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  • 19 Sep 2020 11:19 AM | Susan Ellis

    Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator

    The Moravian Historical Society seeks an organized and detail oriented Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator to provide assistance with our collections care and educational outreach efforts. The Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator will provide documentation and care for the Museums’ diverse collection of more than 20,000 objects following professional standards and practices. Working as part of a small team, the Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator assists with the acquisition, documentation, care, maintenance and handling, use and access, copyright, security, and environmental monitoring of objects. Using the PastPerfect database he/she will help manage the library, objects, and archives. This position requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically. This position is also responsible for planning, developing, and delivering interpretative programs to a broad audience. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Collections Assistant/Education Coordinator will work closely with the entire staff to achieve the overall goals of the organization in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of MHS. The ideal candidate will have a passion for history and enjoy working in the nonprofit museum field. 


    About the Moravian Historical Society  

    The Moravian Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit museum and historic site that celebrates the rich cultural legacy of the Moravians. Recognized nationally and internationally for its significant collection and historically important 18th century site and buildings, MHS shares this fascinating history through educational programs, guided tours, engaging museum exhibits, and public events. The collection consists of two Moravian structures—the 1740-1743 Whitefield House and the 1740 Gray Cottage, the oldest Moravian structure in North America—and more than 20,000 historical objects including furniture, decorative arts, paintings, works on paper,  musical instruments, textiles, firearms, scientific instruments, metals, and other objects important to the story of early America. Also under the care of MHS are photographs, postcards, a large historical library, and archives of personal, missionary, and family papers, and genealogies.


    Key Accountabilities  

    1. Assist the Curator of Collections to manage all aspects of collections care following professional standards and practices. 

    2. Assist with the acquisition, documentation, care, maintenance and handling, use and access, copyright, security, environmental monitoring of objects.

    3. Update and maintain the PastPerfect database, paper files, and archives.

    4. Respond to and oversee requests from researchers.

    5. Assist with exhibition planning, including research, preparing checklists and images of objects for exhibitions, and publications. 

    6. Conceptualize, plan, develop, and facilitate educational programming.

    7. Develop and implement projects and initiatives that help adult and youth audiences engage more deeply with history in the museum’s collections and exhibitions.

    8. Create in person and online interpretive materials designed to be used in the museum or elsewhere.

    9. Lead museum tours for adult and youth audiences that employ sound pedagogical approaches.

    10. Track and assess the effectiveness and impact of programs and projects and make changes as necessary to serve the needs of diverse audiences.


    Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree with a major in history, museum studies, or education and related work experience of 1 to 4 years. Masters degree preferred.

    • Demonstrated excellence in writing, public speaking, and verbal communication.

    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

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

    • Demonstrated experience in developing programming for youth and adults.

    • Professional knowledge of best practices in K-8 education.

    • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed to supervise programming.

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

    • Applicants should be sensitive to the role that museums play in society and have a passion to communicate history to a diverse audience.

    • Experience with developing and delivering interpretative programs to a broad audience, and supervisory experience preferred.

    • Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software.

    • Familiarity with website content management, online education delivery, social media networks,  scanners, and digital cameras.

    • Knowledge of office programs including spreadsheets, database, and word processing.


    Special Consideration

    The Museum is located in the historic 1740-1743 Whitefield House, a 3 ⅓ story building without air conditioning or an elevator. Various museum-related tasks including lifting moderate weights up to 30 pounds and working outside during events. 


    Reports to: Executive Director

    Status: Part Time 

    Compensation: $13.00 per hour with no benefits

    Schedule: 30 hours/week; Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend & evening hours. 


    To apply: 

    • Please send a cover letter and resume to director@moravianhistory.org

    • Open until the position is filled.

    • The Moravian Historical Society values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need. 


  • 15 Sep 2020 8:12 AM | Anonymous

    Announcement- Employment – Cumberland County Historical Society, EOE, Community Outreach Director  (30-40 K)

    21 N. Pitt Street Carlisle, PA 17013  

    The Cumberland County Historical Society located in Carlisle, PA seeks a highly motivated, energetic Community Outreach Director.  This multifaceted position requires experience and proficiency with working on multiple and diverse projects and having constant public interaction and engagement. Proven marketing and fundraising experience will be a key distinguishing factor in choosing a candidate. This is a salaried position with health benefits package.

