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SMA supports efforts to increase diversity and equity within the museum field. As a sign of that support, we require all postings on our Job Board to include salary information. Postings without salary information will be removed and the posting organization will be notified that they are welcome to re-post the opportunity if they are willing to include the required information.  

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  • 02 Dec 2022 12:16 PM | Andrea Harden

    About the Buffalo AKG Art Museum

    In 2019, the museum broke ground on a transformative campus development and expansion project. Upon completion of construction, the museum will open in 2023 as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. At the same time, the museum has been engaged in a wholesale reevaluation of its institutional identity, with a particular focus on making the Buffalo AKG a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible institution. 

    Position Overview

    Head of Retail Operations reports directly to the museum’s Deputy Director and is responsible for all facets of retail operations for the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. This includes developing and implementing the shop’s Standard Operating Procedures, defining and achieving high-level strategic goals in support of the museum’s mission, and the following duties and responsibilities. View Full Job Description and Apply

  • 01 Dec 2022 9:44 AM | Erik Flesch

    Are you enthusiastic about the Driftless Area and local history, and interested in sharing this place with people from around the world? The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville is now recruiting for a half-time Museum Specialist in Visitor Services. The position will develop, implement, and evaluate our tour program and Museum Store retail operation, while creating meaningful interpretive experiences through exhibit elements, events, and programs that bring the Museum’s mission to life. This position is classified as regular part-time (.5 FTE) with a starting wage of $18.74/hour.

    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums is a department of the City of Platteville as well as a mission-driven membership and entrepreneurial organization. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are the eastern bookend of the Main Street business district in Platteville. The Museum campus includes scenic greenspace, pollinator gardens, a real underground mine from the pre-Civil War Lead Rush, a railroad amusement ride pulled by a 1931 mine locomotive, and picturesque interpretive structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum celebrates Wisconsin’s know-how and can-do spirit as expressed in the mining region where Wisconsin and its Badger State identity was born. Since its founding in 1965, the Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, a third of them school children. The Museum is Platteville’s leading tourist attraction and the largest in the tri-state area (Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa) interpreting the mineral heritage of the famous Upper Mississippi Valley district.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manages guest relations. Oversees online and in-person booking of tours and programs, the collection of entrance and tour fees, and gift store sales.
    • Manages business aspect of guest relations, including: opening/closing register, banking, performing evening reports, maintaining attendance reports.
    • Supervises and schedules paid and volunteer visitor services staff members to ensure outstanding guest experience.
    • Trains visitor services staff and volunteers in collaboration with the Museum Education Coordinator.
    • Oversees Museum Store to enhance the guest experience. Curates products for sale, and manages point-of-sale system and online store.
    • Works both independently and with a team to develop new tours/programs/special events that are creative, engaging and dynamic in coordination with Museum Director and other Museum staff. Coordinates existing events as assigned.
    • Operates and handles all aspects of train amusement ride including daily safety check, taking and returning train from stored location, and driving train with guest passengers.
    • Working weekends, some evenings and holidays is required.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum education: High School diploma or equivalent (Bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in the sciences, business, communications, history, museum studies, hospitality or related field preferred), and
    • Related work experience of 1 to 4 years, or
    • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Knowledge of local history, experience with developing and delivering interpretative programs to a broad audience (including youth) and supervisory experience preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    How to Apply

    Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and completed  City of Platteville Employment Application (full job description and application form available here) to Erik Flesch, Museum Director, via email at museumdirector@platteville.org  or by mail to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is full.

    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

    Attn: Museum Director

    PO Box 780

    Platteville, WI 53818

    For questions, please contact: Erik Flesch, Museum Director, 608-348-1837 or museumdirector@platteville.org




  • 01 Dec 2022 9:41 AM | Erik Flesch

    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville seeks a part-time Museum Collections Management Assistant to assist with care and registration of the Museum heritage collection under a two-year Institute of Museum and Library Services Inspire! Grant for Small Museums. The Collections Assistant is expected to work approximately 16 hours per week, for a total of total of 1,360 hours until August 31, 2024, at a wage of $13/hour.

