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Manager of Programs and Community Partnerships, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a full time Manager of Programs and Community Partnerships, a new position that will become part of a dynamic and growing Learning Division.

The Manager of Programs and Community Partnerships will develop, oversee, and evaluate a range of public-facing programs that enable diverse audiences to engage in meaningful experiences with our region’s history, collections, exhibitions, and institutional initiatives. This position will lead the Programs and Community Partnerships Department in developing strategic programmatic opportunities both onsite at the History Center and throughout the region, with an emphasis on increasing participation, especially in traditionally under-served communities.

The Manager of Programs and Community Partnerships will be responsible for fostering strong external and internal collaboration, including building relationships with local partners, as well as acting as the liaison between different museum departments for the effective execution of programs. This position will supervise the Adult Programs Coordinator, the Youth and Family Program Manager, and the History Center Affiliates Program Manager.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will:  have a commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence; four to six years’ experience with demonstrated skills in developing and implementing programs; experience leading a team of staff to meet strategic goals; ability to demonstrate and foster empathy amongst staff and community partners; demonstrated experience effectively managing multiple projects; effective oral and listening skills and the ability to work effectively and respectfully with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds; excellent writing skills; demonstrated positive approach to problem solving, collaborating with others, and  in approaching new tasks; and ability to use Microsoft Office suite of programs; availability on evenings and weekends as needed.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 2/18)

 

Systems Administrator, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that’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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a keen sense for industry trends and emerging technologies that drive operational and user efficiency, as well as enables users the ability to work across boundaries to deliver results
  • Configure, operate, troubleshoot, diagnosis and maintain a variety of data communications equipment such as switches, firewalls, wireless access points and IP phones
  • Experience with Active Directory (AD) and Azure Active Directory (AzureAD), particularly regarding group policy management and hybrid environments
  • Identify, maximize, optimize and manage Office 365 opportunities to drive institution adoption of the entire Office 365 suite including SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and One Note applications
  • Develop, configure and support SharePoint sites; manage permissions, develop workflows and forms, integrate third-party workflow packages and support users
  • Implement best practices and procedures for current and future strategic IT initiatives
  • Support, improve, develop and document processes to support infrastructure, user adoption, NOC helpdesk support and training
  • Act as hands-on technical resource for The Franklin Institutes managed service provider (MSP)
  • Projects and tasks as assigned by Assistant Director of IT Infrastructure

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field required; or equivalent field experience.
  • 3-5 years proven experience in driving effectiveness and user adoption, preferably in non-profit environments
  • Ability to work and communicate technical concepts clearly to peers and management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Intermediate to expert experience with cloud applications including, but not limited to Office 365, Exchange Online, OneDrive and SharePoint
  • VMware, Windows Server Management, Active Directory and Group Policy experience
  • Cisco, Palo Alto, Mitel experience preferred
  • PowerShell scripting experience a plus

Benefits Information:

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

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.

Please visit our Careers page at https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/job-openings or contactemployment@fi.edu (please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line).
(Posted 2/18)

 

Preparator and Operations Coordinator, Samek Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg

The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces – the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage – totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 4,000 of storage and work space. The Galleries produce, on average, 12 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually.

The Preparator & Operations Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following duties listed roughly in order of priority and time from top to bottom. The Preparator & Operations Coordinator reports to the Gallery Director and fulfills their duties in accordance with campus, state, and federal policies and laws as well as in keeping with museum and gallery professional practices. For more information, see http://museum.bucknell.edu

Job Duties:
Supervise Student Employees
• Hire, train, and supervise student gallery guides / guards.
• Manage student work-schedules, coordinating between student needs, campus recesses, galleries’ open hours, exhibition installation and de-installation, and special events.
• Staff gallery if student becomes unavailable for scheduled hours.
• Collect timesheets, ensure accuracy, and submit for payroll.
• Work with Registrar to train student employees in art-handling and exhibition installation and to schedule students as needed for installation, de-installation, and moving art on campus, etc.
• Work with Public Programs & Outreach Manager to train gallery attendants as docents and to schedule student employees for event and outreach duties.

Assist with Exhibition Installation & De-installation
• Work with Registrar (project manager for exhibition installations) to install and de-install exhibitions.
• Duties will include but are not limited to: receiving, unpacking and, packing artworks; hanging and placement of artwork; performing carpentry work such as crating or making pedestals; spackling and painting; handling artworks on loan and permanent collections; lighting exhibitions; matting and framing artworks; and pick-up and delivery of artwork.

Assist with Art Handling
• Work with Registrar to transport art between collections storage facilities and galleries, to hang or retrieve from campus, and to off-site locations for framing, photography, etc.

Security and Facilities
• Open and close gallery facilities for public hours daily.
• Schedule student employees and/or campus Public Safety to assist with opening or closing as needed.
• Manage cleanliness and condition of gallery-managed facilities. Initiate facility repairs and/or capital upgrades when necessary.
• Plan, maintain, and initiate upgrades to gallery and collection security systems and procedures.
• Serve as department key contact and building emergency contact.
• Maintain Facilities Emergency Plan that includes alternate opening/closing procedure in the event of unexpected absences. Plan should also include procedures for emergency evacuation of facilities, securing of artworks, phone-tree and notifications, resumption of business, etc.

Additional duties as assigned to include, but not limited to:
• Drive to transport art locally and to regional cities.
• Submit student employee payroll bi-weekly.
• Reconcile department charge cards monthly.
• Order facilities supplies.
• Research, prepare, and submit capital project requests to the Director annually.
• Deposit cash donations with campus Finance as needed.

Diversity & Inclusion Expectation:
• Actively contribute to Bucknell’s efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience in museums, arts or other cultural organizations
• Demonstrates progressively responsible experience in office management, operations, and/or supervision of staff
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter
• Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a Sprinter van
• Skilled with manual and portable power tools such as cordless drill, orbital sander, etc.

