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Visitor Services Associate, Ephrata Associates, Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata

30 hours – Thursday thru Sunday

Ephrata Cloister, a National Historic Landmark and AAM accredited museum located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is the site of one of America’s earliest religious communities.  Founded in 1732 by a German immigrant, this community left us a unique legacy in their architecture, music, calligraphy, and printing. Historic Ephrata Cloister epitomizes Pennsylvania’s rich history of religious and intellectual freedom.

This Visitor Services Associate is an employee of the Ephrata Cloister Associates, who works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to fulfil the site’s mission.   This position reports operationally to the PHMC’s Custodial Guide Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Welcome visitors to the site, explain tour options in concise manner, sell tickets for tours and special events using the Point-of-Sale ticketing system.
  • Provide live and virtual guided tours to all visitors
  • Participate in school programming/special program interpretation and assist with creation and implementation of programs/events, both live and virtual which may include some evening hours
  • Make group tour reservations, complete the necessary paperwork, and distribute for further processing
  • Answer telephone, take messages, and redirect phone calls as needed
  • Inform public through website management/editing and social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) to keep the Ephrata Cloister visible to the public
  • Assist in membership management, volunteer records, and communications through ECA database, as directed by ECA Board of Directors
  • Assist in general light cleaning of gallery and bathrooms, and occasional sidewalk snow removal


  • A. in History or American Studies preferred.
  • Public Speaking Experience
  • Obtaining Federal and Pennsylvania child protection clearances is part of the hiring process.
  • Ability to work as part of a team that includes volunteers
  • Familiarity with Lancaster County to direct visitors to main access highways for attractions/services a plus
  • Experience using Word Press, and the various Social Media outlets.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; must have the physical ability to lift 20 lbs.

Work Environment

The employee will work year-round in both an office environment and outdoors in various types of weather.

To Apply for this Position

Please send a letter of interest and current resume to:

By Mail:

Ephrata Cloister Associates
632 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522

Or by Email to:
Deadline: October 1, 2021
(Posted 9/15)

Manager, STEAM and Educational Programs Manager, The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington


$38,000 – $42,000 a year



The mission of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is to preserve and perpetuate its collection of historic transportation equipment, artifacts and archives and utilize the collection and other resources to provide an unparalleled immersive experience that brings the technology and culture of the Trolley Era alive through entertaining, educational and diverse programming.


The vision of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is to enhance the knowledge of transportation technology and culture to educate and inspire future generations of innovators.


Customer First Orientation:

  • We make decisions and measure every outcome based on how well it meets our customer’s, member’s and or visitor’s needs.

Teamwork & Collaboration:

  • We achieve more and greater success when we collaborate and work together.

Effective Communication & Listening:

  • We understand that communication starts by listening and understanding different perspectives.

Proactive Leadership:

  • Do the right thing while achieving success by enabling others.


  • We value everyone and treat people with dignity and professionalism.


  • We believe in each other and do what we say we will do.


The Manager of S.T.E.A.M. and Education Programs (the Manager) will play a leadership role in the design, development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Museum’s education programs and activities. The scope of this position includes, but is not limited to, onsite and remote education programs for traditional students (pre-school through grade 12), internship, co-op and other programs for college students and workplace training. This position will report to the Manager, Visitor Experiences.

The specific scope, goals, objectives and evaluation criteria in relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position during any time period will be identified in a Work Plan to be developed jointly by the MVE and the Museum’s Executive Director.

1. In relation to the Museum’s goal of developing a broad range of education programs

  • The Manager willtake a leadership role and work with the Executive Director, the Manager of Visitor Experience, consultants, and other appropriate entities in the development of these programs. This responsibility includes identifying opportunities for the Museum to provide educational programs, evaluation of these opportunities and, where applicable, the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs to address the opportunities.

2. In relation to management of the Museum’s S.T.E.A.M. and education programs:

  • The Manager, in conjunction with the Manager of Visitor Experience, will perform staff management activities that include, but are not limited to, involvement in hiring, evaluation and termination decisions, employee coaching and development, employee rewards, recognition, performance management and productivity.
  • The Manager will define the content, delivery methods and other characteristics for these programs, train the staff and volunteers who will deliver the programs, evaluate the programs as defined in paragraph 4 below and will participate in the delivery of these programs. Programs developed for traditional students (pre-school through grade 12) will be developed and delivered consistent with appropriate guidelines such as curriculum requirements and guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • The Manager will take a leadership role and work with the Manger of Marketing and Development to market these programs to potential attendees including schools, cyber schools, home schoolers and senior groups.

