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Archivist, Berks County History Center, Reading

The Historical Society of Berks County dba Berks History Center (BHC) in Reading PA is seeking an energetic and passionate library/archives professional for the role of its Archivist. The ideal candidate will be a pragmatic, detailed-oriented leader who is familiar with all facets of a historical society’s operations including archivist/librarian duties, collections management and facility operations. Candidates must be professionally flexible and understand that all employees within the organization wear many hats at any given time. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Position Goal:  The BHC Archivist contributes to the organization’s success by preserving the archival materials and library holdings of the BHC’s Henry Jansen Library collections and through the operation of the research library open to the citizens of Berks County and those that visit us to gain an understanding of the unique legacy of our community. In addition, the position contributes to the organization’s success by assisting the executive director in the oversight of facility maintenance ensuring that the research library and programming provided by the BHC are accessible to the public.

Performance Responsibilities:  The Archivist will be a critical member of the overall staff team, who supervises two Library staff members, volunteers, and interns. The Henry Janssen Library is the center for genealogical and historical research at the Berks History Center. BHC’s archival holdings have grown extensively since the founding of the Society in 1869 and include both personal and family papers as well as the records of churches, cemeteries and local businesses. Some items especially worth noting are: County tax records from 1754 to 1850; Census reports from 1790 to 1920; over 17,000 photographs; newspapers from 1796 to the 1940s (including the run of the Reading Eagle from 1869 to 1988 on microfilm); Church and Cemetery Records from 1730 to present; and numerous histories on local Berks County families.

  • Accepts donations of materials for consideration as potential accessions to the Collection, ensuring the proper paperwork is completed and temporary custody standards are followed.
  • Processes new accessions following archival standards.
  • Responsible for establishing inventory and cataloging priorities for the entire library and archival collections and implementing work plans to accomplish collections management goals.
  • Plan and manage collections storage for archives, library materials, vertical files and microfilms.
  • Deaccessions materials which are superfluous to the Library and organization’s collections policy and overall mission.
  • Assists the Assistant Archivist with Reference desk duties as needed.
  • Ensures proper handling of materials in research rooms.
  • Responds to remote research requests and handles photograph reproduction requests, including scanning materials.
  • Oversees the work of the Assistant Archivist and a part-time Library Assistant, as well as monitors the work of about thirty volunteers, and assigns projects when applicable.
  • Maintains statistics of Library visitation and use, including tabulating daily visitor totals and inputting data into an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Prepares weekly deposit forms for admission and copies fees. Works with the Financial Administrator to reorder office supplies and maintain service contracts related to the Library.
  • Compose content for The Historical Review of Berks County, monitor the Organization’s social media accounts, with the Communication Director, to moderate and encourage engagement.
  • Provides research support to the curator.
  • Curates temporary mini-exhibits that coordinate with special events or organizational marketing plans.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work Wednesday to Friday, 8am to 5pm and Saturday, 8am to 4pm, with occasional night and weekend hours for organizational events and other needs.

Candidate must be able to present the following background checks, required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Board of Trustees of the Berks History Center, on their first day: Pennsylvania State Police PATCH; PA Childline – PA Child Abuse History Clearance Program; FBI Fingerprinting Services. Successful candidates will also be required to sign the BHC Child Abuse Policy and the BHC Code of Conduct Form.


  • Graduate degree in Library Science, Public History or Museum with coursework or educational experience in archives. Preferably an MS in Library Science with an Archives Management Concentration from an ALA/SAA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated interest in America History. Undergraduate degree in History preferred.
  • Five or more years professional archival experience in an archives or special collection environment with staff and volunteer management experience.
  • One or more years experience processing a wide variety of archival materials following current archival standards and policies.
  • Experience using a collections management system, such as Archivist’s Toolkit or preferably PastPerfect.
  • Knowledge of reference services in a research setting, especially archives and special collections.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment (ie copy machine), microfilm readers and book scanners. Trains staff, volunteers and interns on how to use these devices. Ability to troubleshoot basic technology issues.
  • Understanding of copyright regulations as they relate to library and archival materials.
  • Experience using a wide variety of social media platforms and an understanding of how they can apply to a LAM/LIS setting.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a large team often with competing deadlines.
  • Participation in the formulation of policy, procedures, programs, planning, and budget preparation in cooperation with the Museum & Library Committee and Executive Director.
  • Demonstrated commitment, through active membership in professional and/or scholarly associations and the interest in staying current on professional trends and policies.

