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PT Car and Carriage Museum Tour Facilitator, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Summary:  As members of the Learning & Visitor Experience department, Car and Carriage Museum Tour Facilitators provide guided, visitor-centered tours of the Car and Carriage Museum (CCM) for the general public and private groups. Tours of CCM explore the social history of transportation through the Frick’s collection of historic vehicles as well as temporary exhibitions featuring special vehicle installations.

  • Must have a commitment to fostering a workplace culture of Equity and Inclusion.
  • Please note that all employees must be able to show proof of COVID vaccination and booster.

Hours: This is a non-exempt, part-time, on-call position. Weekly hours vary Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., as needed. Training sessions and meetings (including pre-employment) required. Weekend, occasional evening hours, and occasional holidays required. 
Reports to:  Manager of Interpretation & Engagement
Hourly Rate: $13.50 per hour
Pre-hire Process:  Candidates are initially hired as trainee employees. Pending completion of a training course and performance evaluation, trainees then become Frick employees as part of the facilitator corps.


  • Facilitate dynamic, engaging tours for visitors to the Car and Carriage Museum (CCM) through long-form tours (45-60 minutes) and shorter, informal gallery conversations (20-30 minutes).
    • Beginning in May 2023, tours of CCM will focus on the upcoming temporary exhibition, Pittsburgh and the Great Migration: Black Mobility and the Automobile. Tours will examine the role of the automobile in the shaping of the Great Migration, when two million African Americans left the South for a better life and created thriving Black communities in northern cities, including in Pittsburgh.
    • Following the end of Great Migration in February 2024, tours will resume of the Frick’s car and carriage collection, exploring the social history of America’s transportation revolution and the transition from carriage to car. 
  • Serve as a well-informed, knowledgeable resource for visitors by understanding the complex social history of transportation in the United States. Technical knowledge of vehicles is not required, as information about specific vehicles will be provided during training.
  • Collaborate with Frick education and curatorial staff, consulting curators and other tour facilitators to create visitor-centered, inquiry-based experiences in Great Migration and the CCM collection.
  • Attend mandatory on-going training sessions and meetings with Frick education staff, curators, and other tour facilitators to keep current on new tours, content information, tour techniques and topics related to the collections or visiting exhibitions.
  • Demonstrate empathy when interacting with visitors and handle any challenges that may arise with empathy and professionalism.
  • Work closely with Museum Experience Associates and Public Safety staff to provide excellent customer service to all visitors to the Car and Carriage Museum.
  • Serve as an ambassador for The Frick Pittsburgh, promoting the entire site and its programs, including membership.
  • Assist with special events, tours and programs relating to the Car and Carriage Museum and/or The Frick Pittsburgh as a whole, as requested. This includes, but is not limited to, exhibition opening events and large annual events like Summer Fridays.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of inclusion and belonging, anti-racist values and education practices.
  • BA in history, education, museum studies, public history or a related field OR comparable working experience. Work/volunteer experience should be in education, history, museum studies or a related field.
  • Experience leading inquiry-based, informal learning experiences in a museum, historic site or gallery setting is a plus.
  • Reliable and punctual, willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends. Candidates should expect to work weekends, some holidays (The Frick Pittsburgh is closed on Juneteenth, July Fourth, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and occasional evenings as needed. Although scheduling is flexible, ideal candidates should be looking for regular work on a weekly basis.
  • Passion for history sharing history with others; enthusiastic storyteller interested in exploring complex themes from the past and how they relate to contemporary issues.
  • Ability to address sensitive subject matter and potentially challenging interactions with empathy.
  • Must have access to a computer to download training materials and to receive work-related communications. Must be responsive via email. Proficiency with Google Drive and/or Microsoft 365 is a plus.
  • Possess a fun, friendly, confident personality. Engaging speakers with strong communication skills, enthusiasm and adaptability are encouraged to apply.
  • Must pass Act 33/34 clearance and criminal background checks and FBI clearances.

Training Requirements:

  • Successful candidates must commit to learning a large amount of information in a relatively short time and possess the initiative to complete some portions of training on their own.
  • Training consists of readings, self-directed learning, and weekly or bi-weekly in-person trainings with other trainees and interpretive staff.
  • Trainees will be paid for all in-person training meetings and for up to 10 hours per week of self-directed training time for the duration of the training period.
  • Candidates that meet all training requirements will be required to lead a sample tour (referred to as a clearing tour) of Pittsburgh and the Great Migration for management and will be evaluated on their skills. Successful candidates will be cleared to begin giving tours to the public and will become official Frick employees.
  • Trainees who are unable to complete a clearing tour to the satisfaction of management after two (2) attempts will be dismissed from the facilitator position and will no longer be employees of The Frick Pittsburgh.

The Frick Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to fostering a workplace culture of accessibility, inclusion diversity and racial equality and urges qualified diverse applicants to apply.

The Frick Pittsburgh embraces diversity as a proposition that is central to the organization’s mission. In building and serving diverse audiences, the Frick affirms and supports diversity of persons and ideas both within the organization and the communities it serves.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 3/27)

Specialist, Operations, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (ESPHS) seeks an outgoing, engaging, and creative person for the position of Specialist, Operations. A detailed description for the position appears below; please follow specific instructions to apply.

The Specialist, Operations is an exemplary member of Eastern State’s full-time staff.  They demonstrate the ability to deliver excellent customer service.

When assigned as General Manager for the day or night; responsible for the management of the historic site, ensuring safe and professional operations during public hours. Manages the opening and closing of the site on these days, including leading a meeting for all frontline staff.  They will inspect the site for quality control and safety concerns and communicate with other members of the operations staff regarding these inspections.

Works with Senior Manager, Site Operations to hire, train and supervise all Night Tours staff.