3. In relation to the funding for educational programs:

  • The Manager will take a leadership role and work with the Executive Director, the Manager of Visitor Experience, the Manager of Marketing and Development (future position) and other applicable entities to identify and evaluate potential funding sources and prepare and support the funding request process through activities such as writing of grant requests and the submission of funding proposals.
  • For grants and other funding that the Museum receives in support of education programsthe Manager willmaintain appropriate records, and prepare and present reports and other information to funding sources.

4. In relation to the evaluations of education programs

  • the Manager will determine evaluation criteria, design and implement evaluation efforts, assess the results of the evaluations and recommend/implement actions to address the results of the evaluations.

5. In relation to exhibits to support the Museum’s visitor experience

  • The Manager will participate in the processes relating to the design, development and maintenance of these exhibits.

6. In relation to inclusion of educational components in special events

  • The Manager will design and develop these components and participate in the presentation of these components to event attendees.

7. In relation to fiscal management

  • The Manager will work with the Treasurer and the Business Manager, as required to ensure that the Manager’s areas of responsibility are managed in accordance with the Museum’s policies and procedures for fiscal management.

8. In relation to reporting and communication

  • The Manager will prepare and submit reports, articles (ex. Trolley Fare) and other materials.

9. In relation to strategic planning

  • The Manager will support the Museum’s strategic planning efforts by serving on or supporting sub-committees and other groups that are addressing strategic planning for areas that are consistent with the Manager’s duties and responsibilities.

10. Perform other duties that are consistent with the position.


This is a full-time exempt position that requires some weekend and evening hours.

1. Appropriate combination of education and work experience in the areas relating to the design, development and delivery of education programs that is sufficient to indicate the individual’s ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Education or another discipline is required.
2. Possess, or obtain in a timely manner, a working knowledge of the technologies that the Museum provides to support the duties and responsibilities of this position.

3. Has good verbal and written communications skills.

4. Pennsylvania teacher certification is a plus.


1. Obtain and maintain the appropriate background check clearances as defined in the Museum’s policy for Volunteer and Employee Background Checks.

2. Provide own uniform and/or other appropriate clothing and equipment.

3. Be able to work at locations other than the Museum when necessary, to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.


  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 9/13)

Executive Director, The Venango Museum of Art, Science, and Industry, Oil City

The Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry in Oil City, PA is seeking an Executive Director. Duties include management of the daily operations of the Museum, fundraising, membership drives, event planning, exhibit upkeep and development, budget management, supervision of Assistant Museum Director and other permanent and seasonal staff, and other duties as needed. Candidates must possess proficient writing skills, grant writing experience, computer literacy, marketing experience, and passion for working with the public. Candidates should have a vision for the continued longevity of the Museum. The position is full-time with a flexible schedule. Interested parties should email a resume, letter of introduction, and salary requirements to by Friday, September 24, 2021. Please no phone calls.
(Posted 9/13)

PT Coordinator of Development Operations, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks a focused, process oriented part time Coordinator of Development Operations to join a team committed to advancing the mission of an innovative and important historical resource for the region. This position will play a vital role in connecting the History Center with its members, donors and potential supporters.

The Coordinator of Development Operations should be an enthusiastic, creative individual who enjoys managing information and projects with a focus on connecting people with opportunities to support the mission of the History Center. Individuals that serve in this capacity will record and track gifts from donors and members while providing related data and information in support of donor engagement by the Advancement team and senior leadership. Periodically the Coordinator of Development Operations will participate in special events and programs, and provide logistical support, as needed for fundraising activities.

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. The organization is following all CDC Covid-19 guidelines, masks are required in historic buildings. The hourly rate for this position is $13.50 – $15.50 depending upon experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Individual Giving Manager, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at Please put “Coordinator of Development Operations” in the subject line.  No phone calls.
(Posted 9/10)

Museum Services Technician, The Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg

Reports To:
Museum Exhibition Specialist

Position Summary: This position is located at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. The incumbent will perform a variety of tasks to support the management, protection, and continued public enjoyment of collections on exhibit and in storage at the museum. The incumbent will perform a variety of task to support the Collections team in the completion of The World of Civil War Armies Exhibit in the G.L. Temporary Exhibit. This is a 10 month, three days per week assignment. The position could lead to an ongoing full-time position as a museum technician.