Terms of Employment:

Full Time – Experienced.  Compensation package is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

The position holder must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.  It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the BHC Executive Director of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required.

Please send PDF cover letter, resume, and three (3) writing samples to:

Benjamin Neely, Executive Director


The BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, citizenship, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry, and any other protected status. The BHC values and promotes diversity as a strategic advantage.
(Posted 11/19)

Keystone Summer Internship Program, The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg

The Keystone Summer Internship Program is designed to provide preprofessional training to students interested in pursuing a career in history or museums. The internship is intended to be an integral part of the student’s academic training. Students are encouraged, although not required, to seek credit for their internships.

Each Keystone Summer Intern will work directly with a Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) staff mentor on a specific project or projects and will also learn about PHMC’s multiple functions though staff presentations and possible field trips. Interns will also have regular opportunities to reflect on their own experiences within the broader context of the challenges and possibilities of public history. The intern’s work will be formally evaluated at the conclusion of the internship.

The Keystone Summer Internship Program begins Monday, June 1, 2020, and ends Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Interns must work a minimum of 225 hours and are eligible to work up to 300 hours, within the program timeframe, at a rate of $13.97 per hour.  Work schedules will be determined between the mentor and intern.

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 14, 2020, by 4:00 pm. No late applications will be accepted.

Important dates:

  • Friday, March 13, 2020:  Deadline for mentors to complete all interviews.
  • Friday March 27, 2020:  Deadline for all applicants to accept offers from their mentors and all internship placements toll be confirmed.

For more information, please visit this page.
(Posted 11/7)

The Hamilton Collection Project Archivist, The National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia

The National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, PA, is seeking to fill the role of our Hamilton Collections Project Archivist to help process, preserve, and make accessible our numerous collections and objects related to the Hamilton Watch Company. This includes over 900 objects in the museum collection and around 20 archival collections related to the Hamilton Watch Company.

This is a temporary position of either 6 weeks working full time (39 hours a week) or ~234 hours over a period no longer than 6 months. The successful candidate will be reporting directly to the Library Archivist.

The Hamilton Collections Project Archivist will work to modernize and expand descriptions of outdated legacy records, working with ArchivesSpace. This may include research, identifying preservation needs of a collection, and expanding archival description. Research may include using the Research Library as well as accepted websites to find relevant information on the objects or collections in question. The project archivist will work with the archivist to assess the preservation needs of the archive collections and rehouse materials as appropriate. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to process small or large collections in the archive, and assist the archivist in building digitization plans for these collections.

The Hamilton Collections Project Archivist position is intended for current graduate students or recent graduates. This provides an opportunity for experience processing collections in a special library and working in a museum. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with unique collections to make them accessible to researchers and prepare the collections for digitization projects.

Required Experience

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate program in Library/Archival Science from an ALA-accredited library school


  • Working knowledge of content management databases such as ArchivesSpace
  • Paper and object handling experience
  • Familiarity with preservation needs of collections
  • Experience with arranging, describing, and rehousing archival collections
  • Experience creating finding aids
  • Knowledge of industry standards, such as DACS
  • Basic knowledge of best museum and archive practices and ethics
  • Ability to use the Research Library
  • Ability to work independently
  • Trustworthy

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to The Hamilton Collections Project Archivist position offers a stipend of $2500 and will ideally start in January 2020.
(Posted 11/7)

Director, Member Services, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum (PTM), a non-profit organization, is seeking an experienced Director, Members Services that builds, maintains and improves the visitor experience at the admissions and members department to drive admissions-related and membership revenue and support quality and quantity of visitor experience as well as membership retention and growth.

Provide excellent customer service and facilitate the daily operations of the admissions & membership department. Responsible for all admissions and membership staff. This position assists in refining and implementing customer service policies and ticketing modifications.

Responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the cultivation of new members and retaining existing members; develops and implements growth strategies in order to meet volume and income goals; manages departmental resources and sets workflow priorities for membership and admissions staff.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintains high level of motivation of team members with focus on customer engagement and optimal visitor and member experience; Develops and leads member acquisition, Develop marketing strategies in collaboration with the Marketing and Communication Department; develops general admission to membership conversions as well as membership upsell strategies and tactics; benchmarks the museum’s performance against other leading national membership organizations; evaluates and reports on monthly and quarterly progress toward goals; develops, markets and manages all membership events and promotions; maintain admissions and membership department budgets, hires, directs, develops and evaluates admissions and membership staff; primary contact for members and guests to effectively and efficiently resolve guest or member concerns.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a minimum of 7 years of management experience in hiring, training, conflict resolutions, mentoring exempt and nonexempt staff.

Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.

Demonstration of good problem solving and customer service skills.

Internal sales experience required.

Proven ability to be able to promote programs that will increase visitation.

Excellent interpersonal skills. customer service, selling skills

Be able to understand admission & membership reporting and ticketing analysis key performance indicators.

POS, (preference Altru).

Excellent Microsoft computer skills, including but not limited to Word and Excel. Must be familiar with Google Doc. Carousel ticket kiosk, parking ticket printer.

Able to lead a meeting with confidence and proper preparation basic math, proper cash handling ability to multi task and work to support a positive environment.

Excellent analytical skills required.

Experience in interpreting and maintaining budgets

To be honest; PTM is not for everyone. If you dislike a fun educational environment and a collaborative workforce, then PTM is probably not for you. If you do like an excellent time off package and competitive salary, please apply.  To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter, accomplishments and resume to: or mail to Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; fax to: (215)-581-3182; Email: Office phone:  215-581-3189  EOE
(Posted 11/4)

Postdoctoral Assistant Curator, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of artifacts, objects, and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures.

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

POSTDOCTORAL ASSISTANT CURATOR for the Egypt on the Nile exhibit

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) seeks a Postdoctoral Assistant Curator (PAC) to help realize “Egypt on the Nile,” the museum’s new permanent Egyptian installation scheduled to open in 2022.   “Egypt on the Nile” will reunite the human and natural histories of ancient Egypt by exploring parallels of the natural and human history of Egypt and our modern world. The exhibit will invite visitors to experience the power of the Nile River and discover how human relationship with the environment created a worldview that shaped society.

The installation has been in development for a number of years. Exhibit development currently involves a consulting curator and key staff in the museum’s departments of exhibits, education, science & research, conservation and marketing.

Accordingly, the primary responsibility of the PAC will be to provide knowledge content and coordination, carrying the exhibit to completion in collaboration with a Consulting Curator and CMNH departments and stakeholders including Science and Research, Collections, Conservation, Exhibits, Education, and Marketing. Other key responsibilities include: conducting research on CMNH’s Egyptian collection to select specific objects to display in key thematic sections of the exhibit; advising on conservation efforts of these objects; and working with the Exhibits Department to develop the floorplan, elaborate on the exhibit narrative, write labels and didactics, and help create multimedia components. The PAC will also serve as co-PI with the Consulting Curator on grant applications and project management for those grants.

This is a Full-Time 2-3-year position that includes eligibility to the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh comprehensive benefits package, including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement plan and free admission to all CMP facilities.

TO APPLY, upload within the application – as one file:
 – Cover Letter/Letter of Interest (containing the link to a sample scholarly
publication) and
– Current CV/Resume

You will also, within the application, be asked to provide name, title, and contact information for three professional references.

Application Deadline is December 20, 2019.


– Ph.D. awarded in the last five years in Egyptology, or anthropology, archaeology, art history, or a related discipline, with a specialization in ancient Egypt;
– Expertise in a period before the Ramesside period;
– Secondary interest in environmental humanities in Egypt and the ancient

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

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

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

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

Please visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal to apply.
(Posted 11/4)

Facility Rentals and Events Manager, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia


  • High school diploma.
  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience with event sales, coordination, management, execution and/or planning preferred.
  • Excellent communication abilities, including customer service and phone manner.
  • Ingenuity and attention to detail, with a customer-facing focus.
  • Commitment to keep client events in line with policies and procedures of the Museum.
  • Must have, or obtain, the following certifications
    • Food Safety
    • RAMP
  • Prior experience with managing a liquor license and liquor inventory, including performing inventory counts, tracking inventory usage, maintaining stock levels, and ordering inventory preferred.
  • Ability to interface with clients, vendors and visitors in an effective and engaging manner.
  • Ability to think on feet and problem solve if an issue arises during the event.
  • Ability to function independently in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects and meet timely deadlines.
  • Friendly, organized, reliable, flexible, patient, enthusiastic, positive team player.
  • Reliable data and budget management skills.

