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  • 21 Jun 2018 11:40 AM | Maureen Zieber

    Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:


    Iron Hill Museum & Science Center

    1115 Robert L. Melson Lane

    Newark, Delaware 19702

    Or email director@ironhill-museum.org

    General Description

    Teacher Naturalist assist in delivery of environmental education lessons for school students, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the general public. Lessons may include field studies, outreach, seasonal programs, summer camps, or other activities and may be held inside or outdoors in all weather conditions. Scheduling is highly flexible and can include weekdays and weekends throughout the year. There is no minimum hourly requirement and hours will vary seasonally. Salary is $10 an hour. Training is provided. This is a part time hourly position.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • ·         Teach environmental education lessons.
    • ·         Assist with program preparation and delivery of educational curriculum and activities, including summer camp.
    • ·         Provide a valuable educational experience for museum visitors.
    • ·         Maintain clean and orderly classrooms and museum exhibit areas.
    • ·         Attend appropriate instructor-training workshops.
    • ·         Promote Delaware Academy of Science mission, goals, activities, events, and membership.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ·         Teaching experience or experience working with children.
    • ·         Natural Sciences Knowledge.
    • ·         Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team, as well as individually.
    • ·         Certification in First Aid and CPR, or willingness to obtain said certification.
    • ·         Flexibility and adaptability to work a schedule that meets the needs of the site.
    • ·         Satisfactory completion of a background investigation; this position may require annual background investigations.


  • 20 Jun 2018 4:24 PM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $55,672 - $70,000

    Position Type: Full-time (Classified) - Restricted Full-time (Salaried)

    Job Location: James City County, Williamsburg, VA. 23185 

    Job Opening: 06/20/2018

    Job Closing: 07/20/2018


    Position Description:

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking an Events Specialist for the 2019 Commemoration. This position is a full-time, restricted professional position that will provide leadership for the execution of signature events and legacy project events under the direction of the Executive Director. The Events Specialist position will coordinate, harmonize and track execution of logistical plans for two event production companies; at least five production contractors; twenty-plus partners; and the on-site hospitality for sponsors and dignitaries. Additionally, the Events Specialist will provide cross-functional leadership with internal staff teams to ensure the comprehensive execution of commemoration events at the highest standard possible for the Commonwealth and sponsors.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Must have an understanding of the sequential steps necessary to plan and execute high profile signature events to ensure goal achievement for the commemoration. Exceptional leadership and communication skills. An ability to plan and execute events; organize and manage diverse stakeholder groups. Understanding of the principles of leveraging both government monies and private funds to maximize outcomes. Experience working with protocols, discretion and security related dignitaries and celebrities. Bachelor’s degree in Program Management, Tourism Promotion or related field. The successful candidate for this position would be committed to this position for the duration of the commemoration and to the compilation, finalization, and acceptance of a report that comprehensively identifies and quantifies the activities and accomplishments of the steering committee.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    15 years in corporate hospitality or event planning preferred.

    Please refer to https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/115403 to apply on-line.

  • 20 Jun 2018 11:56 AM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $14.50 - $16.50

    Position Type: Part-time (29 hours/week, 1500 hours/annual max.)

    Job Location: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Central Support Complex

    Williamsburg, VA. 23185

    Job Closing: Open until filled


    Job Description:

    Come join the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation’s living history museum at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. This position provides end user technology solutions relative to Foundation software & specialized hardware at three locations; provides support in postings to the Agency websites. 
    This is a wage position and is limited to 1,500 hours of work in the twelve month period beginning May 1, through April 30. No state benefits are provided.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    We are mainly a Microsoft shop, with smatterings of Apple OS X thrown in for good measure. You should be able to work in both environments.
    You must have experience in PC and Macintosh applications support as well as Apple Macintosh hardware configuration.
    Do you know how to create spreadsheets in Excel and create documentation in MS Word? We use them both, and so much more: Powerpoint, Access and even Publisher. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2013/2016 is desirable.
    We have embraced Google Mail as our preferred email client. Do you know Gmail? 
    You should have a basic understanding of MS Active Directory and understand how security groups work.
    Do you have a mobile phone? Lots of our employees do. You should have a solid working knowledge of Android and iOS mobile device technologies.
    You need to be willing to work within the constraints of a managed computer environment.
    You should have the ability to quickly learn and understand new software packages.
    You should have the ability to create new and analyze/modify existing web pages using WYSIWYG software or raw HTML coding.
    Familiarity with SQL databases and Crystal Reports XI is a desirable skill.
    You will need to assess user requests, prioritize those requests & translate to work scope.
    You will be asked to create weekly and monthly reports, so you must have effective documentation and report-writing skills.
    You should be comfortable speaking with a multitude of people and personalities.
    You must be a self-starter and a team player.
    You need to have a college or technical degree or have equivalent work experience in a technical position.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Because we support three physical sites, you must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and proof of insurance. Experience presenting to groups desirable. Must be available to work occasional evenings or weekends. Applicant must provide at least three business references.