• Serves as a museum technician in Gettysburg’s Museum Services office, working in
• conjunction with National Park Service Museum colleagues to mount a temporary exhibition and manage and exhibit a collection of over one million historical objects and documents. Works with the Museum Exhibit Specialist, and other members of the curatorial team.
• Conducts regular and routine maintenance of museum galleries covering over 20,000 square feet in accordance with professional museum principles and practices.
• Places and removes objects in storage, maintaining the organization already established by the NPS Museum Curator.
• Oversees the packing and transport of collection items, the selection of appropriate methods and materials, and the construction of packing and moving containers.
• Prepares historical objects for photographic documentation, including proper placement, taking sufficient images to capture object details, and use of proper catalog numbers and
scales for accurate documentation.
• Catalogs objects according to professional and NPS museum management standards. Enters cataloging data into the designated NPS catalog program using established NPS procedures and intellectual content provided by the NPS Museum Curator. Seeks assistance for situations not covered by instructions or guidelines.
• Assists with the installation, repair, and rehabilitation of exhibits in the Museum and Visitor Center and the David Wills House.
• Implements museum environmental monitoring program, including the gathering data, maintenance of monitoring equipment, and preparing permanent data records.
• Performs a variety of clerical operations in support of the curatorial operation. This may include, for example, handling office records and correspondence or inventorying and ordering supplies.

• Perform other related duties


• BA degree in American History, Fine Arts or related field or equivalent education and experience
• Minimum of 2 years of experience working with museum collection conservation and preservation practices
• Knowledge working with a Collections Management Database such as Re-discovery or Past Perfect
• Knowledge of professional museum practices, procedures, techniques and record systems including accessioning, registration , cataloging, filing and collections storage procedures
• Knowledge of museum collection conservation and preservation practices
• Must complete an NPS background investigation and obtain a US Access credential.
• Ability to use basic hand tools with prescribed safety precautions
• Ability to communicate information in a clear & concise manner. This includes knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and terminology appropriate to professional museum operations
• Ability to climb ladders and access catwalks at least 75 feet of the ground
• Must be able to lift up to 40lbs.

This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. The Gettysburg Foundation retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time with or without notice.

The application deadline is 9/24/2021.  Hourly wage $21.00. 

Please send resume and cover letter to
(Posted 9/10)

Historical Marker and Diversity Coordinator, The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg


Are you interested in joining a pro-active and dedicated team of preservationists, historians, and archaeologists? The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a historic preservation specialist to manage PHMC’s popular Historical Marker program and initiate PA SHPO efforts to identify, document, and celebrate the diverse stories and places in Pennsylvania in accordance with PHMC’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Policy. Responsibilities include serving as the public face of the marker program and working with PA SHPO staff and partners to further diversity and inclusion in historic preservation.


The Historical Marker and Diversity Coordinator is responsible for managing the PHMC’s Historical Marker Program as well as coordinating across all the PA State Historic Preservation Office’s (PA SHPO) program areas to develop strategies for preserving and sharing a more inclusive and representative record of Pennsylvania’s history.

Duties include overseeing the state’s Historical Marker program, assisting nominators, leading marker committee meetings, managing fabrication and maintenance of markers, working with sponsors for dedication programs and implementing educational programs.

Diversity responsibilities involve serving as a lead for diversity initiatives, creating projects, educational programming, training and presentations for staff, partners and historic preservation community.

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

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday
Lunch Period: 1 Hour  

Telework eligible (part-time): You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework) not to exceed 3 days a week. Specific days will be determined by bureau directors according to bureau needs. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.


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

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Requirements:

  • Meet or exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for History, Architectural History or Archaeology.
  • Prior academic and/or professional experience to interpret and analyze the cultural, economic, geographic, political and social relations of Pennsylvania history.
  • Experience in or personal commitment to diversity outreach and facilitation, and some knowledge of or interest in cultural heritage preservation of diverse communities.
  • Demonstrable experience interpreting and applying National Park Service guidance and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
  • Demonstrate excellent ability working with a team of individuals and overseeing group work.

Preferred Qualifications (not required):

  • Excellent computer and word processing skills using MS Office products and data management systems such as PA-SHARE.

Please click here for more information and application instructions.
(Posted 8/31)

Educational Programs Manager, The American Helicopter Museum, West Chester

The Educational Programs Manager is responsible for the development, management, evaluation, and marketing of all educational programs. This includes but is not limited to school programs, adult, family and weekend, tours, workshops and outreach programs. The incumbent assists with writing educational materials for various ages to publicize the educational programs. In addition, the incumbent analyzes existing programs and materials, develops new programs, and assists with the development and creation of exhibits.