    START DATE:

    November 2020

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three references no later than October 2, 2020  to Executive Director jillari@historicalsociety.com  Prospected candidates should be prepared to interview in October.  Specific salary and benefits information can be requested by inquiring applicants. Attached documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. No phone calls will be accepted.

    See Job description Attached For WORK EXPECTATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    MORE information ABOUT THE SOCIETY AND OUR OUTREACH INITIATIVES AT WWW.HISTORICALSOCIETY.COM


    Position:                                 Community Outreach Director

    Classification:                        Full-time (40 hrs./wk.)

    Schedule:                               Flex (40 hrs./week minimum)

    Job Summary:  The Community Outreach Director position is directly responsible to the Executive Director with all the rights, responsibilities, and benefits as described in the Personnel Policy Manual. The Community Outreach Director takes the lead role in special initiatives including marketing, heritage tourism, historic preservation, community engagement, fundraiser coordination and program development with CCHS department heads. The position manages one part-time Events and Marketing position.

    Primary Duties:

    • Oversees community outreach and logistics for CCHS events, programs, workshops and occasional conferences in conjunction with the CVVB and other partner groups
    • Coordinates and is responsible for CCHS’ annual programming calendar in coordination with department heads and committee chairs.
    • Oversees logistics and marketing for the annual McLain Celtic Bash, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, and other fundraisers for the Society.
    • Takes the lead role on working with the Executive Director and staff in the application of grants and in the solicitation of event and fundraising sponsorships
    • Oversees outreach and logistics of CCHS’ Historic Preservation initiatives including the promotion of the County Register of Historic Places Program, in cooperation with the County Historic Register Committee and preservation tours (taverns, mills, historic properties and preservation tours etc.)
    • Oversees and promotes the Cumberland County Preservation Round-table to facilitate dialogue and community engagement about the preservation of historical, cultural and natural resources and the interconnections of these resources. 
    • Represents CCHS at outreach events, table booths, professional development, and networking events (i.e. Chamber of Commerce Mixers etc.)
    • Takes the lead role in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for CCHS and serves on the Society’s web-development leadership team
    • Pursue business and industry in Cumberland County and surrounding counties to form alliances for contributions.
    • Investigates marketing opportunities on local and regional websites including free governmental and tourism sites
    • Works closely with the Education Curator and other Department Heads to develop and implement strategies for the advertisement and promotion of home schooling opportunities, history workshops, genealogy programs, talks, tours and museum department programs
    • Assists Education Curator in coordinating with private and public schools to advertise CCHS educational opportunities.
    • Oversees, develops and implements a marketing plan with specific “West Shore” marketing strategies and objectives
    • Assists the Executive Director in the implementation of the Society’s Awards and Scholarships POPS Program in coordination with Awards and Scholarships Committee
    • Assists the Executive Director in the development of a county-wide and regional partnerships with simpatico organizations locally and abroad
    • Assists the Executive Director with other assigned fundraising duties and responsibilities
    • Serves as lead liaison with assigned committees and reports work at quarterly Community Outreach Committee meetings.
    • Delegates set up (with E&M Assistant, Historic Properties Coordinator and volunteers) for programs, tours, lectures, and events
    • Attends and/or assigns E&M Assistant to community planning meetings pertinent to CCHS mission and outreach i.e. DCA, CVVB, other arts, humanities, festival planning meetings
    • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with social & print media production and marketing
    • Oversees and coordinates, with staff, membership cultivation, growth, and innovation
    • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with the management of the membership database and oversees with the Assistant membership renewals and special membership promotions
    • Takes the lead role on the recruitment and training of outreach and events specific volunteers including reception area visitor’s services representatives
    • Assists with outreach educational activities including special initiatives in the G.B. Stuart History Workshop
    • Assists the E&M Assistant and Historic Properties Coordinator with rental inquiries at Two Mile House, Todd Hall, or Cumberland Room
    • Delegates the E&M Assistant and volunteers with special mailing initiatives
    • Oversees the promotion and development of CCHS’ Friends and Partners Program

    Qualifications and expectations:

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proven marketing and fundraising skills and experience
    • Ability to operate telephone system and Microsoft Office software
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Promotes the mission of the CCHS
    • BA or MA in related field minimum or commensurate work experience
    • Ability to flex schedule and work evenings and weekends



  • 03 Sep 2020 4:28 PM | Mark Parrish


    The Warren County (IL) Historical Society and Museum is soliciting applications for the salaried position of Pattee Executive Director. The successful candidate will present at least a B.A. (M.A. preferred) with additional experience in Museum/Non-profit management or Historical Studies and have demonstrable skills in interpersonal and public communication as well as experience in working with access program and Past Perfect software for collection management. Grant writing capabilities and financial management skills will be considered as enhancements.  A background and/or interest in Midwestern history and agriculture would be valuable as well. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications (salary range $38,000 to $45,000).