    The Museum Collections Management Assistant works with the Museum Director and Museum Specialist – Collections Management to document and care for the Museum collection, which spans the areas of natural history, cultural history, and science and industry. Responsibilities include assisting in artifact handling, cataloging, and digital database management for a diverse collection of more than 30,000 objects.

    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums is a department of the City of Platteville as well as a mission-driven membership and entrepreneurial organization. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are the eastern bookend of the Main Street business district in Platteville. The Museum campus includes scenic greenspace, pollinator gardens, a real underground mine from the pre-Civil War Lead Rush, a railroad amusement ride pulled by a 1931 mine locomotive, and picturesque interpretive structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum celebrates Wisconsin’s know-how and can-do spirit as expressed in the mining region where Wisconsin and its Badger State identity was born. Since its founding in 1965, the Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, a third of them school children. The Museum is Platteville’s leading tourist attraction and the largest in the tri-state area (Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa) interpreting the mineral heritage of the famous Upper Mississippi Valley district.

    Key Responsibilities

    ·  Gains working knowledge of Museum collections management training materials.

    ·  Assists with managing collections records and database; including accessioning/cataloging of all artifacts.

    ·  Relocates, rehouses and cleans artifacts, and improves storage conditions according to museum best practices.

    · Implements data standards; helps to develop and expand the Museums’ digital assets, including photography, history, provenance, status, condition, location, and description of each object.

    ·  Works with Museum Director and Museum Specialist – Collections Management on documentation and actions for loans, accessions, and deaccessions according to collections policy.

    ·  Helps monitor artifact storage and exhibit spaces for temperature/humidity, environmental hazards, safety, and cleanliness.

    ·  Works collaboratively and diplomatically as a team with other staff members and volunteers.

    · Follows museum best practices in all projects for the museum.

    Qualifications

    · Minimum education: High School diploma or equivalent. Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in history, science, art history, anthropology, museum studies, or a related discipline; Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a related field preferred.

    · Ability to work with diverse audiences including children, families, volunteers, and older adults.

    · Strong written and communication skills.

    · Experience with Windows applications.

    · Ability to work proactively and independently on multiple tasks while maintaining quality and meeting deadlines.

    · No related work experience needed (knowledge of local history, collections care methods, database experience preferred).

    · Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

    How to Apply:

    To apply send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, together with a completed City of Platteville employment application (available at https://www.platteville.org/jobs) to Museum Director Erik Flesch, at museumdirector@platteville.org or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the position is full.


  • 01 Dec 2022 9:37 AM | Erik Flesch

    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville seeks a Museum Specialist-Collections Management to provide oversight for care and registration of its heritage collection. This position is classified as regular part-time (.5 FTE) with a starting wage of $23.94/hour.

    The Museum Specialist-Collections Management will provide general oversight for care and documentation of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums’ diverse collection of more than 30,000 objects spanning the areas of cultural history, natural history and science and industry. Responsibilities will include overseeing all stewardship practices for the collections, management of collections records and digital database, documenting progress on grant-funded work plan, and applying best practices to the work of the Museums. This position requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.

    The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums is a department of the City of Platteville as well as a mission-driven membership and entrepreneurial organization. The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are the eastern bookend of the Main Street business district in Platteville. The Museum campus includes scenic greenspace, pollinator gardens, a real underground mine from the pre-Civil War Lead Rush, a railroad amusement ride pulled by a 1931 mine locomotive, and picturesque interpretive structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum celebrates Wisconsin’s know-how and can-do spirit as expressed in the mining region where Wisconsin and its Badger State identity was born. Since its founding in 1965, the Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, a third of them school children. The Museum is Platteville’s leading tourist attraction and the largest in the tri-state area (Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa) interpreting the mineral heritage of the famous Upper Mississippi Valley district.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manages collections records and database; including inventorying/cataloging of all artifacts. Drives completion of comprehensive digital database. Generates progress reports and database reports as needed.
    • Participates in establishing data standards, processes and procedures, and enables consistency in information across diverse collections. Maintains collections policy and recommends updates as necessary.
    • Oversees production and management of object image files and other media, and integrates into the collection management system.
    • ·         Develops and expands the Museum’s digital assets, including history, provenance, status, condition, location, and description of each object.
    • Monitors artifact storage and exhibit spaces for temperature/humidity, environmental hazards, safety, and cleanliness. Works with Museum team to improve environmental conditions as needed.
    • Trains and supervises Museum Collections Assistant, collections interns, and collections volunteers.
    • Works with Museum Director to make recommendations for possible accessions and deaccessions, and manages documentation and disposal according to collections policy.
    • Follows museum best practices in all projects for the museum.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum education: High School diploma or equivalent (Bachelor’s degree with a major in Public History, Museum Studies or related field; or Master’s degree in a related field preferred), and
    • Related work experience of 1 to 4 years, or
    • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Knowledge of local history, experience with developing and delivering interpretative programs to a broad audience, and supervisory experience preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    How to Apply:

