, review exhibit design regarding implementation and installation of special exhibits and provide feedback about the feasibility of the design
  • Construct crates, packing containers and storage containers, as appropriate, for objects in the MOAR collection and on loan
  • Perform basic object cleaning and conservation tasks on the collection and loan objects
  • Re-house objects and documents in the collection as needed
  • Supervise outside contractors when they are working in gallery spaces
  • Work with Building Operations staff to prepare temporary gallery for new exhibition including painting, building walls, pedestals, etc.
  • Work with Education Department to monitor, maintain, and update exhibit-related components used in education spaces or galleries
  • Construct mockups or prototypes of proposed exhibit elements, as requested
  • Assist with installation, de-installation, and movement of objects in core galleries and for special exhibitions
  • Assist with the monitoring of temperature, humidity, and light in the core galleries
  • Assist with photography of collections and loaned objects, as needed
  • Manage exhibit case inventory, including case furniture and mounts
  • Assist with shipment receipts and releases
  • Framing and matting of items for exhibitions and for storage
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience/Skills:

  • 3-5 years experience in museum exhibit installation preferred
  • Versatile and able to work in a high-pressure environment and meet deadlines
  • Proven history of quality workmanship, meticulous attention to detail and pride in workmanship
  • Knowledge of basic carpentry techniques, knowledge of paints and adhesives, working knowledge of various hand and power tools
  • Basic understanding of AV equipment and basic electrical wiring
  • Ability to respond quickly with creative solutions
  • Must be a team player and be able to work independently
  • Art handling/object handling experience required
  • Experience creating and constructing exhibits (or equivalent) preferred
  • Knowledge of lighting systems and design is helpful
  • Museum experience preferred; knowledge of object conservation standards is a plus
  • Computer literacy including MS Office Suite required; CAD knowledge is a plus
  • Valid driver’s license

TO APPLY

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseum.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including, resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.  Salary range for this position is $50,000 – $60,000.
(Posted 7/20)

Director of Finance, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Expected pay range, based on experience, $80,000.00 to $90,000.00 Please submit a Cover letter with your application. Please visit the Carnegie Museums’ jobs portal to apply.

The Director of Finance must present as a versatile, collaborative, and meticulous financial professional. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP), CMNH has an annual operating budget of approximately $13 million, including more than 200 designated and restricted funds. Reporting to the Director of CMNH, the director of finance is responsible for fiscal management of CMNH, including budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, and reporting; also serves as the museum’s primary liaison with CMP’s controller’s and treasury departments, which provide centralized accounting, payroll, and related financial services for the museums. The Director of Finance will also liaise with CMP’s central departments of Retail and Special Events; Facilities, Planning, and Operations; and Human Resources, and Legal to advance strategic priorities and ensure business results are delivered. This position identifies opportunities for increasing revenues and reducing expenses; contributes to overall planning efforts; and is responsible for improving day-to-day effectiveness and efficiency. This position also provides a strategic business perspective to the Director and other senior staff to ensure that the museum’s goals are met in order to further its mission.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• A bachelor’s degree with emphasis on business management, finance, and accounting.
• At least 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in financial administration, including experience with non-profit accounting, fund management.
• Proficiency with computerized accounting software (preferably Blackbaud Financial Edge) and Microsoft Office products.
• Prior work experience in a cultural or educational organization and an advanced degree such as an MBA, MPA or comparable degree are desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
• The position requires financial acumen and the ability to perform and/or direct all relevant financial activities, including budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, and reporting for the museum, including multi-year, multi-million dollar projects.
• Strong organizational and communications skills, analytical problem solving, and ability to gather, analyze and communicate financial data and concepts.
• Must be collaborative and team-oriented and equally attentive to detail and to overarching goals.
• Accuracy and discretion are essential.
• Familiarity with human resources processes and procedures, visitor service and retail operations, and basic contracts are highly desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands are required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Provide a strategic business perspective to CMNH’s director and senior staff regarding the museum’s overall operations.
• Proactively work with senior leadership to identify ways to enhance earned and contributed income and control/reduce expenses.
• Contribute to strategic planning efforts and cross-cutting initiatives to realize CMNH’s and CMP’s mission and ambitions.
• Develop workflows, processes, and systems to increase communication, effectiveness, and efficiency.
• Serve as a member of the museum’s senior management team and CMP’s financial manager’s group.
• With input from and under the supervision of relevant parties (e.g., director and CFO) develop and implement budgets for CMNH’s operating, designated, and restricted funds.
• Lead annual budget process in conjunction with relevant planning efforts, including providing guidance to the director and department heads as needed.
• Liaise with CMP controller’s office on process, allocation, and format; and with counterparts in central departments and Carnegie Museum of Art on shared revenue and expense projections.
• Support departments in developing operating budgets, as well as budgets for special projects and initiatives that may span several years.
• Manage the collection, analysis, and communication of data to inform business decisions, monitor performance, and achieve objectives. Monitor and analyze financial performance on a regular basis to ensure that YTD revenue and expenses are tracking accurately against budget and make recommendations for mid-course corrections as required, including:
• Analyze monthly admissions and financial reports, including fund surpluses/deficits.
• Disseminate monthly reports to managers on a timely basis; prepare special reports as needed; and help managers to interpret and respond to data.
• Report on variances on a monthly basis to the director, controller’s office, and board chair; identify and anticipate problems/discrepancies and resolve them when possible; and proactively make recommendations for course corrections as required.
• Prepare other projections or analyses as required.
• Provide regular and clear reporting to CMOA Director and other stakeholders on business and team performance. Prepare and deliver reports on financial performance for board meetings, CMP budget presentations, staff meetings, etc. Contribute to CMP reporting efforts, as needed.