Other Requirements:
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, as scheduled
• Background check required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Work experience in visual arts organization such as art gallery, museums, art dealer, art auction house, art movers, conservator, etc.
• Bachelor’s degree in Art, Museum Studies, or related field

Physical Demands:
• Stand or walk 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• Sit for 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• Lift or carry up to 50 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday); lift or carry up to 10 pounds frequently (34-66% of the workday); lift up to 50 pounds to waist height and up to 25 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
• Frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34-66% of the workday);
• Occasionally bend, squat, reach overhead, kneel, climb ladders up to 12 feet high, lift overhead, weld, push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
• Work in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions; possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
• Very good visual acuity

Work Type:
full-time

About Bucknell
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
(Posted 2/18)

 

Grants and Development Services Manager, The African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) seeks a creative, strategic, well-organized and enthusiastic development professional to support the Museum’s Development Department as Grants & Development Services Manager.  The position is responsible for the management of the Museum’s grants processes and also oversees various development services, including  gift processing, benefit fulfillment and prospect research as carried out by Development Department staff.

The position is charged with aggressively identifying funding opportunities and generating awards; researching and writing successful grant proposals; working collaboratively with other AAMP staff to identify fundable programming; and assisting the stewardship of AAMP’s relationships with all sources of corporate, foundation, and governmental funding. Coordinate the development of grant proposals across Museum departments and support the development of concepts for funding proposals which align with the strategic priorities of the organization.  Ensure the timely fulfillment of all grant award reporting requirements.

The position is also responsible for directly managing Development Department staff and overseeing the workflow of the Development Department, including processing, tracking and benefit fulfillment related to memberships, individual giving, and gala sponsorships; gift processing and ensuring that all gifts are processed in a timely fashion; checking all gift and membership batches for accuracy; and managing CEO requests for prospect research assignments.  Provides direct feedback to each subordinate, and handles all subordinates’ behavioral and work performance issues with support from Human Resources if necessary.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Grants

  • Stewarding foundation and corporate relationships through ongoing communications
  • Writing proposals, preparing applications and gathering supporting documents
  • Maintaining and implementing a calendar of funding activities including due dates and impact report timelines
  • Researching and identifying new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects
  • Identifying funding opportunities and new program areas to match client’s priorities, using relevant research tools
  • Communicating with appropriate funding staff prior to submission of proposals
  • Writing and ensuring the timely submission of final reports

Development Services

  • Supporting Development Department staff by providing oversight, managing workflow, reviewing outputs and assisting staff members in the timely fulfillment of goals
  • Monitoring the accuracy and timely acknowledgment of sponsors, donors and members, and the fulfillment of appropriate benefits
  • Ensuring the consistent and appropriate use of software and program systems
  • Coordinating the reporting of Development Department outcomes
  • Assisting the Human Resources Department in hiring, evaluating, and, when necessary, terminating Development Department personnel

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

Education/ Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five to seven years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Solid computer skills; knowledge of constituent management and donor management systems; Blackbaud products highly desirable
  • Excellent editing skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies including proposal writing and donor stewardship
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Strong knowledge of interpreting and analyzing diverse data
  • 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, etc.
  • Ability to train, direct, manage, evaluate, and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work in non-profit environment; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  • Handle a large variety of complex tasks and prioritizing workflow in a fast paced office environment
  • Ability to establish and manage effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public; exercise tact and diplomacy at all times; demonstrate an understanding of protocol and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues
  • Ability to occasionally work evenings, weekends, holidays and special event hours, as necessary

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

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

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org
(Posted 2/18)

 

 

PT Historic Interpreter, Quiety Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg

Position Function:  To interpret and conduct tours on 19th century farm life, domestic spaces, activities, 1-room schoolhouse for visitors to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

Job Relationships:

Supervises: No one

Supervised by: Management

FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Duties:

  • Represent Quiet Valley with a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude and demeanor to other staff and the public at all times.
  • Wear time-period appropriate attire as mandated in the Quiet Valley personnel manual.
  • Support Quiet Valley’s mission, policies and procedures as outlined in staff handbook.
  • Know and follow appropriate emergency procedures as set forth by Quiet Valley policy.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior, reliability, and dependability
  • Complete work-related tasks, not specifically set forth in the job description, as requested by management.
  • Work with visitors of all ages including children and adults.

Interpretation:

  • Conduct school tours, regular summer tours, workshops and special events programming.
  • Learn and demonstrate 19th century skills, trades, farm chores, and associated knowledge.
  • Provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, the history of Pennsylvania, and 19th century America.
  • Serve as role model for seasonal interpretive staff.
  • Conduct tours in first person interpretative style.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about farm animal husbandry
  • Prior work at historic site is helpful
  • Experience with schoolchildren, educational programming, outreach programs and special events in a traditional or non-traditional setting is helpful
  • Volunteer experience
  • Physically able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clear driving record
  • Ability to pass child abuse and criminal record checks
  • Working papers are required for those 18 years and younger

Working Conditions:

  • This position is a seasonal, part-time position with 15 to 20 hours during slower seasons and 30 to 35 hours weekly during busy seasons.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, some summer weekends are a must
  • The position includes some physical labor, such as gardening or animal care, in varying weather conditions without climate control.
  • Ability to use or learn to use 19th century and modern farm equipment.

Please contact Quiet Valley Farm at 570-992-6161 or via email at farm@quietvalley.org for more information and sending applications.
(Posted 2/12)

PT Retail Sales Associate, Friend of the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, Strasburg

Position Description:

Tend to the needs of the museum visitors that come into the store whether they are retail in nature or asking for directions, food service venues or about other local attractions.