The Educational Programs Manager is responsible for the following:

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

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


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


–     Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

–          Strong organizational and project management skills; problem solving skills

–          Ability to work well with co-workers and volunteers

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

–          Ability to create age-appropriate learning experiences.

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

–          Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

–          Ability to work under stress.

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


This is a part-time, twenty-five hour per week position, at least twelve hours of which will take place on Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (12-5); the rest can be scheduled during normal business hours. The pay is $20.00/hour Please send an email including a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Controller, The Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

Hours: Full Time; occasional weekend or evening hours required.
Compensation: Exempt position; competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits
Reports to: President and CEO
Description: The Controller is responsible for overall financial and risk management activities of the Museum. They work as part of the Museum’s leadership team and in cooperation with the Board of Port Wardens to ensure the financial health of the organization.

 Minimum of BS in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution is required.
 CPA preferred.
 Five years or more of progressive experience in non-profit accounting and business office procedures, preferably in a senior management role.
 High degree of computer literacy is essential. Proficiency in Blackbaud’s Financial Edge (or similar software), Raiser’s Edge (or similar software) and Microsoft Excel is preferred.
 Experience should include final and interim grant financial reporting, audit requirements and risk management.

Essential Duties:
 Responsible for management of all the financial records and reporting of the Museum including financial forecasts, coordination of the budget and audit processes.
 Oversees Assistant Controller including oversight of payroll, management of salary and fringe benefits plans.
 Develops policies, systems and procedures pertaining to finance.
 Manages the Museum’s commercial insurance policies and reviews contracts and other legal matters.
 Financial:
o Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly and effectively communicate monthly and annual financial statements to senior management, the Board of Port Wardens, and department leaders.
o Manages cash flow and forecasts upcoming cash needs; coordinates endowment withdrawals with the third-party custodian as necessary.
o Coordinates and leads the preparation of the annual budget; tracks departmental budget variances on an ongoing basis and works with department managers regarding variances.
o Prepares financial forecasts and special grant or donor reporting as necessary.
o Authorizes check payments for vendors and payroll.
o Maintains internal control systems throughout the Museum.
o Coordinates and leads the annual financial audit process with external audit firm.
o Maintains banking and vendor relationships.
o Supervises the Assistant Controller.
 Risk Management:
o Manages the Museum’s commercial insurance policies including liability, fine arts, marine, building and workers’ compensation.
o Oversees annual insurance renewals working with third-party broker to ensure adequate coverage and cost effectiveness.
 Tax Filing:
o Coordinates and leads the preparation of the organization’s annual Form 990 and BCO-10 filing process with external audit firm
o Coordinates and leads the 1099 reporting process, as well as all other necessary tax returns and registrations filed in accordance with the IRS, federal, state and other regulatory agencies.

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

To apply:
Upload a brief cover letter and your resume to . No phone calls.
Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community. For more information, please visit

Location: Independence Seaport Museum is located on Penn’s Landing at 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking.
(Posted 8/30)

Project Scholar, Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium, Pittsburgh

Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium ( is seeking candidates— historian, archivist or graduate-level scholar—for a project to research and document the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoC) with disabilities in Western Pennsylvania, and to share the history in a variety of formats. 

BIPoC candidates for this independent contractor position are encouraged to apply.

Time Frame:                                                            September 15, 2021 to September 15, 2022

Time Commitment:                                                  7 -10 hours per week

Hourly rate:                                          $25-$35, depending on experience

The project is divided into two parts:

Outreach, Research and Documentation

Project Scholar conducts intensive work, guided by the Community Advisory Committee, Consortium leaders, and network of historians and archivists.

Community Engagement

Project Scholar develops and leads presentations and dialogue with target audiences that are focused on contemporary issues of race and disability, civil rights and social justice, and are positioned to advance equitable disability rights.

Project Tasks:

* Establish Community Advisory Committee to identify potential histories, assist with community connections, and act as resource for ongoing work

*Document of at least 5 histories of Western Pennsylvanians with disabilities who are people of color

* Engage with at least 5 community audiences to share the histories, connect the histories to contemporary issues, and support advocacy for equity

* Develop media to amplify the histories and themes


History research experience

Oral history experience

Community engagement experience

Public history experience

Strong communication skills, including public speaking

Strong organizational, coordination and leadership skills

Experience working with archives a plus

Experience with disability history a plus.