Financial Operations:
• In accordance with CMP’s signatory policy and other relevant financial policies/procedures, approve and/or review invoices, check requests, wire transfers, cash advances, travel and business expense reports, and purchase card reconciliations for processing by CMP’s controller’s office.
• Also assist staff in resolving financial issues such as late or missing payments, incorrect postings, journal entries, fund transfers, etc.
• Prepare journal entries and inter-fund transfers.
• Oversee usage of corporate credit and purchase cards.
• Oversee distribution of petty cash.
• Maintain up-to-date roster of CMNH’s active funds, including opening new funds and deleting out-of-date funds as needed.
• Ensure financial/administrative policies and procedures are promptly disseminated to and understood by CMNH staff.
• Collaborate with the development department and others to prepare budgets and related information for grant applications; ensure funds are deposited in accordance with funders’ intentions and expended according to funders’
guidelines; track and report on grant expenditures; responsible for effort certification, status reports, and cash transaction reports for government grants.
• Review proposed benefits for corporate sponsorships and other funders.

Legal:
• Using templates provided by CMP’s general counsel, work with staff to prepare contracts. In concert with CMP’s general counsel, review all contracts and related legal documentation for accuracy and completeness and to ensure compliance with CMP policies and procedures.
• Partner with CMP’s human resources department on relevant personnel functions, including implementation of policies and budget evaluations for positions and compensation changes.
Supervision:
• Supervise the financial manager in performing financial and administrative duties.
• Carry out additional projects and duties as requested to improve the financial and administrative operations of the museum.
(Posted 7/19)

Vice President/Managing Director, Historic Bethlehem Sites and Museums, Bethlehem

About Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Located in the city of Bethlehem, PA, a 90-mile drive from New York City and a 60-mile drive from Philadelphia, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of the nation’s early settlers, to the first pumped municipal water system in the American colonies, and the world’s great industrial companies. Historic Bethlehem is located in eastern Pennsylvania, only an hour’s drive north of Philadelphia, and 2 hours west of New York City. HBMS is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, part of a National Historic Landmark District and a designated site on the US Tentative List. The institution manages and maintains 20 historic museums and sites located in a 14.7-acre historic district in the center of downtown Bethlehem.

The mission of Historic Bethlehem is to tell the story of the founding of Bethlehem in 1741 by German settlers of the Moravian faith, who came to America seeking freedom from religious persecution. The original preserved structures in the historic district represent outstanding examples of Moravian architecture and town planning.
Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. T/A Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (HBMS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that formed in 1993 to consolidate the operations of several local museums and historic sites including Burnside Plantation, Inc., Historic Bethlehem Incorporated, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Inc. and Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, Inc. The nonprofit today provides property management, financial management, fundraising, curatorial services, educational services, public relations, marketing, and oversight of daily operations to the affiliate member institutions.

In 2016, Historic Bethlehem launched its bid to be considered for designation as a World Heritage Site, with news of possible nomination expected in late 2022.
Today, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites stands at a critical juncture. With the recent retirement of a President of 20 years tenure, and with the World
Heritage nomination process in play, the organization now embarks upon a multi-year transition to build the broad, deep, and visionary leadership team that will be needed to shape the next decades of progress and community service.

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Organizational Profile

Under the current leadership, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites has matured and prospered, building a successful series of community and fundraising events deeply embraced by the community while also taking a leadership role in meeting higher tourism goals for Bethlehem visitation.