About the Employer:

The Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (FRM) was formed in 1983 and is chartered and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an associate nonprofit organization which assists the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in fulfilling its mission to document, preserve and interpret the rich and diverse heritage of railroading.  The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania annually hosts about 120,000 in person visitors annually, and FRM staff and volunteers play a key role in the daily operations of the Museum in visitor services, education, restoration, library and archives, administration, advancement and the museum store.  Presently, the FRM has about 2,000 members from many U. S. states and several foreign countries.

Work Location:

Work is conducted in a retail setting at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, located at 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579.  The Whistle Stop Shop is located just inside the main entrance on the first floor of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Schedule:

This is a limited part-time, hourly position for a maximum of 10-12 hours weekly (or 20-24 hours bi-weekly), working every other weekend and two 3-5 hour shifts during the week. Scheduling will be coordinated with the store manager. The museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM.

Qualities needed for the position:

Cheerful, courtesy, commitment to excellent customer service, general knowledge of the surrounding area and its offerings for tourists, product knowledge, and an interest in railroad history.

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Housekeeping:

Vacuum rugs & floor (or dust mop floor)

Dust Shelves, displays, and products as needed

Glass clean shelves

Disinfect cash wrap area as needed

  • O.S. (Point-of-Sale)

Set up and cash out store point-of-sale (POS) system

Ring up sales, correcting errors, processing voids, returns and discounts

Sell FRM memberships and special event tickets

Close Out daily transactions and prove all tenders to reports

Assure end-of-day receipts and change bag are in safe

Check change bag daily to ensure sufficient change, recording data on daily sheet

  • Other Duties & Responsibilities:

Attend to customer needs by answering questions, assisting them in locating merchandise

Help monitor security of the store

Price and restock merchandise

Keep inventory areas organized and filled, which may require use of a step stool or ladder

Bring broken, damaged or outdated items to the “stock room” for write off

Inform manager or assistant manager when items are running low

Take telephone messages including mail order sales requests

Help with semi-annual inventory counts

Please submit letter of interest and/or resume, and three references to Patrick C. Morrison, Site Administrator, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 15, Strasburg, PA 17579 or via email to pmorrison@pa.gov no later than March 2, 2020.  Thank you.
(Posted 2/11)

Director of Marketing & Communications, The Penn Museum, Philadelphia

The Penn Museum Director of Marketing & Communications will bring vision and strategy to translate the exceptional opportunity offered by the newly transformed Museum Main Level, anchored by the largest ancient Egyptian Sphinx in the Americas at its entrance, into new and diversified audiences. In this role, the Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for managing the end to end journey of the Museum visitor, from building awareness to ensuring delivery on the promise of an exceptional visitor experience to post-visit engagement and loyalty. The Director will work effectively with senior leadership and act as an advisor and change agent to engage with exhibition and program development early in the process to ensure comprehensive and effective marketing plans, to set marketing strategy and priorities for the Museum, using paid and earned media channels to influence visitation. Part analyst, part strategist, part manager, the Director will create and implement strategies, tactics, campaigns and brand messaging. Key to the success of this role is the application of expertise in market research, analysis, and communications, digital and marketing strategy, and sponsorship delivery. The Director will be a champion of the message and storytelling that will drive overall differentiation, visitor loyalty, and interest in the Museum exhibitions and programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Organizational leadership.

    • Serve as a key member of the Museum’s senior leadership team, contributing to strategic planning, master planning and other organization-wide initiatives, and leading Museum-wide initiatives as appropriate.
    • Lead decision-making on strategy and pricing for paid general admission, Membership, Sponsorship, public events, group sales, and corporate events, collaborating with colleagues in Visitor Services, Membership, Corporate Relations, Public Programs, Group Sales, and Facility Rentals.
    • Serve as a primary staff liaison to the Board’s Business Development Committee.
    • Represent the Museum to a broad range of constituencies including media, Board, donors, senior corporate executives, government officials and community leaders, and museum professionals.
    • Lead management and evolution of the Museum’s overall brand.

Staff leadership:

    • Provide leadership for five marketing, communications, and graphics/creative staff to attract, develop, and retain high quality professionals.

Marketing/Public Relations:

    • Develop and oversee annual marketing and public relations strategy, including earned media relations, website and social media and development and placement of all advertising and paid media to:
      • Drive paid attendance – general admission, membership, public programs attendance (approximate budget of 250,000 visitors annually)
      • Position the Museum effectively in the community and with key constituencies.
      • Raise the Museum’s profile locally and nationally.
    • With Director of Learning and Public Engagement, develop and oversee annual “Featured Experience” programs as mission- and attendance-driver.
    • Support (and develop as appropriate) specialized marketing efforts including retail, rental events, and Development initiatives.

Work collaboratively with:

    • The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) to drive awareness of and visitation through an underwritten UPHS program offering complimentary admission to all HUP and CHOP patients, staff, and visitors.
    • Any and all restaurant partners for the Museum to drive visitation and revenue through dining and tour programs.
    • Public programs community partners to drive programs attendance from their stakeholders.
    • Arts centers and organizations across the Penn campus, to drive awareness and visitation for Arts and Culture@Penn.
    • Lead development of all annual visitor attendance budgets.
    • Develop revenue budgets and pricing decisions for general paid attendance sales and consignment; establish and chair a group of relevant colleagues to set pricing for certain categories of group sales, membership, public programs, and sponsorship.
    • Leverage data and analytics to drive insights and inform strategy and tactics:
      • Develop and measure key metrics around the business.
      • Contribute heavily to business intelligence strategy.
      • Develop segmentation, competitive analysis/market intelligence, pricing, promotions across areas of responsibility.
    • Oversee corporate marketing sponsorship program, including:
      • Identifying and cultivating new corporate partnership opportunities, negotiating new contract terms.
      • Engagement, enhancement and execution of contract deliverables throughout the year.  Work across the organization to ensure deliverables are being addressed.
      • Understanding renewal cycles and directing renewal negotiations with existing partners.
    • Oversee planning and operations for Creative Department responsible for:
      • On-site environmental graphics.
      • Print/digital materials for departments across the organization.
      • Marketing-based graphics designed for a variety of platforms including digital, outdoor, television, out of home, and others as needed