When not assigned as General Manager during Daytime Tours and Night Tours, this individual may be put on the schedule as a visitor services frontline staff member.  Responsibilities include, working in Eastern State’s Admissions Area, Retail Areas (such as the Baseball Pop-Up Store and/or Museum Store), as well as the two orientation points (Gatehouse and Tour Launch Point) and onsite positions.  Visitor Services Staff scan pre-paid tickets, ring admissions and merchandise, greet visitors, help direct visitors, and answer their questions, explain various programming options, distribute, and sanitize audio equipment, perform basic maintenance and cleaning/disinfecting tasks, and uphold safety and security standards.

During Halloween Nights the Specialist, Operations will provide additional support to the Senior Operation Manager and Operations Managers. This role will support an environment of diversity and inclusion where staff of varying backgrounds can thrive and assist other employees in the performance of their job duties. This individual may be asked to provide breaks to staff, act as additional support in areas of need, to provide coverage to Managers while they attend to escalations, and to visit our Parking Shuttle staff at the remote lot on select nights. When not providing direct instruction, this individual should be roving amongst front line staff, assisting in setup and breakdown for the show, providing quality control checks, safety inspections, support to staff, and interactions to guests. 

The Specialist, Operations is positive and supportive of Eastern State and its programs; will assist in training new staff and serves as a role model for all staff members.


  • At least three years of supervisory and customer service experience required.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • Experience working in a museum/historic site setting is a plus.
  • Weekend work, evening work and holiday work are required.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain the organization’s commitment to excellent customer service and programming.
  • Show a commitment to Eastern State and a willingness to support and participate in all aspects of the organization.
  • High level of personal sensitivity related to diverse teams of various identities including but not limited to age, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, etc. 
  • Uphold the organizations anti-discrimination and anti-harassment (sexual and otherwise) policies. 
  • Proven record of reliability. 
  • Ability to lead, supervise and motivate a team of employees. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Eastern State Penitentiary is a ruin and working conditions are not always ideal.  Position requires significant walking, lifting heavy objects, and other tasks.  The environment of the penitentiary can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter.  Staff spends a significant portion of their workday in outdoor-like conditions. 

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter with your availability to  In your cover letter, please include why you want to work at Eastern State Penitentiary and what you feel makes an excellent visitor experience at a museum/historic site. The deadline for applications is April 7, 2023. No phone calls please.

About Employment at ESPHS:

This position is full-time and will work daytime hours Thursday – Monday from mid-November to end of May; Night Tours hours Thursday – Monday end of May – beginning of September; and Halloween Nights hours and days the beginning of September through mid-November.

Hourly rate $19 – $22/hr.

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.

ESPHS strongly believes in second chances and, as such, is committed to providing appropriate employment opportunities to those who have been incarcerated.  As a condition of employment, all individuals who accept an employment offer must complete a criminal background check.  Eastern State will review any criminal record and make appropriate employment decisions in accordance with applicable law and its policies.

About ESPHS:

When Eastern State opened more than 180 years ago, it changed the world. The first prison of its kind –a penitentiary– it was designed to inspire true regret in the hearts of criminals. The building itself was an architectural wonder; it had running water and central heat before the White House and attracted visitors from around the globe. Although the prison now stands in ruin, its story remains relevant today. When Eastern State Penitentiary opened as a historic site in 1994, it attracted just over 10,000 daytime visitors – in 2019, it was visited by more than 300,000. The site’s programming continues to grow by inviting the public into new spaces, mounting original exhibits and artist installations, and engaging visitors in dialogue about history that deepen the national discussion about criminal justice today.
(Posted 3/27)

PT Seasonal Dock Hand, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

Hours: Seasonal, Spring through Labor Day, part time. Shift times includes: Tuesday, Thursday through Sunday from Memorial Day- Labor Day; weekend days and summer holidays required. Training will be in May.
Compensation: Non-Exempt, $13/hour
Reports To: Paddle Penn’s Landing Program Manager

Description: Dock Hands are ambassadors for joy, discovery and safety on the Waterfront at Independence Seaport Museum. Dock Hands properly fit visitors with PFDs, help visitors into and out of their vessels, teach basic boating skills and promote safe boating practices. Dock Hands most often work shifts during Paddle Penn’s Landing, but can also be scheduled for private boat rentals, water clean-ups, environmental educational opportunities, summer camps and other special events.

 Previous experience in/on and around the water required
 Previous experience interacting with the public required
 Previous teaching, supervising or mentoring experience preferred
 Experience with rowing, paddling, or other on-water activities preferred
 First aid certified required (training provided)
 Small boat, lifeguard, CPR certifications a plus
 Must be patient and able to remain calm in stressful situations
 Strong verbal and written communication skills with excellent customer service orientation
 Ability to represent the Museum to potential visitors
 Ability to stand for long hours outdoors in the summer weather
 Ability to lift 50 lbs.
 PA Child Abuse History Clearance required (cost paid by Museum)
 Must be 16 or older
 Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after your final dose. Medical and religious exemptions will apply.

