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Director of Learning, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. 

Job Summary 

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking an experienced, creative, and innovative Director of Learning to reinvent the way people learn in natural history museums. The role requires someone who is both visionary and tactical, big-thinking and big-doing, inspired and inspiring, and invigorated by challenge. They will create programs that are high-quality, high-impact, cost-efficient, and user-led, and display a dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in all aspects of their work. 

The visionary: The director will work with the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer to craft a slate of programs that will serve audiences onsite, offsite, and online, through both expected and unexpected times. They will provide a vision for how to serve public audiences, school audiences, and communities through museums visits, offsite engagements, and online tools. They will seek to explore the themes of the natural world, ANS’ collections, and the institution’s four position statements through a multidisciplinary lens; creating opportunities to learn science through many media (visual arts, performing arts, history, geography, food, writing). They will actively engage the scientists at ANS and Drexel University in program design and implementation, as well as local experts and partners in all aspects of the work. 

The tactical: The director will be responsible for strategically creating, hiring, managing, mentoring, and inspiring the department’s staff and the suite of programs they offer. All aspects of managing the operations of the department will be the responsibility of the director, including strategic planning, budget management, payroll approval, annual reviews, and quarterly reporting. Continuous monitoring and assessment of the work is a key element of this role;  collecting and analyzing data, and making our impacts visible, will be a large part of the job. The director will also work closely with volunteers, Drexel co-op students, and interns, and manage their project load, schedules, and training as needed.

The ideal candidate will be a natural leader with robust management experience, a professional demeanor, a deep understanding of informal and free-choice learning, and a creative yet organized style of working. They will be intrinsically motivated to do outstanding work, passionate about learning and the natural sciences, and solutions-focused in their approach. They must display quality and excellence in their work at all times and guide all their teams to do the same. They will be an advocate for STEAM learning, integrating the sciences with other disciplines, and connecting the Academy with critical partners in the region, state, and nation. 

The Director of Learning reports to the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer and is a key leader in the Engagement Division and institution.

Essential Functions 

  • Strategic thinking and planning:
    • In partnership with the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer, oversees the short- and long-term vision for the Learning Department, and aligns them with the institutional strategic plan and experiential master plan.
    • Creates, manages, and directs the development of new strategic initiatives.
  • Leadership and mentoring:
    • Actively mentors staff members and encourages growth in their skills.
    • Serves as an advocate for the visitor experience.
    • Fosters a culture of open communication and spirited collaboration between team members, departments, and local institutions.
    • Continually models excellence in informal education, gallery teaching, and program creation.
    • Stays current on thought leadership in the field of museum education, and freely shares that information with staff.
    • Seeks out opportunities to further the museum’s work in STEAM education and present it to the museum field.
  • Management:
    • Manages the creation and spending of multiple department budgets, endowments, grant funds, and gifts.
    • Identifies and pursues opportunities for earned and contributed revenue.
    • Identifies, recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff members, interns, Drexel Co-Ops, and volunteers. 
    • Prepares reports for museum leadership, board members, and stakeholders.
    • Maintains a database of information about programming at many levels, from spreadsheets to individual program briefs.
  • Programming:
    • Plans, develops, and implements a diverse yearly schedule of program offerings, including onsite programs, partnerships, and the utilization of distance learning, new media, and other technology.
    • Effectively collaborates on joint programming initiatives with other museum departments and outside partners.
    • Develops programming that embraces multidisciplinary learning; understanding the natural sciences through other modalities including writing, visual arts, performing arts, history, and geography.
    • Creates programming for those with different learning abilities and modalities and develops accommodations for those learning styles across all programs.
    • Facilitates programs alongside the team on a regular basis.
    • Understands current educational technologies and keeps current on new software, hardware, and delivery systems for a digitally discerning audience.
  • Partnerships and community engagement:
    • Identifies key partnerships on the local, national, and international level.
    • Works closely with partners to provide public programming at ANS that features the voices of others and their work in collaborative, co-created way.
    • Ensures the museum enjoys a lively and productive relationship with educators and the education community locally, regionally, and nationally and makes appropriate contributions to the field.
  • Assessment:
    • Establishes a plan for meaningful visitor assessment, data collection, and dissemination.
    • Works closely with other departments to create surveys, collect data, and use it to make our impact visible to staff, members, visitors, and key stakeholders.
  • IDEAL:
    • Actively engages with the IDEAL Charter Team and committees to identify ways that our programming can keep inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and leadership central to our work.
    • Inherently believes in the strength of a diverse and equitable workforce and makes that belief visible in their work.

Required Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Museum Studies, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 years of advancing management-level museum experience (or equivalent) is required
  • Minimum of 4 years applied educator experience is required; informal learning experience preferred over formal or classroom teaching
  • Available evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license and 3-year clean driving record
  • Must pass criminal background check and child abuse clearance check
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook
  • Experience or ability to learn specialized software
  • Exemplary written, verbal, and listening communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally
  • Highly developed public speaking skills and demonstrated mastery of teaching techniques
  • Strong staff management and mentoring skills
  • Self-directed work style, and the ability to work independently and effectively
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion
  • Understanding of and ability to maintain the highest ethical standards, related to organizational responsibilities and public accountability
  • Ability to create and successfully manage multiple annual budgets
  • Demonstrated organizational planning, problem solving, and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current practices in museum education, multiple learning styles, and visitor studies
  • Enthusiastic, patient, and flexible leadership style

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Database creation and reporting experience
  • A positive, proactive outlook and a great sense of humor

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 10/26)

PT Social Media and Digital Marketing Coordinator, The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

The NLM seeks a Part Time Social Media & Digital Marketing Coordinator to assist the Digital Marketing Manager. This position would help with the creation and implementation of all social media activities meant to increase awareness and engagement with the National Liberty Museum’s social media channels and ultimately increase attendance and revenue.  

Reports to: Digital Marketing Manager

Hours: Part-Time 20 hours a week

Occasional Weekends and Evenings may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage social media channels for the Museum including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.
  • Monitor social media platform comments and submissions
  • Help assess the suitability and relevancy of new social platforms 
  • Manage photography and video creation for social media
  • Aid in the planning and logistics for social media influencer events
  • Assist with Google Adwords ad creation and keyword list building
  • Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s required and minimally 1 years of Social Media Experience
  • Understanding of the Philadelphia Arts and Culture scene
  • Excellent writing and public speaking abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and solve problems both independently and as a team
  • Interest in using Marketing and enrollment metrics to tack the success of projects
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Understanding of Altru Database, preferred

Physical Demands:

The work environment and physical demands and characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions:

  • Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity including sitting/standing, limited lifting and carrying (up to 20 lbs.), up/downstairs
  • Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an indoor environment, in museum offices or on museum floor
  • Equipment: General office equipment, projector, Smart Board, two-way radio

The National Liberty Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce.

We are now interviewing and will continue to do so until we find the ideal candidate. Interested applicants are asked to please forward your 1) resume, and 2) cover letter for immediate consideration to HR@libertymuseum.org.

We regret we may not be able to respond to all applications. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 10/26)

Director of Development, Berks History Center, Reading

The Historical Society of Berks County d.b.a. Berks History Center is seeking a full-time Director of Development responsible for working with the Board, Executive Director, and Development & Membership Committee to solicit major gifts, cultivate relationships with an ever-growing community of donors. He/She will also work closely with our development consultant, as will our Executive Director and Board, to implement a comprehensive development program.

The Director of Development will monitor and meet established fundraising activity metrics and help the Berks History Center raise over $500,000 annually.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Executive Director to create an annual fundraising and membership revenue and expense budget.
  • Implements an annual fundraising program that includes:
    • Year-round membership marketing for new members, member upgrades, and renewals
    • A calendar of annual giving solicitations that includes personal asks, mail/email appeals, EITC, written proposals and grant applications, and corporate sponsorship
    • A limited schedule of special fundraising events
  • Builds a pool of major gift prospects by working with the Executive Director, Board, Staff, volunteers, and consultant to identify potential donors and create ways to cultivate their interest
  • Solicits a personal portfolio of major gift prospects
  • Follows established fundraising metrics to meet annual goals
  • Ensures that donors receive proper acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship
  • Serves as a key person on the Development & Membership Committee
  • Willing to travel locally and out-of-town as necessary
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrated ability to personally solicit gifts at levels $1,000 and up
  • Proven track record of success in achieving annual revenue goals and meeting established fundraising metrics
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Ability to champion for philanthropy, to motivate self and others
  • Knowledge of fundraising concepts and methods
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the Executive Director, donors, members, board leaders, volunteers, and consultants
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write and edit grant proposals
  • Experience with donor management software and Microsoft Office projects and willingness to learn about and use fundraising technology
  • Ability to problem-solve, to adapt and respond to dynamic situations
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work a flexible schedule year-round
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years plus experience in development, membership or equivalent with proven results in a nonprofit organization, experience in soliciting major gifts preferred
  • Willingness to provide three work references from senior staff and volunteers who have personal knowledge of the applicant’s ability to solicit donations and consistently meet annual fundraising goals.

Terms of Employment: 

Full Time – Experienced.  The starting salary is $45,000.00.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 403(B) plan.

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

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

Benjamin Neely, Executive Director

executive.director@berkshistory.org

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

Berks History Center Mission:

Berks History Center leads the way in telling the 300-year story of Berks County and its people, with the aim of building an understanding of our unique history, strengthening our sense of community, and inspiring our community’s progress in the years to come.

More about the BHC:

Founded in 1869, the Historical Society of Berks County, now the Berks History Center (BHC), is the official historical society for Berks County, Pennsylvania, as recognized by the Berks County Board of Commissioners. The BHC owns and operates two facilities in Reading, Pennsylvania. The BHC’s Museum collection includes 28,941 three-dimensional artifacts dating from 1684-2017. The purpose of the BHC is to promote the discovery, collection, preservation, and publication of the historical legacy, records, and information relating to Berks County and the City of Reading. It accomplishes this by collecting and preserving Berks County artifacts, court records, books, newspapers, maps, genealogies, artwork, relics, engravings, manuscripts, letters, and all other materials that illustrate and document the history, growth, and development of the area. Our concentration includes, but is not limited to, the social, commercial, and artistic development that shaped the community we serve. In addition to being an essential adjunct to the educational institutions in Berks County, we also strive to promote the artistic and cultural legacy of our community, which enhances the quality of life and place for the citizens of Berks County, as well as the county’s reputation as an important destination for tourists throughout the world.

The Center’s Henry Janssen Research Library & Archives is staffed by a full-time archivist and holds 2,782.37 linear feet of archival and manuscript material, including 272 collections, with 7,628 books, 600 maps, and 20,665 photographic images. This state-of-the-art research center hosts genealogists, scholars, and researchers from all 50 states and abroad.
(Posted 10/22)

Executive Director, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle

The Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS) located in Carlisle, PA seeks a highly motivated, well organized, energetic Executive Director (ED).  The ED is the chief operating and administrative officer of CCHS.  This senior leadership position demands vision and implementation capabilities to energetically direct the growth and operations of the Society which includes a museum, library and archives, education program, rental facilities, museum shop, three buildings including an historic property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and extensive community outreach activities.  The ED reports to the Board of Trustees and has general supervision of the management and executive powers over CCHS properties, operations, business affairs and 14 full and part-time employees and 4 contractual staff. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s Degree in public history, museum studies or a closely related field

Five years administration experience in the museum field or related field

Strong leadership and management skills including financial management

Demonstrated background in strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and growing membership

Demonstrated ability of fundraising techniques and grant writing

Excellent oral and written communications skills

Knowledge of non-profit structure and function with strong organizational and problem-solving skills

Knowledge of professional standards for public history, archival management, and museum practices

Computer skills, technology proficiency, and experience with common web and social media resources

START DATE: Early 2021

SALARY: $50,000 – $65,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references not later than November 30, 2020, to Paul Hoch, Interim Executive Director, interimdirector@historicalsociety.com.  Prospective candidates should be prepared to be interviewed
in December, 2020.  A detailed job description and salary information will be available on the website.  Attached documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats.  No phone calls will be accepted. 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY AND OUR INITIATIVES IS AVAILABLE AT OUR WEBSITE:  www.historicalsociety.com   and  https://www.historicalsociety.com/who-we-are/work-with-cchs/

The Cumberland County Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.
(Posted 10/21)

HR Generalist, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

We Are Commited to an Inclusive Workplace

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values.  We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected status. 