To Apply:

Email letter of interest and resume/CV to Tina Calabro, Acting Project Director, Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium,

Application deadline is September 17, 2021.
(Posted 8/30)

Manager, Events and Stewardship, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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

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

Position Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs, the Manager, Events and Stewardship is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all development cultivation and fundraising events, overseeing stewardship efforts and helping to achieve Development revenue goals.

Position Requirements

  • Serve as the External Affairs leader overseeing the donor-facing aspects of the historic Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner which annually raises nearly $1M in gross revenue:
    • Serve as liaison to The Friends Committee, a volunteer group that supports the fundraising for the event
    • Collaborate with the Awards Program Director and Sales and Catering Team in overseeing all physical aspects of the event
    • Coordinate with the Institutional Giving team to support solicitation and stewardship of event sponsors
  • Collaborate closely with President & CEO, VP of External Affairs and other stakeholders to provide vision, planning and execution for donor and prospect events
  • Execute events supporting key museum programs and initiatives including, but not limited to Exhibition Openings, Speaker Series and Youth Program Milestone
  • Manage all aspects of event planning from concept to implementation in support of department objectives. Includes creating event themes; developing invitation lists, event communications and creative materials, budgeting, and liaising across multiple departments within the Institute including Sales and Catering, Design, Education, and Public Relations among others.
  • Collaborate with EA Team to develop, execute, and evaluate annual stewardship processes and mechanisms.
  • Provide leadership for the creation of Institute-wide communications including an annual report, impact report and various donor communications.
  • Coordinate and track donor recognition signage across the enterprise including exterior and interior signs, donor walls, and other recognition vehicles.
  • Ensure accurate entry and tracking of key actions and metrics in Raiser’s Edge.

Mandatory Requirements:

The Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of combined events managements and fundraising experience. Ability to work proactively and collaboratively in support of the overall goals of the External Affairs Department and Franklin Institute. Ability to work independently, yet work in a centralized development structure, and with colleagues from various departments across the Institute. Excellent computer, writing and communication skills are essential. Experience with relationship management software, Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Ability to travel locally, and occasionally regionally. Occasionally work nights and weekends to meet fundraising goals.

Benefits Information:

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

Please visit our Careers page at or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). 

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 8/20)

Major Gifts Officer, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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

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

Position Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs, the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with new and existing major gift prospects ($50K) to support annual operations and a capital campaign in advance of the Institute’s 200th Anniversary in 2024. The Major gifts Officer is also responsible for:

  • Manage an active portfolio of campaign and major donor prospects capable of making $50K+ gifts, and implement tailored strategies to move prospects through the donor cycle from identification to solicitation.
  • Achieve campaign and annual operations visits, solicitations, and revenue goals.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the Campaign Master Plan, exhibitions, educational programs, and science communication activities, as well as Institute history, to effectively communicate priorities and philanthropic opportunities to external audiences.
  • Effectively coordinate prep of meeting materials, solicitations, stewardship reports, and communication with senior Institute leaders, including the President and CEO.
  • Working with External Affairs Operations, identify and qualify prospects through research and regular portfolio reviews.
  • Working with the Annual Giving team, identify current annual donors who have the capacity to make major gifts, design and implement appropriate strategies.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations as well as readings to keep abreast of fundraising trends.
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and action by regularly assessing the Department’s long-term goals, and act swiftly to qualify donors, solicit gift, and secure philanthropic commitments.
  • Ensure accountability by setting personal expectations for donor activity and confirm commitment to External Affairs Department metrics; regularly updating progress while assessing the needs of the team and self.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4-6 years related experience in development with a specific focus on major giving, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Campaign experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with developing and implementing sophisticated strategies for donor engagement and solicitation is required.
  • Ability to work independently, yet work in a centralized development structure and with colleagues from various departments across the institute.
  • Excellent computer and writing/communication skills are essential.
  • Experience with relationship management software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Ability to travel locally, and occasionally regionally and occasionally work nights and weekends to meet fundraising goals

Status: Full-Time

Benefits Information:

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

Please visit our Careers page at or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). We look forward to hearing from you!

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 8/19)

Manager of School Programs, York County History Center, York

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an engaging, results oriented full time Manager of School Programs to join a team committed to creating an innovative and important historical resource for the region. This position will play a vital role in connecting the History Center with educators and their students from across the county.