    Please refer to https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/101323

  • 20 Jun 2018 11:39 AM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $41,600/annual

    Position Type: Full-time (Classified) / Restricted Full-time Salaried

    Job Location: Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA. 23185

    Job Opening: 06/20/2018

    Job Closing: 07/20/2018


    Job Description:

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a State Engagement Coordinator for the 2019 Commemoration. This position is a full-time, restricted professional position that will provide support the development, engagement and execution of legacy projects, signature events and digital trail by contributing educational programming elements under the direction of the Deputy Director for Program Administration. The Statewide Engagement Coordinator will serve on project teams with responsibility of ensuring civic engagement is integrated into appropriate events and programs working collaboratively with program and marketing team members in the achievement of participation and visibility goals. The Statewide Engagement Coordinator will execute the post-secondary education strategy, which expands national awareness about the 2019 Commemoration themes and raises public understanding of Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States. The Statewide Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for achieving metrics associated with outreach goals and maintaining a tracking system to support it.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Must have knowledge of the objectives and operations of school systems and other educational institutions. Knowledge of American/Virginia history, skilled in oral and written communication, ability to develop, revise and implement outreach programs. Must have strong organizational skills, willingness to travel, ability to work in a fast paced environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    College degree in History, International Relations, or Education is preferred.

    Please refer to https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/115403 to apply on-line.

  • 20 Jun 2018 11:34 AM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $15 - $18/hour

    Position Type: Part-time (29 hours/week, 1500 hours/annual max.)

    Job Location: Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, VA. 23185

    Job Closing: Open until filled.


    Job Description:

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to support the management of 2019 Signature Events and Legacy Projects, working with staff and outside contractors to fulfill the goals of the 2019 Commemoration. The position will also support partner and awareness events, sponsorship integration, and special projects as assigned. 


    Principal Job Functions: 
    • Assist with the planning and execution of six Signature Events and other commemoration events as needed
    • Support the activation of commemoration elements in Legacy Projects and partner awareness events
    • Collaborate with Marketing and Promotions Team to support sponsor integration across all marketing and communications channels and ensure sponsor reporting is fulfilled 
    • Maintain project files and documentation
    • Maintain participation records for all sanctioned or supported events 
    • Respond to inquiries from stakeholders, partner networks, and the general public 
    • Additional duties may include research assignments, basic writing for internal and external purposes, note taking and transcribing, and participating in presentations
    • Special projects as assigned to support all functions of the Commemoration

    This is a restricted position based on non-recurring funding through June 30, 2020.

    This is a wage position limited to 1500 hours per year (which equates to about 29 hours or less a week) with no state benefits.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ability to effectively plan and organize, handling multiple priorities while meeting deadlines
    • Demonstrated background in event coordination, providing excellent internal and external customer service
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal relationship management with staff, all levels of management and the general public
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, communication systems and record keeping
    • High school graduate or equivalent required, college preferred


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in special event/program planning and execution support
    • Experience working in non-profit service organizations, resource development and/or program partnerships


    Please refer to https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/110203 to apply on-line.

  • 20 Jun 2018 11:16 AM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $10/hour

    Position Type:  Part-time (29 hours/week, 1500 hours/annual max.)

    Job Location: Jamestown Settlement (Williamsburg, VA. 23185)

    American Revolution Museum (Yorktown, VA. 23690)

    Job Closing: Open until filled.