How You Will Contribute

The Human Resources (HR) Generalist works closely with HR management to provide support and assistance to museum employees and departments in all areas of Human Resources.  This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training and development, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment, employee on/off boarding, and compliance.

Specifically, you will:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for department managers and employees for all HR-related topics.
  • Support the administration of benefit plans ensuring accuracy in enrollments, changes, and terminations.  Communicate benefit plans to employees and assist with benefits questions and claims resolution. 
  • Verify benefit billing accuracy and prepare invoices for payment.
  • Responsible for full life cycle of recruiting and onboarding working closely with hiring managers to identify, interview, and cultivate candidates. 
  • Work with HR team to develop and implement a comprehensive onboarding experience for new employees. 
  • Process and maintain records for leaves of absence, workers compensation claims and unemployment claims.
  • Support the performance management process by working with senior HR staff to ensure comprehensive, transparent, and effective execution.
  • Work with employees and managers on a variety of employee relations matters.
  • Support the annual compensation review process by conducting market research and analyzing compensation data.
  • Maintain and analyze Human Resources data to identify trends and make recommendations for improvements or corrective action. 
  • Prepare off boarding materials and conduct exit interviews as needed.
  • Serve as backup to the HR Coordinator to ensure accurate data into the HRIS system, maintaining employee files, and conducting new hire orientations as needed    
  • Support the HR team and work in close collaboration with HR Coordinator in planning several annual events (staff holiday party, employee recognition lunch, flu shot clinic, etc).
  • Assist in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures, recommending new approaches, policies, and procedures to improve efficiency.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Assist with visa process for employees who require sponsorship. 
  • Ensure compliance with USCIS Form I-9 and periodically audits I-9 Forms.
  • Process unemployment claims in a timely, efficient manner and review and process unemployment invoices for payment.
  • Assist with Human Resources projects as assigned and perform related duties as required.
  • Provide general support to the HR team as needed and serve as backup for the HR Coordinator when they are out of the office.

Your background and experience include:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in Human Resources.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Sense of urgency and strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with employees of all levels.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products, applicant tracking systems, report creation and analysis, and utilizing databases 
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now required.
  • Experience in a union environment preferred.
  • Highly organized. Able to set priorities, manage time effectively, and complete multiple assignments on time.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

What We Offer

Our employees are at the center of the museum and we encourage everyone to be actively engaged in museum culture and activities.  As an employee, you will have access to numerous museum perks including, but not limited to:

  • Free general admission to the museum for you and your immediate family
  • Discounted guest tickets for general admission and special exhibitions
  • Discounts on gift memberships
  • Special staff tours and presentations from our world-renowned curatorial staff
  • Discounts at the museum restaurant, all museum cafés, and museum retail stores

We offer a competitive benefits package* for employees including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Fully paid short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance
  • Health savings or flexible spending account program
  • Retirement savings program with museum match
  • Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, and holidays

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application at: https://philamuseum.applytojob.com/apply/s6oZxcXv4O/HR-Generalist

(Posted 10/19)

Executive Director, Presque Isle Light Station, Erie

The Executive Director is responsible for providing innovative leadership and expertise in
partnership with the Board of Directors and key staff to fulfill the mission and implement a vision
and strategic plan for the Presque Isle Light Station.

The Executive Director will provide direction for all aspects of operations, including finances,
planning, promotion, fundraising, education, outreach and ongoing stewardship and interpretation
of Presque Isle Lighthouse historic site.

The Executive Director will build the staff, partnerships, and programs to create greater local
support, membership engagement, volunteer participation, public visitation, community interest
and financial self-sufficiency in cooperation with local, state, national agencies, and organizations.

Roles and Responsibilities:
 Direct and over-see the Strategic and Interpretation Plans as approved by the Board of
Directors
 Prepare and over-see an annual work plan with a budget that includes input from board
committees
 Supervise all rehabilitation, preservation, and restoration projects and activities involving
the Presque Isle Station and obtain all required approvals for the projects from the PA
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA State Historic Preservation Office,
and National Park Service
 Research and apply for appropriate grants
 Supervise the day-to-day operations and functions of the lighthouse, staff and volunteers
 Direct and facilitate volunteer/student intern recruitment and training, membership/capital
campaigns, and marketing activities
 Direct and participate in fundraising for members, donors, and sponsors
 Work with Presque Isle State Park Management to address facility needs and to coordinate
usage of the leased space
 Represent and promote the Presque Isle Light Station’s growth and programs at local, state
and national lighthouse meetings and in the media
 Work closely with local organizations, universities, and civic leaders as well as staff from
other lighthouses, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA State
Historic Preservation Office and US Coast Guard
 Report directly to the Board of Directors for the proper administration of all policies and
operations of the Presque Isle Light Station
 Perform other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors

Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s Degree with preference course work in Museum Studies, Public History,
Business Administration, or a related field
 Three to five years of demonstrated work experience with non-profit operations,
historic sites, government agencies or related organizations
 Proven financial ability to organize and manage a budget and monitor ongoing financial
records with accurate data entry skills
 Demonstrate strong computer literacy skills
 Possess effective supervisory, public relations and communication skills
 Display proficiency in social media and communications technology
 Demonstrate enthusiastic leadership style to build team cohesiveness
 Ability to work and/or attend evening and weekend activities
Position: Full-time
Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000
About the Presque Isle Light Station
The Presque Isle Lighthouse, completed in 1873, is located on Presque Isle State Park and has
been open seasonally to the public since 2014. It is managed by the non-profit Presque Isle Light
Station Organization under a thirty-five-year lease with the Pennsylvania Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). It is still an active aid to navigation maintained by
the US Coast Guard, Buffalo District.
The historic site greets over 45,000 visitors during the summer season. Currently, the staff
includes the executive director, two part-time seasonal employees, and a core group of 120
volunteers. The office is located in the Welcome Center at the Presque Isle Light Station.
Website: www.presqueislelighthouse.org
Application Instructions:
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Search Committee
Presque Isle Light Station
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505
Email: presqueislelightstation@gmail.com
No telephone calls please.
Deadline to apply: November 20, 2020
(Posted 10/19)

Membership and Communications Coordinator, Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia

Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) in conjunction with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) seeks a Membership and Communications Coordinator to provide organizational and capacity building support to ASMHPT. We are looking for an energetic individual with excellent communications, writing and problem-solving skills to join our team. This position is responsible for administrative tasks related to the operation of AMSHPT, including: development of member programs, working with the Executive Director on development initiatives, maintaining a robust communications and social media presence and promoting ASMHPT to the public. The ideal candidate will value diversity and be familiar with Quaker practice and principles.

This is a full-time, temporary status (35 hour per week) benefits eligible (Health, Dental, Sick Leave, Vacation, and 403(b) retirement plan), hourly and nonexempt position. This position reports to the Executive Director of ASMHPT. Pay rate is $19.50 per hour. This is a 12 month, grant funded position which has the potential for fulltime, permanent status if additional funding becomes available. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Oskar Castro, Director of HR and Inclusion, ocastro@pym.org.

About the Organization
Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) oversees the preservation, operation, and educational programs at Arch Street Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark in Old City, Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.HistoricASMH.org
PYM is a Quaker faith community which includes over 100 Quaker meetings, 10,000 Friends and the ministry they carry. For more information, visit www.pym.org.

Responsibilities:
• Administers communication-based activities such as website management, posting to social media platforms, and writing monthly newsletters;
• Assists in organizing and developing member events on behalf of the ASMHPT;
• Maintains the database of contact information for donors and supporters of ASMHPT; Updates information in and prepares reports using information from Salesforce and Mailchimp;
• Maintains and updates the Communications Plan for ASMHPT;
• Drafts a Social Media and Marketing Plan for ASMHPT;
• Assists in the promotion of the ASMH to the public, members, donors and other relevant organizations;
• Assists the Executive Director in grant writing and annual appeal efforts;
• Assists with fundraising initiatives based on the Resource Development Plan in conjunction with the Executive Director;
• Assists the Programs Coordinator in developing virtual and digital capabilities to engage with students and virtual visitors to the ASMH.
• Other duties as assigned, general administration support such as updating Sharepoint, working the front desk in rotation with other staff and volunteers, providing support at special events or rentals, and assisting with school and education programs.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or demonstrated professional experience of 2-4 years;
• Demonstrated organizational, time management, problem solving, and decision-making skills;
• Social Media, Communications and Marketing experience;
• Front-line customer service experience;
• Experience promoting events or venues;
• Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to supervise the logistics of programs and events as needed. Some weekend and evening work required;
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds;
• Proficient with Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, Google products, and donor databases such as Salesforce. Familiarity with updating websites and social media platforms required. Graphic design experience desired.

All staff members work in a collaborative manner. In that context, all are expected to be flexible, collegial, and willing to accept a variety of assignments. ASMHT & PYM are EOEs; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: October 30, 2020
(Posted 10/14)

Executive Director, New Hope Historical Society, New Hope

The New Hope Historical Society is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill the Executive Director position. The Executive Director will direct and supervise all administrative and programming functions including the day-to-day operations, developing and implementing program strategies, building membership and community outreach and ensuring organizational financial sustainability. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide strategic vision and leadership, lead development and programmatic oversight, promote community engagement and build coalitions that share a passion for history and what it teaches us today.

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the New Hope Historical Society and is responsible for overseeing the administration, strategic plan, fundraising and educational programming of the organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and gives leadership to the organization’s mission and strategy to achieve its annual objectives and goals.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through thoughtful and interactive strategic planning
  • Responsible for the development and ongoing enhancement of programs that add diversity to the membership and invigorate current members
  • Able to quickly build networks by working closely with the other professional, civic and private organizations including diverse local histories
  • Provides a clearly articulated and detailed vision for the organization and what benchmarks and goals are needed to achieve that vision 
  1. Organizational Operations: Manages the internal operations of the organization with a proven record of accomplishment in fiscal responsibility, management of people, operations and all communication in a professional manner
  • Generates, plans and staffs educational programming and outreach opportunities that attracts all ages, diversities, and interests.
  • Knowledge of museum practices as it relates to archives and familiar with the process of digitization and utilizing an archive for community and educational research.
  • Familiar with database management systems, current technology and social media
  • Responsible for review and execution of all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the organization
  1. Financial Viability: Develops an annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Committee
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization to include monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
  • Responsible for fiscal management that operates within the approved budget
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing resources necessary to support the organization’s goals and financial viability
  1. Board Governance: Works with the Board in order to fulfill the organization mission
  • Communicates effectively with the Board in a timely and accurate manner and reports all information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions.
  • Works with the President of the Board to develop and prepare agendas for meetings, develop an annual calendar to cover current issues
  • Works with the President of the Board to recommend the composition of the Board and its committees

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson with enthusiasm and knowledge to all constituents, the media and the general public
  2. Establish employment and volunteer policies’ and procedures for all functions as well as the day-to-day operation of the organization
  3. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall viability of the organization
  4. Strategic planning and implementation
  5. Planning and operation of annual budget
  6. Oversee and initiate marketing and other communication efforts
  7. Review and approve contracts for services
  8. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Professional Qualifications

  • Demonstrates a passion for history with transparent, high integrity and core-values driven leadership
  • Ability to convey and inspire a vision for the organization to Board, volunteers, membership and the community at large.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations and generating new revenue streams
  • Experience working in and managing non-profit organizations.
  • Degree in American History, Museum Studies, Archival Management or related field

The salary range is $40,000 – $45,000

All applications are to be sent to the following email address: newhopehistory@gmail.com
(Posted 10/13)

PT Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator, Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth

The Moravian Historical Society seeks an organized and detail oriented Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator to provide assistance with our collections care and educational outreach efforts. The Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator will provide documentation and care for the Museums’ diverse collection of more than 20,000 objects following professional standards and practices. This position is also responsible for planning, developing, and delivering interpretative programs to a broad audience. 