The Manager of School Programs should be an enthusiastic, creative individual who enjoys connecting with people and delivering great experiences by creating a welcoming, and rewarding learning environment. Through high-quality in-person or digital tours and programs, the History Center is able to build long-term relationships within the region and local communities. Individuals that serve in this capacity will engage visitors in conversation while providing interpretive information at the History Center’s main sites. Periodically the Manager of School Programs will participate in off-site programs and, as needed, will support other Visitor Engagement functions.

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. The organization is following all CDC Covid-19 guidelines, masks are required in historic buildings. The position salary is between $30 – $40k depending upon experience and includes full benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume no later than September 2nd to:  Manager of School Programs, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at Please, no phone calls.
(Posted 8/19)

Chief Development Officer, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

WittKieffer is proud to be supporting the Museum of the American Revolution in its search for an experienced executive to serve as Chief Development Officer (CDO).

Located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia, the Museum uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality and self-government. This externally facing position will play a critical role in raising the national profile of the Museum as it prepares to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, and the Museum’s 10th anniversary in 2027.

The chief development officer is a key leadership position, working in    close partnership with the President/CEO and senior leadership team, to ensure  that the Museum is philanthropically and fiscally successful in its current strategic plan as well as in perpetuity through a strong endowment. The CDO will coach, mentor and manage a team of advancement professionals (currently numbering 11) to new levels of success and utilize opportunities for professional development, career planning and succession programming with a vision toward the long-term success of the institution and its employees.

The CDO will work in partnership with an engaged Board of Directors and loyal members and donors who understand the importance of a strong culture of philanthropy. The CDO will carry a targeted portfolio of principal gift prospects, growing the Museum’s constituent base and ensuring that the nation’s most generous and thoughtful philanthropists are introduced to its mission, vision and impact. The CDO will build upon the momentum of its successful $150 million capital campaign, which exceeded its goal by nearly $25 million when it concluded at the end of 2017, ensuring that the programmatic, capital and unrestricted funding needs are well resourced now and in perpetuity for future generations of visitors. 

The CDO will be a leader with significant and sophisticated knowledge and experience managing across the development enterprise and prepared to work with external council through the principles, methodologies and foundational planning steps for future campaign efforts.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile, available at

WittKieffer is assisting the Museum of the American Revolution in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by September 20, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Melissa Fincher and Lauren Bruce-Stets at  

The Museum of the American Revolution is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
(Posted 8/16)

Marketing Manager, The African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) seeks a creative, strategic, and enthusiastic Marketing Manager who is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and coordinating the marketing initiatives that strengthen and promote the public image of the Museum. Under the leadership of the Vice President of External Relations and Development, the Marketing Manager is responsible for working with all internal stakeholders to create and implement marketing strategies related to the Museum’s public and educational programs, exhibits, membership, and other priority initiatives. The Marketing Manager will also coordinate the implementation of the Museum’s public relations functions with the firm contracted to manage the Museum’s public relations strategies. 


  • Manages, evaluates, and adjusts an ongoing marketing program for the Museum, meeting annual goals and budget for marketing purposes, according to the Museum’s mission and policies 
  • Coordinates all Museum promotions with external organizations; coordinating services and deliverables with departments within the Museum 
  • Works closely with Museum’s media, marketing and design consultants to ensure continuity of work and consistency of the Museum message 
  • Coordinates the production of the Museum’s printed and electronic newsletters, including the selection of topics, editing, and coordination of design to ensure timely delivery of information to the Museum’s constituents 
  • Works with Public Relations agency to coordinate, draft, and produce for timely distribution, press releases, placement of calendar listings, social media, and notices of event releases 
  • Coordinates production of all Museum collateral, to include display ads, banners, brochures and other printed materials – working closely with all departments, graphic designers and printers – for Museum special events, public programs, exhibitions and membership activities 
  • Sets agendas and leads Marketing Working Group meetings
  • Coordinates key market research activities 
  • Assumes other related duties and responsibilities as required by VP of External Relations and Development


Education/Experience Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred 
  • Minimum five to seven (5-7) years of experience in promotions and/or marketing of activities and events in a related field and nonprofit setting

Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured and articulate 
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative and to communicate new and different approaches toward community outreach and marketing 
  • Excellent editing skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Ability to formulate new ideas and directions to achieve desired goals. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Experience and skills in the use of basic software including MS Word, PowerPoint, Publishers, Adobe, and other relevant software applications. 
  • Must have command of the Internet and all applicable features.