Essential Duties:
 Model Dock Staff Expectations during each shift
 Follow all Waterfront policies, practices and procedures in accordance with training
 Properly fit customers with Personal Floatation Devices
 Safely assist customers into and out of boats
 Teach customers to safely operate their vessels
 Calmly handle situations on the water
 Prepare boats for usage and end-of-day storage (duties include: pumping water out of boats, cleaning boats, and ensuring boats are tied off properly)
 Perform routine maintenance and repairs on docks, boats, and equipment
 Actively use and update scheduling software, in accordance with training
 Assist with dockside related programming and events
 Welcome visiting ships and other boats on the dock and the landing, and assist with their docking and other needs.
 Ability to fill in for other front line departments as needed
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:
Apply to this position directly at No phone calls.
Independence Seaport Museum allows visitors to discover Philadelphia’s river of history and world of connections. For more information, please visit

We are located on Penn’s Landing at 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking and is ADA accessible.
(Posted 3/27)

Library Services Manager, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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

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

Position Description:

The Library Services Manager supports the work of the Museum’s Collections Department by managing the Institute’s Library and assisting with The Journal of The Franklin Institute and Franklin Open.  Reporting to the Assistant Director of Collections, the Library Services Manager will be responsible for:

  • Support day-to-day operations of The Franklin Institute’s two scientific journals, which also includes author, reviewer, and editor inquiries, daily manuscript assignments in Editorial Manager system, and weekly editorial reminders.
  • Process publications and records according to standards in the field
  • Survey, organize, rehouse, digitize, describe, and catalog 2-D and 3-D artifacts (e.g., documents, correspondence, prints, ephemera, photographs, film, objects, etc.)
  • Produce updated content for core documents and procedures across the department.
  • Support Digital access management efforts.
  • Respond to internal and external research requests.
  • Research artifact provenance and story and draft content for database and social media
  • Ensure timely processing of issues.
  • Work with publisher’s Journal Manager on any Journal matters.

Position Requirements

  • Degree program in Library and Information Science or related field.
  • At least five years of experience in a library, archive, or museum.
  • Professional understanding of current library cataloging and digitization standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with processing plans, digitization plans, and copyright language a plus.
  • Ability to lift heavy boxes (up to 40lbs)
  • Work with documents in places that may be dusty, warm, or cold, and difficult to access (incl. small elevator and flights of stairs)

Status: Temporary full-time, 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday).  This is a two-year temporary assignment.

Benefits Information:

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

To apply, please visit our Career Center

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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.

As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to requests for accommodation.
(Posted 3/37)

Visitor Service Representative/Boat Tour Guides, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Wrightsville

Susquehanna National Heritage Area in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania is hiring two Visitor Services Representative/Boat Tour Guide positions:

  • Part-time, Year-round up to 32 hours per week
  • Temporary, Part-time up to 20 hours per week (May – November)

OVERVIEW: Susquehanna National Heritage Area (SNHA) is one of 55 federally designated National Heritage Areas in the United States and encompasses all of York and Lancaster Counties. SNHA works to tell the stories and raise the profile of our region to attract visitors from near and far. SNHA manages two visitor centers along the Susquehanna River, including the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, a historic riverfront home dating to the mid-1700’s. The Zimmerman Center also operates SNHA’s River Discovery Boat Tour program from May to October.

POSITION SUMMARY: Spend your Summer giving guided tours of Dritt Mansion, helping visitors plan their visit to the Susquehanna National Heritage Area, and assist with SNHA’s River Discovery Boat Tours on our c. 1912 historic vessel! Duties include interacting with visitors, conducting tours, assisting with site interpretation, public programs, and seasonal boat tours, in addition to carrying out routine daily chores and site upkeep. This position is focused on weekend visitor services and site management at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. The successful candidate for this position must provide excellent customer service to Zimmerman Center visitors.


Customer Service

  • Help visitors make the most of their visit by answering their questions, providing information about Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s tours, places to visit in the Heritage Area, etc.
  • Studies and understands historical resource materials and information relating to Susquehanna Heritage, its programs, facilities, and the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.
  • Provides excellent customer service to guests and patrons, and whenever interacting with the public, partners and Board members.
  • Conducts guided tours of Dritt Mansion and engages the public in hands-on programming and interpretation.
  • Provides guided tours aboard the Chief Uncas as part of SNHA’s River Discovery Tour program
  • Actively encourages visitors, especially children, to take advantage of Zimmerman Center programming.
  • Processes Zimmerman Center book & product sales.
  • Manages visitor use of site, including enforcement of rules and regulations
  • Schedules visitors for River Discovery Tours
  • Operate and drive 12 passenger van shuttle transporting visitors to and from SNHA Parking Lot and Klines Run Park


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

Office Assistance

  • Completes office administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Conducts research to enhance site knowledge and programs as directed.


  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to a height of 48 inches
  • Physical requirements include the ability to move freely throughout the Chief Uncas vessel and assist passengers with boarding the vessel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision
  • Previous experience as a tour guide, docent, or educator is preferred.
  • Comfortable navigating and performing boat tour duties ensuring the safety of all boat tour passengers and visitors. Training will be provided.
  • Time management and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively and confidently in front of an audience, often using a microphone. Storytelling skills are highly valued.
  • Guides must have Pennsylvania Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances.
  • Guides for SNHA’s boat tour program are subject to pre-employment drug screening and inclusion in a subsequent random drug screen pool.

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: SNHA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect, encourage, and seek to enhance diversity among our staff, Board of Directors, partners, and volunteers and view such diversity as a strength. SNHA does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital or familial status, political beliefs, disability, race or color.

Starting Compensation: $15/Hr.

Send resume and cover letter to Deadline to apply is April 9, 2023.

(Posted 3/24)

Executive Director, Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia

About Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Founded in 1972, Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA) is a mission-driven, nonprofit cultural institution that produces and shares art to connect, inspire, and build bridges among global communities.
BWA’s creative expression is fostered through collaboration and processes that employ conventional as well as new technologies.

Located in the historic landmark Firehouse Building on South Broad Street, the “Avenue of the Arts” in Philadelphia, BWA houses a Permanent Collection which includes prints made by the more than 450 artists who have been in residence at BWA to date. Over 1,100 prints have been published by BWA in limited editions as screen prints, woodcuts, lithographs, monographs, collages, and mixed-media approaches. The building also houses Bob Blackburn Collection, Paper and Media Archives, and the Ruth Fine Library. To share its diverse, contemporary art with communities across the country, BWA donates, or through a combination of gift/purchase, Visiting Artist prints to establish “Satellite Collections” across the country and provides access to its collections through, a free and open on-line educational resource. In addition, BWA offers a variety of programs including visiting artist residencies, exhibitions, internships, and ArtistsNConversation webinars.