View the detailed job description here: Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to director@moravianhistory.org. We appreciate the interest of all candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone inquiries, please.
(Posted 10/13)

Finance Director, York County History Center, York

Department: Finance Department
Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt
Supervisor: President/CEO

Responsibilities:

The Director of Finance is charged with oversight, management and implementation of day to day fiscal operations for the York County History Center as well as the administrative role for human resources. Additionally, this position is responsible for developing relationships with vendors, volunteers, specifically board members, and staff. The director works closely with the President/CEO, Finance and Investment Committees and department heads to create budgets and manage the fiscal health of the organization. Serving as a partner in setting strategic direction, through to implementation is a key role.

Primary Duties:

  • In collaboration with the Finance Committee, and President/CEO oversee the financial direction of the History Center including budget development, finance administration and investment activity.
  • Confirm and document financial processes for training and audit purposes.
  • Utilize and manage financial software to source all reports and analysis
  • Develop a means to empower department directors to manage budgets and communicate financial needs or issues.
  • Recommend organizational guidance and direction related to current financial conditions.
  • Ensure core Human Resources activities such as timekeeping, payroll, benefits and related activities are conducted in accordance with the law.

Responsibilities include:

Finance

  • Serves as staff liaison to Finance committee. Works with Treasurer to develop committee agendas, reports, financial policies, procedures and controls
  • Reports to board in absence of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.
  • Ensures all transactions are timely
  • In concert with the Finance Committee, President/CEO, and department heads, draft yearly operating budget.
  • Confirms annual budgets are reviewed and approved by Finance Executive and the Board of Directors.
  • Analyze financial results, provide forecasts and identify areas of concern
  • Maintain History Center’s financial records including the general ledger, cash projection schedules, grant reports, endowment rolling average and draw as well as coordinate the annual audit.
  • Record or supervise all accounts payable and cash receipt functions as well as cash management of all accounts.
  • Ensure financial results are reported to departments including membership, granting institutions and others as required.
  • Monitor and record investment activity for the History Center
  • Reconcile monthly contributions with Advancement for accuracy and proper allocation.
  • Work with auditor to supply all necessary resources and support material for annual audit and IRS990 completion

Human Resources

  • In conjunction with the Human Resources Committee, establish and maintain personnel policies.
  • Fully utilize and manage personnel records in Paytime software including accrued employee leave and administer employee benefits.
  • Process payroll, review tax returns and reporting to employees.
  • Source, negotiate and contract all employee benefit contracts (health, dental & life insurance, retirement, workers’ compensation, unemployment, flexible spending).
  • Support professional development initiatives for team members

General Administration

  • Source, negotiate and contract all insurance coverage for the History Center (D & O, general liability, umbrella, vehicle, artifact & collection).
  • Provide financial coaching and education to senior leadership when needed.

Qualifications:

  • S. in Accounting or similar degree.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in financial management and human resource administration are needed to perform the position.
  • Extensive experience using MIP Abila or similar software
  • Candidates must have excellent communication skills and team relations.
  • Experience in nonprofits is highly desired.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, pass a background check and be physically capable to lift over 30 pounds.

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 no later than October 30, 2020 to:  Director of Finance Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at rrobinson@yorkhistorycenter.org Please, no phone calls. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
(Posted 10/8)

Project Manager, Eckley Miner’s Village, Weatherly

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), received 2018 grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to “develop a strategic plan for the future operations of Eckley Miners’ Village historic site in northeastern Pennsylvania…The PHMC seeks to develop a sustainable new business model and management plan to promote Eckley as a regional heritage tourism asset, drawing visitors and improving the regional economy.”  The plan includes recommendations for a sustainable future use for the property, identification of potential investors in the new strategy, and a roadmap and timeline for the implementation of the strategy.

PHMC is providing funding to the Eckley Miners’ Village Associates (EMVA) to hire a contract Project Manager/Fundraiser (PM/F) to work with PHMC staff, EMVA staff and board members, and stakeholders to implement Eckley’s new strategic/sustainability plan.  The goal of the PM/F is to implement the strategic/sustainability plan, enabling the Commission to better preserve this significant historic resource and deliver a sustainable future for Eckley Miners’ Village.

WORK LOCATION AND ORGANIZATION

The PM/F will be based at Eckley Miners’ Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, PA.  Some regional travel to develop community support and meet potential funders will be required.  Occasional trips to PHMC’s offices in Harrisburg may be required.  The work schedule of the PM/F will be a minimum of four days per week, between Monday and Friday.  The schedule will be from 8:30-5 on those days.  This schedule excludes state holidays when offices are closed, and days off as agreed upon by the Eastern Division Chief.  Note: COVID-19 restrictions apply and may limit time at Eckley.

Eckley Miners’ Village is operated within the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums’ (BHSM) Eastern Division of PHMC.

  • The PM/F will report to the Eastern Division Chief of BHSM of the PHMC.  The PM/F will work closely with the Site Administrator of the Anthracite Heritage Museum.
  • PHMC staff at Eckley Miners’ Village (maintenance staff and clerk typist) will report directly to the Site Administrator of the Anthracite Heritage Museum.
  • Eckley Miners’ Village Associates staff and volunteers will report directly to the Site Administrator of the Anthracite Heritage Museum.
  • The Project Manager/Fundraiser will interface with PHMC staff at Eckley (a Clerk Typist, and maintenance personnel), and with EMVA staff and volunteers, who provide day to day operations and special programming.
  • Work will be coordinated with the Director of the State Historic Preservation Office, the Chief of the Division of Architecture and Preservation and other PHMC staff as required.
  • The project manager will work closely with the PHMC to ensure that all protocols for managing and promoting healthy public and workspaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic are followed and considered with this work and in future development planning.
  • Further, protocols and initiatives for DEIA planning and program implementation are followed and promoted.  For PHMC’s DEIA policy, see  https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Documents/PHMC-DEIA-Policy-2018.pdf

SCOPE OF WORK

The Project Manager/Fundraiser will

  • Coordinate all work related to the implementation of the strategic/sustainability plan for Eckley considering public health and DEIA initiatives. Make recommendations to PHMC and EMVA on how best to implement the plan, including approaching new partners, and identifying potential funders. Upon approval by PHMC, proceed with carrying out implementation strategy. (55%)
  • Develop strong relationships with potential funders, including individual donors, businesses, and granting agencies, as related to the strategic/sustainability plan. (20%)
  • Write and administer various funding proposals to achieve the goals of the plan. (20%)
  • Assist the Eckley Miners’ Village Associates with fundraising efforts to support staffing and programming efforts. (5%)
  • This work includes becoming familiar with the history of Eckley, along with existing conditions, and various studies already completed about the site, and promoting the site’s importance to stakeholders and partners.
  • Goals for the PM/F will be set in conjunction with the Eastern Division Chief and the Site Administrator of the Anthracite Heritage Museum.
  • The PM/F must have experience in grants management, project management, and/or fundraising.
  • The PM/F must understand, promote, and abide by CWOPA, PHMC, BHSM, and site guidelines for COVID-19 and DEIA initiatives.

Experience Desired

  • Candidate must have 4-year degree in a related field. Master’s degree specializing in one of the key feature areas of the project desired.
  • Candidate must have at least 4 years’ experience in fundraising, historic preservation planning, land development, project management, and/or community development or related fields. Experience with projects related to museums or historic sites is desired.
  • Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as an appreciation and sensitivity to diverse community needs and desires.

TERM/Compensation

  • The term of project is for one year, starting approximately January 1, 2021, with potential for renewal.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience

Submit Resume, Cover Letter, and Three references to:

Eckley Miners’ Village Project Manager Position2 Eckley Main StreetWeatherly, PA 18255

Or email:  bmorin@pa.gov

No phone calls please.

Deadline:  November 16, 2020
(Posted 10/7)

Chief Executive Officer, The Independence Seaport Museums, Philadelphia

About Independence Seaport Museum 

Independence Seaport Museum increases the awareness, knowledge, and experience of our waterways by highlighting the important role of the Delaware River through direct contact with their collections, exhibits, and the water. Located on the busy Penn’s Landing Waterfront in Philadelphia, the Museum is a key component of the waterfront renaissance and is uniquely positioned to tell the story of the vital role that Philadelphia played in the maritime history of the United States, including the founding of the US Navy.

Founded in 1960 by maritime collector J. Welles Henderson as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, ISM has expanded to become a leading maritime museum and educational center. The Museum is home to a vast collection of maritime artifacts and two retired US Navy ships, the warship USS Olympia and the submarine USS Becuna. Welcoming over 110,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a vital part of the Philadelphia waterfront and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

In addition to the Olympia and the Becuna, the Museum houses several permanent exhibits focused on science, ecology, maritime history and art. It also operates Workshop on the Water, a working boat shop, is home to the Philadelphia Ship Model Society and a MakerSpace as well as offering several recreational boating opportunities to visitors.

The USS Olympia

Launched in 1892, the USS Olympia is a cruiser that played a vital role during the Spanish-American War at the Battle of Manila Bay and is the only surviving American naval warship from her era. Olympia served in World War I where her final act of service was the transportation of the American Unknown Soldier from France to the United States in 1921. The 100th anniversary celebration of this event is to be held in 2021. She was decommissioned in 1922 and became a part of the Independence Seaport Museum in 1996.

The USS Becuna

USS Becuna is a World War II and Cold War-era submarine. Commissioned in 1944, she was sent to the Pacific Ocean where she engaged the naval forces of Imperial Japan during World War II. Becuna completed five wartime patrols, sinking three and a half ships and earning four combat stars for her service. Becuna was decommissioned in 1969 and became a part of the Independence Seaport Museum in 1996.

Education Programs

Independence Seaport Museum seeks to become the premier educational maritime museum in the United States. ISM utilizes its location, collections, historic ships, connection to the Philadelphia port community and working relationships with primary, secondary and post- secondary schools to offer targeted educational programs and “ladders of opportunity” to students in the Philadelphia community.

The River Ambassadors program strives to educate all individuals about our impact on our waterways through hands-on and on-water experiences, community science, outreach and fun.  Students participate in the River Ambassadors program at the Museum to learn as much as possible about Philadelphia’s surrounding rivers and watershed and why and how to protect them. The River Ambassadors program is a WorkReady provider partner.

The Sailor STEM Boatbuilding program takes place in the Museum’s traditional wooden boat shop. Middle and high school students work together to build a wooden boat from start to finish learning key concepts in physics, mathematics, biology, engineering, design, construction, technology, language arts, ecology, and chemistry, as well as team-building and leadership.  

Eagle STEM Mentorship is a four-year program exclusively for high school girls that takes students with a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and presents them with hands-on learning and mentoring in these areas.  EAGLE is run in partnership with Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP-WSS).

River Alive!