Essential Duties:

  • Seek potential clients to increase revenue for the Museum through proactive acquisition of new relationships through networking events and other outreach opportunities.
  • Coordinate with the Museum’s Marketing Department for advertising and promotional needs.
  • Respond to calls and e-mail requests for information about facility rentals and events.
  • Present the Museum and rental facilities to potential clients from direct business and caterer/vendor referrals.
  • Execute and track proposals and sales contracts for events, providing regular reports toward goals on sales, inventory and attendance.
  • Present on-site for day of event logistics from load-in prior to the events through break-down after completion of the event.
  • Provide input on pricing structure for space rentals.
  • Manage the shared rental calendar and oversee the weekly logistics meetings.
  • Coordinate with Museum colleagues for any required staffing needs (bartenders, security, etc.).
  • Coordinate use of building space, including elevators, with staff and vendors.
  • Coordinate with Museum staff, catering staffs, clients, and vendors to ensure quality event preparation, production and wrap.
  • Perform inventory counts at least monthly to recommend purchasing and restocking, including completing alcohol and supply purchase orders.
  • Keep accurate liquor inventory usage, including ensuring that alcohol is inventoried at the time of event setup, and after the event, and that the alcohol is securely stored.
  • Provide input on alcohol inventory to stock and serve at events and pricing for bar packages.
  • Manage the Museum’s liquor license to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee the presentation of food and beverages at Museum events to meet set standards (ensure food safety certified person on-site; RAMP certified bartenders selling/serving).
  • Work closely with building maintenance staff to ensure event spaces are cleaned and prepared for upcoming events as well as post-events, and daily to ensure spaces are ready for site visits.
  • Work closely with building maintenance staff to ensure kitchen and food service areas maintain compliance with health standards; assist with periodic health inspections.
  • Implement creative staging opportunities for rental areas when not in use.
  • Be present on-site for day of event logistics from load-in prior to the events through break-down after completion of the event, and oversight of other Museum representatives during the event.
  • Perform follow-ups with clients once the event has been completed, asking for testimonials (if applicable) and feedback.
  • Assist Museum Programming and Development Departments with special events set-up and needs.
  • Recommend improvements and/or repairs of rental spaces and equipment as needed.
  • Collect and process rental deposits and event payments into the Museum’s system.
  • Manager and report on the Facility Rentals and Events department budget, and assist in the development of each year’s budget.

Send a brief cover letter and resume in an e-mail to Alexis Furlong, Director of Sales and Marketing, at  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

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106.  The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking.
(Posted 11/4)

Vice President, External Affairs, 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’s as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you’ll find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

Position Description:

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President for External Affairs is a member of the Institute’s executive leadership team with responsibility for the strategy, development and execution of all fundraising initiatives and philanthropic revenue. The Vice President oversees a team of approximately 18-20 staff members, providing leadership and direction in the establishment and achievement of annual program plans and financial goals, and is responsible for activities that generate in excess of $11 million in annual operating revenue from Membership and Development. In addition to the annual revenue goals, the Vice President oversees fundraising for restricted projects and capital campaigns. This includes the 2018-2024 Campaign to fund the renovations of the building and new exhibitions which has a working goal of $150 million. The position manages a portfolio of approximately 70 high capacity donors and prospects and works closely and independently with Institute leadership and volunteers including members of the Board of Trustees.

Serving as the leader of the External Affairs team, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee programs charged with raising $11 million or more in operating support each year.
  • Oversee fundraising for special projects and capital campaigns, including the planned $150 million 2019-2024 Campaign.
  • Oversee the Institute’s government relations work.
  • Manage a portfolio of 70 high capacity donors and prospects; developing, soliciting and stewarding gifts.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison to the Development and Government Relations Committee and the Nominating and Board Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Work closely with the CEO/President on Board relations, communications, engagement, onboarding and cultivation.
  • Lead a team of approximately 18-20 staff members, ensuring they have resources to meet their objectives, participate as strong team players on behalf of the Institution and enjoy meaningful opportunities for professional development.
  • Oversee production of the annual Franklin Awards Ceremony and Dinner event.
  • Participate as a member of the Institute’s executive leadership team, contributing to overall operations and direction and assist the President and CEO with special projects as required.
  • Position will work closely with colleagues throughout and at all levels of the organization, senior volunteers and donors.
  • Represent The Franklin Institute at business and social events throughout the community.

Position Requirements:

To be successful, the Vice President of External Affairs must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Vice President must have a sincere interest in stewarding donor relationships and investments, and a desire to work in a donor-centered development culture and produce products of exceptionally high quality.

The Vice President of External Affairs must be well-versed and well-experienced in sophisticated fundraising techniques. Extensive experience in crafting and implementing thoughtful donor development strategies for a variety of donor constituencies is necessary, as it deep experience in direct solicitation. The candidate must also have the ability to oversee and manage a complex development program, as well as the ability to effectively instruct and motivate leadership staff and volunteers.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from key leaders, donors and the public. Very strong listening, writing and speaking skills are necessary. The ability to carefully manage projects, and motivate staff is also a must.