    Duties will include preparing exhibits and programs; managing and scheduling for the museum building; supervising staff and coordinating communication with volunteers, society members and the public; representing the organization in the community; strategic planning; grant writing and fund raising.

    Send an application letter, resume, and three references to mark.r.parrish57@gmail.com with Search Committee in subject line.  Applications are due no later than September 30th. Interviews will begin in October and position expected to begin November.


  • 25 Aug 2020 10:36 AM | Robert Clark

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (Issued 08/24/20)

    TITLE: Diversity Consultant
    CATEGORY: Temporary Contract (grant funded)
    DATES OF SERVICE: Starting December 2020

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Historic Annapolis, the leading preservation and history organization in Annapolis, Maryland, is seeking to hire a consultant to assist the organization with creating a Diversity Action Plan (DAP) that will enable a more inclusive work environment and engage a wider public audience.

    Working with senior staff and board members, the consultant will serve as the lead in developing the DAP and assisting with implementation, to include training sessions. The DAP should include identifying diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and strategies for the organization that are integrated into all internal and external activities and planning processes. In addition, the DAP should include recommendations, policies and procedures, resources and trends, and best practices.

    Topics and activities to be addressed should include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing strategies to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workforce (full- and part-time employees and volunteers) to include professional development. 
    • Establishing diversity initiatives related to recruiting new members to the board of trustees. 
    • Ensuring the organization's internal culture and work practices, such as vendor selection, performance reviews, and internal communication are equitable and inclusive. 
    • Ensuring the organization’s external relations related to fundraising, marketing, donor relations, stewardship, and membership are equitable and inclusive.
    • Identifying existing historic sites of diverse heritage and culture, under the management of boards, commission, non-profits, foundations, etc. and recommending relationship building, coworking and partnership opportunities. 
    • Conducting a diversity assessment of the organization’s current public programs and interpretation offerings and making recommendations on new programs and initiatives, to include:
      Identifying truth and reconciliation opportunities through uncovering misinterpreted, under interpreted or overlooked diverse designations of historic significance.   
      Collaboration opportunities with community stakeholders that can offer reconciliation programming, restoration opportunities and education.
      Developing a diversity and inclusion community investment strategy that includes, but is not limited to, diverse program offerings, education, and ancestry & lineage exploration.
      Exploring novel methods for preservation of diverse historic sites in Annapolis, that include, but are not limited to, the use of media, public art, and curation of personally held items of historic significance. 
    • Promoting diversity in emerging professionals through internships in fields related to historic preservation and museums. 
    • Providing HA staff, volunteers, and board members with training on the DAP and understanding differing perspectives. 
    • Establishing a mechanism for measuring and monitoring organizational diversity.

    JOB SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION:

    • Minimum bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in related field preferred. 
    • At least 3 – 5 years work experience in human resources, or a related field with a proven knowledge of employee engagement, retention, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and programs.
    • Working knowledge of historic preservation and/or museum organizations preferred. 
    • Self-starter with ability to prioritize and respond accordingly.
    • Great communicator who can build strong working relationships with internal and external partners. 
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. 
    Please submit proposals with fee structure and resume to Lucy Mikhailova, Senior Vice President Finance, at lucy.mikhailova@annapolis.org by COB, 5:00 pm (EST) on September 7, 2020.

  • 21 Aug 2020 11:10 AM | JoAnn Bentley

    The Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America, Inc. (ABANA) seeks a highly qualified Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day operation of its permanent headquarters in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Executive Director will report to the ABANA Board of Directors. Responsibilities include furthering ABANA’s mission by administering programs, fund raising, marketing, community outreach, strategic planning, and other new initiatives such as creating at the headquarters a gallery of forged metal art, a retail store, a library of ABANA documents, and a repository of legacy tools and blacksmith work. Salary range is between $60,000 and $70,000 annually.


    Candidates interested in this position are invited to provide a 200-word statement that sets out their vision for ABANA’s mission, growth and accomplishment. Please transmit this statement along with salary requirements in a one-page letter of intent to president@abana.org. Qualified candidates will receive the full position description and an invitation to formally apply.