The organizational structure is lean, with the President taking charge of finance, strategic planning, facilities and planning, the President and VP/MD jointly overseeing the VP of Administration, and the VP/MD supervising the Office Manager and the Directors of Collections and Programming, Philanthropy and Visitor Services. The organization enjoys the support of hundreds of community volunteers who serve as tour guides and docents, Visitor Center staff, event helpers and leaders, and whose generous donations of time and talent enable strong and high-quality visitor and donor services all year round.

The operating budget for FY2022 is approximately $1.8 million, well-diversified between earned and contributed revenues from admissions, contributed income, public funding, individuals, foundations, and business underwriters. A strong and active volunteer Board of 36 members currently makes annual gifts averaging around $2,000 each, and participates in donor events, community outreach and committee engagement. Eight Board committees advance finance, our capital campaign, planning and event goals.

Historic Bethlehem currently has a modest endowment $4.6 million, with a campaign currently and successfully in progress to expand this sum.

The Position of Vice President and Managing Director

The Vice President/Managing Director will be expected to serve as the senior staff officer responsible for maintaining and advancing top leadership relationships during the transition period, while also spearheading pilot projects and new initiatives designed to build new institutional and financial capacities for the future.
This individual will work in close collaboration with the President, board committees, and donors and will be expected to be an active member of the senior management team.

The Vice President/Managing Director will be responsible for the oversight of all administrative operations of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, effectively
managing operations to ensure a top-quality visitor experience at all properties and events, while developing and implementing strategies to grow annual and planned giving, endowments, membership, sponsorship and earned revenues. In addition, this individual will play a key leadership role in readying the organization for possible World Heritage Site nomination.

Position Functions and Responsibilities
• Serve as a full member of the senior leadership team, advancing both day-to-day operating and revenue goals as well as the multi-year planning and execution of longer-term impact, visitor ship, collection, and community service goals
• Serve as a key “change agent” within the organization as the multi-year leadership transition unfolds
• Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation, ensuring that the programming, staff, and processes are in place to provide a consistently top-quality visitor experience
• Advance the “culture of philanthropy” within the organization, working closely with staff, volunteers, and Board to annualize gifts and build out current membership and giving programs
• Achieve and exceed annual revenue goals, both earned and contributed, working closely with the Director of Philanthropy and Board committees
• Work closely with the President on the World Heritage nomination process, including taking leadership roles on related projects
• Recruit, train, coach, and mentor skilled staff at professional and support levels, handling staff oversight, evaluation, and management
• Collaborate with the President, the campaign consultant, and the Board in the completion of the Taking the World Stage campaign in progress
• Collaborate with the Vice President of Administration and the Finance Committee on annual financial goals, key infrastructure and institutional investments, and longer-range financial planning to improve the financial health of HBMS
• Take full charge of the organization’s contracts, personnel, annual financials, planning and goal achievement, reporting to the Board through the President and building high personal and professional visibility in the community
• Act as a strong and impressive advocate for the organization, advancing best practices, raising organizational visibility both locally, regionally, and nationally, representing the organization at professional events and conferences, and building a strong network of colleagues inside and outside the organization

The ideal candidate for the Vice President/Managing Director position will offer:
• A demonstrated track record of success as a senior leadership team member in a nonprofit of similar size and niche
• Exceptional leadership, organizational, and planning skills
• Past successful achievement of annual fundraising goals in the $3+ million range or higher
• Ability to work as a peer with programming and administrative senior staff
• Significant experience in the strategic planning, implementation, and management of comprehensive planning, programming, public relations, and fundraising campaigns
• A degree in a humanities or business-related field, with an advanced degree or credential a plus
• At least 5 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of nonprofit management and administration
• A demonstrated capacity to lead, manage and motivate professional and support staff members as well as Board volunteers
• Significant hands-on experience with typical office software plus familiarity with specialized fundraising, collections, ticketing, and financial software
• Familiarity with and exposure to planned giving
• Ability to be an impressive internal and external brand ambassador with high community, regional, and niche visibility
• Strength in writing and editing, with the ability to supervise others in this capacity
• Appreciation of the organization’s mission and the ability to communicate that mission effectively both formally and informally
• Strong and demonstrated skills as a manager and administrator in addition to those as a fundraiser and senior leadership team member
• Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure with junior staff, senior staff, top-level volunteers, and members of the community
• The physical ability and willingness to cope with the stairs, steep slopes and outdoor exposure required by historic site management as well as the long workweeks demanded by weekend and evening community and donor events
• Professional capacity for and interest in candidacy for the Presidency of the organization when this position becomes vacant in future