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

Expected hours: 37.5 per week
Salary range: $50,000-$56,000

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to 
(Posted 8/16)

Kathy and Ted Fernberger Associate Curator or Curator of Prints, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

We Are Committed 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, especially those from marginalized and underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by our shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others.

We are 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks an associate curator or curator with an exceptional record of exhibitions and publications to oversee the museum’s distinguished collection of 120,000 prints. Reporting to the head of the department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, the successful applicant will join the curatorial team during a period of exciting transformation within the department and the museum. While consideration will be given to those who specialize in printmaking before 1800 or printmaking in the US and Mexico before 1950, the breadth and depth of the collection calls for a curator with a broad-based knowledge of prints who can expand, diversify, and reinterpret existing canons. Along with shaping the next chapter of the print collection’s history, the Curator of Prints plays a vital role in the department’s fellowship program, which has successfully launched the careers of print specialists for more than four decades.

Specifically, you will:

  • With the Department Head and the Curator of Photographs, lead a collections assessment and recommend acquisition strategies including recommending works of art for purchase and assessing offered gifts.
  • Work closely with the department’s acquisitions committee and supporters, assisting in all aspects of committee meeting preparations and stewardship of supporters.
  • Conduct or direct research on the collection or on related topics in accordance with plans developed in consultation with the Department Head, using this research for the development of exhibitions and public programming, the enrichment of the museum’s collections database and interpretive materials in the galleries, and for presentation in collections catalogues, scholarly articles, public lectures, and symposia.
  • Organize and/or coordinate collections rotations and special exhibitions, either individually or in collaboration with colleagues from the museum and other institutions. This work encompasses every aspect of the development and implementation of exhibitions, from initial project planning and research to participation in budgeting and resource development, the production of catalogues, the creation of installation designs and marketing plans to promote the exhibition, and the development and presentation of interpretive programs.
  • Working with the department’s curators, supervise and mentor fellows by delegating curatorial tasks, developing collaborative work assignments, providing professional feedback, and helping fellows develop and implement exhibitions.
  • In consultation with collections staff, preparators, paper conservators, and design and installation staff, ensure that works of art are properly documented, conserved, stored in a safe and accessible manner, and effectively displayed in the museum’s galleries.
  • With the collections staff and the paper conservators, review and provide recommendations on loan requests.
  • Collaborate with the Education Division, Digital Resources and Content Strategy Division, and Editorial on the development and production of interpretive materials related to exhibitions and online presentations of prints.
  • Develop, in consultation with the Department Head, a professional development plan to enable you to keep up to date on scholarship and curatorial developments in the field and address any agreed-upon professional needs (e.g., managerial training, communications skills, etc.).
  • Share responsibility for the management of the department study room and respond to queries about the collection.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Head.

Position and Compensation Details

The minimum salary for Associate Curator is $65,000

The minimum salary for Curator is $85,000.

This position is full-time, exempt and thirty-five (35) hours per week.

Application Timeline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on September 7, 2021. We encourage candidates to apply early as the position will close once we have a robust applicant pool or a candidate has been selected.

What We Offer

Our employees are at the center of the museum. As an employee, you will have access to numerous museum perks including, but not limited to: 

  • Free general admission to the museum for you and your immediate family
  • Discounted guest tickets for admission
  • Discounts on gift memberships
  • Special staff tours and presentations from our curatorial and conservation teams
  • Discounts at the museum restaurant, museum cafés, and museum retail and online stores

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for employees* including:

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

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


Your background and experience include:

  • A record of research and curatorial achievement, which includes the development of small and large-scale exhibitions, publications and online resources that address a wide range of audiences, and acquisitions of works of art.
  • Experience maintaining best practices in conservation, collections management, loan requests, provenance, and museum ethics.
  • Experience mentoring colleagues.
  • Experience working with donors, collectors, and museum patrons.
  • A track record of collaboration with a sense of accountability to others.
  • Proficiency in a language related to a geographical area of expertise in prints.
  • Organizational acumen and excellent oral communication and writing skills.
  • PhD preferred with requisite experience at the associate or full curatorial level.

To Apply:

Please submit application at:
(Posted 8/16)

Community Engagement Coordinator, Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Lewisburg

Lewisburg Children’s Museum Mission: It is the mission of Lewisburg Children’s Museum to bring hands-on,
enriching educational experiences in a safe, accessible environment, to children in the central Susquehanna
Valley. We are committed to providing opportunities for learning, imagination and play.