Mandatory Requirements:

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.

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 or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line).
(Posted 11/4)


Exhibitions Registrar, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Barnes Foundation is seeking an Exhibition Registrar.  The Exhibition Registrar will project manage exhibitions, manage shared exhibition resources–budgets, exhibition descriptions, checklists, images and credit lines, catalog information, label text, etc.–and manage post-exhibition documentation.

We’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Highly qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position.

Established in 1922 as an educational institution, the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

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

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


Job Specific Competencies:

  • Oversee and negotiate exhibition contracts with partner institutions and artists, ensuring the relevant obligations and deadlines are met.
  • Manage exhibition checklists and correspondence with lenders.
  • Procure quotes for shipping and make necessary transportation arrangements.
  • Book courier flights, hotel reservations, and submit per diem requests.
  • Oversee incoming and outgoing shipments, sometimes out-of-hours.
  • Develop and implement a courier training program.
  • Support and cover the Collections Registrar as necessary.
  • Project manage exhibitions.
  • Monitor the progress of component parts of the exhibition (catalogue, design, etc.).
  • Oversee and analyze comprehensive exhibition-related programming goals in conjunction with Education and/or Public Programs.
  • Manage an exhibition calendar shared with all departments – including initiatives from Education or Community Programming.
  • Exhibition Registrar manages shared exhibition resources: budgets, exhibition descriptions, checklists, images and credit lines, catalog information, label text, etc.
  • Exhibition Registrar manages post-exhibition documentation, ensuring that the Foundation Library and Archive receives a coherent and ordered record of past shows.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ten years of previous museum experience, including at least three in exhibition registration
  • A career history in an institution that hosts international touring exhibitions
  • Familiarity with TMS
  • A flair for organization and scheduling, and an eye for detail
  • Confidence and responsiveness in inter-institutional negotiations
  • The ability to influence outcomes
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Clarity and sensitivity in communications
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to teamwork
  • Second language preferred

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.

Please include a cover letter and an updated resume with your application.

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.

Please apply here.
(Posted 10/30)

Director, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia

The Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Director. The Friends group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the visual and historic character of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries.  The Friends produces educational, recreational and entertainment programming at both sites and raises money for preservation, operations, and special project support.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director is a key management leader, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, fundraising and strategic goals for the non-profit (501c3) affiliate of two nationally recognized historic cemeteries. Other key duties include the cultivation and upkeep of relationships with key stakeholders, community outreach and engagement, increasing the visibility of and membership in the Friends, and fostering a culture of excellence in performance.  The Director supervises a staff of four full-time and two part-time employees.

Essential Functions:

Financial Performance and Fundraising:

  • Works with the Board, Controller, and President to ensure the fiscal integrity of the Friends by setting annual financial goals and preparing and implementing the annual budget.
  • Plans and executes fundraising and philanthropic development activities necessary to grow the organization.  Ensures proper cultivation and stewardship activities occur along with new strategies for warranting that fundraising and philanthropic targets are met.
  • Develops and implements strategies for increasing revenue, expanding the membership and donor base, and growing attendance at events.
  • Cultivates major donors.

Organization Mission and Strategy:

  • Work with the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laure Hill Cemeteries’ Board and Committees to support their mission.
  • Ensure all plans and activities are in alignment with the organization-wide strategic plan.

Programs, Marketing, and Community Engagement:

  • Oversees the development and implementation of programmatic initiatives and events; leads the planning, administration and execution of the organization’s major annual fundraiser – the Gravediggers’ Ball.
  • Works with the President and appropriate cemetery staff to develop and implement marketing and communication strategies and programs that measurably strengthen visibility and recognition of the Friends.
  • Strengthens the Friends’ role as an important civic organization by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, cultural, and private organizations.


  • A minimum of five years of nonprofit management experience, including a demonstrated track record of successfully working with a Board of Directors.
  • Fundraising experience in the cultural, educational or historic non-profit sector with a history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • High-level strategic thinker with an ability to convey the organization’s future development and success to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent written, presentation and interpersonal skills with the capacity to inspire prospective donors.
  • A confident and persuasive communicator, with solid writing, verbal and computer skills.
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility to attend events on evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  • A driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle is required.
Education Level:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
Please send your cover letter and resume to:
(Posted 10/30)

Assistant to the Director, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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

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

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

Carnegie Museum of Art invites motivated and organized non-profit administrators to apply to join our team of museum professionals. The ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR, Carnegie Museum of Art Director’s Office, is responsible for performing diversified secretarial, clerical, and administrative functions, all to ensure an efficient and effective flow of work within the Director’s Office (including Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Finance).