Compensation and Benefits
• Salary dependent upon experience and need to relocate, range $90 – $100,000
• Benefits include fully paid medical and prescription
• Retirement contributions are made to an annuity program administered by TIAA-CREF at 5% of base salary after 90 days of employment
• Vacation benefits include two weeks of paid vacation after the first year with flextime arrangements

To be considered for this position, send a resume and cover letter to mchamberlin@historicbethlehem.org
(Posted 7/19)

Historic Germantown Guide/Educator, Historic Germantown, Germantown

Do you love History as well as working with children and the public? Historic Germantown, a partnership of 18 museums in Northwest Philadelphia, is currently seeking Educators for the hands-on learning program History Hunters and the online education program Virtual History Hunters, as well guiding tours at several of the museums.

The History Hunters Youth Reporter Program, a national award-winning educational program, takes place at five historic sites in Historic Germantown: Cliveden of the National Trust, the Johnson House, Stenton, La Salle University Art Museum, and Wyck. The program uses individual histories of the sites to teach students a larger American narrative, covering United States’ history that spans from colonial times through the Civil War, focusing on the diverse perspectives of history, and making connections to the past with a diverse population of students. The program will serve approximately 3,500 students for the school year 2022-2023, in Grades 4 and 5.

All Educators will receive complete training and support for all five of the History Hunters locations and will also work with the general public at several Historic Germantown sites throughout the year, which may include Stenton, Cliveden, Wyck, and Concord School House.

An ideal candidate for this position might have a background in American history or education, will have experience working with children and the public, is comfortable presenting information to a group, is enthusiastic, friendly, and personable. Some college or equivalent experience desired. We aim to have our team reflect and respect the experience and background of all children they will be working with. Bilingual candidates and those who have experience and ability working with children from Philadelphia public schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Historic Germantown is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches our community and our educational and employment experiences. 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. Historic Germantown is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

This position is part-time. It requires some flexibility, and hours will vary depending on when tours are scheduled. Weekend availability is required; evening availability is a plus. Compensation is $15.00 per hour.

For information about the program, visit www.historyhunters.org.

For information about the sites in Historic Germantown, visit www.freedomsbackyard.com.

Please send resume, references and cover letter to both of the following:

Rachel Corma
Stenton Site Administrator and Director of Education
History Hunters Program Coordinator
(215)-329-7312
rachel.corma@stenton.org

(Posted 7/19)

Carolyn Wallace
Cliveden Education Director
(215)- 848- 1777
cwallace@cliveden.org

 

Museum Preparator, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an experienced, engaged, and innovative Museum Preparator who thrives in a collaborative and goal-oriented environment. Reporting to the Head of Installations, the Museum Preparator will help install and preserve our collections, in alignment with the Museum’s priorities.
The Museum Preparator will join the Art Museum at a dynamic time as we construct a new building designed by Sir David Adjaye, scheduled to open in 2024. Located at the center of campus, this bold and welcoming design will roughly double the space for exhibition, conservation, study, and interpretation of the Museum’s globe-spanning collections.

Priorities for the Museum Preparator will be to assist with the preparation for the eventual return of the collections to the new building and to prepare objects for the future galleries. Primary duties include installation of exhibitions, preparation of outgoing loans, general art handling and location tracking in the inventory system, and maintenance of our campus art collections. Further duties include handling, mounting, matting, and framing of works on paper for the purposes of study, imaging, collections storage, and gallery display. The Museum Preparator will work with conservators, registrars, project leads, curators, designers, and fellow preparators to fulfill these duties.

Required Qualifications:
o At least 5 years handling a wide range of fine art media, with particular attention to works on paper preparation.
o Knowledge of fine art packing methods, materials, and related transit operations.
o Gallery installations and carpentry skills, having familiarity with a variety of hand tools, hardware, shop equipment, ladders, lifts, and safety protocols.
o Fine motor skills, keen eyesight, and an ability to stand for long periods.
o Lift up to 75 lbs. to waist height and up to 30 lbs. in a range of motions overhead; work on loading docks and outdoors in a variety of environmental conditions; possess the ability to work at heights and maintain balance.
o Strong orientation towards collaborative and often complex work assignments
o General knowledge of preventive conservation standards for storage and exhibitions.
o Detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
o Experience employed in an academic setting.
o In-depth knowledge of artists’ methods, materials, and techniques, as well as a general knowledge of art history
o Willingness to work early mornings, evenings, or weekends when projects call for it.

About the Museum:
With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 112,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum’s main building is currently closed for the construction of a bold and welcoming new building, designed in partnership with Sir David Adjaye and slated to open in late 2024.