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university, plus 10 or more years of relevant experience, MBA/Master’s degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Demonstrated background as a marketing professional with sound grounding in all aspects of managing and leading the marketing mix. Demonstrated success in positioning brands or attractions within highly competitive categories or geographies; knows how to synthesize research and information to create compelling marketing programs. Proven ability to inspire the best from key support areas such as sales, communications, and key vendors and partners. Has thorough knowledge of using communications and public relations to create compelling competitive differentiation. Familiar with niche marketing, entertainment marketing, long-term brand building, as well as classic consumer marketing. A person who is classically trained in sophisticated marketing techniques, new product development and introduction, and brand building. Demonstrates a balance of strategic insight and tactical excellence. Demonstrated ability to work effectively across levels within and outside an organization, from front-line staff to Board, and high-level corporate, foundation and government officials.

Must pass criminal background check and Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance.

Please click here to apply.
(Posted 2/10)

PT Collections Assistant, The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey

The Hershey Story seeks a part-time Collections Assistant to work 28 hours per week. The Collections Assistant will aid the Collections Manager with all aspects of collection’s care including physical and digital access and documentation of artifacts. The position’s main responsibilities will be to assist with accessioning, cataloging, loan requests, inventory, deaccessioning and daily physical care of the collection. The Collections Assistant will assist with exhibition development, installation/de-installation and ongoing maintenance as necessary. Cooperate with Hershey Community Archives staff to accurately document items in the museum’s collection. Incumbent will respond to research inquiries and photographic requests. Additionally, the Collections Assistant will work with interns and volunteers on ongoing projects. Occasionally, the incumbent will also assist with public tours and programs. Hourly wage is commensurate with experience.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform major duties/responsibilities:
· BA in museum studies or related field
· 1-year collections management or curatorial experience
· Strong written and oral communication skills
· Keen organizational skills and detail oriented
· Self-motivated and ability to anticipate department needs
· Proficiency of Microsoft Office products
· Knowledge of PastPerfect collections management software is a plus
· Ability to prioritize and work independently
· Ability to function in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
· Ability to lift 25 pounds and work in small spaces
· Ability to react quickly to changing and special situations
· Work hours include some weekends, holidays and evenings
· Valid drivers’ license required

To apply send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Valerie Seiber, The Hershey Story, 63 W. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033 or email to vseiber@hersheystory.org.

In addition, applicants must complete the application form on The Hershey Story website, https://hersheystory.org/employment-application/
Application closing date: open until filled.
(Posted 2/5)

 

Manager of Corporate Relations, York County History Center, York

Primary Location:  Historical Society building
Status:  Part-time, Exempt
Supervisor:  VP of Advancement

Summary:

Recently, the York County History Center embarked upon an exciting, innovative and important project to establish a cultural destination in downtown York city that spurs economic development and connects historical assets throughout the county. To realize this ambitious goal, the History Center is assembling a dynamic team to assist in delivering high quality history programs and experiences to attract people throughout the region.

Key to the History Center’s success is a strategic innovator in the role of Manager of Corporate Relations. This important position plays an integral team role in the York County History Center’s efforts to raise over $800,000 annually through EITC and sponsorships. The Manager will have direct responsibility for results in establishing business sponsorships – financial contributions or gift-in-kind – to support events, programs, special projects, symposiums, and other programmatic opportunities.

Essential Duties:

  • With the Advancement team, develop a comprehensive annual corporate sponsorship plan to support the History Center’s array of priority activities.
    • Work with appropriate division/department to develop a case for support and sponsorship packet(s).s
    • Write proposals and/grants.
  • In concert with VP of Advancement, establish business portfolios for board members to cultivate, solicit and steward.
  • Create, manage and benchmark a portfolio of corporate sponsors for direct annual solicitation.
    • Maintain calendar of proposals and reports and research new opportunities.
    • Utilize database moves management to record work accomplished and set future steps.
  • Ensure sponsorship benefit fulfilment and proper recognition occur.
  • Work with companies to offer EITC opportunities as a support mechanism for educational programs.
  • Attend those community events most likely to generate new potential prospects and partnerships.
  • Develop and implement stewardship plan for corporate relationships
  • Secure Business Partnerships in conjunction with Membership in order to enhance benefits.

Outcomes:

  • Establish a list of current and prospective sponsors or EITC participants.
    • Carry 50 – 75 businesses in the portfolio.
    • Conduct 8 – 10 average visits a month to build relationships.
  • Increase corporate sponsorships to special events year over year by 5%

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years or more experience in sales, donor/corporate solicitation, membership or equivalent with proven results.
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills
  • Proficient in computer skills including database management
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Flexible, professional & friendly approach and disposition
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record

Send cover and resume to Heather Maneval; hmaneval@yorkhistorycenter.org, no later than February 28, 2020.
(Posted 2/5)

PT Seasonal Canal Boat Crew Member, National Canal Museum, Easton

Compensation: $11.00/hour
Employment Type: Part-time, Seasonal (April through October)

The Josiah White II is Pennsylvania’s only mule drawn canal boat and one of the last in the country.  History comes alive as we tell the region’s nationally significant story traveling a beautiful stretch of the Lehigh Canal.  The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and National Canal Museum are looking for flexible, people-oriented staff with excellent interpersonal skills to work as Canal Boat Crew Members.  Crew members are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the canal boat, the care and handling of the mules (Hank & George), and the historical interpretation of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the Lehigh Canal and Hugh Moore Park.  Crew members are also trained to handle emergencies on the boat including first aid situations, water rescues and fires.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years old. Experience handling and taking care of mules or horses helpful. Experience handling sailboats or other large boats desirable. Persons with education or experience in history, public speaking, or related abilities will be given preference.  Must be able to lift at least 25lbs and to walk up to 3 miles a day.  Must be able to swim.  This post is subject to random drug/alcohol testing per Coast Guard regulations and PA child abuse/criminal background clearances.

