Job Postings with PA Museums

PA Museums’ website is giving us some trouble this week so we have decided to post the latest job openings in museums right here. Job postings from two weeks ago are still active at the job page link, but we are unable to update that page currently.

Museum Educator 2, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford

Do you have a passion for history and sharing it with others? The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is looking for a skilled, energetic person to engage visitors of all ages in the exciting history of the colonial period in Pennsylvania, the Battle of the Brandywine and its significance in the American Revolution.

The position provides active leadership in the development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of educational programs and interpretation related to the mission of Brandywine Battlefield Park, including but not limited to interactive tours, workshops, lectures, virtual programs, exhibits, special events, and historical demonstrations.

If this is the type of work that excites you, apply today to continue your professional museum career at Brandywine Battlefield Park. 

Salary range: $54,181.00 – $82,387.00 Annually

Closing date: 3/21/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Please click here to see the full job description and application instructions.
(Posted 2/19)

Executive Director, Christ Church Preservation Trust, Philadelphia

The Christ Church Preservation Trust (“CCPT”) seeks an experienced and passionate Executive Director (ED) to work closely with a dedicated Board of Trustees to manage overall strategic planning, staff, budget and operational responsibilities across a historic campus (dating to 1695) that includes Christ Church, The Christ Church Burial Ground, and the Neighborhood House community center in all aspects related to annual and capital fundraising, education of online, tourist and student audiences, management and growth of source document history archives, and direction and community engagement of the Neighborhood House Arts Program.

Salary range: $90,000 – $105,000

Send resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the ED Position at CCPT to
(Posted 2/19)

Visitor Services Associate, American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester

The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center seeks reliable and friendly Visitor Service Associate to engage, educate, and inform guests in our Museum gallery and through public programs. The Associate provides exceptional customer service to our guests, ensuring their satisfaction, loyalty, and repeat business.

Compensation: $15.00/hour

Schedule: Saturdays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sundays 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Additional hours as needed for special events and event rentals.


  1. Actively greet the public and provide a warm welcome and orientation to the museum and its spaces
  2. Assist all members, groups, and visitors of the museum with their ticketing needs, including general admission, tours, and special events
  3. Promote museum programs and sell memberships
  4. Proactively engage guests through exhibit content in a friendly, accessible manner. Process cash and charge transactions utilizing the POS system and cash register; bag or package purchases; provide change and receipts
  5. Assisting with weekend programs (birthday parties, special events, workshops, etc.) as needed
  6. Monitoring and light cleaning of the gallery
  7. Professionally and courteously resolve customer complaints, de-escalating the situation and seeking solutions that meet the guest’s needs while abiding by Museum Store Policies
  8. Assist with the development, installation, and removal of exhibits/artifacts as required
  9. Other duties as assigned


Minimum Experience: HS Diploma or equivalent with 1-3 years in retail or customer service positions.

Preferred Experience: 3-5 years in the retail field or customer service positions in a museum setting.


  1. Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
  2. Good working knowledge of POS systems and the ability to accurately handle cash and sales transactions.
  3. Exceptional sales skills and ability to work toward sales goals while maintaining a welcoming environment for guests.
  4. Ability to work well with a team, as well as independently and with minimal direction during non-peak sales hours when staffing may be minimal.
  5. Ability to multi-task and assist multiple customers at a time.
  6. Awareness of security risks and thefts and how to handle or prevent such situations.

Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to safely handle small, delicate objects
  2. Ability to stand for 8 hours at a time
  3. Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  4. Ability to maneuver in tight spaces, such as storage rooms

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.
(Posted 2/19)

Fun fact: PA Museums uses this image thanks to the Michigan Museums Association who shared it with us. The Great Dane is our official state dog afterall.

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