To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu.

To apply please click here.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.

This position’s salary range is approximately $50,000 annually.
(Posted 7/18)

Maintenance Repairman 2, Conrad Weiser Homestead and Memorial Park, Womelsdorf

Are you skilled in a variety of trades?  Do you take pride in maintaining landscapes and would you enjoy working in a beautiful historic setting?  The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s (PHMC) Maintenance Repairman 2 position at Conrad Weiser Homestead requires a talented, self-motivated individual to help preserve this historic park and the numerous structures and landscape features within it.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As a Maintenance Repairman 2, you will be charged with overseeing and performing all maintenance, grounds-keeping, safety and security operations associated with the upkeep of the Conrad Weiser Homestead and Memorial Park. This property includes 26 acres of landscaped park, seven structures, a graveyard, pond, streams, roadways, parking areas, picnic sites, and monuments.  

Specifically, this position performs landscaping maintenance in this memorial park using zero-turn mowers, a tractor, leaf vacuum, blower, shrub and tree trimmers, other small equipment, and a plow and salt spreader.  The MR2 also ensures preventative maintenance and repairs to this equipment, in addition to overseeing the work of mowing and tree and other contractors, as required. This position utilizes hand and power tools to perform rough and finish general carpentry work in the maintenance and preservation of the modern and historic buildings, as well as performing repairs and regular maintenance of the plumbing and electrical infrastructure. The MR2 cleans site facilities and restrooms and assists with special program set-up and take-down and is responsible for the fire and security systems and their monitoring, including answering after hours alarms. A candidate with a well-rounded background that includes landscaping, small engine repair, plumbing, carpentry, and electrical trades will enjoy being able to utilize all their skills.

As the only PHMC employee based at the site, the MR2 exercises considerable independence of judgment determining the work methods and procedures to be employed in the course of their work and also helps write specifications and provides oversight for maintenance projects to be performed by outside vendors.  You will also work cooperatively with the Friends of the Conrad Weiser Homestead, with a shared interest in both the preservation and success of the site.  

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.  Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two years of experience as a Maintenance Repairman 1; or
  • Four years of experience in building and plant maintenance work, which
    has involved at least two of the building, electrical, or mechanical trades; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that affords the
    applicant with the Required Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Class C Driver’s License.

Additional Requirements:

  • The equivalent of two years of professional landscaping/grounds-keeping experience including mowing, trimming, pruning shrubs, and maintaining landscaping features.
  • Experience operating and maintaining large and small landscaping equipment.
  • Experience in building maintenance (including tasks like minor electrical repairs, resolving plumbing issues, basic carpentry).
  • Experience with basic office work with use of a computer (For example, responding to emails, filling out forms).
  • Demonstrated professional experience working independently, without constant direct supervision.
  • Experience working in a public setting and with visitors or customers
  • Willing to respond to alarm calls, site emergencies, or weather events after hours and on weekends, as occasionally needed.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and problem solve.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

  • Experience having sole or primary responsibility of maintaining extensive grounds
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience overseeing the work of contractors

Legal Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

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

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

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

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

Please click here to apply.

$36,245.00 – $54,083.00 Annually
(Posted 7/18)

PT Visitor Services Associate, LancasterHistory, Lancaster

At LancasterHistory, the Visitor Services Assistant (hereafter referred to as “VSA”) provides ongoing support for the Visitor Services department, including the Museum Store. This includes interacting with and assisting visitors, members, and other stakeholders to provide an excellent customer service experience to those engaging with LancasterHistory programs and facilities. The VSA will also work closely with the Education department and Administrative Offices to ensure accurate communication across department lines about customer experiences as well as group tour bookings. The VSA maintains a clean and professional presentation of the organization throughout all Visitor Services areas accessed by the public and actively contributes to LancasterHistory’s strategic goal to maintain LancasterHistory as a fun and happy place to work and visit.

Supervisor: Patrick Clarke, Director of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

General Responsibilities:

  1. Supports the daily operation of Visitor Services by performing the following:
    1. Providing professional and courteous assistance and attention to visitors;
    2. Ensuring smooth operation of Visitor Services and/or the Museum Store;
    3. Providing Visitor Service lunches and breaks to colleagues;
    4. Ensuring proper and accurate monetary sales and deposits when operating the Point of Sale (POS) system;
    5. Careful and trustworthy handling of monetary transactions;
    6. Coordination of visitor traffic across LancasterHistory; and
    7. Aiding in restocking merchandise, supplies, and the snack cart.
  2. Answers inquiries and coordinates group tours of LancasterHistory by performing the following:
    1. Promptly answering inquiries about group tours;
    2. Ensuring accurate and timely communication of group tours to internal stakeholders and staff across departments; and
    3. Maintaining accurate files of reservations, transactions, and any relevant changes.