HOURS:  Normal work week will average 30 hours.  Actual hours will vary.  Staff persons in this position will generally work 5 days per week from April through September, dropping down to weekends in October. April – June work schedule is Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:00pm.  June – September is Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00am-4:30pm.  Some evening work required for special events.  Crew Members must commit to work through the end of October.

For a more detailed job posting and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2020CanalBoatCrewMember.
(Posted 2/5)

 

Program Presenter, USS Requin, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center connects science and technology with everyday life through hands-on science fun. Our visitors explore and interact with robots, investigate the wonders of the human body, and discover river science and animals. Plus, they enjoy engaging astronomy shows in a planetarium, live theater shows, sports challenges and a ropes course, a real submarine, a huge model railroad – and movies on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen! In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center offers outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh’s diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Ahoy! USS Requin submarine at Carnegie Science Center is seeking outgoingPROGRAM PRESENTER to join our crew – sharing accounts of how the crew used their expertise, humor and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and  adventurous life during USS Requin’s (SS 481) lengthy defense and scientific  missions. You will be presenting the social history, technological history and science of the submarine.

REQUIREMENTS: A passion for general history, science & technology is preferred, naval or military experience is not required. Outstanding communication skills and the ability to engage and enlighten groups of visitors of all ages, and interests.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the physical ability to use stairs, walk the length of the vessel, crouch, reach, and bend in order to navigate very tight quarters.

AVAILABILITY: Weekday and weekend hours. Occasional holidays.

Please include a cover letter (upload your resume AND cover letter in the same .pdf and upload accordingly) stating why you are interested in joining the submarine presenter crew!

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

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

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

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

Please visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal to apply.
(Posted 1/3)

Summer Camp Counselor, The Penn Museum, Philadelphia

Penn Museum is currently seeking counselors for both of their summer camp programs. Anthropologists in the Making and Junior Anthropologists are eight-week day camps (June 22-August 14, 2020) for children ages 6 to 13. Each week will have a different theme, such as “Signs and Superstitions” and “Engineering Marvels of the Ancient World”.

Positions are seasonal. Counselors will report to the Summer Camp Director. Pay rate is $13/hour.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist small and large groups of campers in a variety of activities, including gallery tours, art-making projects, games, scavenger hunts, and performances
  • Foster a fun and positive learning environment by facilitating friendships and teamwork among campers and acting as a mentor

Position Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm and experience working with children, preferably in an educational setting
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and teamwork skills
  • Competence in teaching and administrative work
  • Patience, creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility a must
  • Completed college degree preferred, some college required. Background in education, anthropology, archaeology, history or art preferred.
  • Completed clearances preferred: A child abuse history, PA criminal record, and FBI criminal history
  • Must be available to work June 15-Aug. 14, Monday–Friday, 35-40 hours per week

Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references – one work-related reference must be cited. Please submit all materials as one document and e-mail to the Summer Camp Director at summercamp@pennmuseum.org no later than April 10, 2020. Please include “Summer Camp Counselor position” in email title.
(Posted 1/3)

Manager of Exhibitions, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

We are seeking a Manager of Exhibitions to oversee the curation, design, installation of the National Liberty Museum’s (NLM) temporary exhibitions. Leading a small team of three, they will serve a critical role in strategic development and implementation of exhibition and related experiences that appeal to targeted audiences. The Manager of Exhibitions is responsible for recommending improvements to methods, practices, and procedures of exhibition development and will actively collaborate across all Museum departments to ensure that the NLM’s exhibition experiences highlight the strength of the Museum’s mission and collections.

Reports to: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Hours: Full time, 40 hours a week. Monday – Friday

Occasional weekends and some evenings throughout the year.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Lead the development and implementation of a robust exhibitions schedule for the Museum

· Oversee installation and de-installation of exhibitions

· Develop and manage exhibitions budget and other exhibition-related administrative duties

· Oversee staff responsible for arranging crating, shipping, insurance, contracts, travel policies and artwork loan agreements

· Work with a variety of vendors and companies during the process of production of exhibitions (fabricators, custom framers, painters, etc.)

· Work with Chief Marketing Officer to coordinate writing and design of exhibition signage and educational materials as well as related marketing and advertising collateral

· Collaborate with Director of Education and rest of Education team to create exhibition-specific events, programs, and tours for all audiences

· Work with Development team to set and achieve revenue goals that include soliciting corporate sponsorships and strategic partnerships

· Work with Museum maintenance staff to keep exhibitions clean, safe, and in working order during its duration

· Be primary spokesperson for exhibition-related media requests

Qualifications:

· Minimum of five years of experience working in museum exhibitions/curatorial role

· Master’s degree in History, Fine Arts, Arts Administration or related field

· Knowledge of museum management, collections/exhibitions management, curatorial principles and practices

· Excellent writing and public speaking abilities

· Personable, friendly demeanor

· Possesses high level of attention to detail, accuracy and ability to meet deadlines

· Maintains highest standards of integrity, including confidentiality of privileged information

· Highly motivated, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and to work independently as well as in a team environment

· Special consideration given to those with prior experience working in a conceptual museum

Physical Demands:

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

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

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

· Equipment: General office equipment, projector, two-way radio

Work Environment/ Office Culture:

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

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

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

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

We regret we may not be able to respond to all applications. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 1/3)

Seasonal Tour Guide, Berks County Heritage Center, Berks County Parks and Recreation Department, Reading

Seasonal part time, hourly: May through October
Reports to: Historic Resource Supervisor & Cultural Program Supervisor
Minimum Age Requirement: 17

Description:

Seasonal Tour guides are primarily based at the Berks County Heritage Center and support the day to day operations of the Berks County Heritage Center, a historic park within the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

Primary responsibility is to lead public tours of two onsite museums, the Gruber Wagon Works and C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, provide information to park patrons related to the Berks County Heritage Center and the programming, activities, and resources of the entire Berks County Parks System.