    To apply send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, together with a completed City of Platteville employment application (available at https://www.platteville.org/jobsto Museum Director Erik Flesch, at museumdirector@platteville.org or The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818. Applications will be accepted until the position is full.


  • 22 Nov 2022 5:10 PM | Ryan Schwartz

    First State Heritage Park is Delaware’s first urban park without boundaries, nestled in the heart of historic downtown Dover. Centering on the capital’s historic Green and Legislative Hall, FSHP shares the stories of remarkable Delawareans and innovative governance in the First State. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in Delawarean history through experiences facilitated by historical interpreters, each dressed head-to-toe in authentic garb reflective of the state’s revolutionary heritage.

    The Historical Interpreter is a year-round, part-time position responsible for facilitating quality guest experiences, from conducting interpretive programs that enhance historic consciousness, to fostering affinity for the cultural and natural resources stewarded by Delaware State Parks, and providing exemplary customer service.  This position will also have the opportunity to craft interpretive programs, participate in authentic living history events, and perform in specialized First-Person character encounters.  Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled.

    Compensation for this position begins at $14.00 per hour.  State benefits are not available for this posting.  Please see the attached link for further details.  Applications MUST be submitted by December 28, 2022 via the Delaware Jobs website at the link below.  

    https://www.jobapscloud.com/DE/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=102522&R2=MXGC06&R3=400300


  • 18 Nov 2022 2:23 PM | Lou Williams

    The Program Officer, Partnerships is responsible for serving as a connector and convener of the humanities sector in Maryland.
    The Program Officer reports to the Director of Programs and collaborates closely with other program staff and all Maryland Humanities staff.

    Salary Range: $58,000–$62,000
    FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time, Permanent
    Reports to: Director of Programs
    Working Conditions: Hybrid
    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Duties/Responsibilities

    Program Management (95%)
    • The management and overall administration of the Museum on Main Street and other humanities-based exhibition programming, including budget and reporting; special initiative RFPs; and new initiatives
    • Leading Maryland Humanities’ Regional Humanities Networks statewide, convening stakeholders and setting agendas, creating opportunities for local partners to increase network members’ engagement with each other, and identifying regional challenges and opportunities and with Maryland Humanities’ programs and grants
    • Developing partnership and outreach opportunities to organizations and communities that broaden the pool of partners and participants for RHN and Traveling Exhibits from broad and diverse constituencies throughout Maryland
    • Providing guidance capacity building and professional development support to the humanities sector in Maryland
    • Monitoring and aligning partnerships to adapt to changing priorities, equity needs, best practices, community needs, and partner feedback
    • Helping to identify funding opportunities and assisting with the preparation of proposals and reports to funders
    • Maintaining evaluation and other data and reporting on program results each year
    • Performing additional duties as assigned by the Director of Programs

    External Relations (5%)
    • Representing Maryland Humanities at appropriate events, serving as a liaison with cultural, educational, and community groups across Maryland and the general public
    • Representing Maryland Humanities at state and national meetings and conferences, as well as on committees and task forces as they relate to Maryland Humanities’ programming

    For a list of Requirements, Benefits, and Information on How to Apply visit our website

  • 09 Nov 2022 3:52 PM | Anna Conlan

    JOB DETAILS

    SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
    External Posting (Professional)

    Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

    Department: Art Museum

    Budget Title: Museum Curator

    Local Title: Curator and Exhibitions Manager

    Posting Date: November 11, 2022

    Classification: SL-3

    Duties: BACKGROUND
    Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz has more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over seven galleries. The permanent collection comprises almost 7,000 works of art, with a concentration on American art, especially of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Region, as well as photography and metals.