Required Skills:

  1. Excellent visitor engagement, customer service, oral communication, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  2. Excellent computer skills, particularly in operating Windows PC computers, the Microsoft Office Suite of programs and Zoom.
  3. Previous experience in a customer service or retail-focused environment and working a Point of Sale (POS) software system.
  4. Committed to embracing issues of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Accessibility;
  5. Ability to work independently, as a team member and with the public; and
  6. Able to prioritize and meet deadlines.

Essential Functions:

  1. Occasional evening work
  2. Frequently work on Saturdays
  3. Routinely moves equipment and materials of 30 pounds or greater
  4. Frequently in stationary position engaged in computer work for hours at a time

Experience:

Minimum Experience: Previous Customer Service experience and working with a Point of Sale (POS) system processing monetary transactions. High school diploma or GED.

Previous experience with Blackbaud Point of Sale (POS) systems a bonus.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position which averages 22 – 25 hours/week. It includes weekend and evening work as program needs dictate. Opportunity for additional work hours is available, but not guaranteed, up to 37.5 hours/week. Starting hourly pay range: $15-$20/hour.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and formal cover letter to info@lancasterhistory.org with the desired position as the subject line. Formal cover letter should include, in detail, why applicant is the right person for said position. Cover letters should also be directed to the attention of Patrick Clarke. Resume should include past employment and experience. Documents should be submitted as PDFs.

Applications are accepted until position is filled. Interviews may be conducted using a combination of in-person or virtual interviews. All applicants will receive notification of final decision.

A COVID-19 vaccine and a background check are each a condition of employment and all offers will be contingent upon both a successful background check and proof of vaccination, unless health conditions preclude.
(Posted 7/18)

Site Administrator 2, Old Economy Village, Ambridge

Do you have a passion for history, love working with historic buildings and museum collections, and enjoy managing complex museum operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced museum director to manage the Old Economy Village historic site in the Western Division.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

This is a professional museum administrator position that involves all aspects of directing, planning, developing, and overall operations management of Old Economy Village, a PHMC site in the Western Division. Old Economy is a complex of surviving buildings that served as the third and final home of the Harmony Society in America during the nineteenth century. As Site Administrator, you will provide subject matter expertise related to the historic site, its era of history, and the museum profession in general. The site administrator supervises all site staff and oversees the development and implementation of interpretive programming for the site, including the development of educational programs and exhibits. The Site Administrator oversees the collections care and management activities of the site in consultation with curators to ensure artifact and paper collections are properly stored and displayed. Collections include multiple historic buildings on the grounds as well as physical artifacts. The site administrator provides recommendations to the PHMC on site staffing needs, and communicates PHMC policy, business, and information to site staff and volunteers on a timely basis.  The site administrator also helps develop the skills of the staff through training and mentoring and assisting staff with the implementation of Commonwealth policies and practices. The site administrator is also responsible for implementing and enforcing all safety rules, procedures, and work practices at the site and taking action to correct unsafe conditions in the workplace.

As Site Administrator, you will also provide effective liaison with the Friends of Old Economy Village, museum’s official support group, the local community, and other organizations, institutions, and individuals. The site administrator assists the Associates with annual planning, submission of annual license agreements, and timely reporting to Bureau office, providing appropriate non-profit management expertise and advice to the associate group to ensure compliance with Commonwealth agreements and professional museum ethical standards.  The site administrator also plans, approves, directs, and implements grant writing and fundraising development activities on behalf of the historic site in coordination with the Friends of Old Economy Village.  

As Site Administrator, you will also support and advance the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals of the agency; the site administrator is expected to adhere to PHMC Core Values.  

Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with a 1 hour lunch.
  • Some weekend and evening work for meetings and special events will be required.
  • The Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums provides excellent benefits, pay increases, paid leave and holidays, as well as opportunities for career advancement.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

Salary range: $68,929.00 – $104,685.00

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 7/13)

Director of Development, Railroaders Memorial Museum & World-Famous Horseshoe Curve, Altoona

Position Narrative: 

● The role of the Director of Development is to manage funding resources and develop new means of revenue through special events and general operations. This position will assist the Executive Director in the development of the museum’s business plan. 