In 2018, the museum opened its latest permanent exhibit, River Alive!, merging science and technology to deliver an interactive educational experience that teaches visitors about the vital role our waterways play and the importance of preserving them.

Workshop on the Water

The Museum’s boat shop, Workshop on the Water, is dedicated to the skills and traditions of wooden boat building and sailing in the Delaware Valley and the New Jersey shore. Visitors to the Museum can interact with the boat builders as they work on various projects. The Workshop on the Water builds and restores privately-owned vessels as well as maintaining the Museum’s own boat collection.

Waterfront Programming

ISM is uniquely positioned to connect visitors to the water. Recreational boating activities including weekend kayak excursions and Paddle Penn’s Landing: Boatin’ in the Basin enable visitors to experience being on the water and explore the Delaware River’s natural environment.

The J. Welles Henderson Research Center

The J. Welles Henderson Research Center is open to the public and has served authors, historians, filmmakers, boat builders and hobbyists for many years. The library, artifact collection and archives focus on maritime history and culture along the Delaware River and in the Port of Philadelphia from early America to the present. The largest maritime collection in the region, it includes personal and business records, rare books, reference materials, mechanical drawings, ship models, maps, art, architectural drawings, charts, recordings, photographs, cultural artifacts, and ephemera.

For more information about Independence Seaport Museum, visit www.phillyseaport.com.

The Next CEO

Partnering with the Board of Port Wardens and the staff, the next CEO of Independence Seaport Museum will bring entrepreneurial leadership and direction to the institution. He/she will be a hands-on visible, internal and external leader and serve as a champion of the institution and its mission, bringing a strategic focus with strong operational and management abilities.

As ISM continues to adapt, grow and eventually emerge from COVID-19, the next CEO will lead the organization through an unprecedented time. A renewed emphasis on digital content has expanded the organization’s national reach and recognition. The next CEO will embrace this growth and innovation with agility and work with staff and the board to capitalize on opportunities to ensure its continued success.

The next CEO of the Independence Seaport Museum will lead the organization through an exciting time as plans for the re-development and re-branding of Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia get underway. Located strategically in the center of Penn’s Landing, the Museum will be a focal point of the newly envisioned waterfront which includes the development of residential, retail and dining facilities as well as vast public green spaces that will connect Center City Philadelphia and the river. 

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.

Requirements

Key Experience and Expertise/Competencies

Leadership: An innovative, strategic and collaborative leader with a track record of success piloting an organization of similar size and complexity. Possessing the ability to leverage the Museum’s assets, programs and location to continue to raise the profile of the institution while effectively managing people and programs.

Fundraising: An energetic leader with a track record of successfully raising funds for a similar organization focused on major gifts and membership. The ability to nurture and develop external networks, think creatively and work with staff and Board to achieve fundraising goals.

Operations: Success managing operations including finance, development, programming, facilities and brand marketing. Possessing a focus on organizational effectiveness with the ability to take calculated risks and leverage organizational strengths to achieve results.

Change Management: Experience managing change within an environment of similar size and complexity. Experience creating and executing project strategies and plans, including stakeholder assessment, communications, leadership alignment and organizational transition. The ability to prioritize and execute accordingly.

Vision and Execution: Previous success creating vision and effectively setting goals and motivating teams to execute upon that vision. The ability to create alignment and generate enthusiasm from staff and external stakeholders.

Entrepreneurial Approach: An agile leader with an innovative approach to utilizing the Museum’s assets and programs. Ability to think “outside of the box” to establish partnerships, create relationships, and creatively steer the Museum into the future. 

Communication: An inspirational and passionate communicator with exceptional written and oral communication skills. An adept and active listener with the ability to connect with staff, donors, visitors, and external stakeholders alike.

Relationship Building: The ability to create new and nurture existing relationships with internal staff and board as well as external visitors, students, donors, peer organizations, cultural partners and the City of Philadelphia.

Ability to Work with a Board: Experience working with a Board to create and execute a long-term strategic plan in line with mission and achieve the operational, financial, and programmatic goals of an organization.

People Management: A strong leader focused on creating a culture of teamwork and transparency. A good listener who champions a diverse, collaborative and inclusive workplace.

Passion for the Mission of ISM: Possessing enthusiasm for the cultural and educational work of Independence Seaport Museum including an appreciation for specific challenges facing cultural institutions including visitorship, fundraising and education.

Professional Knowledge: A working knowledge and appreciation of maritime history, culture, and the importance of our waterways including watershed protection as well as an enthusiasm for being on the water preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Applications and nominations can be sent to cdisston@disstonsearch.com

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.
(Posted 10/5)

Administrative Coordinator for Collections and Exhibitions, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Administrative Coordinator for Collections and Exhibitions is the administrative lead for the Department of Collections and Exhibitions. S/he provides administrative support for the Gund Family Chief Curator, and the Senior Director of Conservation, and supports the Exhibition Registrar and Manager to deliver projects related to the Foundation’s special exhibition program.

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

Job Specific Competencies:    

  • Provide support for the Exhibition Registrar and Manager by helping maintain exhibition checklists and records in TMS, helping prepare and manage exhibition budgets, and assisting with exhibition deadline management.
  • Provide administrative support for the Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions, and the Senior Director of Conservation, including calendar management, expense processing, and travel booking.
  • Draft and format departmental correspondence, including loan requests generated by in-house and guest curators, and create mailing lists as necessary.
  • Manage departmental meetings including scheduling, coordinating content, note-taking, and post-meeting follow up, and work with Education and Advancement divisions to develop robust agendas for the Bi-weekly Activities meeting.
  • Assist the Director of Publications to prepare special exhibition catalogues and didactics by following up on content requests and helping manage deadlines.
  • In collaboration with the Exhibition Registrar and Manager arrange contracts and travel for guest curators.
  • Work with colleagues across the museum to develop archival records of temporary exhibitions.
  • Field inter-departmental requests around exhibitions and collections, connecting external stakeholders with the relevant in-house colleagues.
  • Field inquiries from scholars and the general public.
  • Coordinate research visits for scholars studying the collection including scheduling, hotels, and transportation.
  • Arrange tickets for and at times accompany VIP guests of Curatorial and Conservation in the Collection Galleries and exhibitions.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline OR associate’s degree with two years’ experience in an administrative or work within a cultural institution  OR four years’ experience without postsecondary education.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and computer skills required, especially word processing and database management (preferably TMS).
  • Must be a well-organized, detail-oriented and deadline-driven individual who is cool under pressure, multitasks gracefully, takes initiative to support others and solves problems proactively.

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, 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.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 10/5)

Photo Archivist, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester

Chester County History Center invites applicants for the position of Photo Archivist for its historical photograph collection. This position reports to the Director of Collections and is part of the Collections Department team. Responsible for the renowned CCHC photo collection (100,000 images, from 1841 to present), the Photo Archivist supervises volunteers and student interns, and works collaboratively with the Librarian, part-time library staff and other departmental and History Center staff.

This is a part-time position without benefits. It requires rotating Saturday reference desk coverage and occasional evening and other weekend work. Range: $21,000 – $25,000

Duties
1. Provide leadership and supervision of day-to-day activities in the photo archives, including cultivating, collecting, processing, organizing, preserving and making accessible collections of photographs and audio media of all types. This includes analog and digital materials.
2. Work on cross-functional teams to support, contribute content and strengthen the photo archives and institutional projects, including but not limited to exhibitions, social media, the website, and public outreach.
3. Foster an inclusive workplace and interact with diverse constituents. This includes assisting at the library reference desk on a regular schedule.
4. Maintain professional standards for work environment and records of collections.
5. Set priorities according to strategic plan.
6. Serve as institutional photo archivist, maintaining photographic documentation of institutional activities according to policies and procedures.
7. Actively participate in fundraising for photo archives projects.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science, library and information science, or in history/public history with demonstrated photographic archival coursework or experience preferred. A minimum of 1 year accumulated professional archival experience in special library settings, especially related to photographic processes, organization, digitization, and volunteer interaction. The successful candidate will 1) be current with best practices for procedures and principles, including the physical care of primary materials and digital management, 2) have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and proficient computer experience in Microsoft Word and PhotoShop, (experience with Drupal helpful), and 3) have superior skill with time-management and focusing on priorities. Successful candidates will have the ability to physically carry out regular photo archives duties, including lifting up to 35 lbs.

Please email your resume and letter of interest by midnight October 23, 2020 to: Ellen Endslow, Director of Collections/Curator, eendslow@chestercohistorical.org.
(Posted 10/5)

Deputy Director, The 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.  

A key member of the senior leadership team of Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), the DEPUTY DIRECTOR is charged with maintaining the museum’s day-to-day business operations and advancing its strategic goals. The Deputy Director partners with the CMOA Director and others on organizational initiatives, strategic planning, and policy decisions; ensures that the museum’s strategic goals are met in creative and efficient ways; furthers the organizational mission of the museum by setting operational standards and administrative processes; and acts as liaison with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) finance, human resources, general counsel, facilities planning & operations, IT, development, and visitor services components. In addition to these internal business functions, the Deputy Director contributes essential leadership for institutional partnerships by guiding the successful implementation of programs and initiatives that broaden the museum’s reach, increase its audience, expand contributed and earned revenue, and advance its reputation regionally, nationally, and internationally.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in business, arts management, or a related field (MA or MBA preferred) and at least 10 years of increasingly supervisory arts administration experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience with business administration, strategic planning, accounting and financial reporting, recruitment and human resources, and contracting is essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Superior problem-solving, organizational planning, and written and oral communication skills are essential as well as a tested ability to manage and motivate staff from diverse backgrounds in a team-oriented environment. Other necessary skills and abilities include analyzing complex data, managing risk, and guiding teams to make informed operational decisions; directing accounting and financial activities including budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, and reporting; fostering employee engagement and managing professional development; negotiating contracts and supervising contractors; and managing a complex organization to increasing levels of service, recognition, and support. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; expected to gain familiarity with Asana, the museum’s project management software, Raiser’s Edge, and Financial Edge. The ability to cultivate and maintain a network of professional contacts in the arts is essential.

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Works in concert with CMOA Director to ensure the effective operation of the museum in keeping with appropriate standards of quality and excellence. Leads and oversees the museum’s business support functions on a day-to-day basis. Sets operational standards, creates and maintains effective administrative processes, and ensures successful implementation. Proactively monitors trends within and across business support teams to iterate and improve workflows and communication.
  • Monitors the fiscal health of the museum and provides forecasting and adaptive management. Advises CMOA Director on the interpretation of business policy/design and resource allocation. Ensures the museum’s activities adhere to regulatory requirements as well as industrywide best practices and standards. Manages the collection and communication of data to inform business decisions, monitor performance, and achieve objectives. Provides regular and clear reporting to CMOA Director and other stakeholders on business and team performance.
  • Oversees the museum’s contracting process with regular input from legal counsel and CMOA’s senior leadership team. Prepares and negotiates contracts in support of the museum’s operations and strategic goals. Reviews contracts and related documentation for accuracy and completeness to ensure compliance with CMP policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and pursues strategic institutional partnerships in order to broaden the public reach of the museum and expand its ability to garner earned and contributed revenue. Serves as lead project manager for such initiatives and writes business plans as appropriate.
  • Assists CMOA Director and Advisory Board on strategic planning efforts and contributes substantively to the planning process. Disseminates strategic direction and goals to teams across the museum, determines tactical plans in concert with members of CMOA’s senior leadership team, and tracks museum-wide progress to goals. Advises CMOA Director on the allocation of resources necessary to achieve strategic priorities.
  • Proactively fosters an inclusive organizational culture and manages employee engagement efforts. Works closely with members of the CMOA senior leadership team and CMP business partners to identify and implement solutions to workplace challenges. Manages professional development activities for CMOA’s professional staff and advises on the allocation of related resources. Promotes teamwork and mutual respect across the organization. Leads agenda setting for all-staff meetings.
  • Serves as CMOA’s primary liaison with CMP Human Resources to oversee personnel functions, including processes and decision-making regarding hiring, selection, promotion, termination, compensation, and performance management and review.
  • Collaborates with CMP Development to align the accountabilities of CMOA fundraising activity and contributed revenue growth. Contributes to fundraising goals and strategies as well as cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities as appropriate. Ensures the timely completion of CMOA deliverables with regard to grant management and compliance. Advises the CMOA Director on the appropriate alignment of CMOA’s strategic plan, programs, and staff capacity to fundraising opportunities and goals.
  • Works closely with the CMOA Advisory Board and its committees to advance the strategic goals of the museum. Monitors Advisory Board committee goals and tracks progress to date. Collaborates with CMOA Director on preparations for quarterly Advisory Board meetings and all board-related reporting.
  • Actively cultivates contacts within the museum field, art world, and philanthropic community. Keeps abreast of relevant trends and issues in the museum field. Advises CMOA Director on such matters insofar as they are germane to institutional advancement and the museum’s strategic priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to representing the CMOA Director at meetings and events, participating in CMP planning efforts, iterating and communicating internal and external policies, and managing institutional priorities and concerns as they emerge.