BWA’s current strategic plan focuses on three primary goals:
• Achieving self-sustainability by reaching 75% self-funding for core operations through endowment and all earned revenues.
• National recognition for elevating the medium of printmaking as an expressive artform through innovation, invention, and the inclusion of talented artists regardless of race, heritage, sexual orientation, or age.
• National recognition as a leader in diversity-driven programming and audience-building that serves the cultural and educational demands of the widest possible public.

In addition to the Executive Director position, BWA employs seven full- and part-time staff, engages several interns annually, and partners with several service providers. With an annual operating budget of approximately $1,000,000, BWA is overseen by a 15-member Board of Directors comprised of national business leaders, artists, and art enthusiasts.  

About the Transition
BWA has been led by its award-winning artist-printmaker, educator, and arts manager, Alan Edmunds, since he founded the organization over 50 years ago! Over a five-decade career, Edmunds has been driven to create wider access for artists of color and their art in institutions, and to document, broadly, their contributions to global culture. In 2022, Allan announced his retirement from the Executive Director position, and until a hire is made, BWA is being co-led by two senior staff members.

For the next one to two years, Allan will be engaged by and report directly to the Board of Directors as a special advisor. In that capacity, Allan will support BWA’s $5 million Legacy Campaign, and he will also provide mentorship, guidance, and introductions for the new Executive Director on an as needed basis.

Opportunity Going Forward
The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead an historically significant, well-established, and highly regarded nonprofit with an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts and with an ambitious strategic plan to expand its impact and secure its long-term sustainability. In addition to overseeing all programs, operations, finances, and staff members, high priorities for the Executive Director include:
• Navigating the transition from a highly regarded and well-known founding leader, ensuring that existing and strong relationships with artists, collaborators, donors, and partners are maintained and grown.
• Supporting the Board of Directors and the founding Executive Director to complete the next phase of the 2021-25 BWA 2.0 strategic plan and Legacy Campaign.
• Evaluating and potentially altering BWA’s structure, reporting relationships, policies, and procedures to ensure the organization is optimally designed to ensure staff, fellows, interns, artists, and collaborators are well-supported to contribute fully to BWA’s success.
• Developing and executing a robust public relations and marketing strategy to expand awareness of BWA and to maximize outreach through the Satellite Collections, exhibitions, and
• Networking extensively to promote and raise the visibility of printmaking by emerging and established artists.
• Improving the professional care of the archives and expanding their use in exhibitions and accessibility to the public.
• Leading, empowering, and mentoring a team of committed, mission-driven staff members while also professionalizing BWA’s human resource practices.
• In addition to supporting the Legacy Campaign, developing an annual fundraising plan and serving as a primary fundraiser for BWA.
• Supporting the Board of Directors to diversify its membership and transition its oversight from a founding leader to its first external leader.

Profile of the Ideal Candidate
• A minimum of five years of senior leadership, or equivalent experience, preferably at an arts-based organization.
• Knowledge of, passion for, training in, or experience with the arts and/or printmaking.
• Prior experience and cultural competence engaging with and supporting diverse communities

Skills and Qualities:
Entrepreneurial, Passionate, and Innovative Arts Leader
• An entrepreneurial mindset with the desire to innovate and experiment.
• Intellectually curious with the ability to consider options and make choices that collectively benefit the entire organization.
• Strategic and independent thinker who can clarify and operationalize BWA’s strategic direction, expand BWA’s demographic reach, and monetize its resources.
• Passionate about BWA’s history and mission with the desire and ability to expand its geographic reach locally, nationally, and internationally.

Consummate Relationship Builder, Networker, and Collaborator with Excellent Communication Skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with diverse audiences to develop and sustain meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships across the arts community, particularly with printmakers.
• A networker and connector able to build relationships and create goodwill with artists, collaborators, donors, collectors, and many communities.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage others in support of BWA.
• Strong public relations and marketing skills with the ability to tell BWA’s unique and important story compellingly.

Engaged Leader of People and Culture
• A people person with high emotional intelligence able to create an organization-wide culture that is encouraging, open-minded, inclusive, and collaborative.
• Active listener graciously willing to consider all opinions, make informed decisions, and delegate responsibility.
• Experienced at hiring, onboarding, mentoring, motivating, and developing professional staff.
• Understand and/or personally represent the lived experiences of the communities served by BWA, particularly artists of color.
• Skilled at developing and leveraging a Board of Directors to advance BWA’s mission.

Arts Administrator Skilled at Developing and Utilizing Resources
• Experience evaluating and creating the organizational structure, systems, policies, and procedures needed to maximize the contribution of a small staff, interns, and participating artists.
• A fundraiser and income generator able to develop and execute a comprehensive revenue plan that relies on diverse income streams such as grants, private donations, in-kind gifts, and income generating initiatives.
• Prior experience leading and funding an organization of similar or larger size and scale.
• Financial acumen with the ability to manage budgets and financial reporting.

Salary range: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with a starting salary range of $85,000 to $105,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. BWA is currently operating as a hybrid organization.

BWA is an equal opportunity employer and views diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence as vital guiding principles in its work. BWA welcomes and encourages applications from visible minority group members, Indigenous persons, members of the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversity of the organization and reflect the diversity of the communities served.