Responsibilities: 

Special Event Coordinator (45% of position): 

● Develop and create annual event schedule 

● Create public engagement with educational programs 

● Propose event budgets and manage expenses 

● Collaborate with strategic partners and sponsors 

● Coordinate with Director of Content to promote events 

● Manage staff and volunteers; assigning event tasks 

● Promote, reserve, and facilitate museum rentals 

Museum Store Manager (30% of position): 

● Hire, train, disseminate policies, and supervise Museum Store Associates ● Interact with museum customers, members, and visitors 

● Order merchandise and supplies through a variety of vendors 

● Coordinate with Director of Content to design merchandise 

● Predict customer trends, maintain inventory, and manage sales 

● Manage cash drawers, weekly deposits, and Associate payrolls 

● Operate ticket counters and cash registers, if needed 

Sponsorship Coordinator (15% of position): 

● Promote fundraising tiers and expand sponsorship roster 

● Allocate sponsor funds to appropriate special events 

● Gain strategic sponsorships through public outreach 

Membership Coordinator (5% of position): 

● Coordinate annual membership drive and mailings 

● Manage membership contacts and database 

● Promote personal and corporate memberships 

Administrative Assistant (5% of position): 

● Manage and disperse correspondence 

● Deliver online orders and mail to post office 

Other Tasks: 

● Due to the small team of museum staff members, the Executive Director may assign other duties, when needed, to the appropriate department or staff member.

 

Reporting: 

● The Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director 

Compensation: 

● Based on experience, qualifications, and the financial position of the museum

● $35,000-$37,000 + Benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, and retirement plan) 

● 40% discount on Museum Store merchandise 

● The Railroaders Heritage Corporation is an At-Will Employer 

Qualifications: 

● Bachelor’s Degree; Business, Marketing, Communications or related field

● At least three years experience directly related to the duties/responsibilities specified

● An appreciation for local history, railroad heritage, and/or engineering a plus 

Attributes: 

● Dependability above all 

● The ability to think quickly on your feet 

● Excellent communication skills, verbal and written 

● The ability to work weekends and some holidays, if necessary 

Requirements: 

● Must be able to pass a background check and obtain clearance 

● Must be able to work with children and the general public 

● Must be able to maintain professional, ethical, and moral attributes 

● Must be able to follow Employee Handbook guidelines 

● Must have access to personal vehicle 

● Must be able to lift 60 lbs 

Application: 

● Cover Letter / Vision Proposal 

● Resume / References 

● Please submit application no later than October 1st, 2022

To Apply: 

● Email Application: careers@railroadcity.org 

● Mail/Drop Off: 

○ Railroaders Memorial Museum 

ATTN: Joe DeFrancesco, Executive Director 

1200 9th Avenue 

Altoona, PA 16602

(Posted 7/13)

Digital Asset Management Specialist, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Digital Asset Management Specialist serves as the primary administrator for the digital asset management system (DAMS), overseeing the organization and usage of the institution’s media assets. The Specialist works across departments to train key staff in using the technology and directs the backlog ingest project, ensuring that the Foundation’s digital assets, including incoming photography by external photographers, are properly organized and described within the system. The position supports each department’s unique usage of the DAMS and establishes workflows for those areas that rely most heavily on the system–Publications, for example. The Specialist interfaces closely with the Visual Resources Manager on issues related to collections images, exhibitions images, and copyright; with the Collections Research Coordinator on the data source sync with The Museum System; and with the Director of the ALSC and Assistant Project Archivist on the public-facing portals that display archival correspondence.

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

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection has exceptional holdings of Impressionist, post-impressionist, and Modern art, and encompasses African Material Culture, Native American pottery and textiles, antiquities, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, metalwork, and more.

The Foundation engages diverse audiences through high-quality programs, including numerous special exhibitions and commissions, that reflect the range of the collection and our founders’ innovative educational vision. Recent initiatives have included the first US exhibition of the French painter Suzanne Valadon, a show that explored the enduring significance of our Native American collections, and a commission from Sir Isaac Julien that invites reflection on colonialism and the display of African material culture in museums in Europe and America.  