This is a Full-Time Position.  

Please include a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and experience.  The cover letter and resume should be saved as one file and uploaded with your application.


– REQUIRED – Minimum of Associate’s degree in business administration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
– PREFERRED – Bachelor’s degree in related field;
– REQUIRED – Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a non-profit environment, primarily with executive-level administrative support responsibilities;
– REQUIRED – Advanced proficiency with MS Office.


– Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required
– Highly organized, flexible and resourceful while remaining able to set and carry out short/long-term goals required
– Strong time management skills required
– Excellent calendar management skills, including travel and meeting logistics
– Persistent project manager with strong follow-up capabilities
– Professional, tactful and collaborative in working with staff, Board members, patrons, artists and colleagues from diverse backgrounds; including ability to use discretion and preserve confidentiality when required
– Self-motivated with initiative to complete tasks as assigned as well as being able to thoughtfully consider process improvements to overall department functionality


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


– Prepare, copy, collate, and organize meeting materials for Board and internal/external meetings and appointments, including agendas, itineraries, reports, summaries, presentation materials, and other relevant documentation;
– Attend required meetings, record, edit and finalize meeting minutes, and distribute in an accurate and timely fashion;
– Coordinate meeting and departmental special event logistics, including reserving meeting spaces, arranging food and beverage service, AV requirements/equipment, photography, and other necessary arrangements;
– Provide general secretarial support to Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Finance, including in-bound calls, mail, daily calendars, schedules/appointments, travel, expense reports, procurement cards, department invoices/expenses, and maintenance work-orders;
– Edit, proofread, write email, invitations, letters, reports, proposals, memos, and correspondence (interoffice, inter-departmental, Board members, other friends of the Museum);
– Prepare presentations and reports;
– Sort, file, and maintain manual files and related correspondence;

– Maintain overall staff office supply inventory and perform other administrative duties to assure smooth office operations.

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 10/21)

Digital Product Manager, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

Reporting initially to the Museum of the American Revolution’s Chief Operating Officer, the Digital Product Manager manages all public-facing digital platforms, including websites, apps, digital signage, and in-gallery software. This position is responsible for overseeing the information architecture, development, and ongoing maintenance of these projects and platforms. The Digital Product Manager will be responsible for collaborating with both internal stakeholders and external partners in order to keep the content and platform up to date and ensure the experiences support the museum’s mission and revenue goals.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing, managing, and tracking successful websites, apps, and other digital experiences. Candidates must be able to demonstrate effective communication, collaboration, and project management skills as well as the ability to troubleshoot issues around content publishing and data gathering.

Primary Responsibilities

Maintain consistent, strong and open communications with key internal and external stakeholders

Coordinate with the Museum’s cross-departmental Digital Strategy Implementation Team

Align with other departments including curatorial, marketing and education staff, in the development and publishing of digital content

Oversee the work of professional staff, technical experts, consultants, and contractors to develop and maintain the Museum’s digital products

Prepare site maps and wireframes or review the work of outside consultants

Collaborate with colleagues in IT to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of the digital program

Develop and oversee content publishing workflows to the website, including troubleshooting technical issues

Maintain and manage a prioritized list of enhancements and bug fixes for ongoing site improvements

Manage key project initiatives, such as site redesigns, CMS upgrades, and feature additions

Measure and track results based on defined goals and KPIs, including web analytics and SEO tracking

Create revenue and visitor reports using Galaxy Gateway and JCA (integration product)

Read, monitor, and report on in-gallery usage reports

Identify and troubleshoot website and online ticketing issues, engaging additional expertise when needed

Ensure a focus on user-friendly and audience-focused experiences

Establish budgets and monitor expenditures

Assist in the development of grants and sponsorships soliciting support for digital initiatives as appropriate

Other duties as assigned.