    ABANA does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. ABANA will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees are treated fairly and without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

  • 03 Aug 2020 3:42 PM | Peggy Riemer

    The Board of the Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society (RCM) seeks a dynamic leader to help us tell the story of our historic Bitterroot Valley. Join our talented, enthusiastic Board to interpret the legacy of Lewis and Clark, multiple indigenous peoples and a colorful cast of characters - cowboys, vigilantes, fur trappers, traders and missionaries - that peopled our valley since the beginning of the American west. And if you find this is exciting, take a look at our natural history.  Our beautiful Bitterroot River nestled between two mountain ranges winds down the middle of the Valley watered by glaciated canyons - some bearing the original markings of the unique glacial lake Missoula. All this natural beauty is inhabited by five species of trout as well as wolves, bear, elk, moose, mountain sheep and goats and two species of deer. No wonder Lewis and Clark chose the Bitterroot Valley to rest while contemplating their journey west over the rugged Bitterroot Mountains.

    The RCM is housed in the historic Courthouse designed and built in 1900 by architect A.J. Gibson.  In 1974, the Bitterroot Valley Historical Society successfully advocated for the repurposing of the building as the new site of the Museum.  The Courthouse now houses what is considered by many to be the finest little Museum in Montana.  Permanent collections include American Indian artifacts from local tribes such as the Salish, Crow, Nez Perce and Kootenai Native Americans.  The Museum houses agricultural and homesteading artifacts, scientific tools, military uniforms, and files documenting the development of the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Research Lab.  In addition, our permanent collections include an extensive compilation of Bertie Lord photos and over 12,000 photos from the famed still photographer Ernst Peterson.  Rotating exhibits in the former courtroom add to the ambience of this local cultural center, rich in the history of the Bitterroot Valley.

     SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES  

        The RCM, a small, rural museum with an annual Budget of $245,000, is located in a fast growing region.  The RCM is heavily dependent on part time staff and volunteers. The Museum seeks a creative, strategic and transformative thinker to oversee daily operations: curating, acquisition, exhibits, educational programs and fundraising; financial budgeting, controls and reporting; staff development and supervision; and, facility management of the County owned/supported historical courthouse building.

    VITAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    The prospective candidate must:

    ·      Collaborate proactively and transparently with the Board to define and execute RCM’s short and long term goals and to execute fundraising for the Museum.

    ·      Demonstrated ability to supervise as well as to work cooperatively, diplomatically and effectively with museum staff, volunteers, the Museum Board and diverse public constituencies

    ·      Create a culture of excellence, openess and teamwork among staff, volunteers, consultants and Board to benefit the mission of the Museum.

    ·      Nurture partnerships with current donors and forge new partnerships to enhance the museum’s visibility and secure it’s financial stability for operations and programs.

    ·      Strong business management skills.

    ·      Connect with the community, build coalitions, and become the principal spokesperson for the Museum

    ·      Provide a meaningful visitor experience with the Museum’s current and future onsite/online exhibits, programs and events. 

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    ·      Bachelor’s degree, five years work experience at a senior managerial level and three years museum experience.

    ·      Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for non-profits and museums.

    ·      Competence in managing museum operations including personnel matters. 

    ·      Evidence of success in developing, managing and growing an annual operating budget. 

    ·      Excellent planning, time management and decision-making skills.  Working knowledge of speadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling, word processing software and social outreach.

    ·      Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.

    ·      Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking

    ·      Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.

    Join our team and interpret history while you live it.  Enjoy a diverse community of remnants from the past - cowboys, herders, farmers, miners, loggers, descendants of 19th century copper millionaires mingling with scientists/researchers from two labs, retirees, entrepreneurs and, yes, a few tourists. If history is also your hobby, spend your free time searching out ghost towns, indigenous sacred sites and trails, Lewis and Clark campfire sites, abandoned (and current) fire towers, and glacial debris (see a Glacial erratic displayed in front of the museum). Experience this diversity while enjoying the benefits of a modern, safe place with access to an international airport, major university, and local junior college.

     

    The salary starts at $38,000 and is commensurate with experience.