Responsibilities:

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Creates documentation of DAMS policies and procedures as they relate to workflows, administration, and system.
  • Implements policies and procedures and ensures the DAMS usage follows best practices and standards.
  • Communicates information regarding use of the DAMS to different constituent groups, able to explain complex matters in simple terms.
  • Trains new staff in using the DAMS.
  • Conducts quarterly audits of assets to ensure accurate ingestion, metadata entry, as well as system maintenance.
  • Refines and maintains metadata entry guidelines, integrates new taxonomy and metadata requirements when necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with Visual Resources Manager and Collections Research Coordinator on copyrighted materials and established workflows.
  • Works closely with IT on the data source sync to ensure the consistent data push between systems (TMS, NetX, online collection).
  • Leads the cross-departmental DAMS working group meetings, a forum in which members bring questions about using the system, workflows, as well as learn about institution-wide initiatives related to the DAMS.
  • Ingests assets as needed.
  • Assists with download approvals as needed.
  • Supports incoming photography from external photographers’ workflow.
  • Assists in the configuration of ‘portals’ for presenting assets for internal and external constituents.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree required.
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in digital asset management (DAM).
  • Excellent written and oral communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of taxonomy, metadata standards, and cataloging.
  • Basic understanding of copyright laws and best practices.
  • Basic familiarity with integrated systems.
  • Preferred: project management experience.
  • Preferred: experience with NetX.

Competitive Benefits Include: Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays. $20/hour.

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

The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position. Employees have rights under other laws including, but not limited to, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. We participate in E-Verify.  Successful applicants for employment with the Barnes Foundation must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 7/13)

Science Outreach Educator, The Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is a National Landmark, natural history museum and educational institution that fosters science literacy through free programs. Founded in 1855, the Wagner serves 36,000+ people each year through its museum, library and extensive educational programs. The Wagner seeks a Science Outreach Educator to engage and educate children and families in the Wagner’s community. 

The Science Outreach Educator will work within the Children’s Education Department to develop and implement educational initiatives for children in North Philadelphia including intensive hands-on science GeoKids program at local elementary schools, and science lessons at schools, libraries and community centers. GeoKids is a yearlong school day program, now in its 29th year, which relies on collaborative relationships with teachers, university partners and organizations across the city to create and deliver a hands-on science curriculum.  The program takes place primarily within school classrooms and includes out-of-school field experiences, designed and facilitated by Wagner educators. The Wagner’s outreach programs require a skilled educator with a deep understanding of science and science pedagogy. As an outreach educator, the right candidate will cultivate community relationships to deepen community engagement with the museum’s resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and teach classes in elementary school science program GeoKids (1st to 5th grades)
  • Participate in delivering, developing, evaluating and refining museum education programming
  • Collaborate with local peer organizations to plan and deliver outreach programs
  • Serve as a mentor and partner for Children’s Education interns
  • Promote and distribute program offerings to the community and other audiences
  • Represent museum in community and citywide outreach events
  • Assist with Institute special events and visitor services
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications (not all are required):

  • Minimum three years teaching experience required, teaching K-8 students in a school setting preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education or other relevant field required
  • Experience, connection and/or work within the community where is Wagner is located greatly valued
  • Familiarity with national, state, and local standards at the K-8 level
  • Must work well with the public, possess excellent public speaking skills, and demonstrate interest and/or experience in museums, natural science and collections
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and written communication skills
  • Outstanding time management skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and efficient working style
  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently, creatively and to take initiative
  • Growth mindset approach to work
  • Interpersonal skills that foster a collaborative working environment
  • Strong computer and software application skills
  • Criminal background checks required
  • COVID-19 vaccination required
  • Personal transportation required
  • Availability to work evenings and Saturdays

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to manage physical demands of an elementary school classroom and an historic facility, which includes two flights of stairs

Salary: $31-36,000 salary commensurate with experience, generous benefits package

Please email a cover letter and resume assembled and attach into a single pdf to Holly Clark, Director of Children’s Education, clark@wagnerfreeinstitute.org Please no phone calls.

Please label the pdf as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME_RESUME.PDF

Subject line of the email: Science Outreach Educator Applicant-Last Name, First Name

The interview process may include a phone interview, an initial virtual interview, a second interview with several staff members, and a competency assignment.

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply. We also welcome candidates returning to the workforce and candidates with military experience or veterans.
(Posted 7/13)

PT Special Events Coordinator, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks a part-time Special Events Coordinator. The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for oversight and implementation of the York County History Center’s fundraising and cultivation events including our annual gala, Oyster Festival, holiday open house, as well as donor and member receptions and dinners, annual meeting, exhibit openings, and similar functions as needed.

The part-time position offers a flexible work schedule limited to approximately 19 hours per week with some evenings and weekends required, as well as the ability to lift or move materials up to 25lbs. This is an hourly paid position without benefits. $17-20/hour.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or a combination of career experience including two to three years of experience in event coordination & management, fundraising, development, or fields that require a high degree of professionalism, attention to detail, and excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate should be a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter.

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 and resume to: Vice President of Advancement, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at jbachman@yorkhistorycenter.org Please put “Special Events Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
(Posted 7/13)

 
 
 
 
 

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