    Job Description:

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking qualified, enthusiastic individuals to present costumed historical interpretation and demonstrate craft skills to visitors and students of varying ages visiting Jamestown Settlement and/or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Historical interpretation includes utilizing hands-on/inquiry based teaching techniques using the site structures and artifacts while incorporating historical information, which depicts the culture, events and concerns of 17th- and/or 18th-century Virginia colonists, mariners, Powhatan Indians, continental soldiers and/or Revolution-era farm life in order to educate museum visitors and school groups, and to provide a high quality visitor experience.

    This is a wage position limited to 1500 hours per year (which equates to about 29 hours or less a week) with no state benefits.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Strong, effective communication skills; able to work with the general public; able to interpret with enthusiasm & have an interest in the history, culture, events and concerns of 17th and 18th century Virginia. Frequent standing. Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in costume. Weekend/holiday work is required. Be able to work 24-30 hours per week as a core level employee.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Prior experience in costumed historical interpretation and craft skills preferred.


    Please refer to https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/93376 to apply on-line.

  • 18 Jun 2018 11:29 AM | Kristen Butler

    Historic London Town & Gardens (historiclondontown.org) is looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals with experience in museum interpretation, classroom education, environmental education, and/or colonial history to assist with presenting interpretive programs and special events in our living history museum and gardens as seasonal Museum Educators.

    Position is open until filled. Training for new Museum Educators will begin on July 24, 2018. For more information, visit historiclondontown.org/news.

    About Historic London Town & Gardens:

    Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a non-profit organization, under a formal operating agreement with the county government.  The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings. ​Our mission is “To inspire a deeper understanding of our region’s history, environment, culture, and arts through living history, historical artifacts, experiential public gardens, and collaborative cultural & arts programs.”

    Chief Objectives of the Position:

    Primary duties include creating a welcoming and fun environment facilitating visitors’ exploration of our gardens and historic area. During the spring and fall, Museum Educators lead school tours for the over 4,000 children who visit each year. They also work with general visitors on weekends, particularly over the summer, assist in developing and implementing special programs and activities for visitors of all ages, and may work as summer camp counselors.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, send an e-mail expressing why you are interested and why you would be a good fit along with a resume and three professional references via email to Kristen M. Butler, Director of Public Programs, at publicprograms@historiclondontown.org.


  • 17 Jun 2018 10:01 AM | Karleen Kovalcik

    Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. / Weems-Botts Museum

    Job Location: 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries, VA 22026

    Point of Contact: Robert Borka, robertborka@msn.com, (810) 922-9810

    Position Title: Executive Site Manager

    Salary: $34,000 yearly

    Full Time

    Degree: Bachelor’s

    Experience: 1 to 2 years

    Historic Dumfries seeks a strategic-goal and operationally oriented person to serve as Historic Dumfries Executive Manager. Historic Dumfries is the birthplace of Northern Virginia, the home of the Weems-Botts Museum, and a catalyst in founding the United States. This person will market and grow the museum and its programs through grants, outreach education, web, virtual reality, and social media programs and tools.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership, communications, and management competencies; and will possess application of knowledge related to history, cultural anthropology, or museum operations.

    The selectee will serve a one-year, performance-based contract that may be extended year-to-year, depending on each year's results. Applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio of projects or a bibliography of published or presented articles related to history, museums, business, and other related topics.

    The duties in this specification describe the overall nature of work performed in this position. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person employed in this position. A more detailed job description will be made available during a point in the selection process.

    The Historic Dumfries Executive Site Manager is employed by and under general supervision of the Board of Directors of Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. (HDVI), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Among other duties, he or she functions as the museum executive director.

    He or she is responsible for professional and managerial work involving overall program management of HDVI historical programs and educational activities. Work includes, but is not limited to, day-to-day operations of a historic site, the Weems-Botts Museum, and monitoring public use of the adjoining Merchant Park.

    TYPICAL TASKS:

    • ·       Relations with HDVI Board of Directors
    • ·       Operational and Program Management
    • ·       Financial Planning and Management
    • ·       Communications, Outreach, Community Relations, and Advocacy
    • ·       Personnel and Supervision (Staff and Volunteers)

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • ·       Mandatory; Bachelor's or higher degree. While HDVI prefers a degree in History, Archeology, Museum Education, Anthropology, or a closely related field, it will consider other fields.
    • ·       Preferred: 2-3 years of experience in museum or historical site interpretation and education. Experience as an intern, adjunct or volunteer staff, or as a trained and qualified historic interpreter may count towards this preference.
    • ·       Preferred: 1-2 years of paid supervisory experience, where position requires understanding of legal labor requirements.