Experienced at managing and maintaining digital products, including websites and apps

A problem-solver, technically adept and able to troubleshoot and fix issues around website publishing and information flow—or to identify when additional expertise is required

Experienced with current web development practice and agile project management

Experienced mapping site architecture and creating UX wireframes

Capable of wearing many hats as required on a small team

A motivated self-starter able to collaborate with others

Detail-oriented and able to project manage both longer term initiatives and shorter term updates

Able to communicate clearly about technology to non-technical colleagues

Experienced tracking and reporting on the outcome of digital projects and making data-informed decisions

Experienced with online ticketing, POS, and membership systems, ideally with particular experience using Galaxy Gateway and Blackbaud Luminate

Experienced working with a web CMS, including gathering, uploading and publishing text, image, and video content

Ideally experienced managing, working with, and troubleshooting a Drupal-based CMS

Knowledgeable about web development fundamentals, proficient in HTML, CSS, PHP

Education Level:
Related undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or equivalent experience in Museum administration, ecommerce or marketing.
The Museum of the American Revolution ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including  a resume and three references to
(Posted 10/21)

Communications Manager, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is looking for a Communications Director to lead efforts around building awareness, membership, and visitation of the Children’s Museum and Museum Lab properties. The Communications Director manages the Public Relations, Marketing and Social Media aspects of the institution.  This role will partner closely with business development, fundraising and programming to tell a consistent story, monitor and optimize campaigns, and increase the reach of the museum. The ideal candidate has a creative mind rooted in strong data analytics skills and has experience leading a team of creative individuals. Click here to learn more about this position.
(Posted 10/21)

Membership 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’s as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you’ll 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 Membership Manager will be primarily responsible for tasks associated with all aspects of The Franklin Institute’s membership program, including the Dual through FamilyMax membership levels, Membership Circles, Innovators, and the Benefactor Society.  In coordination and consultation with the Director of Membership and Assistant Director of Member Relations and Annual Fund, the Membership Manager will advance the revenue goals of each program by managing renewal efforts, coordinating communication and stewardship efforts, and executing acquisition and cultivation strategies.

This position reports directly to Assistant Director of Membership Relations and Annual Fund

This is a full-time position.  Availability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the entire Membership team on strategy, planning, and analysis of all membership levels.
  • Manage and execute the team’s renewal program for all levels of membership.
  • Manage the executive the team’s strategies to grow the Benefactor Society and Innovators through 1-1 donor meetings, large and small-scale acquisitions, upgrade appeals, active prospecting, and creative cultivation opportunities to increase the dollars raised by this program.
  • Coordinate and manage all member print and electronic communications to maximize the impact of messages and appeals for their support or participation.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Benefactor Society concierge service.
  • Manage the stewardship process for Benefactors and Innovators.
  • Identify creative ways to engage existing Innovators and attract prospective members through new and existing External Affairs events.
  • Serve as the primary contact for all membership-related Social Media outreach efforts.
  • Serve as point of contact for member customer service issues and questions.
  • When possible, interview, onboard and manage a volunteer/intern who will assist with administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of membership and/or entire External Affairs department.

Position Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and at least three years related experience in development, communications, or marketing with a specific focus on membership or individual annual giving programs.  Must have sincere interest in stewarding member and donor relationships, and a desire to work in a donor- centered development culture that produces materials and constituent experiences of the highest quality.  Experience in developing and implementing member acquisition and donor engagement strategies is important, as is experience in working directly with donors to cultivate their relationships with a non-profit organization.  Familiarity with a complex relationship management database is also required. Excellent writing and project management skills are necessary.  Ability to effectively present information, respond to questions from key leaders, donors, members, and the general public, and enthusiastically communicate the objectives and impact of The Franklin Institute is required.

Mandatory Requirements:

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.

Benefits Information:

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

Please visit our Careers page at or email your resume and cover letter to: (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line).
(Posted 10/21)

Education and Interpretation Specialist, The Science History Institute, Philadelphia

The Science History Institute is recruiting for the full-time position of Education and Interpretation Specialist.  The Education and Interpretation Specialist will develop engaging educational programs and activities to help interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.  The Educational and Interpretation Specialist will collaborate with other staff members to create and deliver educational programs for learning audiences, namely middle school through college, as well as supporting the Institute’s public programming.

The Education and Interpretation Specialist will also serve on exhibition teams and other working groups across the Institute, to develop learning programs that align with exhibition and research themes.