    The RCM is an equal opportunity employer

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please email, in PDF or Word format your cover letter and resume to:

    hiringrcm@gmail.com

    Please, no telephone inquiries

    Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2020 or until the position is filled

  • 16 Jul 2020 4:35 PM | Omar Eaton-Martinez

    Museum Manager I- Concord Manor House Museum (14924, Grade 22)

    Salary 

    $54,066.00 - $92,517.00 Annually

    Location 

    Prince George's County, MD

    Job Type

    Career Full-Time

    Department

    PRINCE GEORGE'S PARKS AND RECREATION

    Job Number

    14924

    Closing

    7/31/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

    Description

    The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) seeks a Museum Manager for the Concord Manor House Museum.  Concord Manor, the 18th century Federal-style architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places, interprets an inspiring story of the African American upliftment during the torrid times of Reconstruction and the importance of individual and community leadership.

    The Museum Manager provides professional museum management, leadership, and vision for the inaugural Concord Manor House Museum. The Museum Manager will be responsible for supporting collections management, curation of exhibits, historic preservation, public programs, volunteer management and administrative duties. The Concord Manor House Museum focuses on connecting pertinent themes likes like social justice, self-determination/community, and leadership using the history of the African American family, the Ridgeley’s as a platform for inclusive interpretation and community engagement. The position reports to the Assistant Division Chief, Historic Resources and the museum is part of the Natural and Historic Resources Division (NHRD) within the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).


    We welcome candidates with prior demonstrable experience using innovation and creativity to make impactful solutions, especially within historical and/or cultural museums or historic sites. We believe that an inclusive culture among our staff is critical to convert nervous landscapes to sites of social action by integrating innovative programs and exhibitions that are co-curated with community members, scholars and thought leaders.

    The Museum Manager is responsible for generating effective business strategies and processes for the museum’s optimal operation, including maintenance of the historic and new buildings and permanent exhibits; partnering with social justice/civil rights organizations; implementing an impactful and immersive interpretation plan and setting the strategic goals for the museum as an inclusive place of learning and reflection.
     
    The Museum Manager works across the various divisions within Parks and Recreation and with external community partners to foster meaningful, engaging programming, partnerships, and to generate effective marketing materials. This position represents the museum and larger organization at local, regional and national meetings.  Delivering dynamic public presentations are a key component of this position.  The Museum Manager identifies funding sources and works with colleagues on grant applications to support special exhibit, collections or programming opportunities.  Grant administration and reporting are part of the Museum Manager’s role.

    This candidate will be able to lead Concord in upholding NHRD’s four strategic pillars:
    Pillar 1:  Enhance the Visitor Experience: Quality & Quantity
    Pillar 2:  Leave a Legacy: Transforming Education into Activism
    Pillar 3:  Strengthen Inclusivity, Diversity and Belonging
    Pillar 4:  Act with Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust

    Examples of Important Duties:

    1. Manages operations at historic facility. Defines operational goals, objectives, and procedures. Further develops, interpretive plan for the Concord Manor House Museum with NHRD Assistant Division Chief, Historic Resources and other division staff. Ensures safety and security of buildings and patrons. Evaluates operational policies and initiates changes for improvement. Conducts regular inspections.  Advises on ways to solve technical problems, comply with administrative procedures and improve management of facilities and their programs.

    2. Recommends and plans improvements, restoration, and development projects including building repairs, restoration/rehabilitations and exhibits. Communicates historic preservation concerns and works within the MHT easement and County regulations. Arranges and supervises all inspections, maintenance, and repairs of site and coordinates work with contractors. Monitors building utility systems and geothermal HVAC units to ensure proper operation. Provides technical guidance in planning new construction, remodeling, and expansion of facility.

    3. Develops interpretive programs, events, and activities relating to the mission of the site. Researches topics to aid in the development of interpretive programs and exhibits. Oversees development of program and exhibit marketing and interpretive materials. Works with Assistant Division Chief, Historic Resources, Outreach and Communications Coordinator and other division leadership in developing marketing strategies and materials for facilities, programs community outreach, and partnerships. Delivers dynamic public presentations both to the public and to elected and appointed officials promoting facility programs.

    4. Supervises staff. Plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of staff. Develops and communicates work and performance expectations and conducts performance reviews. Identifies training and development needs and resources. Initiates, recommends, approves, and implements personnel actions including: recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination of employees. Approves time cards and leave requests.

    5. Manages and coordinates operating budget for facility/program. Prepares financial reports and assists with recommendations of fees. Prepares annual budget requests, and controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Monitors significant and complex programs and activities. Solicits bids and price quotes from vendors and contractors, make selections, and initiates purchase requisitions. Maintains records of revenues and expenditures. Prepares reports.