Candidate must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of BWA. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upload required documents to:

This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant, John Tarvin. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions can be submitted to John at:
(Posted 3/23)

Museum Operations Manager, Betsy Ross House, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia

The Betsy Ross House seeks a motivated and well-rounded museum professional to fill the position of Museum Operations Manager. This position works collaboratively under the Director’s leadership to fulfill the mission and strategic goals of the Betsy Ross House through exhibitions, programming, acquisitions, and engagement with staff, partners, museum patrons and the community.  The Museum Operations Manager provides general support and assistance to the Director to maintain continuity of museum operations and to ensure it functions efficiently and effectively. This position will supervise the collections department staff and interns and will work closely with staff of the Betsy Ross House and parent organization, Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Responsibilities include:

Collections and Exhibitions
• Oversee Collections Department activities including acquisition, registration, documentation, preservation, security, storage, incoming and outgoing loans, and exhibition of the three-dimension objects and archival collections in accordance with established standards and policies.
• Work with the Director, guest curators, consultants, Facilities Manager, and Collections Department staff and interns to research, develop and install exhibits. Manage and update permanent exhibitions as necessary.
• Develop virtual exhibitions to feature on Historic Philadelphia, Inc.’s website.
• Research and write text for interpretive panels, exhibit labels, web site narratives, and literature distributed by the BRH, ensuring that information is accurate and up to date.
• Represent the BRH in accepting title to and responsibility for museum objects.
• Conduct two major cleanings per year of the historic house, storage spaces and the objects housed in each location, employing methods that meet current museum standards. Maintain cleanliness of these areas throughout the year.
• Perform an annual inventory of the object collection.
• Monitor the temperature, relative humidity, ultraviolet and visible light levels in rooms in which objects are housed. Strive to maintain environmental levels to provide the safest possible conditions for the long-term preservation of the historic structure and objects.
• Maintain collections related insurance records and file claims as necessary.
• Supervise Collections Assistant and interns.

• Work with the Director to develop and implement programs for the historic house, including Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Flag Day celebrations, events held in conjunction with our parent organization, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., and the surrounding Old City neighborhood.
• Research and develop dynamic and relevant programming such as lectures, symposiums, workshops, etc.
• Evaluate programs for continuous improvement, quality, attendance, content, cost effectiveness, etc.
• Assist Director with various public, special events, and community and regional engagement opportunities.
• Organize public events, including staffing and assisting with event setup and breakdown.
Community Outreach
• Cultivate relationships with Old City businesses, organizations, historic sites, and residents. Create partnerships that support meaningful collaboration.
• Join the leadership team in making connections with community organizers and groups that champion diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

• Assist in management and training of first-person interpreters and front-line staff.
• Work with the Director to provide professional leadership of a 250+ year old historic site dedicated to telling women’s history.
• Assist the Director and Vice President of Development in grant writing to fund Betsy Ross House initiatives.

• Occasionally provide guided tours of the site for special guests.
• Assist with the creation of social media, public relations, and marketing content for the House.
• Collect, assess, and report information to evaluate programs, exhibitions, and overall visitor experience.
• Actively strive to improve the Betsy Ross House experience for guests, with special emphasis on creating inclusive programming and exhibits; ensuring that all guests and staff feel represented, welcomed, and comfortable.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Must possess leadership skills and professionalism.
• Excellent public speaking skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
• Strong research and writing skills.
• Excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments.
• Ability to navigate several flights of narrow, winding stairs and to lift up to 30 pounds.

A Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, museum education, or related field and previous experience working for a museum or historic site is required. Experience with Past Perfect and Altru database systems a plus.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible professional position. Some evening, weekend and special event work is required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Salary: $45,000 plus benefits and PTO

Deadline to apply: 4/23/23

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
(Posted 3/23)

Public Programs Manager, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Senator John Heinz History Center, the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh, is currently seeking a dynamic and motivated Public Programs Manager.
The Public Programs Manager works in close partnership with museum content creators to develop, organize, support, facilitate, and evaluate all public-facing events at the largest history museum in Pennsylvania.

This is an exciting opportunity to help the History Center better expand its audiences and reach diverse communities through engaging, inclusive, and enjoyable experiences (both in-person and virtually) that support the museum’s mission and spotlight its exhibitions, collections, initiatives.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, skilled collaborator, and resourceful problem solver that will serve as a project manager for programs, from inception to implementation and evaluation.

This position will report to the Director of Marketing & Communications.

Key responsibilities:

• Serves as lead contact and logistics coordinator for all public-facing programs, working closely in partnership with content creators, museum staff, volunteers, and external partners.
• Creates and maintains a cohesive calendar of public programs that reflects the strategic goals of the organization and prioritizes audience engagement and revenue generation.
• Plans and executes high-profile existing programs like Hometown-Homegrown, Vintage Pittsburgh, and others with community partners.
• Plans and executes new public programs that support traveling and long-term exhibitions, collections, and initiatives.
• Initiates and cultivates external partnerships and relationships with community organizations and vendors.
• Utilizes research to plan and implement evaluation strategies to assess the impact of audience engagement.
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent demonstrated work experience.
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience with the development, execution, and evaluation of public-facing events, preferably in museums, cultural organizations, or other relevant settings.
• Experience with revenue generation and program evaluation.
• Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Multi-tasker who is highly organized and detail oriented.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Creative thinker and problem-solver. Consensus builder.
• Ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
• Maintains a positive attitude with a passion for collaboration and exceeding expectations.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
• Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

Why Work at the Heinz History Center?

• Be part of a museum recently voted the #2 History Museum in America by USA Today readers and Best Museum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine!
• Rewarding, mission-driven work at a Smithsonian-affiliated museum that makes a substantial impact in the community
• Dynamic workplace located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District
• Flexible work schedule
• Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance
• 403(B) retirement plan
• Paid time off
• Nine (9) paid holidays
• Company paid life insurance / LTD
• Discounts in the Museum Shop and Café

Salary range: $50-54k

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 orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Minorities encouraged to apply.