    The Dorsky’s mission is to create art experiences that spark curiosity, critical thinking, and delight, connecting and serving the College and the diverse communities of our region. We are a hub for the art and artists of the Hudson Valley—free, open, and accessible to all.

    The Dorsky has a seven-person staff, an active Advisory Board, and strong support from SUNY New Paltz’s faculty and administration. It maintains an ambitious temporary exhibition program with approximately six shows per year, curated both in-house and by guest curators. The Museum also produces a series of BFA and MFA student thesis shows at the end of each semester and regularly publishes catalogues that are distributed through SUNY Press.

    For additional information, please visit the museum’s website: https://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/

    POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager, in collaboration with the Museum team as well as campus and community stakeholders, will plan and organize an exciting and innovative exhibition schedule that furthers the mission of the Museum and effectively engages with the diverse audiences we serve. This position manages all aspects of Museum exhibitions, organizing guest curated exhibitions as well as their own shows, with registrarial and installation support provided by the Collections Manager and Preparator. The role includes regularly researching, proposing, and curating original exhibitions, however much of the role involves hands-on exhibition organizing and management. It would be a good fit for someone who enjoys working collaboratively and is inspired by connecting creatively with students and communities across the Hudson Valley.

    PRIMARY ROLES

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager oversees the exhibitions department; developing, organizing, and managing the presentation of all temporary loan, juried, student, and collection exhibitions, which includes exhibitions curated by the Curator and Exhibitions Manager as well as guest curators.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager project-manages all guest-curated exhibitions, being first point of contact and shepherding contractual deliverables. They are also responsible for all aspects of the development, research, and presentation of the exhibitions that they initiate. For all exhibitions, they collaborate with the Museum team and manage the execution of loan requests, shipping, installation logistics, and the production of interpretive and promotional materials.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager works with the Director to develop and maintain exhibition budgets; to identify and apply for funding to support exhibitions; and helps with the production of special events and fundraising activities that advance the mission and programs of the Museum.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager works with the Museum team to engage the diverse audiences we serve though inclusive curatorial practices and accessible exhibition programs, events, interpretative materials, and marketing.

    The Curator and Exhibitions Manager is the supervisor for the Preparator. They also manage the Museum’s MFA Artist in Residence program

    The position includes the optional opportunity to teach museum studies courses in the SUNY New Paltz Art History Department.

    Required Qualifications: 
    • A minimum of a master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies or a related field and/or equivalent demonstrated professional experience.
    • A minimum of five years’ experience working in an exhibitions role; experience with the logistics of organizing exhibitions, excellent project management skills, attention to details, and experience with overseeing schedules and workflows.
    • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in curatorial practice, programming, and audience engagement.
    • Excellent writing ability and communication skills, and the ability to serve as a public-facing ambassador of the museum.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, an aptitude for collaboration and relationship-building for working closely with museum and campus colleagues, as well as the diverse communities the museum serves.
    • A positive, professional, and solutions-oriented approach to coordinating effectively with colleagues, guest curators, lenders of artwork, students, and artists.
    Preferred:
    • Familiarity with galleries or museums located on a college or university campus.
    • Experience supervising the workload and performance of staff.

    Compensation and Benefits

    The salary range is $70-72K, and benefits are generous.

    Contact Information: Individuals with disabilities needing assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

    Applications accepted until position is filled, with priority given to those received by 12/11/2022.
    Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please apply by visiting https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1823. Applicants must include the following:
    • A letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications listed above and describing their interest in the position
    • CV
    • Contact information for three professional references.

    Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; Priority by December 11, 2022; applications after December 11 will be reviewed.

    Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

    SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members—students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

    The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

    Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at https://www.newpaltz.edu/firesafety/safetyreport.html.

    Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1823


  • 06 Nov 2022 5:34 PM | Mary Kennan

    Nye Museum Executive Director

    Nye Museum is a historic homestead on Old County Road in East Sandwich, Massachusetts, and a historic preservation project of the Nye Family of America Association, Inc.  It consists of a main house, originally constructed in 1678, a Grange Hall, the Old Mill, the Old Fish Hatchery trails, and adjacent land overlooking Nye Pond.

    The Board of Trustees of Nye Museum seeks an Executive Director to lead the Museum, engage the public, and help to preserve this unique property.

    Job Description:

    • ·        Manage daily operations of the Museum buildings and grounds
    • ·        Manage property rentals and oversee the property during rental events
    • ·        Actively engage with and energize Board members, Nye Association members, staff, volunteers, partner organizations, funders, donors, and other stakeholders
    • ·        Supervise and manage staff, including evaluating staff performance and advocating for appropriate staff compensation
    • ·        Working with the Board and Curator, take the lead in developing an annual calendar of events, exhibits, and programs
    • ·        Working with the Museum Historian, ensure that the archives are maintained, properly cataloged, and made accessible to researchers
    • ·        Working with contracted property managers and building consultants, oversee maintenance, repair, and preservation of the buildings and grounds
    • ·        Represent and promote the Museum widely in the community
    • ·        Oversee the creation of marketing and promotional materials including newsletters, website, social media, press releases, and more
    • ·        Identify grant opportunities and work to develop and administer grants to support the operations of the Museum
    • ·        With the Board, develop fundraising appeals and outreach to membership to raise funds for special projects
    • ·        With the Board, plan and administer annual “friendraising” and fundraising events, including annual and semiannual events such as the Nye Reunion and the Autumn Gathering
    • ·        Identify and participate in relevant associations and educational activities to keep abreast of the latest developments in museum and nonprofit management
    • ·        With the Board develop  and implement a sustainable 5-year strategic plan of service with mission-centered goals and objectives

    Requirements:

    • ·        Masters in history and/or museum studies preferred; BA/BS in history and/or museum studies required
    • ·        Demonstrated experience running a small museum or historical museum, as well as previous experience in nonprofit management
    • ·        Demonstrated experience supervising staff and volunteers and working with Boards of Trustees
    • ·        Successful grant writing and fundraising experience
    • ·        Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft and Apple products, Past Perfect, WordPress, as well as knowledge of social media ad PR software

    Key Skills and Traits:

    • ·        Love of history
    • ·        Leadership ability
    • ·        Communication and writing skills
    • ·        Ability to manage projects and people
    • ·        Ability to work independently
    • ·        Problem solving skills
    • ·        Innovative thinker
    • ·        Organization and prioritization
    • ·        Creativity and curiosity
    • ·        Strong work ethic

    Hours and salary:  28 hours a week at $37 an hour.  This position requires some evening and weekend hours.

    Additional benefits:  Two weeks paid vacation annually.

    This position has some physical demands, including lifting boxes, moving furniture, and setting up/breaking down exhibits.  The Nye Museum buildings are not fully accessible, and the Director will need to be able to climb stairs and gain access to attic and basement spaces. 

    The Nye Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references to:

    Lucy Loomis, Vice President, Board of Trustees

    lucyloomis44@gmail.com

    This position is open until filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by November 30th, 2022.

    For more information on Nye Museum, visit our website at www.nyemuseum.org


  • 04 Nov 2022 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Development Coordinator

    Montgomery History, Rockville, MD

    Montgomery History seeks a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic professional for the position of Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our team and will advance the organization’s mission by helping to build our base of support and increase awareness of and engagement in our activities.

    About Montgomery History

    Montgomery History collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the histories of all of Montgomery County’s residents. To that end, we undertake the following activities:

    • operate the Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections, the county’s most comprehensive historical library;
    • manage the County’s  official government archives;
    • maintain a 10,000-item collection of historic artifacts;
    • deliver a wide variety of educational programming, both in-person and online, including the annual Montgomery County History Conference, the county’s National  History Day event, streaming History Conversations, and the award-winning Speakers Bureau;
    • operate the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine on the campus of the City of Rockville’s c. 1815 Beall-Dawson House; and
    • provide a home for the Harper Center for Suburban Studies.