    6.  Maintains active professional and cultural relationships with partner groups/agencies to coordinate programming such as, but not limited to members of the Walker Mill Community, the African American Historical & Genealogical Society – Prince George’s County, Prince George’s Historical Society, and other community driven organizations. When appropriate, facilitates use of the site by community groups.

    7. Oversees, in conjunction with staff curator, multimedia library of archival and historic records and materials. Collects, catalogs, and ensures protection of historical and cultural artifacts in secure archives.

    8. Serves as technical advisor in various historical areas. Provides technical leadership, program direction, and expertise to the community and other Commission, county and government organizations. May conduct original research and interviews with scholars, witnesses, descendants and other knowledgeable people.

    9.  Promotes positive public relations for programs and encourages public appreciation for the historical and cultural resource. Promotes a public focused inclusive environment, ensuring customers are treated promptly, professionally, and with respect.

    10.  Conducts regular meetings with staff members to discuss progress/problems related to site operations; is knowledgeable about the policies and procedures of the Natural and Historical Resources Division as well as the Department of Parks and Recreation and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; gives feed-back to staff and volunteers. Participating in related Commission committees as assigned as well as history-oriented county, regional, and state meetings/conferences/training sessions.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in history, American studies, African-American/Latinx/Asian American/Native American Studies, museum studies, museum education, museum management, archaeology, museum education, historic preservation, non-profit management or a related field
    • Knowledge of Reconstruction-era history and/or Maryland history
    • Ability to identify and effectively communicate historic preservation concerns/needs
    • Experience in public programming and community engagement
    • At least (7) years of advanced experience with historic site/museum administration and management, collection management, and staff supervision
    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree in history, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, historic preservation, or a related field; and

    2. Three years of professional or related experience, including one year as a program coordinator or supervisor; or

    3. Master's degree in one of the above fields; and one year of experience; or

    4. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    5. Valid driver's license, or the ability to acquire one.

    To apply please visit: www.mncppc.org/jobs

  • 14 Jul 2020 11:07 AM | Lindsey Baker

    The Patapsco Heritage Greenway (PHG) is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history and culture of Maryland’s Patapsco River Valley.  The organization is the managing entity of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area and seeks an experienced, goal-oriented individual to serve as Executive Director.  The successful candidate will have proven leadership abilities and strong communication skills, and assist the Board of Directors to develop and implement initiatives, working under the approved Management Plan for the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area. 

     

    Fundraising and community outreach are of paramount importance and the selected individual will be expected to cultivate, develop and maintain strong, positive, collaborative community relations among a broad scope of stakeholders including representatives from key advisory organizations, community and corporate partners, government entities, grantors and grantees, and volunteers.

     

    This is a fulltime (40 hours/week), benefitted, salaried position, salary range approximating $50,000-$60,000, which requires some weekend and evening hours and allows for occasional teleworking.  The Executive Director reports to the Patapsco Heritage Greenway Board of Directors and immediately to the Board president.  

     

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

     

    • Develop and execute strategies and mechanisms to implement the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area Management Plan in concert with the Board of Directors.
    • Develop and implement fundraising strategies that include grant opportunities, recruitment and retention of members and corporate sponsors, as well as planning and coordinating special event campaigns.
    • Oversee and manage the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) grants, including management and marketing grants.
    • Oversee and manage the review, evaluation and reporting of MHAA/PHG grant awards to community partners, including the collection of grant applications and performance data for evaluation, strategic review and reporting purposes.
    • Oversee implementation of a marketing plan to brand the organization and the Heritage Area.  Oversee, coordinate and/or create the promotional efforts and materials that raise awareness of the organization, its activities and the Heritage Area through a variety of communication mediums. 
    • Maintain regular communication with stakeholders including updates to the organization’s website and social media outlets, and writing media releases.
    • Manage the daily operation of the organization, overseeing the preparation and submission of required legal and tax documents, maintenance of official records and documents, and preparing regular reports to the Board.
    • Recruit, train and supervise PHG staff, interns and volunteers acting in support of PHG goals and Management Plan.  

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Five years of experience in a leadership position. Past responsibilities should include a combination of organizational development and experience with fundraising, grant writing, fiscal management, government and community relations, staff supervision and marketing and promotional planning.  Knowledge of cultural heritage, historic preservation, environmental sustainability and stewardship, land use, planning, and State and other grants is desired.  A familiarity with eastern Howard County and western Baltimore County’s Catonsville area will be considered beneficial.