Application Process
Qualified applicants apply here.
Or should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Renee Falbo
Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Posted 3/15)

Development Relations Manager, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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

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

Position Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs, the Development Relations Manager is a generalist working intra-departmentally to support the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and institutional donors.  The Development Relations Manager will also be responsible for:

  • Plays a pivotal role in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects by working collaboratively with the individual and institutional giving teams.
  • Manages a portfolio of campaign and annual donor prospects capable of making $10K+ gifts and implements tailored strategies to move prospects through the donor cycle of identification to solicitation.
  • Develops and prepares persuasive, accurate, and grammatically correct communications, including correspondence and solicitations as well as other development-related materials in support of fund-raising activities.
  • Effectively coordinates meeting materials, solicitations, stewardship reports, and communications for senior Institute leaders, including the President and CEO and the VP of External Affairs.
  • Develops 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.
  • Provides support for Trustee Committees, including a Capital Campaign Committee and a Development and Government Relations Committee.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Member Relations and Annual Fund, in the creation of specific plans for donor acquisition, appeals and upgrades.
  • Provides donors and prospects with concierge service for museum visits.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with External Affairs colleagues, Institute colleagues, and appropriate Trustees and/or other constituents to maximize contributed revenue.
  • Makes effective use of the relationship management software and other institutional resources to ensure appropriate management of donors and prospects in coordination with Institute objectives.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three to five years related experience in development with familiarity with individual giving and stewardship, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with developing and implementing strategies for donor engagement and solicitation is required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a centralized development structure and with colleagues from various departments across the institute.
  • Excellent writing and verbal 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, 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Benefits Information:

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

Salary range: $62-67K

To apply, please visit our Career Center

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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.

As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to requests for accommodation.

Museum Operations Manager, National Canal Museum, Easton

Join our growing team at the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) and help bring Eastern Pennsylvania’s industrial and transportation history to life!  Through the National Canal Museum, located in Easton, PA, we engage the public with the story of how the region’s canals transported anthracite coal to fuel our nation’s industrial revolution.  In addition to the museum’s permanent and annual special exhibitions, we operate one of the last mule-drawn canal boat rides in the country and offer fun and educational events throughout the year.  The DLNHC is committed to making the National Canal Museum a welcoming and accessible space for all and to diversifying the stories that we tell.

Type/Term of Employment:                       Permanent, Full Time, Non-exempt, Hourly

Hours:                                                                 30-35 hours per week:

  • April – December, Wednesday through Sunday 10am-5pm (35 hours)
  • January – March, 30 hours per week will be flexible

*Special events may require evening work and extra hours.

Salary: $16.50-18.00/hour plus benefits and potential for bonuses

DLNHC is looking for an experienced individual who will take responsibility for the day-to-day operations management of the National Canal Museum, its mule-drawn canal boat, and other related activities during the open season (April through December).   The Museum Operations Manager is tasked with delivering a high standard of museum management, health, safety, security and general operational practices and processes, ensuring a safe and inspiring experience for all visitors, staff and volunteers.

During the months the museum is closed (January to March) the Museum Operations Manager is tasked with advancing visitor group attendance by actively promoting the museum to local youth and adult groups, planning visits, and working with the Education Manager to development exciting activities for visiting groups.  As a key member of the Museum & Education Department, he/she/they also collaborates on the development of new exhibitions and improvements to the museum’s facilities and offerings to enhance accessibility and the overall visitor experience.

Position responsibilities:

  • Hiring, training, supporting and supervising the Canal Boat Crew, Welcome Center Hosts, and museum volunteers
  • Modeling excellent customer service for the team and ensures that museum policies are followed
  • Opening and closing the museum each day
  • Operating and troubleshooting the point-of-sale and inventory system
  • Leading weekly team check-ins and monthly canal boat safety meetings
  • Ensuring the museum exhibits are kept in good working condition throughout the day including straightening, light cleaning and disinfecting of exhibit components
  • Working to prevent workplace accidents and promote health and safety awareness, including the completion of incident reports when necessary; adherence to all museum and DLNHC policies
  • Prioritizing and delegating tasks for staff and volunteers as needed
  • Working with the Education Manager to promote and plan group visits as well as facilitating the successful execution of special events such as dinner cruises
  • Participating in exhibition development, including annual special exhibitions
  • Developing and implementing ways to make the museum experience more accessible to visitors from a variety of backgrounds
  • Conducting outreach to raise awareness of the museum among local businesses and travel/hospitality representatives
  • Assisting with the evaluation of museum operations including the implementation of visitor surveys and other data collection
  • Working with gift shop volunteers to ensure the shop is well-stocked with inventory and supplies and help with the development of new products
  • Ensuring museum information is kept up-to-date on websites, social media, and other sources as well as contributing to communications and marketing efforts
  • Assisting with school field trip programs in the Spring and Fall
  • Scheduling charter boat rides and answer boat ride questions via phone and email
  • Collaborating with other DLNHC staff members to facilitate the successful execution of special events as well as promoting sales of DLNHC memberships
  • Participating in DLNHC staff meetings, outings and retreats, when possible
  • Assisting and supporting other departments is possible, to ensure a 30-hour work week during off-season
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education and/or work experience involving guest services, museum interpretation, management, and/or sales
  • Ability to interact positively with co-workers, children, adults, and mules!
  • Demonstrated managerial and organizational abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as collaborative skills to work with staff across the Museum
  • Proficiency with computers, including Point-of-Sale systems (preferably Square) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to manage people and projects in a creative and fast-paced professional environment
  • An energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Persistent self-motivator who can work with minimal oversight and achieve team goals on a consistent basis
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service to children and adults
  • Willingness to undergo Child Abuse clearances and CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and follow all health and safety protocols
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing 
  • All employees are required to act respectfully toward individual co-workers and toward the DLNHC’s overall organizational structure following DLNHC Community Values
  • Must be fluent in English; bilingual ability would be considered an asset