To be successful in this role, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree in museum studies, history, history of science, art history, education or related field.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a museum or cultural institution setting.
  • Knowledge of the history of science and technology is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills; comfortable speaking in front of groups of all ages.
  • Ability to spark interest in history and science, and have a desire to work to strengthen visitors’ understanding of our scientific and technological culture.
  • Experience in the interpretation and communication of artifacts for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience conducting object-based learning in museum or cultural institution setting.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to successfully handle multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Demonstrated record of success in the ability to work well across multiple teams.
  • Strong proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook).
  • Must have solid project management skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume and contact information for 3 professional references to:
(Posted 10/21)


Lecturer in Curatorial Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) at the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) located on the Oakland campus of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) are strongly committed to excellence in research, and to inclusive curatorial and teaching practices that promote collaboration, diversity, and public outreach. To further our leadership in these areas we seek to hire a Lecturer in Curatorial Studies who will work both as a scholar-teacher in HAA’s dynamic art history department and as a curator with the unique cross-disciplinary collections of the Carnegie Museums. This appointment is jointly funded by the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for the purpose of creating collaborations between HAA, CMNH, and other museums in the Pittsburgh region. The appointment is for three years, starting September 1, 2020, and is outside the tenure stream, but may be renewable pending budget authorization from both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year in HAA’s thriving undergraduate museum studies program, which draws students not only from art history and studio arts, but also from history, anthropology, and other disciplines in the Arts & Sciences. They will also work collaboratively with students and faculty from HAA and other departments at the university interested in teaching and research with the collections at CMP; and will facilitate internships and other experiential learning opportunities for students.

The successful candidate will also devote 50% of the position time serving as Assistant/ Associate Curator (depending on qualifications) in CMNH while helping to foster connections across CMP’s collections and programs. They will assist in challenging and deepening the multiple narratives around the museum’s collections to engage diverse publics in urgent and ongoing discussion of what it means to be human. They will be expected to contribute to and/or to create innovative exhibitions, some of these working with undergraduates in HAA’s museum studies program, at a range of potential venues including CMP and the University Art Gallery.

Salary and benefits will be paid by the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; annual evaluations of the employee will be conducted by the Chair of HAA and the Chief Curator (or equivalent) in CMNH.

Minimum requirements:

1. PhD in hand or expected by July 1, 2020 in art history, museum studies, anthropology, or allied fields.

2. Teaching experience as instructor of record in a college or university.

3. Curatorial experience in a museum or gallery.

Preferred requirements:

1. Demonstrable record of contribution to, or engagement with, public humanities including issues of diversity and inclusion. This should include a demonstrable ability to connect specialized knowledge to broad intellectual frameworks that cut across disciplines and engage diverse publics.

2. Ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple stakeholders and divisions within institutions.

3. Engagement with active learning pedagogies.

4. Expertise in one or more of the following intellectual domains: race and gender, indigeneity, ancient cultures (especially in Egypt and the Mediterranean region), and the Anthropocene.

Applications must be received no later than January 13, 2020 and should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to HAA Administrative Assistant, Karoline Swiontek at (412-648-2400). The file should include:

• Cover letter that discusses the applicant’s research and teaching, their approach to museum curation, and how they would embrace the opportunities afforded by this joint appointment

• Curriculum vita

• Teaching portfolio, including at least one sample syllabus and brief evidence of teaching effectiveness (no more than 20 pages total)

• Brief description of the applicant’s museum or gallery experience (1 to 2 pages)

• Writing sample or publication

• Diversity statement.

In addition, three letters of recommendation addressed to Prof. Kirk Savage, Search Committee Chair, are also required and should be sent under separate cover to Ms. Swiontek at

Information on HAA and CMNH:

Both the department and the museum are committed to the study and understanding of art and artifacts across the world from the ancient to the contemporary.

HAA has a strong record of research productivity in the arts and architecture of East Asia, South Asia, the ancient Mediterranean, Europe from the Middle Ages to the present, the Americas, and global contemporary art. The department also has a highly innovative “Constellations” PhD program, an active University Art Gallery, and a Visual Media Workshop that serves as a hub for Digital Humanities research and collaboration at the University of Pittsburgh:

CMP encompasses four museums: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum: The Warhol is home to an internationally renowned collection of artworks by Andy Warhol, along with archival holdings of approximately 500,000 objects. The Museum of Art’s collection of more than 35,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. The Natural History Museum’s collection of 1.6 million ethnological and historical specimens and archaeological artifacts includes major research collections from Central Africa, Asia (China and Japan), Australia, North America (Arctic, Southwest, Plains, Northwest Coast), and South America (Amazonia). The museum currently has major projects underway on the Anthropocene (see:, on renovating the ancient Egyptian galleries, and on gender and sexuality in nature.

The University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are Affirmative

Action/Equal Opportunity Employers and value equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
(Posted 10/21)


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