     

    To Apply:

    Interested individuals should email a resume along with a cover letter to Patapsco Heritage Greenway Board member Kathy Younkin at patapscoinfo@gmail.com

    All applications must be emailed by July 28, 2020.  Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.


  • 08 Jul 2020 7:34 PM | Omar Eaton-Martinez

    Museum Manager II (14276, Grade 26)

    Salary: $61,231.00 - $104,980.00 Annually

    Location: Prince George's County, MD

    Job Type: Career Full-Time with Benefits

    Department :PRINCE GEORGE'S PARKS AND RECREATION

    Job Number: 14276

    Division: Natural and Historical Resources

    Closing: 7/23/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

    Description

    The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), seeks a dynamic candidate to serve as History Coordinator/Museum Manager II.

    As director of the historic Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD. The museum, a National Historic Landmark, is part of the Natural and Historical Resources Division (NHRD) within the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Supported by a wealth of primary sources, Riversdale (1801) interprets life during the Federal era through a variety of engaging tours, public and community events, exhibits, educational programs, and outreach opportunities. The site includes the historic house, dependency outbuilding, Visitor Center, historic kitchen gardens, and rental property on roughly seven acres of parkland.  Riversdale is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) easement property, and county Historic Site.


    The director’s chief responsibility is to provide professional museum management, leadership, and vision. The qualified candidate directs all phases of the museum’s operation including, but not limited to, facility management, developing and marketing programs, monitoring budgets, supervising staff, volunteer management, collections care and identifying and directing building maintenance and preservation needs. Position represents the Commission on various historic committees and associations, and performs other duties in matters related to management, policies and procedures of M-NCPPC.  This position is the liaison between the Commission and the Riversdale Historical Society (RHS), a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  RHS also supports the curator that is on staff for Riversdale.
    This position is the liaison between the Commission and the Riversdale Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

    This candidate will be able to lead Riversdale in upholding NHRD’s four strategic pillars:
    Pillar 1:  Enhance the Visitor Experience: Quality & Quantity
    Pillar 2:  Leave a Legacy: Transforming Education into Activism
    Pillar 3:  Strengthen Inclusivity, Diversity and Belonging
    Pillar 4:  Act with Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust

     

    Examples of Important Duties

    1. Manages operations at historic facility. Defines operational goals, objectives, and procedures. Ensures safety and security of buildings and patrons. Evaluates operational policies and initiates changes for improvement. Conducts regular inspections.  Advises staff on ways to solve technical problems, comply with administrative procedures and improve management of facilities and their programs.

    2. Recommends and plans improvements, restoration, and development projects including building repairs, restoration/rehabilitations and exhibits. Communicates historic preservation concerns and works within the MHT easement and County regulations. Arranges and supervises all inspections, maintenance, and repairs of site and coordinates work with contractors. Monitors building utility systems and geothermal HVAC units to ensure proper operation. Provides technical guidance in planning new construction, remodeling, and expansion of facility.

    3. Develops with staff interpretive programs, events, and activities relating to the mission of the site. Researches topics to aid in the development of interpretive programs and exhibits. Oversees development of program and exhibit marketing and interpretive materials.

    4. Supervises staff. Plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of staff. Develops and communicates work and performance expectations and conducts performance reviews. Identifies training and development needs and resources. Initiates, recommends, approves, and implements personnel actions including: recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination of employees. Approves time cards and leave requests.

    5. Manages and coordinates operating budget for facility/program. Prepares annual budget requests, and controls expenditures in accordance with approved budget. Monitors significant and complex programs and activities. Solicits bids and price quotes from vendors and contractors, make selections, and initiates purchase requisitions. Maintains records of revenues and expenditures. Prepares reports.

    6.  Maintains active professional and cultural relationships with partner groups/agencies to coordinate programming such as the Embassy of Belgium, the University of Maryland, the Town of Riverdale Park, Maryland Milestones, and other historic sites. When appropriate, facilitates use of the site by community groups.

    7. Oversees, in conjunction with staff curator, multimedia library of archival and historic records and materials. Collects, catalogs, and ensures protection of historical and cultural artifacts in secure archives.

    8. Directs historic gardening operation and interpretation. Monitors historic site and enforces Commission policies and rules as necessary and reports violations to appropriate authorities.