Position operates onsite snack bar and gift shop conducting point of sale transactions, handles ticket/admission sales, and assists with various related programs and events throughout the Parks department. Tour guides assist with the development and implementation of public programming, events, and activities.   Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the management of the Heritage Center’s artifact and archival collection, as well as the historic collections of the Parks department.  Dressing in historic attire may be required for specific events and programs. Position is responsible for routine maintenance/cleaning of the Heritage Center museums and facilities, and other duties as assigned.

Must have strong customer service skills, comfortable with public speaking, willing to function as part of a team in a collaborative environment, be able to work independently, demonstrate good problem-solving abilities and time management, and show enthusiasm for park events/activities. The ability to plan, implement and follow through with responsibilities, as well as follow direction is essential.

Looking for individuals with experience or interest in areas of History, Museums, Public History, Historical Preservation, Library Sciences, or Education.

Requirements:

Must be available to work weekends, summer holidays and some evenings, May through October. Approximately 20-30 hours per week. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and operate the manual rope elevator of the Gruber Wagon Works. Position requires successful completion of Pennsylvania Act 153 clearances and background checks and County of Berks employment screening.

For more information contact Dan Roe, Historic Resource Supervisor at droe@countyofberks.com

For job application visit www.countyofberks.com/parks
(Posted 1/29)

PT Youth Program Educator, Tyler Arboretum, Media

Part-time, per diem position. Reporting to the School Programs Coordinator and Youth Programs Manager.

Position Summary
The Youth Program Educator position is for a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience in youth education. Educators are responsible for delivering environmental education based programming to children in pre-K through 5th grades in small group settings. Youth programming at Tyler includes school field trips, school and library outreach programs, scout badge programs, and children’s eco-birthday parties. There are also opportunities for teaching family/adult programs.

Availability
Position is part-time, per diem. Programs are offered year-round and hours vary seasonally. Programs are 1-3 hours in length and often fall between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Wednesday through Friday. Outreach programs sometimes fall outside of these hours. Heaviest concentration is in fall and spring. Educators are expected to work at least 3 days per week during this time, and availability for some evening and weekend programs is required (generally 3 weekend days per month). Educators are expected to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings. The occasional weekend event/festival is required.

Compensation
$11.00 – $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience.
Duties/Responsibilities
 Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world.
 Lead a variety of environmental based programming to youth of varied ages (topics include interpretive walks/hikes, invertebrates, birds, aquatic habitats, soils, etc.).
 Learn Tyler’s environmental education curriculum and implement the purpose, goals, and objectives of each program (training is provided).
 Set up and prepare for group arrival; clean up and put away equipment and supplies used for programs.
 Care for Tyler’s education supplies and communicating with program manager when supplies are low or need to be replaced.
 Know and understand emergency procedures associated with the organization.

Essential Requirements
 Ability to teach and lead environmental based programming.
 Willingness to be flexible in scheduling and work additional hours during the busy season.
 Desire to learn and grow as an environmental educator.
 Ability to receive and implement constructive feedback.
 At least 1 year of work/volunteer experience in education/youth development related to one or more of the following topics: outdoor activities, environmental studies, youth development, or other related topic.
 Demonstrated success at teaching outdoor activities to children; teaching experience in an outdoor setting is preferred.
 Excellent character, integrity, and adaptability.
 Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels.
 Enthusiasm for the natural world, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
 Must be at least 18 years of age
 Once offered a position, you must satisfactorily complete the required background checks.
 First aid and CPR certification required (or willing to train).
(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment
 General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.
 Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.
 Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
 Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply
Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to Liz Hornbach, Youth Programs Manager LHornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.
(Posted 1/28)

Education Coordinator, Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Newtown Square

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is a non-profit educational corporation that qualifies under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. We operate under lease agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Education Coordinator
Organization: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Salary: $12.00/hour
Start date: March 2020

Time Commitment: The Education Coordinator is an hourly employee who works primarily on weekdays from March through November, although hours beyond that time frame for pre-season training and off-season outreaches are possible. Hours are based on scheduled programs.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an 18th century living history farm featuring heritage breed animals, period-appropriate crops, and five historic buildings preserved to represent a typical mid-size colonial property. The Plantation has a robust educational program that welcomes 9,000+ school students and 100+ summer campers each year. The Education Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that students and teachers visiting the Plantation have wonderful hands-on experiences by providing excellent customer service, superb organizational preparedness, and impeccably trained and friendly program staff. The Education Coordinator will also work as part of a team to plan and execute our sold-out summer camps during the months of June, July and August. Weekend scout programs, outreaches, and birthday parties will also fall under the Education Coordinator’s purview.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
▪ Weekday Field Trips: The Education Coordinator is responsible for staffing programs and being on-site to greet the schools and ensure that activities run smoothly.
▪ Summer Camps: In the months of June, July and August, the Plantation runs five weeks of summer camps. The Education Coordinator will work as part of a team to develop activities and programming for each camp week, and to ensure that camps are staffed with appropriate educators.
▪ Scout Programs and Birthday Parties: The Plantation is occasionally asked to run scout programs and birthday parties, typically on weekends. The Education Coordinator is expected to staff and supervise the running of these events.
▪ Outreaches: The Plantation is periodically asked to conduct programs at schools, libraries, and other museums and sites and the Education Coordinator is expected to ensure that these programs run efficiently and effectively.
▪ The Education Coordinator is expected to track staff hours and submit them for payroll.
▪ Education Coordinator is expected to identify, hire and train educational program staff, and to ensure that their clearances and interpretive knowledge is up to date.
▪ The Education Coordinator is encouraged to create and implement new programs.
▪ The Education Coordinator is expected to work as part of a team, including (but not limited to) the
Farm Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Office Manager, and Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS
▪ Strong interest in, and familiarity with, Pennsylvania and eighteenth-century American history
required. College coursework in American history preferred.
▪ Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
▪ Maintain a professional appearance and decorum, which must include willingness to wear period appropriate
attire and maintain a historically accurate appearance.
▪ Ability to create for and deliver programs to diverse audiences. Comfort with public speaking is a
must.
▪ Reliable attendance and punctuality is expected and required, as is reliable transportation.
▪ Must be able to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team.
▪ Must be able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to a fast-paced and changeable client experience.
▪ Knowledge of museum education and/or secondary education a plus.
▪ Work can be physically demanding. Ability to lift 40 lbs, be outside in all kinds of weather, and
navigate rough terrain is expected.
▪ A criminal background check, FBI fingerprint clearance, child abuse clearance is a requirement for
employment. Candidate will be expected to become First Aid/CPR/AED certified (this training is
provided.)