    Responsibilities

    The Development Coordinator will report to and work closely with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include:

    • Prepare letters of inquiry, funding requests, and other materials to solicit funds from foundations, government agencies, businesses, and organizations.
    • Oversee all aspects of donor solicitations, project-specific appeals, and the Annual Fund campaign.
    • Produce timely donor updates and reports.
    • Organize periodic donor cultivation and stewardship events.
    • Research prospective individual donors, businesses, and foundations.
    • Design and produce regular fundraising reports.
    • Support the major giving program and efforts to secure planned gifts.
    • Solicit donations of product and/or in-kind support from businesses and individuals.
    • Ensure prompt and personalized gift acknowledgement and recognition.
    • Develop and coordinate the production of promotional materials related to fundraising and program activities.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
    • Impeccable writing skills;
    • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented;
    • One to three years of professional development experience (may include time spent in internships and volunteer work);
    • Organizational and time management skills;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Wordpress, and social media platforms;
    • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends; and
    • Creativity, inquisitiveness, flexibility, and good humor.

    Preferred skills and experience:

    • Demonstrated track record of success using a variety of fundraising techniques including special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation proposals, and membership;
    • Experience working with a donor database or customer relationship management (CRM) software;
    • Experience working in a small nonprofit setting; and
    • Knowledge of the history and culture of Montgomery County, Maryland.

    To Apply

    This is a permanent, full-time position with occasional weekend and evening hours required. Because programs and events may be located throughout Montgomery County, access to reliable transportation is necessary. After an introductory period, working remotely 2-3 days per week will be encouraged. The starting salary will be $50,000 to $55,000 with ample opportunity for increases as the organization prospers. The benefit package includes health and dental insurance, paid vacation, Federal holidays, and sick leave.

    To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position to Matthew Logan, Executive Director at info@MontgomeryHistory.org. Type “Application for Development Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone and/or in-person interviews.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Montgomery History is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, family responsibility, pregnancy, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or on any status protected by federal, state or local law.


  • 04 Nov 2022 3:24 PM | Tori Chasey

    Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manatee/jobs/3782412/registrar-and-collections-specialist-fmm

    This is a full-time positions with benefits and a starting salary of $18.67 per hour.

    JOB SUMMARY

    The mission of the Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is to preserve and share Florida’s maritime heritage. Established in the heart of the regional, commercial fishing industry, FMM tells a number of stories pertinent to all aspects of Florida’s maritime history through photographs, boat models, tools and other historically significant materials and relevant programming. The Registrar & Collections Specialist position is a full-time, non-supervisory position reporting to the Supervisor of the Florida Maritime Museum. The primary responsibility of this position is collections management, including documentation, acquisitions, loans, deaccessions, risk management and implementing policies and procedures that relate to collections care.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

     Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, History, or related field or equivalent experience

     At least one year of experience working with museum collections, archives, or in a related setting

     Ability to read cursive handwriting

     Knowledge of and/or ability to research modern principles and best practices for collections management and exhibit development including conservation treatments and preservation methods

     Experience in writing, designing and installing museum exhibits

     One year of recent and relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to apply acute attention to detail in maintenance of detailed data, preferably in an automated systems environment

     Computer literacy which includes, but is not limited to, proficiency in Microsoft Windows Suite

     Basic mathematical aptitude, as well as alpha and numeric filing skills required

     Professional oral and written communication skills

     Must be able to operate general office equipment

     Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license

     Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job, including weekends and occasional evenings

    ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

    Along with the satisfactory performance of this job’s essential functions, the employee in this position is expected to actively and consistently demonstrate the core values of the Clerk’s Office.

    Service to All

    Everyone is my customer. From our customers to my coworkers and colleagues, excellent service is my primary goal. I will provide courteous, patient and knowledgeable service to everyone.