    9. Serves as technical advisor in various historical areas. Provides technical leadership, program direction, and expertise to the community and other Commission, county and government organizations. May conduct original research and interviews with scholars, witnesses, descendants and other knowledgeable persons.

    10. Manages and collects rent for M-NCPPC-owned park rental property and acts as liaison with current tenant, a 501(c)3 community partner. Works with Commission staff to schedule and organize maintenance.

    11.  Promotes positive public relations for programs and encourages public appreciation for the historical and cultural resource.

    12.  Conducts regular meetings with staff members to discuss progress/problems related to site operations; is knowledgeable about the policies and procedures of the Natural and Historical Resources Division as well as the Department of Parks and Recreation and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; gives feed-back to staff and volunteers. Participating in related Commission committees as assigned as well as history-oriented county, regional, and state meetings/conferences/training sessions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in history, American studies, African-American/Latinx/Asian American/Native American Studies, museum studies, museum education, museum management, archaeology, museum education, historic preservation, non-profit management or a related field
    • Knowledge of Federal-era history and/or Maryland history
    • Ability to identify and effectively communicate historic preservation concerns/needs.
    • Experience in public programming and community engagement
    • At least (7) years of advanced experience with historic site/museum administration and management, collection management, and staff supervision.

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree in history, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, education, historic preservation, or a related field; and

    2. Five years of progressively responsible experience, including two years as a program coordinator or supervisor; or

    3. Master's degree in one of the above fields; and three years of related experience; or

    4. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    5. A valid driver's license, or the ability to acquire one.

    Supplemental Information


    Works occasional evening and weekend hours.

    Career position with benefits. 

    Visit history.pgparks.com for history overview.


    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: Job #14276

     http://www.mncppc.org/jobs (14276, GRADE 26)


  • 07 Apr 2020 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Based at the Smith-McDowell House in Asheville, North Carolina, the Western North Carolina Historical Association seeks an experienced Public Programs Director to work with the Executive Director to conceptualize, plan, develop, and oversee all programs for adult and youth audiences. The Public Programs Director will manage multiple projects that interpret the permanent collection, exhibitions, and history of Western North Carolina.

    Adult programs include, but are not limited to, lectures, film screenings, book discussions, guided tours, hikes, and other special events. Youth programs include, but are not limited to, school field trips, outreach programs, travelling trunks, and Living History Days.

    Responsibilities

    • With Executive Director, conceptualize, plan, develop, and facilitate daily, weekly, and monthly programming on site which substantially sustains the organization’s operations;
    • Oversee lectures presented by invited scholars and specialists in a range of historical fields;
    • Develop and implement projects and initiatives that help adult and youth audiences engage more deeply with local history in the museum’s collections and exhibitions;
    • Create physical and online interpretive materials designed to be used in the museum or elsewhere;
    • Lead museum tours for adult and youth audiences and docents that employ sound pedagogical approaches;
    • Train and supervise volunteers to assist with programming;
    • Track and assess the effectiveness and impact of programs and projects and make changes as necessary to serve the needs of diverse audiences and the sustainability of the organization
    • Write promotional copy for public programs;
    • Serve as the point person for Public Programs area for website content management, social media networking, and other online activities;
    • With Executive Director, market adult and youth programs to a diverse audience;
    • Write select components of grant proposals and reports related to public programs;
    • With Executive Director, organize and manage traveling exhibitions from the museum’s collection;
    • With Executive Director, edit and label text on permanent collection and special exhibitions; editing includes clarifying ideas and language for a general museum audience
    • Act as House Museum site supervisor as needed;
    • Adhere to an annual budget.

    Education and Experience

    • BA degree in related field; MA preferred – or combination of relevant experience;
    • Demonstrated experience in developing programming for youth and adults

    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
    • Demonstrated excellence in writing, public speaking, and verbal communication;
    • Able to handle many activities and projects simultaneously;
    • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed to supervise programming;
    • Familiarity with website content management and social media networking;
    • Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software is a plus;
    • Applicants should be sensitive to the enhanced public role that museums play in society; and have a passion to communicate history to a diverse audience.

    Position Details

    • Part-time, 28 hours/week with potential of becoming full-time as program needs grow
    • Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm with additional flexible hours as needed for program coordination and support.
    • Pay rate: $18/hour starting

    Position open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to director@wnchistory.org with ATTN: Public Programs Director Applicant in the subject line.

    https://www.wnchistory.org/public-programs-director/


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