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Green, Executive Director, at
education@colonialplantation.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and
position will remain open until filled.
(Posted 1/28)

 

Program Coordinator (2 positions), Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Wrightsville

(Full-time regular employee position with benefits)

REPORTS TO: Visitor Center Manager at either Columbia Crossing River Trails Center (Columbia, PA) or the Zimmerman Center for Heritage (Wrightsville, PA)

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is focused on supporting visitor services, educational programs and facility rentals at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage or Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. Public program responsibilities include planning, implementing, and promoting programs related to Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s (SNHA) vision and mission. The Program Coordinator must interact with and provide guidance to visitors and manage details of events, lectures, educational programs, and facility rentals. The position requires an out-going, team-oriented, creative and motivated individual who is a self-starter and pays attention to details. Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and some holidays.

Although these two openings share many responsibilities, there are differences between the two sites:

  • At the Zimmerman Center, the Program Coordinator will coordinate the seasonal River Discovery Boat Tours, including reservations, communication with boat operators, and conducting on-water programs. The position also includes leading and participating in house tours, guided walks, and programs that engage adult visitors and children. The Program Coordinator will maintain an inventory of merchandise for sale and develop and oversee a volunteer base. Assisting with general facility maintenance of the house and grounds may also be required.

Position categories – Program Coordination: 60%; Facility Rentals 10%; Visitor Services 30%

  • At Columbia Crossing, the Program Coordinator will lead programs and events related to the history, science, recreation, and natural heritage of Columbia and the Susquehanna River. The Program Coordinator will prepare for and implement a variety of programs, including but not limited to a teen summer camp, monthly pre-k story time, environmental outdoor ranger program, and community workshops. Participation in Columbia community activities and events to connect residents to SNHA programs will be required. Facility Rental coordination of 30-45 rental events per year is also a major part of this position.

Position categories – Program Coordination: 60%; Facility Rentals 30%; Visitor Services 10%

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of associate degree in related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency utilizing technology (i.e. e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft Office including Excel and Publisher, Outlook Calendar, and audio/video equipment).
  • Previous experience coordinating interpretive or educational programs, visitor services, facility rentals and working in a collaborative fashion with other partners within the community.
  • Interest in the Susquehanna River’s cultural and natural heritage.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Availability for working a variety of shifts based on the event calendar and visitor hours, including weekends, evenings, and some holidays.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and ability to operate a vehicle in day and night time conditions.
  • Ability to work outdoors and in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers, adults, and children.
  • Good work ethic and ability to work without close supervision
  • As a condition of employment applicants must pass pre-offer and post-offer staff screening processes which include: reference checks, criminal background checks, sex-offender registry check, and other staff screening checks deemed appropriate.

See full position description at  https://www.susquehannaheritage.org/about-us/employmentrequests-for-proposal/. Send resume and cover letter to hbyers@susquehannaheritage.org. Review of applications will begin February 18th and continue until the positions are filled.
(Posted 1/22)

Manager of Visitor and Member Services, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia

We are looking for a proactive and experienced Manager of Visitor and Member services to plan and execute a strategic sales plan for the National Liberty Museum targeting growth in both areas. The Manager identifies prospects, determines needs, and oversees both general and membership admission. This position will cross over with almost every other department in the museum and involve a great deal of teamwork. The Manager will be responsible for achieving mutually agreed upon goals for both visitorship and membership.

Reports to:  Chief Administrative Officer

Hours: Full time, 40 hours a week.

Occasional weekends and some evenings throughout the year.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain annual budgets and budgetary goals.

Identify and cultivate target markets for the museum.

Work with Marketing and Development to grow our visitorship, membership and donors; in particular, collaborate closely with Marketing to implement and ensure effective front-line sales efforts

Send weekly admissions and museum store reports with analysis and solutions in addition produce Quarterly and Annual reports to be distributed to senior leadership.

Create a concrete membership plan and hit membership targets; determine/report metrics to measure growth in membership.

Build and lead the visitor services department to ensure a premier experience for all on-site visitors to the Museum; continual improvement of training materials and communication with entire team.

Develop and ensure that department systems, procedures and practices support effective operations while providing outstanding customer service.

Coordinate with Group Sales team to ensure positive group visitation experiences. Manage arrival of group visitors.

Communicate regularly with other departments to ensure operational awareness of all Visitor Services functions.

Handle visitor concerns, comments and complaints at the supervisory level.

Identify opportunities to convert visitors to members and/or donors and maintain timely, open communication with Development whenever donors or prospects are on site.

Build partnerships with other cultural institutions, as well as various vendors for the museum store and museum events.