    Integrity

    I will foster the highest level of ethical conduct and promote an atmosphere of transparency, accountability and confidentiality in my actions and behavior. I will comply with all the Clerk’s policies.

    Respect

    I will treat the office, everyone I come in contact with and myself with respect. From punctuality to dress code, I will be mindful of what my actions and my appearance communicate to others.

    Communication

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    I will present ideas and information in a thoughtful and courteous manner and be open minded to the

    ideas and suggestions of others. I take responsibility to keep others fully informed of situations and

    information at all levels whether in writing or verbally.

    Ownership

    I accept responsibility for the quality, quantity and timeliness of my work. I will seek answers to issues I

    do not understand and I will own my behavior.

    Teamwork

    I hold myself and others accountable for the success of the team. I support a culture that finds solutions,

    rather than make excuses or place blame. I will be flexible and cooperative when faced with change.

    Development

    I will foster an environment of continuous improvement. I am encouraged to research, study and learn

    the vast workings of the Clerk’s office so I can be of the most service to our customers.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations listed in the job description is not

    always specifically described, and that employees, at the discretion of management, may be required to

    perform duties not within their job descriptions. The omission of an essential function does not preclude

    management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the

    position.

     Provides excellent customer service to all in person, in email, and over the phone; is approachable, helpful,

    and personable; answers questions knowledgeably and with patience

     Enforces museum policies in a firm but friendly manner

     Works effectively on a small team; open to learning, able to take constructive feedback and take

    responsibility for their own actions, work, and opinions

     Takes weekly shifts as gift shop desk attendant

     Maintains custody of and properly handles and stores collections according to current museum industry

    standards

     Prepares collections paperwork including loan and donation documents and acknowledgments, condition

    reports, deaccession files, and finding aids

     Communicates with potential donors, private lenders, and lending institutions

     Enters data, organizes and maintains collection information in Past Perfect

     Provides research services to the public and other museum staff, including reference, web-based and off-site

    research

     Performs routine exhibit and collections maintenance, including artifact, equipment, furniture and building

    cleaning as well as treatment where appropriate

     Collects, organizes, and analyzes environmental monitoring data, including integrated pest management

     Responsible for implementing policies and procedures

     Under the direction of the Supervisor, develops interpretive museum exhibits by researching, sourcing

    artifacts, writing labels/panels, and fabricating displays

     Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and well while meeting deadlines

     Assists with all aspects of volunteer recruitment, retention, and direction

     Assists with all aspects of educational programming, special events, and visitor experience

     Assists with all aspects of special events and visitor experience

     Assists with all operations of facility, including grounds/garden maintenance and ongoing custodial duties

     With Supervisor, oversees emergency preparedness, including hurricane preparations

     Along with other staff, create, implement, and evaluate museum activities

     Assists management with other related duties as assigned

    ESSENTIAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS

    The essential mental and physical functions listed below are required in order for an employee to be able to

    perform the essential functions of this position.

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     Thinking critically—defined as reading, understanding, and taking appropriate action on detailed and

    complex information

     Maintaining confidentiality of information learned or acquired as part of the position which, if disclosed,

    might have adverse internal effect or objectionable outside results

     Ability to hear ordinary conversation and office sounds

     Verbal communication in person and on the phone

     Written communication by hand and on PC

     Sitting for prolonged periods of time

     Standing for prolonged periods of time

     Repetitive actions/motion of one or both hands

     Ability to bend/squat/kneel

     Ability to lift 25 lbs and push/pull 40 lbs

    ADAAA COMPLIANCE

    The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the ADAAA,

    the Clerk will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both

    prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Work is conducted primarily in an office environment. This position frequently requires working within strict

    deadlines, under stressful conditions and with a variety of personalities, who may at times be emotional.

    JOB DESCRIPTION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    I have read and understand the functions and requirements of this position. I understand that this is not to be

    considered as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements and does not limit the

    assignment of additional duties for this position.

    I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment for any purpose.

    All job descriptions are subject to revision and amendment. I have received a copy of this job description and am

    fully aware of the expectations of the job and the office.

    As an employee, I will strive to uphold the values of the Clerk’s Office.


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