Role Summary: The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will engage with museum members,
volunteers, and staff. The CEC will also enforce museum guidelines and safety procedures at all times
ensuring that the museum stays safe and accessible for all guests. This position is a part time 20-25
hour a week, key-holding position. Security clearances and ability to work some weekend and evening
hours required. Reports to the Executive Director. Wage range: $10-$12 per hour.

● Providing front-desk customer service, running the register, overseeing the museum floor,
completing day to day operations, and performing opening/closing procedures, such as cleaning
and cashing out the register
○ Serves as a shift supervisor
○ Answering phone calls and returning messages
○ Troubleshooting POS related issues
○ Assigning student worker projects and tasks and supervising those tasks to completion
● Managing staff and volunteer schedule and training with the Executive Director
○ Recruitment and hiring of work study university students
○ Recruitment of volunteers and overseeing their training
○ Creating and assigning volunteer and student work projects
○ Coordinating volunteers and tracking hours of service
● Maintaining Museum Memberships in Little Green Light Database
○ Tracking new and renewing memberships
○ Sending Membership welcome emails and reminder emails
○ Adding new members to subscriber list
● Reviewing and addressing donations to the community
● Assist the Education Director with community outreach planning and programming
● Assist Executive Director with development and sponsorship projects
● Various other projects, etc.
○ Assisting with programming and classes as needed
○ Researching and Benchmarking best practices
○ Addressing exhibit maintenance, as skills allow

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to
(Posted 8/16)

Director of Learning and Public Programs, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

About the Senator John Heinz History Center
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania with six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space. The History Center’s museum system includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum; the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park; Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa. in Washington County; and the History Center’s Museum Conservation Center. The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age.

The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a Director of Learning & Public Programs to lead the organization’s dynamic Learning Division.

The Director of Learning & Public Programs is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating educational outreach, school initiatives, and public programs at the History Center and its museum system.

This senior-level position will build and lead a team that coordinates and executes in-person and virtual experiences for students; offers professional educational opportunities for teachers; and provides its diverse audiences with equitable access to learning through strategic partners such as Pittsburgh Public Schools, Remake Learning, the Smithsonian, and more.

The Director of Learning & Public Programs serves as the lead facilitator for the History Center’s civics education initiatives, including America 101 and the national History Made By Us coalition, and oversees the History Center Affiliates Program.

This role is additionally responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of innovative public programming for the History Center, both on-site and virtual. The successful candidate will foster relationships with external partners and create programs that appeal to diverse audiences, interests, and learning styles.

The Director of Learning and Public Programs is responsible for supervising and managing staff, volunteers, and interns within the Learning Division; creating and managing income and expense budgets; aiding the Advancement team in identifying and obtaining funding to support the History Center’s educational programs; and working with colleagues throughout the museum to create educational content and initiatives that align with the History Center’s strategic mission.
This is a full-time, division director position reporting to the Vice President.

This position requires a master’s degree in education, museum education, museum studies, history, or other similar field or equivalent experience.
The ideal candidate will have 8-10 years of experience working in a museum or similar cultural organization, preferably in a supervisory role that manages outreach and programs for students, educators, and diverse audiences.
A candidate who possesses exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a thorough understanding of technology trends in education, and proficiency in teaching and learning theory is highly preferred.

Application Process
The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual origin, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified applicants can apply here:
Or may submit a cover letter (including salary requirements and how you learned of our vacancy) and resume to:
Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources, Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Posted 8/13)

Franklin Fright Cast Member, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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

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

Position Description:

The Franklin Institute is looking for energetic character performers to enhance the in-building visitor experience during the Franklin Fright Season Event. We are looking for performers with high-energy, big personalities, and the ability to captivate an audience.

This role would benefit from having someone with comedic skills who can read an audience and has the ability to improvise with guests. This role will be a costumed character working the Trick or Treat doors during the events.

Position Requirements

  • Excellent customer service experience
  • Experience in theatrical performance and “improv” preferred
  • Previous experience in education and visitor services in an attraction setting preferred
  • Ability to stand, walk and work for prolonged periods of time
  • Previous work with diverse populations as guests – communicative and able to work with diverse people


Seasonal Part-time

Work Schedule: 

Saturday and Sunday during October 1-31 and evening of October 21

Please visit our Careers page at or contact (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line). 

The Franklin Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
(Posted 8/13)

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