    COMPETENCIES

    • ·       Candidates will be assessed in the following competencies: Managing change, managing performance. Persuasive communication, building collaborative relationships, strategic thinking, entrepreneurial oriented, results oriented.

    OTHER DESIRED KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS

    • ·       HDVI recognizes that few candidates will possess all skills or knowledge. If the person chosen for this position possesses important strengths, but lacks specific technical knowledge, HDVI may choose to remediate this through training education.
    • ·       American and regional history
    • ·       Principles, practices, and techniques of historical research, education, and interpretation
    • ·       Principles, methods and practices of historical parks or museum management
    • ·       Curatorial practices and procedures
    • ·       Manage and operate interpretation or conservation programs at a historic site

    How to Apply / Contact

    HDVI will select the Historic Dumfries Executive Site Manager from candidates who possess the best combination of leadership, management. and museum or history related competencies. HDVI will evaluate initially the candidate's documentation, i.e., resume, cover letter (optional), portfolio or bibliography (optional), and references. HDVI will contact those selected for interviews. HDVI regrets that it will not be able to individually contact all those who apply to this opportunity.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    HDVI shall request a Criminal History Record Name & Sex Offender Search Request (Form BIUSP-167) per Section 19.2-389 of the Code of Virginia.

    U.S. Citizen or provide documentation establishing the identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. per the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


  • 09 May 2018 5:36 PM | Mark Sutherland

    The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a dynamic, energetic leader for the position of Senior Historical Program Specialist at its Fosterfields Living Historical Farm location.  Fosterfields is a 200-acre Living Historical Farm, located in Morristown, NJ, preserving the farm and estate of Charles Foster, and his daughter Caroline.

    The chosen candidate will lead the development, planning, implementation and scheduling of the daily educational, interpretive, special event, public programs, and volunteer programs at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, which includes:

    ·         Planning, developing, and conducting tours, demonstrations, programs, workshops, and other educational, interpretive, and public programs for all age groups;

    ·         Assisting with the development of educational materials including interpretive exhibits, brochures, and other educational resource materials;

    ·         Ensuring that all educational programming meets NJ Core Curriculum standards;

    ·         Working with Farm staff to coordinate programs involving farm animals, implements, and crops;

    ·         Overseeing the supervision and training of all part-time year-round, and part-time seasonal Education staff;

    ·         Scheduling, supervising, training and recruiting site volunteers for all programs;

    ·         Working with staff to develop outreach programs, and programming for scouts, home schools, and other groups as needed;

    The successful candidate will be a graduate of a recognized Master’s Degree program, with a major program of study in history, American studies, museum studies, or a related field, and have at least five years of experience creating, implementing and presenting programs at historic sites, preferably a historic farm setting.  The candidate will work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.  The applicant must become a New Jersey resident within one year of being hired.  Salary for the position is $48,632, with a comprehensive benefits package.  To apply, send cover letter, resume and three professional references to msutherland@morrisparks.net No phone calls please.  The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This posting will remain active until the position is filled.

  • 25 Apr 2018 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    The Stoogeum is the world's first and largest museum of Three Stooges memorabilia located in Ambler, PA. The museum is dedicated to the careers, personal lives, and fan community of the famed comedy group. The Stoogeum is hiring a part-time/seasonal visitor services assistant to support the visitor services staff. The position will run from late May to late September and is about 24-32 hours a month (Thursdays during regular operating hours and occasional evening/weekend special events).

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    ·        Preparing museum for visitors at the beginning and close of day

    ·        Greeting visitors

    ·        Processing admissions and sales (memberships, gift shop)

    ·        Handling cash and credit card transactions

    Public transportation is not easily accessible from the Stoogeum so applicants should be able to provide their own transportation

    Hours: Thursdays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; occasional evening and/or weekend hours for special events.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Outreach Coordinator Michelle Squiccimara, info@stoogeum.com. No phone calls please. Please submit by May 11, 2018, review of applications will begin immediately.


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