Qualifications:

Five years of experience in museum visitor services and or development

Experience with Blackbaud database systems, specifically Altru

Customer service management experience

Sales-driven and highly self-motivated

Proficient in Office 365

Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required

Well-organized and thorough with close attention to detail and follow through

Ability to constructively lead and motivate Visitors Services staff to work as a team and reach goals

Excellent communicator; able to work positively and flexibly with all departments of the NLM to reach consensus and achieve goals.

Physical Demands:

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

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

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

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

Work Environment/ Office Culture:

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

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

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

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

We regret we may not be able to respond to all applications. No phone calls, please.
(Posted 1/21)

Exhibition Designer, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Reporting to the Director of Collections and Exhibitions Management, the EXHIBITION DESIGNER will manage the design and production of CMOA’s temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations. The Exhibition Designer will closely collaborate across departments—Curatorial, Exhibitions, Registration, Art Preparation & Installation, Conservation, and Education—to produce specifications, methods, materials, technical drawings, and display techniques for museum casework, platforms, walls, partitions, fixtures and lighting, in accordance with best museum practices. The position provides support for the administration and execution of all aspects of construction-related activities associated with the exhibition design. The Exhibition Designer works closely with internal and external stakeholders including the Exhibitions Project Manager, Curators, contractors, vendors, and contributing Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) and CMOA departments to efficiently and effectively achieve exhibition goals and installation designs on schedule and on budget.

TO APPLY:  Visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/opportunities; Click Search Jobs; Locate Requisition #354 – Exhibition Designer; Click Apply; Complete On-line application.  If you wish to include a cover letter and/or links to your professional portfolio, save document(s) AND resume/CV as ONE file and upload accordingly

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Required
– Ability to organize, represent, and communicate concepts effectively through design; working knowledge of color utilization and design theory;
– Familiarity with construction as well as art museum-appropriate materials and fabrication techniques;
– Understanding and awareness of security, conservation, and accessibility requirements and standards;
– Highly organized, and able to set and carry out short-term goals while keeping long-term goals in mind;
– Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work professionally and collaboratively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a team-oriented environment;
– Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists;
– Initiative to undertake and complete tasks and projects as they arise.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
– Bachelor’s degree in architecture, design, fine arts, or a related field, and at least two years experience in architectural gallery drawing and detailing, interior space planning, materials specification, and/or fixture design (or an equivalent mix of education and experience).
– Able to administer the drafting and production process from specification through completion;
– Proficiency in computer aided design programs such as InDesign, CAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, etc., as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is mandatory;
– Position requires sufficient mobility to travel throughout the museum’s galleries and storage areas.
(Posted 1/21)

Finance and Administration Coordinator, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

As the FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR, you will be responsible for assisting the Director of Finance in the processing and tracking of financial information. This includes, but is not limited to the following: creation and distribution of standard and ad-hoc reports for CMOA departments as well as for board and committee meetings, processing museum accounts receivable and payables, and deposits and withdrawals of funds.

As well, you will assist in the preparation of annual operating and designated/ restricted budgets. Supports CMOA departments with: monthly expense reporting (P-Cards), reporting and analysis of departmental financial reports including budget-to-actual reconciliation – also includes preparation and submission of any required correcting journal entries; back-up for visitor services financial activities as needed, including daily admissions balancing and reconciliation. Additional duties include administrative support related to finance activities.

This is a Full-Time position and is eligible to participate in the comprehensive Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh benefits program.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
– Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in finance or business administration, or equivalent experience;
– Three years of demonstrated experience working with financial information, such as processing financial data; AP/AR;
– Solid experience in office administration duties including meeting coordination and calendar management;
– Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications with a focus on MS Excel;
– Knowledge of financial systems.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong organization and presentation skills;
– Ability to schedule workload to meet necessary due-dates;
– Ability to use discretion in respect to confidential information.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature. No special demands are required.
Please visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s employment portal to apply.
(Posted 1/21)

Executive Director, Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust, Philadelphia

The Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 2011 as a support organization of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting to oversee the preservation, operation and educational programs at the Arch Street Meeting House and grounds.  Its mission is to increase public understanding of the impact and continued relevance of Quakers and Quaker history.  The executive director will lead the organization as it seeks to be the preeminent destination for experiencing and learning about Quakers’ unique contributions to society.

Arch Street Meeting House is a National Historic Landmark, and the largest Quaker meeting house in the world.  It attracts over 30,000 visitors and interest from around the world each year.  A significant number of visitors are school children. In its programming it makes a special effort to engage the diverse peoples in the Philadelphia region.  The Arch Street Meeting House is owned by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and it continues as an active meeting house for the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

A comprehensive position description will be made available to qualified applicants. The Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director with demonstrated capability in:

Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation

Fundraising

Communications and Stakeholder Collaboration

Sensitivity to Quaker Values

Of these competencies, the Board intends to prioritize Fundraising and Strategic Planning and Plan Implementation.  Applicants are requested to focus emphasis on their relevant experience in these areas.

For more information about Arch Street Meeting House, please visit the following sites:

  • Arch Street Meeting House web site: historicasmh.org
  • Arch Street Meeting House Named National Landmark WHYY Newsworks.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkN0oat63p0

  • Arch Street Meeting House/2112 WHYY Young Journalists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wgqq0lfXo0

  • Arch Street Meeting House Becomes National Historic Landmark You Tube

American Artifacts: American History TV, CSPAN3 Preview:  Arch Street Meeting House-Philadelphia:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT56lDqigyU

  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street Quakers)

https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/monthly-meeting-friends-philadelphia-arch-street-quakers

The salary range for the position is $70,000-80,000 and comes with a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance, retirement and paid time off. The ASMHPT is an Equal Opportunity Employers; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications consisting of cover letter and resume must be directed to ASMHPT Search Committee at cboyce@intermissionllc.com.  Applications submitted by March 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
(Posted 1/15)

 

Posting a job opening with PA Museums

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