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

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

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

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

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

Please apply through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 10/5)

 

Museum Store Retail Associate, Historical Bethlehem Visitor Center and Museum Store, Bethlehem

As a Museum Store Retail Associate for the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center & Museum Store, you are responsible for initiating and completing sales for merchandise and tours which support the mission of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. You also must increase visitor awareness of the Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District including the museums and sites, local events, and local businesses. This is a visitor/customer service focused position with sales transactions including merchandise, museum, and tour admission. Candidates for this position have to be independent, outgoing, and comfortable working with the general public. This position is to spur visitation to Historic Downtown Bethlehem and increase revenue that supports Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, through friendly and energetic interaction.
Responsibilities:
• Initiate and complete sales transactions with visitors. This includes greeting each customer, ask if they have any questions, and how you can help, have the product knowledge to encourage sales, sales transactions, and thanking the guest.
• Answer phone inquiries.
• Independently complete customer transactions promptly and accurately.
• Ability to work in Point of Sale System to include entry of merchandise, inventory control, and generation of sales reports
• Ensure that all displays and supplies are well-stocked at all times. Advise Visitor Center Manager when merchandise is low, for timely reorder and restocking.
• Ensure that the Museum store is neat and orderly at all times. Interior and exterior entranceway.
• Sell memberships, museum, and tour admission.
• Greeting and welcoming diverse visitors to the downtown historic shopping district.
• Sharing information about downtown activities, shops, museums, and restaurants.
• Other duties as assigned.
Desired Skills:
• Friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, engaging, and reliable
• Able to work independently
• Must be at least 18 years of age
Requirements:
• Experience in sales, customer service, and cash handling required. Must have excellent customer service skills, ability to work in a team environment with minimum supervision.
• Weekends, holidays, and evenings are required.
• Proficient computer skills and demonstrate the ability to master new programs quickly
• Must be at least 18 years of age
Schedule:
• Holidays
• Monday to Friday
• Weekends
To Apply:
Please submit Cover Letter and Resume to njones@historicbethlehem.org
(Posted 9/24)

Visitor and Member Services Coordinator, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

We are looking for a proactive and personable Visitor and Member Services Coordinator to help administer frontline and back-of-house engagement with visitors of the National Liberty Museum. The Coordinator assists the Manager of Visitor and Member Services in the execution of all visitation-based initiatives, including but not limited to membership promotions, on-site programming, and retail sales. This position will also work closely with the museum’s education department to schedule and facilitate educational tours and other public offerings. 

Reports to:  Manager of Visitor and Member Services
Hours: Full time, 40 hours a week.  

This position will be required to work onsite Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Occasional Sundays and evenings may be required throughout the year as the museum’s phased reopening progresses. 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Welcome all museum visitors by maintaining a friendly and informative environment. 
  • Anticipate and respond to visitor needs by providing accurate and helpful information about the Museum and its offerings in person, over the phone, and via email. 
  • Efficiently and effectively process visitors using computerized ticketing system. 
  • Promote and inform visitors about the benefits of membership and the application process.  
  • Solicit and record visitor feedback, suggestions, complaints, and compliments about their experiences at the NLM. Make management team aware of such feedback. 
  • Act with integrity and honesty in safeguarding museum income, working with cash, credit cards, tickets, coupons, and all financial related transactions. 
  • Be willing and ready to lead group tours through the museum and work with education department as needed to help facilitate educational programming. 
  • Assist all departments in database management, including but not limited to, constituent record updates, scheduling group tours, running institutional and programmatic reports, and database clean-up efforts.  
  • Coordinate with schools and groups to facilitate tours and rentals within the building

Qualifications:  

  • one to three years of experience in museum visitor services, membership, and/or development teams 
  • Experience with Blackbaud database systems, specifically Altru 
  • Customer service management experience  
  • Sales-driven and highly self-motivated 
  • Proficient in Office 365 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required  
  • Well-organized and thorough with close attention to detail and follow through  
  • Ability to constructively work with Visitors Services staff  
  • Excellent communicator: able to work positively and flexibly with all departments of the NLM to reach consensus and achieve goals. 

Physical Demands:  

The work environment and physical demands and characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions:  

Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity including sitting/standing, limited lifting and carrying (up to 20 lbs.), up/downstairs  

Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an indoor environment, in museum offices or on museum floor 

Equipment: General office equipment, projector, Smart Board, two-way radio  

Work Environment/ Office Culture:  

We are proud of our Museum family and work each day to create an atmosphere where everyone can contribute their ideas, energy and enthusiasm for the important services we provide to the public. We emphasize working together as a team which is cooperative and supportive of each other, with open communication always. 

Our management team is committed to providing an atmosphere of trust and open communication and to listen to and answer any staff questions or concerns.  We believe in giving each staff person opportunities to grow and will always promote from within and where possible. 

The National Liberty Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce. The NLM provides an excellent compensation package. The benefits package includes medical, dental, life & long-term and short-term disability insurance, a voluntary 401(k) program with employer match, paid time off, and an employee assistance plan for transit and dependent care.  

We are now interviewing and will continue to do so until we find the ideal candidate. Interested applicants are asked to please forward your 1) resume, and 2) cover letter in one PDF for immediate consideration to HR@libertymuseum.org.
We regret we may not be able to respond to all applications. No phone calls, please. 
(Posted 9/24)

Executive Assistant, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown

ABOUT THE JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM

In 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer who first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960s.

The Museum has evolved from a modest facility with a locally derived mission to an accredited world class-facility with a broad vision. A world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings and special exhibitions showcasing a wide range of historical and contemporary work attract annually more than 135,000 visitors from around the world.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Michener Art Museum, the Executive Assistant is responsible for the daily operations of the Director’s Office which includes comprehensive administration and clerical support, management of the Director’s schedule, museum-wide communications, provides administration and support service to the Board of Trustees and its committees which includes coordinating meetings, agendas, minutes, and materials. In addition, the person in this position performs duties such as filing, scheduling and the coordination of travel, meetings, conferences, and will obtain supplies, and work on special projects, as assigned. Dealing with a wide array of important external stakeholders as well as internal contacts, the position works with highly sensitive and confidential information and utmost discretion is required. Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload. The Executive Assistant serves internally and externally as a representative of the Executive Director and is the embodiment of the Michener’s mission and values.

Primary Responsibilities:

The James A. Michener Art Museum seeks a qualified administrative professional to provide support to the museum’s Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee Executive Director’s daily calendar, including confirming appointments, issue reminders, and notify all necessary parties of any schedule changes. Make reservations and all other arrangements as needed.
  • Schedule and create agendas, minutes, and related materials for institutional meetings including weekly updates, Executive Team and Administration, and monthly Staff meetings.
  • Manage files, schedules, correspondence, agenda, conference calls, and meeting arrangements for all the Director’s internal and external activities.
  • Manages the creation and implementation of the Board of Trustee annual calendar, including meetings, retreats, social activities, and specified committee meetings. Staffs committees and serves as liaison for trustees, assisting them on any issue raised. Composes and edits written documents for the Board leadership, such as agendas, summaries, reports, minutes, letters, directives, and visual presentations.
  • Manages and monitors projects the Director is involved in, identifies and gathers relevant data, maintains deadlines, reminds the Director of matters that require immediate attention, offers assistance and analytical support. Researches and drafts materials as required.
  • Keeps the Director’s office neat and organized, filing documents and other materials for efficient retrieval. Screens and prioritizes incoming mail for Director’s attention.
  • Create and manage the Director’s Office departmental budget; tracking and reconciling expenses on a regular basis and ensuring that the department stays within budget.
  • Orders supplies, materials, and creates requests for IT and software updates needed for the Museum.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

The ideal candidate will be warm, positive, and approaches problems diplomatically. They will have a minimum of five years’ administrative or equivalent experience, preferably working in a cultural institution or non-profit. The individual must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills. They must be a strategic thinker skilled in analysis and problem solving. The ideal candidate will be motivated and a self-starter, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and supervisory skills, and the following skills:

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to write reports, itineraries, professional correspondence, and meeting minutes.
  • Must act with integrity and an ability to carry oneself with the demeanor, professionalism, and flexibility needed to represent the Executive Director and the Museum.
  • Ability to be a team player and work with others across the organization. Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels within an organization.
  • Must possess initiative, strong personal work ethic, and good judgment.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the Executive Director
  • Able organize and prioritize work independently in order to meet agreed-upon deadlines. Able to work under pressure and within tight deadlines and manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time.
  • Must be extremely organized and willing to help keep others organized
  • The proven ability to deal with confidential matters in a professional manner is essential.
  • Proven expertise with technology. Advanced Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and Google Docs a must; with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Altru, Outbound, or related software a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full time regular, non-exempt position.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education Level: 

Minimum, high school diploma with minimum five years’ experience serving as an executive assistant

A cover letter, current resume, writing samples, a list of 3-4 references, and salary requirements are requested from all applicants. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Interested candidates should submit materials to kquinn@michenerartmuseum.org.
(Posted 9/24) 

Community Outreach Director, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle

The Community Outreach Director position is directly responsible to the Executive Director with all the rights, responsibilities, and benefits as described in the Personnel Policy Manual. The Community Outreach Director takes the lead role in special initiatives including marketing, heritage tourism, historic preservation, community engagement, fundraiser coordination and program development with CCHS department heads. The position manages one part-time Events and Marketing position.