Physical Demands: Work requires a variety of physical activity including standing, walking, and sitting for extended periods; bending, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and lifting minimum of 35 lbs. as needed. The employee is required to use hands to feel and handle objects, keyboarding, exhibit cleaning, maintenance, and manipulating activities. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception to observe exhibit space, view activities and exhibit components, and use a computer. Speech abilities required for heavy communication with staff, children and adult public. Hearing required for face-to-face and telephone conversations with staff and public. The position requires the ability to work during non-standard hours when the need arises. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment:  The work environment described here is representative of that encountered by the employee while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Job duties require working in an office setting, outdoor environment (at times in high heat, humidity, cold and/or precipitation), on canal boat, in museum, and occasional off-site meetings. Must be able to tolerate dust, work around animals and the outdoor environment. The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate due to open office layout with a high level of activity on phone, computers, and printers.

Benefits:    Full-time employment benefits include paid holidays, paid vacations, paid personal leave, Social Security, Unemployment Compensation Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Insurance, funeral (bereavement) leave and various leaves of absence, medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, flexible spending account, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Background: The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) preserves the historic pathway that carried anthracite coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, PA. The organization was established by Congress in 1988 to celebrate our nationally significant story centered on the transport of anthracite coal from the mines of Luzerne and Carbon County to the markets in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia (via Bucks County). The D&L Trail is a multi-use trail spanning over 165 miles from the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, along rivers and through the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County. In 2017, DLNHC merged with the National Canal Museum to incorporate the archives, museum, canal boat and educational programs into preservation and education efforts. Today, we are an AAM accredited Smithsonian  Affiliate and an organization with the ability to connect people to unique experiences in nature and the environment, community and economic impact, health and recreation, history, preservation, and education.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. (DLNHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the DLNHC organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Apply online at
(Posted 3/14)

Director of Exhibitions, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg

The Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) seeks a collaborative individual to join the staff as Director of Exhibitions. The museum’s exhibition plan of varied and diverse subject matter includes exhibitions curated by the Director of Exhibitions as well as collaborative curation projects, juried shows, and traveling exhibitions. The successful candidate will possess strong art historical knowledge, curatorial experience, a minimum of 3 years of experience working with exhibitions at an established art institution, and a commitment to diversity in programming. This position reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the museum staff.

About the Susquehanna Art Museum: Nestled within the Capital City’s emerging midtown neighborhood in a newly reclaimed building, the Susquehanna Art Museum serves as a catalyst in the Commonwealth to offer superior educational programming and diverse exhibitions. SAM is a non-collecting museum, bringing rotating exhibitions to the Harrisburg area. As Harrisburg’s only dedicated art museum, we take seriously the responsibility of presenting innovative approaches to art and lifelong learning.

• Manages a multi-year exhibition schedule and oversees each exhibition from beginning to end.
• Prepares and implements exhibition timelines, guiding the process simultaneously for several exhibitions at various stages of development.
• Curates exhibitions throughout the year to fit into the exhibition schedule alongside traveling shows.
• Researches, writes, and designs didactic text including wall labels, text panels, exhibition brochures, and other interpretive materials. Coordinates all exhibition-related printing projects.
• Designs and oversees the installation of all exhibitions, including hiring contracted art handlers as needed.
• Schedules and leads planning meetings and follows-up on action items related to exhibition planning.
• Drafts, negotiates, and finalizes exhibition-related agreements with lenders, including loan forms, copyright releases, exhibition contracts, etc.
• Oversees the stewardship of caring for all exhibitions.
• Disseminates exhibition information to colleagues to ensure consistency and quality in social media posts, mailings, newsletters, and website postings.
• Ensures that shared documents for forthcoming exhibitions remain updated.
• Ensures cost effective management and control of projects, including careful accounting of exhibition expenses.
• Acts as primary point of contact for all artist inquiries, including the exhibition proposal process.
• Is available to train volunteers, tour guides, and supervise student interns as needed.
• Works collaboratively with the museum education staff to assist with programming and plan events as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s (or advanced) degree in Art History, Fine Arts, or a closely related field
• A minimum of 3 years of experience working with exhibitions at an art museum
• Must be highly organized, creative, and able to work collegially with a small team of colleagues.
• Effective written and oral skills.
• Possesses a strong working knowledge of museum best practices and is familiar with the American Alliance of Museums standards and resources.
• Skilled in Microsoft software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite is of benefit.
The above description and qualifications are not all-inclusive but represent a majority of the key responsibilities of this position. Other duties may be assigned as required to fulfill the directives of the strategic plan or as designated by executive staff. Work environment is a combination of office setting and exhibition installation/deinstallation/maintenance in the galleries, with some walking, lifting, and driving required.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 40 Hours
Schedule: Generally 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, some evenings and weekends required
Primary Work Location: 1401 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Salary: Full-time, $39,000 – $45,000
Close Date: Sunday, April 2, 2022

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to with the subject line Director of Exhibitions Job Application.
(Posted 3/14)

Various Positions, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to teaching about the Constitution. Located on Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall, steps from where the Constitution was drafted and signed, it serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis in order to increase awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”

There are a number of positions open including one for a Museum Educator, Assistant, Strategy and Development, Associate Web Producer, Institutional Events Manager, and Group Sales Associate.

Please visit the National Constitution Center’s website for details about these opportunities and instructions for applying.
(Posted 3/14)

PT Performer, 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 performers to enhance the in-building visitor experience. 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 can improvise with guests.