Primary Duties:

  • Oversees community outreach and logistics for CCHS events, programs, workshops and occasional conferences in conjunction with the CVVB and other partner groups
  • Coordinates and is responsible for CCHS’ annual programming calendar in coordination with department heads and committee chairs.
  • Oversees logistics and marketing for the annual McLain Celtic Bash, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, and other fundraisers for the Society.
  • Takes the lead role on working with the Executive Director and staff in the application of grants and in the solicitation of event and fundraising sponsorships
  • Oversees outreach and logistics of CCHS’ Historic Preservation initiatives including the promotion of the County Register of Historic Places Program, in cooperation with the County Historic Register Committee and preservation tours (taverns, mills, historic properties and preservation tours etc.)
  • Oversees and promotes the Cumberland County Preservation Roundtable to facilitate dialogue and community engagement about the preservation of historical, cultural and natural resources and the interconnectedness of these resources. 
  • Represents CCHS at outreach events, table booths, professional development, and networking events (i.e. Chamber of Commerce Mixers etc.)
  • Takes the lead role in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for CCHS and serves on the Society’s web-development leadership team
  • Pursue business and industry in Cumberland County and surrounding counties to form alliances for contributions.
  • Investigates marketing opportunities on local and regional websites including free governmental and tourism sites
  • Works closely with the Education Curator and other Department Heads to develop and implement strategies for the advertisement and promotion of home schooling opportunities, history workshops, genealogy programs, talks, tours and museum department programs
  • Assists Education Curator in coordinating with private and public schools to advertise CCHS educational opportunities.
  • Oversees, develops and implements a marketing plan with specific “West Shore” marketing strategies and objectives
  • Assists the Executive Director in the implementation of the Society’s Awards and Scholarships POPS Program in coordination with Awards and Scholarships Committee
  • Assists the Executive Director in the development of a county-wide and regional partnerships with simpatico organizations locally and abroad
  • Assists the Executive Director with other assigned fundraising duties and responsibilities
  • Serves as lead liaison with assigned committees and reports work at quarterly Community Outreach Committee meetings.
  • Delegates set up (with E&M Assistant, Historic Properties Coordinator and volunteers) for programs, tours, lectures, and events
  • Attends and/or assigns E&M Assistant to community planning meetings pertinent to CCHS mission and outreach i.e. DCA, CVVB, other arts, humanities, festival planning meetings
  • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with social & print media production and marketing
  • Oversees and coordinates, with staff, membership cultivation, growth, and innovation
  • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with the management of the membership database and oversees with the Assistant membership renewals and special membership promotions
  • Takes the lead role on the recruitment and training of outreach and events specific volunteers including reception area visitor’s services representatives
  • Assists with outreach educational activities including special initiatives in the G.B. Stuart History Workshop
  • Assists the E&M Assistant and Historic Properties Coordinator with rental inquiries at Two Mile House, Todd Hall, or Cumberland Room
  • Delegates the E&M Assistant and volunteers with special mailing initiatives
  • Oversees the promotion and development of CCHS’ Friends and Partners Program

Qualifications and expectations:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven marketing and fundraising skills and experience
  • Ability to operate telephone system and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Promotes the mission of the CCHS
  • BA or MA in related field minimum or commensurate work experience
  • Ability to flex schedule and work evenings and weekends

The Cumberland County Historical Society located in Carlisle, PA seeks a highly motivated, energetic Community Outreach Director. This multifaceted position requires experience and proficiency with working on multiple and diverse projects and having constant public interaction and engagement. Proven marketing and fundraising experience will be a key distinguishing factor in choosing a candidate. This is a salaried position with health benefits package.

START DATE:
November 2020
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three references no later than October 2, 2020 to Executive Director jillari@historicalsociety.com Prospected candidates should be prepared to interview in October and are welcome to inquire about salary information when their application materials are emailed. Attached documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. No phone calls will be accepted.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY AND OUR OUTREACH INITIATIVES AT WWW.HISTORICALSOCIETY.COM
(Posted 9/15)

Office Coordinator, Lebanon County Historical Society, Lebanon

  • Description –2 employee site, coordinator and archivist, in an organization existing since 1898. The Museum and Archival Library is open Tuesday to Friday 10-5, Saturday 10 -2, closed Sunday and Monday. The employees are paid hourly and have no health benefits. Salary is $12.00 per hour
  • Duties include the following: opening and closing the Society, responding to email and phone calls, maintaining membership lists, processing donations, receiving visitors and conducting tours,  scheduling  group tours, operating Retail Pro computer system for gift shop, helping produce Quarterly newsletter , entering data and maintaining Past Perfect museum database, performing typing , filing, computer and interpersonal communication.
  • Skills required: Organizational, Microsoft Office programs facility, an interest in history, a cordial personality
  • Recommendations required.
  • Contact Carol Christ at cachrist2@gmail.com with questions and to submit resumes.
    (Posted 9/15)

Executive Director, Erie Art Museum, Erie

The Erie Art Museum seeks a multi-talented museum professional as its next Executive Director to build on this regional museum’s profile at the center of a multimillion-dollar downtown reinvestment initiative. The successful candidate will be a visible and strategic leader able to shepherd Board, staff, and stakeholders through a multi-year capacity-building process, while developing and implementing dynamic programming for broad audiences. The ED will bring strong curatorial and collections management knowledge to leverage the museum’s numerous assets, including a collection of 8000+ items and a base of supporting regional artists. OPPORTUNITIES:  Further develop programming, exhibitions and educational opportunities. Strengthen collaborations, including with community partners and nearby urban cultural hubs.  Build on the museum’s recent success at establishing a small endowment and solid financial footing to grow long-term financial sustainability.  Strengthen EAM’s reputation as a regional cultural destination. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Guide institutional planning, staff oversight, collections and program development. Provide significant fundraising leadership, working in partnership with an engaged Board. REQUIREMENTS: BA; MA preferred in art history/museum education or related field. 4+ years’ experience as successful museum director or equivalent experience in senior management at large institution/related cultural organization. Experience managing professional staff and interest in leading a small hands-on museum with dedicated staff. Proven fundraising ability including donor relations and grant-funded projects. Curatorial experience and art-world networks an asset. Public-facing person with strong communication skills. http://www.erieartmuseum.org/.  Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com/open-searches/. Apply by 10/26/20 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  EOE.  Nominations welcome.
(Posted 9/13)

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

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

Richard Burkert, President

Johnstown Area Heritage Association

Melinda Meyer, Vice-President
Erie Yesterday

Benjamin Neely, Secretary
Berks History Center

Jason Illari, Treasurer
Cumberland County Historical Society

John Alviti
The Franklin Institute

George Brzezinski
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Jean Kilheffer-Hess
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Rebecca Lawrence
Hershey Gardens

Wayne Motts
The National Civil War Museum

Tom Ryan
Lancaster History

Kevin Schott
The Penn Museum

Averie Shaughnessy-Comfort
Mid Atlantic Association of Museums

Bonnie Shockey
Allison Antrim Museum

Sandra Smith
The Senator John Heinz History Center

Mary Sorensen
Centre County Historical Society

Allison Titman
The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

Amy Zeigler
The Hershey Story Museum

Andrea Lowery
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (ex officio)

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Rusty Baker
Executive Director
rusty.baker@pamuseums.org

Chrisoula Randas Perdziola
Programming Director
Chrisoula@pamuseums.org

Donna Sadowski
Financial Coordinator
dsadowski@pamuseums.org

Jenny Angell
Project Manager, Accessibility Excellence
c-jangell@pa.gov

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Visitor Services, Wrightsville

Controller, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Job Summary:
The Controller will plan and direct the accounting operations of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS). The Controller will guide and monitor the monthly financial activity, provide financial statement analysis, budget, and audit support. The Controller will help develop a strong, collaborative finance team to operate a high-quality, multi-dimensional department supporting the mission and business of the organization.

The primary duties of the Controller include managing the weekly and monthly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable, revenue posting, cash management, payroll processing and human resource management. In addition, the Controller will supervise the Bookkeeper, who is mainly responsible for the daily and weekly accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable posting, check printing, and deposit posting.

Additional responsibilities may include resolving vendor issues and performing maintenance and creation of various supporting schedules. The Controller will also perform the following tasks: record and post the month-end revenue from the POS systems, reconciling to the cash deposits, record the monthly credit card transaction fees, calculate and remit the monthly sales tax to the state of PA.

The work is varied and fast-paced, with some flexibility and time management required during the site’s busy season, which is September – November. That period includes the annual fundraiser, Terror Behind the Walls (TBTW).

How to Apply:
Deadline extended! Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. Please email resumes to ml@easternstate.org. Resumes must be attached or embedded in email. Links to external sources are not accepted (i.e. Google Docs, Dropbox, etc.)

Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree in accounting, MBA or CPA preferred. Seven or more years supervisory/controllership/CFO experience required.
  • General accounting knowledge required; nonprofit accounting knowledge preferred but not required (will train). HR experience a plus.
  • Problem solving skills, careful planning, multitasking, and time management skills are most critical. Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting and audit support.
  • Written and verbal communication skills are required as well as a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, a firm understanding of Microsoft Office programs and the internet. Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus but not required.
  • Ability to maintain a high, positive energy level, friendly, highly organized, and able to work independently and collaboratively. Creativity and initiative will be important, along with superior attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to supervise additional accounting staff while maintaining own work. Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with supervisor, other staff, and the general public.
  • Must be able to maintain full confidentiality of any and all conversations, data records, files and other information where access is limited.

Physical requirements (lifting, etc.):

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Removing boxes from shelves is required.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal.

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

 

PT Visitor Services Representative and Boat Tour Guide, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Wrightsville

Susquehanna National Heritage Area has an immediate opening for a team-oriented individual to assist with visitor services at our Zimmerman Center for Heritage and serve as a guide on our extremely popular River Discovery Boat Tours.

Job Title: Zimmerman Center Visitor Services Representative / Boat Tour Guide

Status: Temporary (Seasonal) part-time position, approximately 24-30 week, Friday-Sunday through October 11, 2020, with consideration for continuing employment.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s mission is to connect people to the history, ecology, and natural beauty of the Susquehanna River. We partner with the National Park Service to operate the Zimmerman Center as Pennsylvania’s Visitor Contact Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Center’s historic building, grounds, and river art collection provide a backdrop for programs, interpretation, and exhibits relating to the Susquehanna River’s history, ecology and American Indian legacy.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is focused on weekend visitor services and River Discovery Boat Tours at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. Duties will include interacting with visitors, assisting with tours, public programs and site interpretation, carrying out daily chores and site upkeep, and coordinating with other seasonal staff. The successful candidate for this position must provide excellent customer service to Zimmerman Center visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer Service

  • Provides excellent customer service to guests and patrons, and whenever interacting with the public, partners and Board members.
  • Conducts tours and engages the public in hands-on programming and interpretation.
  • Processes book & product sales.
  • Manages visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations.

Maintenance

  • Assists with routine behind the scenes site maintenance and chores.

Organizational and Program support

  • Completes office administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Studies and understands historical resource materials and information relating to Susquehanna Heritage, its programs, facilities, and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.
  • Conducts research to enhance site knowledge and programs as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of 48 inches
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including three professional references to Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center Director, by email to pnevin@susquehannaheritage.org, or to the attention of Paul Nevin, Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER encouraging DIVERSITY in the workplace, and as such, 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.

Full position description and more information about Susquehanna Heritage and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage can be found at www.SusquehannaHeritage.org.
(Posted 7/20)

Director, Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara, Erie

Do you have a passion for history–especially maritime history, love working with museum exhibits and collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig/Flagship Niagara in Erie County.

Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including contact information and salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2815718. This posting closes August 18, 2020.
(Posted 7/20)

 

Director, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford

Do you have a passion for history, love working with historic buildings and museum collections, and enjoy managing complex operations? If so, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums (BHSM) of the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is looking for an experienced director to manage the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Delaware County–one of PHMC’s premier historic sites.  Please use this link to find further information and application materials, including salary range:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/2814252.  This posting closes August 15, 2020.  The Brandywine Battlefield director position was previously posted and withdrawn due to COVID-19.   Anyone who applied previously should reapply.
(Posted 7/17)

The Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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

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

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

The Richard Armstrong Curator or Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art is a motivated, intellectually curious, and highly collaborative professional who oversees the presentation, loan, and development of CMOA’s collection of contemporary art, comprising approximately 6,000 works across media dating from 1945 to the present. An essential member of the museum’s curatorial team, the Curator/Associate Curator provides programmatic vision, long range planning for the collection, staff management, and artistic leadership to advance the museum’s strategic goals. They organize/co-organize original collection- and loan-based temporary exhibitions; identify and coordinate borrowed exhibitions for presentation at CMOA; oversee gallery rotations of the permanent collection; conduct research and interpret artworks; shape the collection through gifts and purchases; and evaluate and assess holdings as part of an overall collections plan, including deaccessioning. The Curator/Associate Curator also works collaboratively with and alongside the Curator of the Carnegie International, North America’s premier ongoing international survey of contemporary art established in 1896. The Curator/Associate Curator cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with the regional, national, and international contemporary art community, including artists, museum colleagues, prospective donors, friends of the Carnegie International, and other affinity groups. They nurture relationships and partnerships with local organizations to increase awareness of CMOA and expand its base of supporters; actively participate in fundraising and audience development efforts; and represent the museum through lectures, juries, events, and publications locally, nationally, and internationally.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving capabilities—including the ability to be an effective leader, motivator, and team member—as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Curator/Associate Curator must be a creative thinker, innovative exhibition maker, and enthusiastic advocate for the evolution of art museums in the 21st century. Knowledge about the field of contemporary art, including familiarity with artists and professional counterparts, nationally and internationally, is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, standard business software, and basic office equipment is required. The Curator/Associate Curator will be expected to gain familiarity with KE EMu, CMOA’s collection’s management system, and project management applications such as Asana.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The position requires a master’s degree in art history, curatorial studies, or other related field and at least five years of progressively responsible curatorial experience in a museum setting; and equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The Curator/Associate Curator must have a proven track record of curatorial achievement, including art acquisitions, exhibitions, and publications on modern and contemporary art. Area(s) of specialization should be relevant to CMOA’s collection. The Curator/Associate Curator’s record of experience must also reveal deep knowledge of and commitment to the latest developments in critical curatorial practice and theory as well as focused engagement in key social issues facing art museums today.

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Builds CMOA’s world-class collection of art by recommending acquisitions through gift and/or purchase; develops and maintains department-based collection plan.
  • Conceives and oversees rotations of the permanent collection galleries; collaborates with curatorial colleagues on collection-based presentations, research initiatives, and reinstallations.
  • Conducts and shares scholarly research to inform provenance documentation, conservation strategy, deaccession prospects, and other collection functions.
  • Organizes collection- and loan-based exhibitions; identifies and oversees borrowed exhibitions for presentation at the museum.
  • Collaborates with staff to ensure that curatorial projects are realized in a timely manner and on budget.
  • Collaborates with the Curator of the Carnegie International and related partners and staff to ensure the International aligns with and amplifies broader goals for contemporary art across the museum.
  • Vets and negotiates outgoing loans from the collection to other institutions; liaises with borrowers as needed.
  • Interprets works of art for the museum’s audiences through lectures, brochures, publications, labels, wall texts, digital media, and other forms.
  • Cultivates advantageous relationships with the professional community, CMOA Advisory Board, prospective donors and affinity groups, as well as with local community organizations to increase awareness of the museum and expand its base of supporters.
  • Actively participates in fundraising and audience development initiatives as needed.
  • Travels to pursue acquisitions, scholarly research, relationships, and beneficial contacts on behalf of the museum.
  • Represents the museum nationally and internationally at art fairs, conferences, openings, and other art world events; assists with the planning of donor cultivation trips as needed.
  • Performs other duties, including contributing to museum-wide planning efforts and initiatives, as assigned.

Please apply at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal.
(Posted 7/17)

Director, Individual Philanthropy, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

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

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

Carnegie Museums seeks a seasoned fundraiser for the position of DIRECTOR, INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY. The director is responsible for leading a comprehensive individual major gift program and managing a portfolio of major prospects and donors. The director will lead a team of gift officers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, ensuring a door-centered strategy is customized for each individual.

The successful candidate will have the wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and interest to be an enthusiastic ambassador for programs in both the arts and the sciences, and the vision and insight to connect donors’ passions with museum priorities in order to achieve goals. Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and experience working with high level volunteer leadership are critical as is a track record of soliciting and closing six-figure plus gifts. A balance of relationship and results-orientation, enthusiasm and patience, independence and collaboration is essential.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree desirable.

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 7/6)

 

Development Manager, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia (PTM), was founded in 1976 and was the first children’s museum to focus exclusively on young children ages birth to seven. As a leading 21st-century children’s museum, PTM’s exhibits, Museum experiences and educational programs are developed to engage children and foster the intellectual, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and in life. PTM’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. Every year the Museum welcomes a half a million visitors from the greater Philadelphia region, across the country and around the globe. The Museum is housed in Memorial Hall, a National Historic Landmark with over 100,000 sq. ft in total and 60,000 sq. ft of exhibit space.

About the position

The Development Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining the Museum’s fundraising operations, working closely with the Chief Development Officer to identify, cultivate, and secure funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations on behalf of the Museum. The Manager will provide administrative support to the Development team and oversee database management: recording donor interactions for the department, booking pledges and gifts, running reports and administrating stewardship of donors. Taking initiative, in collaboration with CDO and working across Museum departments, the Development Manager will be responsible for the organization and implementation of all fundraising and donor-related events.

Responsibilities

Lead all Museum individual giving campaigns in partnership with the Chief Development Officer (CDO).  This includes, but is not limited to, leading the Please Touch Museum’s urgent individual giving campaign scheduled for Summer to Fall of 2020. Specific tasks will include:

  • Identifying potential donors from PTM’s Annual Fund and Membership and work with CDO to cultivate and solicit donors.
  •  Managing a portfolio of individual givers and corporate supporters investing between $100 and $60,000+ in Please Touch Museum.
  •  Working with CDO and Campaign committee for this initiative and stewarding this group.
  •  Implementing a donor program strategy and comprehensive cultivation and stewardship plan for Please Touch Museum’s individual supporters. This includes an active schedule of personal interactions with donors including phone calls and visits to initiate one on one engagement and solicitation opportunities.

Responsible for managing and maintaining all technical aspects of the development operation.

  •  Managing database systems and financial records. This includes donor acknowledgement letters and logging constituent interactions.
  •  Leading all donor e-communications through Outlook and Constant Contact. Including the Museum’s quarterly e-newsletter Touchpoints and the Museum’s Annual Report.
  • Creating timelines and budgets for all deliverables required by individual and corporate funders.
  •  Leading internal collaborations with: Marketing, Exhibits and Museum Learning to facilitate the execution of funder deliverables.
  •  Supporting department and committees with agendas, minutes, and monitoring/tracking deadlines.

Responsible for identifying, soliciting, and creating proposals for corporate sponsors. This includes writing letters of request and sponsorship agreements to secure institutional support.

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to develop fundraising strategies that integrate with Museum-wide initiatives.
  • Conducts research to grow corporate sponsorship pipeline.
  • Act as a project manager to ensure that marketing, program delivery, and sponsorship deliverables are met and written reports filed if appropriate.

Responsible for leading fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events in collaboration with CDO and when appropriate: cross-departmentally.

  • Design and implement all aspects of events in collaboration with CDO.
  • Create budgets, timelines, and promotion/outreach plans, working in collaboration with other Museum departments.
  • Identify and cultivate event committee for Imagination Ball, then assist and steward the committee members.
  • Coordinate post-event tasks including the reconciliation of budget in conjunction with the finance department, evaluation, and recommendations for the following year.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years working in a position of progressively responsible development experience.
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and event management, preferably at an arts and cultural non-profit organization.
  • This position requires a highly motivated, self-starter with demonstrated writing and organizational ability who enjoys finding creative ways to make a case for funding.
  • Must be able take initiative, managing multiple tasks and meet deadlines without supervision.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate success in working with people and organizing committees focusing on achievable goals.
  • Able to listen carefully to prospective donors, displaying a creative, problem solving attitude while maintaining a donor-centric fundraising philosophy and approach.

Please Touch Museum is an EEO employer. To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume to: DevJobOpp@pleasetouchmuseum.org 
(Posted 7/6)

Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), in partnership with the search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication. PAFA has a multi-level mission, serving both the School and the Museum, and the Senior Vice President (SVP) will work to strengthen the position of all of the branches of PAFA and the institution overall. This newly structured and elevated position reports directly to the President & CEO. The SVP serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and participates in institution-wide strategic planning and policy development for both enrollment and strategic marketing communication. The SVP has responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic marketing plan aimed at utilizing a variety of media, both traditional and digital, to increase enrollment, visitors, and membership, as well as to increase auxiliary earned revenues including facility rentals and retail. The SVP will also be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the institution’s strategic enrollment initiatives and outcomes while providing vision and leadership to the institution in all areas of enrollment management as well as strategic communication.

The successful candidate will partner with PAFA stakeholders including the Board of Trustees, senior leadership, the Dean of the School of Fine Arts, the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, the Vice President of Public Education and Engagement, Director of Events, academic leadership and faculty, curatorial leadership and staff, and colleagues to achieve strategic goals.

PAFA and the Community: With over 200 years of experience training artists, PAFA nurtures the artistic development of our students through degree programs in undergraduate and graduate fine arts education. PAFA offers a world-class professional education that focuses exclusively on the success of the emerging fine artist. Our priority is the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of a fine arts education to develop and pursue an artistic vision wherever it may lead.

Founded in 1805, PAFA is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. The School is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Museum earned reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

Our Community: Once the original capital of America, Philadelphia has a past enriched with culture, history and symbolism. The city is a melting pot of races, traditions and immigrant cultures and also possesses amenities that only the city’s own heritage can provide. It is the home to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence, both tributes to the city’s evolution.

Widely known as Philly, but formerly known as the City of Philadelphia, it is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It holds the following statistics: it is the sixth most populous city in the US, the fifth largest city area by population in the US, the US’s fourth largest consumer media market and ranks 49th as the most populous city in the world. There are nearly 1.5 million people in the city alone.

Cultural, culinary, artistic and multicultural treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside. From some of the very finest and diverse restaurants, museums, major league sports, theaters, to philanthropic organizations, Philly has it all. Residents have access to the best facilities known to a modern city environment and community including four centuries of history and architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, remarkable museum collections, gorgeous green spaces, and endless shopping. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining and vibrant nightlife.

The Position: The SVP will oversee and be responsible for the leadership, management, and direct supervision for the offices of: Admissions, Strategic Marketing and Communications, and Student Financial Aid. They will provide leadership in designing the institution’s enrollment and marketing/communication strategies and is expected to make sophisticated use of high-quality data-driven, evidence-based enrollment decisions, utilizing best practices in enrollment management. This will occur while inspiring others throughout campus to work and serve collaboratively in achieving enrollment goals while improving retention and graduation rates. The SVP must be innovative and adept at promoting current academic and student-centered programs, as well as bringing forth recommendations for new recruitment and enrollment initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, financial aid leveraging strategies, retention, tuition net revenue strategies, and academic programs that match PAFA’s mission, resources, and market demand. With a team of eight, this position will craft social media, marketing and messaging plans to serve individual department needs to implement an annual master marketing research plan that provides insight into exhibit offerings, visitation and membership drivers, pricing strategy, and audience demographics. Relationships are critical to this role, the SVP will establish partnerships with outside organizations to develop marketing and promotional opportunities and actively attend events in the community. In addition, this position serves as Staff Liaison to the Marketing Committee of the Board of Trustees and reports to the School Committee of the Board.

Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Senior Vice President for Enrollment & Strategic Communication, the ideal candidate should have the following:

  • 8 years of experience in enrollment and marketing/communication, preferably within higher education, arts and culture, or related areas with multiple revenue streams;
    • Master’s Degree;
    • Considerable experience in data-driven enrollment operations that result in sustained growth in enrollment, diversity, academic quality, and increased retention and graduation rates;
    • Track record of developing and implementing marketing strategies to drive increases in attendance and membership throughout the year, increase awareness of an institution’s programs and mission;
    • Experience with all forms of institutional publishing and communications, including editorial of all media and supervising website and other digital content;
    • Experience positioning an organization both internally and externally and raisings its profile, through various media, with its current constituents as well as with new ones;
    • Working knowledge of current methodologies in enrollment management, admissions processes, institutional marketing strategies, and strategic media relations;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit while at the same time, deeply collaborative;
    • A strong understanding of marketing research skills and financial aid leveraging;
    • Experience in implementing and improving a comprehensive enrollment and marketing/communication plan;
    • The ability to work with Deans, faculty, alumni, currently enrolled students, the administration, and other partners in bringing together an Institution-wide enrollment management structure and environment.

Application and Nomination Process: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has retained Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the entire search process. All applications must be sent to:
Dr. Scott F. Healy, President
Scott Healy & Associates
scott@scotthealy.com

Applicants must apply electronically by a word document and include:
• Cover letter outlining experiences and success in the areas indicated in The Position;
• A complete and up-to-date Resume;
• Names of 5 professional References with title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No reference will be contacted without written permission from the candidate)

Applications submitted by July 31, 2020, will receive priority consideration. An anticipated start date for the selected candidate is October 5, 2020. The search process will remain open until the position is filled.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. PAFA strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
(Posted 7/1)

Director of Education and Community Programs, 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.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

As the primary advocate for the museum’s community-centered engagement philosophy, the DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS leads efforts to create, implement, and evaluate a wide range of innovative educational programs, activities, and artist projects that connect diverse visitors (onsite, offsite, and online) with the museum. They supervise a high-performing team of museum educators; serve an integral role in artistic and strategic planning; initiate and sustain community partnerships to further the museum’s educational mission; and contribute to audience development activities on behalf of CMOA and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP). Additionally, they effectively manage program budgets; actively seek ways to ensure the financial sustainability of the museum’s educational initiatives; and oversee CMOA’s commitment to expand diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI), both internally and externally.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An advanced degree (humanities, learning, arts education, or a related field) and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a public-facing informal education role are required; or a comparable mix of education and experience. A track record of innovation and leadership is essential, as is demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary, experimental, and collaborative approaches to public programming and engagement. Experience overseeing the creation of effective online educational resources is desirable. A record of research, publishing, and/or public speaking in museum education and/or public engagement is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Director of Education and Community Programs must have broad knowledge of informal education and engagement strategies relevant to cultural organizations today as well as tested skills initiating and sustaining community partnerships. Awareness of effective strategies for engaging diverse museum visitors of all ages is required, including an understanding of human development, learning theories, school curriculum, and program design and evaluation. The ability to lead and inspire a diverse team of artist-educators is essential. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required, along with proficiency in budgeting, evaluation, and grant writing and reporting. Must be able to thrive in a complex, fast-paced, and multi-tasking environment. Evening and weekend hours may be occasionally needed if programs demand it. Familiarity with or willingness to learn project management and workplace chat applications, such as Asana and Slack.

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • As a member of the museum’s senior management team, takes a leadership role in defining and evolving the museum’s community-centered educational philosophy and public engagement strategies in keeping with the museum’s overall mission and strategic plan.
  • Responsible for leading the design and development of a comprehensive range of innovative programs, services, and offerings for school students and teachers, children and families, and diverse adult audiences that meet or exceed high standards for museum education practice.
  • Actively establishes and nurtures collaborations and partnerships with a host of external partners to further the museum’s mission, serve its community, and extend the impact of its programming, especially to new audiences.
  • Hires, mentors, supervises, and evaluates education department staff members; supervises museum educators in hiring, nurturing, and evaluating volunteer docents, teaching artists, and other part-time staff members. Oversees the multifaceted efforts of education team members, collaborators, and contractors to meet schedules, budgets, and engagement objectives.
  • Participates on planning teams for special exhibitions, permanent collection installations, online initiatives, and other community-focused projects to align such efforts with the museum’s educational philosophy and ensure effective and meaningful program delivery.
  • Advises curatorial colleagues on their efforts to conceptualize and develop interpretive materials, such as wall labels, gallery and activity guides, and other forms in print or online. Oversees creation of descriptive copy about education programs and activities for marketing initiatives.
  • Oversees and guides the work of the museum’s DEAI Staff Forum, pursuing new initiatives collaboratively to ensure team goals are met; endeavors to remain up to date on DEAI advancements in the cultural sector and imparts key learnings to staff.
  • Develops, manages, analyzes, and reports on education-related budgets for departmental operations, programs, and grant funded projects. Oversees timely tracking of participation in education programs and activities. Analyzes and responds appropriately to findings and trends to achieve goals for participation, impact, and revenue generation.
  • Plays a significant role in fundraising for the education department, including identifying, contributing to, implementing, and reporting on grant-funded opportunities; also helps to cultivate and steward donors interested in education-related programs.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department, education staff, consultants, and community partners to evaluate educational programs and activities; analyzes and responds to findings; and contributes to research and learning internally and externally, as appropriate.
  • Remains current with the latest museum education practices, innovations, and research in the field; applies best practices to ensure the continued success of all educational initiatives and programs; endeavors to impart knowledge of best practices to colleagues across the museum.
  • Collaborates with other departments and components of CMP to identify and realize opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships, including joint programmatic initiatives and new opportunities for generating earned and contributed revenue.
  • Contributes to a variety of planning activities related to the museum in particular and to CMP as a whole, including but not limited to strategic planning, education task forces, and audience development initiatives.
  • Undertakes other projects at the request of the director.

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 6/29)

Director of Marketing and Social Media, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

The Director of Marketing and Social Media leads the strategy, development, and implementation of the Barnes Foundation’s integrated advertising/marketing/social media plan to support earned and contributed revenue initiatives, retain and grow audiences, and increase brand awareness for the institution. This position reports to the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics partners with the Director of Communications to ensure that content development plus media outreach and partnerships are consistent across all media vehicles within the overall marketing communications plan. This role also supervises two full-time staff: Marketing Manager and Social Media Coordinator and is responsible for their day-to-day work and for providing coaching, feedback, and opportunities for professional growth.

This position provides guidance and leadership across a variety of institutional initiatives and strategic goals, helping to shape organizational messaging that drives revenue and/or audiences across the Barnes. Working with the Chief of Business Strategy and Analytics, this position maximizes the revenue and audience potential of the Barnes existing online initiatives and participates in the planning and execution of new initiatives. Lastly, the Director plays a key role in a newly formed Analytics function that collects, analyzes, and makes decisions based on the institution’s data.

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

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

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

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Leads the development, execution, and analysis of advertising/marketing/social media campaigns, including negotiating media and trade contracts to support earned and contributed revenue goals as well as audience retention and development
  • Develops and refines the foundation’s overall brand strategy to direct consistent messaging and positioning across all media and platforms. Works with Design and Editorial team to ensure that the Barnes’s visual identity across all marketing and advertising assets meet graphic and editorial standards.
  • Leads partnership with media agency to develop, execute and analyze results of annual and long-range media plan and advertising campaigns.
  • Leads the development and implementation of SEO/SEM, social media, and e-mail marketing automation campaigns
  • Chairs the interdepartmental staff social media committee of to build the Barnes voice and manage content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn; grow and diversify audiences; and leverage channels that support revenue and attendance goals
  • Represents marketing and messaging interests to the internal Strategic Plan working group
  • Partners with Senior Director of Admissions and Retail Operations to develop promotions that include discount or incentive programs,
  • Partners with the Director of Communications to create and implement effective marketing and communications strategies to support the foundation’s audience and revenue goals and media/marketing partnerships, etc.
  • Participates in key internal committees and external conferences, contributing to key strategic, policy, culture and management decisions of the Barnes.
  • Works with all departments to develop marketing material in support of the mission of the Barnes Foundation.
  • Researches and analyzes best message, methods, channels, and trends for Barnes marketing and social media to support audience outreach and attendance goals.
  • Represents the sales/marketing, audience development, and SEM/SEO functions in ongoing optimization of the Barnes website, working collaboratively with the Chief Technology Officer, Editorial and Design teams, and all other relevant departments.
  • Coordinates efforts with outside public, city and state agencies to develop collaborations in support of Barnes marketing goals.
  • Uses data driven analysis, including historical performance, external benchmarks, and market trends to develop, track, and evaluate advertising components of the Marketing Relations budget.
  • Creates marketing partnerships with allied local, national, and international organizations, when appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Demonstrates the ability to monitor, supervise and hold accountable all employees in the areas of attendance, completion of documentation, ADP and implementation of all company policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Supervises and meets regularly with all direct reports to review operational metrics and provide ongoing guidance; documents constructive feedback regarding job specific functions, responsibilities and competencies.
  • Maintains written documentation of supervision for oversight and review by other parties as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain a stable, productive team environment through effective communication, staff appreciation and other activities that yield a high level of employee engagement to support and preserve the employee’s interest in working for The Barnes Foundation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-8 years’ experience in marketing/communications or business development fields required or some college with additional relevant professional experience required.
  • Proven ability to develop, coordinate, execute and analyze results of strategic and long-range marketing plans, consumer communications, message development, media planning and brand positioning.
  • Strong quantitative and marketing analysis and presentation skills Ability to demonstrate ROI across all functions.
  • Demonstrated budget responsibility, writing ability with strong visual sense and attention to detail.
  • Creative problem solver and producer who can synthesize complex material quickly into data, charts and copy.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to establish priorities, work within deadlines, multitask, and organize.  Proven ability to drive initiatives from concept to implementation in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with contract oversight of third-party vendors, design agencies and content developers.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat); social media scheduling and analytics tools; video editing, Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, Google Analytics, and Survey Monkey.
  • Proficiency in all related computer applications (CRM and Content Management Systems experience preferred).
  • Experience in dynamic cultural or non-profit organization 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, 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.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 6/29)

President and CEO, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

The Allentown Art Museum, an AAM-accredited museum, seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and engaged leader with a proven track record of museum experience and a vision for the future to serve as the new President/CEO. The President will provide leadership for the Museum’s operations, exhibition, and educational and fundraising programs to move the Museum forward as a significant player in the rebirth of downtown Allentown and the enhancement of the Lehigh Valley.

The successful candidate will bring experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the work of the Museum, in partnership with a skilled and committed staff, a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees, and many other volunteers. The President/CEO will have the opportunity to build a sustainable operating model for the Museum, articulate and implement the recently developed strategic plan and engage current and prospective donors, as well as leaders throughout the community, in supporting the Museum through successful fundraising and reputation enhancement.

The Allentown Art Museum is a vital arts and educational institution in the greater Lehigh Valley. The mission of the Museum is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art. Visit www.allentownartmuseum.org for more information.

Essential Qualifications

  1. A. or M.F.A. required; PhD preferred.

Significant museum experience in a director, senior curator, or other leadership position, and knowledge of museum standards, best practices, and trends to maintain the Museum’s AAM accreditation, develop and oversee an active exhibition program, and keep the Museum moving forward.

Fundraising and development experience, preferably including individual and corporate gifts, grants, events and the ability to attract new members and donors and to steward current relationships.

Ability to speak in an engaging and persuasive manner about art, wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, and the value of museums to varied constituencies including collectors, civic officials, foundations, members, and a diverse public.

Financial acumen and strong emotional intelligence.

The Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply—submit comprehensive CV with cover letter that sets out your interest in the role and describes the aspects of your experience relevant to the above criteria. Include names and contact info for three references. References will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. Applications received by June 30 have best opportunity for consideration.

Submit to:  hr@allentownartmuseum.org

Salary Range:

Salary range of $130,000-$150,000 plus option for bonus
(Posted 6/22)

 

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

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

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

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

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Candidate Profile:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

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

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

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

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org
(Posted 6/22)

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