The Performer will be responsible for engaging guests with scientific content in an educational, fun, and memorable capacity through demonstrations, live shows, group and one-on-one facilitation.

We are looking for reliable performers with initiative who can work with little supervision, customer service skills, and commit to at least 3 days a week. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays.

The Performer will also be responsible for:

  • Performing shows and acts in assigned area according to show schedules and assisting in the daily operation aspects of the assigned show.
  • Leading science experiences for museum guests, including, but not limited to performing live shows and demonstrations and interacting/facilitating in exhibits.
  • Performing dissections of animal organs, not limited to but focusing on mammalian. 
  • Developing skills and knowledge to maintain quality show, appearance, and integrity.
  • Assisting in general cleaning of specified areas.
  • Working as part of a team to increase productivity and while providing excellent guest service.
  • Developing an understanding of exhibit content and activities grounded in STEM.
  • Handling of chemicals and materials – (ex: liquid nitrogen, hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide and oxygen gases; dissection scalpels) – training provided. Ability to handle latex balloons.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Interest in learning about science and value the importance of science communication
  • Able to communicate effectively in a professional manner with co-workers, supervisors, and guests.
  • Deliver a high energy entertainment experience; experience in delivering high energy, fun performances.
  • Excellent customer service experience
  • Previous experience in education and visitor services in an attraction setting preferred.
  • Ability to stand, walk and work for prolonged periods of time.
  • Fluent in Spanish preferred.

Status: Part-time, 24 hours per week

Salary: $18/hour

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role.  If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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.

As a condition of employment at The Franklin Institute, employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to requests for accommodation.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 3/8)

Guest Services & Administrative Assistant, Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Boyertown

Position – Full-time Days-40 Hour week, with possible overtime as needed.

Successful hire will be eligible for medical benefits

Pay scale 18.50- 21.50 an hour

Job Posting

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles seeks a person with a friendly and enthusiastic demeanor to welcome guests and provide clerical and scheduling duties. Applicants should meet the listed qualifications and requirements.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills; highly organized and task-oriented
  • Basic knowledge of processing cash and credit card transactions
  • Basic knowledge of administrative support functions, office, and departmental duties
  • Microsoft Office experience including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. In addition a working knowledge of social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Ability to work in a networked and social media environment and to learn new methods and procedures
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other staff members
  • Lifting: Floor to Waist 25 lbs
  • Lifting: Waist Level and above 20 lbs.
  • Sensory Requirements include: Accurate Near Vision, Accurate Far Vision, Color Determination, Minimal Depth Perception, Moderate Hearing


  • Greet museum visitors and process admission payments
  • Opening and closing of museum lobby and gallery
  • Perform a variety of clerical activities to support department operations
  • Provide prompt, efficient reception support for the museum
  • Create and maintain attendance and membership records and renewals
  • Maintain a clean and efficient work area and lobby area
  • Organize and schedule tours as well as events
  • Maintain confidentiality of all member and staff records and information
  • Copy records and other information as needed
  • Assist guests as appropriate for specific needs
  • Maintain gift shop (Restocking and ordering)
  • Attend staff and committee meetings


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Employer match IRA
  • Paid time off and Holidays
  • Health, Vision, and Dental insurance available

This job provides an excellent opportunity for the right individual to work in a friendly and welcoming environment. The successful hire will be compensated with competitive pay, insurance and paid leave.

Direct all resumes to

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Attn: Kendra Cook
85 S Walnut Street
Boyertown Pa 19512

Application Deadline: Will remain open until filled
(Posted 3/2)

Volunteer and Program Coordinator, Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville

• Volunteers – Maintain the current volunteer program. Work with the Museum Educator on Volunteer training. Recruit new volunteers, including interns.  Maintain volunteer files.  Assure volunteers do appropriate background checks and maintain records thereof.  Schedule volunteers for Sundays at Pennsbury Program, daily tours, and public programs.  Publish monthly volunteer newsletter.  Coordinate volunteer programs such as recognition dinner, trips, and parties.  Oversee volunteer-run programs.  Assist School Program Coordinator with scheduling volunteers for school programs as necessary.
• Special Projects – Under the direction of the Museum Educator, working with a staff team, assist in the coordination for large public programs such as Holly Nights, Tricks and Treats, escape rooms and Charter Day. Help with on-line programing and members only offerings. Provide a hub point for HR materials of Society materials for subordinates and co-workers in concert with bookkeeper as assigned by Society HR leadership.
• General Duties – Work with the Museum Educator, Curator and other staff for daily operation of the Visitor Center and all major programs and projects at Pennsbury Manor including special projects and initiatives, daily tours, exhibit development, volunteer training, and other duties as assigned.  Supervisor lead interpreter and museum assistant.

Required Credentials
• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably History/ Museum Studies or related field
• Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience in the field

Hiring Process

After the applications will close and the hiring committee will meet to select the applicants they would like to interview. Interviews will be conducted in-person at Pennsbury Manor. Once the interviews are completed, the hiring committee will select a candidate to make an offer to. Once the offer is given, the candidate will submit references & background checks. Once the references & background checks come back, a start date will be selected. The candidate will then go through a 6-month probation period during which they will receive all needed trainings. Following a successful completion of the probation period, the candidate will receive a guaranteed full time position.

Salary: $40K

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2023

No phone calls. Please email resume & cover letter to Zachary Long at Email titled “Volunteer Coordinator.”
(Posted 2/24)


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, your job description must include salary information and how candidates may apply. Please also include any application deadlines. Posting positions is free for members of PA Museums and $50 per posting for non members. We post openings for thirty days, but we are pleased to extend postings at your request. To post a position on PA Museums’ website, please contact Rusty Baker, Executive Director, PA Museums or complete and submit our form online with JotForm.