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  • 28 Jun 2022 2:59 PM | Deborah Manget

    DIRECTOR (part time)

    Museum of the Peace Corps Experience

    Washington, DC

    Director (part time)

    Reporting to the President of the Board, the Director of the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience (MPCE) will help shape a compelling vision and strategy for the Museum. The director will give particular attention to revenue growth, fundraising, programmatic expansion, and MPCE’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    The director will work collaboratively with board members, volunteer team leaders, and contracted staff to effectively manage communications, virtual and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and the collection. The person will foster a culture of teamwork while overseeing the national reputation of the Museum and championing its social-impact mission.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Fundraising • Develop a multi-year strategy to increase fundraising. • Cultivate MPCE donors and members and inspire legacy gifts to the Museum.

    • Develop a grant strategy, identifying pertinent funders and funding opportunities.

    Leadership • Maintain open communication with the board. Serve as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the volunteers and staff. • Liaise with National Peace Corps Association, affiliate groups, and the Peace Corps. • Actively seek opportunities to engage within and beyond the Peace Corps community and represent the museum through public talks. • Forge and steward institutional partnerships at the regional and national levels. • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues at other museums, archives, and cultural organizations. Operations ● Support and coordinate the work of volunteer teams and team coordinators. ● Recruit volunteers and hire staff for appropriate positions within the Museum. ● Continue to expand the museum’s policies in accordance with American Alliance of Museums best practices. ● Prepare and manage annual operating budget and provide regular updates to the Board of Directors. ● Lead development and implementation of a marketing plan. ● Maintain museum calendar and coordinate events and programs.

    Exhibitions, Education, and Collections ● With input from the Board, guide the Museum’s exhibits, programs, and collection. ● Maintain standards of excellence for all exhibits, education, and the collection.

    Qualifications A Master’s degree is preferred with a minimum of 2-3 years of museum management experience. Qualified candidates must have experience working in a team environment and have ● Demonstrated success in a museum or cultural organization ● Strong project management and communication skills ● Track record of building new programs with limited resources ● Experience with fundraising including membership programs and grant writing ● Familiarity with museum best practices ● Experience developing virtual presence and knowledge of museum collection software, such as PastPerfect ● Flexibility in working hours to accommodate differing time zones and schedules of volunteers ● Experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer or as a member of the Peace Corps community is preferred ● Be able to commute to Washington D.C.

    Compensation The Museum will offer a salary range between $40,000 and $45,000, commensurate with experience. This is a part time, 20 hours per week, contract position.

    Museum Mission

    Museum of the Peace Corps Experience (MPCE) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect and preserve stories and objects of material culture donated by volunteers who served in communities around the globe. Through virtual and temporary exhibits and programs, the museum fosters cultural understanding and encourages visitors to serve—wherever they live, however they can.

    Museum History

    MPCE was established in 1999 by a group of returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Portland, Oregon. The group began assembling a collection, organized temporary exhibits, and pursued funding sources. In 2016, the Portland committee expanded its vision to the national level and enlisted representatives from across the country to develop a strategy for launching a national collaboration. The strategy included an expanded volunteer management team and multi-step process for growing the museum’s operations and visibility.

    Since then, MPCE has developed systems for pre-accessioning and storing the growing collection, reestablished a Board of Directors, and produced temporary and virtual exhibits on both coasts. In 2022, MPCE will move into Peace Corps Place, the new National Peace Corps Association headquarters in Washington, DC where the museum will have an office and modest exhibit space. MPCE plans to launch a major financial and programmatic expansion in order to secure funding for additional staff, audience growth, virtual exhibits, and a future building.

    Instructions to Apply:

    Submit a cover letter as an email and tell us why you are interested in this position. Describe a fundraising experience you were involved with, initiated, or led. Include a link to your Linked-In profile.

    Attach your resume as a PDF file to the email and send it to . Please use only “last name, first name” in the e-mail subject line. Those applications received by July 18, 2022 will receive first priority.

    The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization and a National Peace Corps Association affiliate.

  • 26 Jun 2022 9:30 PM | Paul Strater

    The Central Washington Agricultural Museum is a private, non-profit organization started in 1979 to accumulate antique farm machinery, examples of farm life, and exhibit the items on a 15 acre parklike setting.  There are displays in open air, open shed, and enclosed buildings.

    The Museum invites individual guests, school field trips, family groups , and organizations to explore the Museum. There are several annual events, including Old Town Days, Old Steel Car Show, Pioneer Power Show, Horse-n-Harness Sleigh Days, and many other activities on the grounds. Most group events and all daily visits are on a donation basis.

    The contractor will work directly with the board president in support of the specific decisions of the board of directors.  The contractor will have operational responsibility for coordinating the Museum activities, including volunteer projects support, event committee processes assistance, communication and active involvement with community organizations.

    The selected contractor must:

    1. Actively engage, work well with, and energize members, board members, volunteers, committees, partner organizations, funders, and donors.
    2. Have, or be able to quickly become familiar with best practices in museum curatorial affairs, administration, education, and finances.
    3. Serve as an ex-officio member of the board of directors, be invited to attend board meetings, and suggest any issues in which the Museum should be involved.
    4. Work with the board and volunteers to support fundraising goals from events, fundraisers, membership drives and appeals, legacy planning, and endowment building, etc.
    5. Strengthen the current membership development program.
    6. Be familiar with non-profit accounting and state/federal financial reporting.
    7. Have, or be willing to develop skills, in writing proposals for grants or finding funds for proposal writing assistance.
    8. Be flexible, personable, able to see and communicate short-and long-term strategies.

    Position parameters: This is considered to be approximately half-time, on a private contractor basis. Emphasis is on outcomes, not time spent. The initial contract range is $20,000 to $30,000 per year.  Supplemental contracts may be possible.

    Express interest: Submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three references (references will be contacted in final round of interviews) to: Contract Committee, CWAM, 4508 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903 or by email to Contract Committee at

  • 24 Jun 2022 11:44 AM | Mary Walsh

    The Luzerne County Historical Society seeks a visionary Executive Director to build on past successes and guide the organization to the next level.  Our mission is to preserve and promote the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, which includes but is not limited to pioneer settlements of the mid-18th Century, a Revolutionary War battle, the legacy of anthracite coal mining and waves of change through the 20th century.

    The Society owns and operates three historic properties: Bishop Memorial Library, Wilkes-Barre; Swetland Homestead, Wyoming; and Denison House, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.  It also manages the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, which is on the property of the Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. The Society is a 501(c)(3) organization with an annual budget of $200,000 and $1.9 million in restricted trusts.

    The LCHS is staffed by three full-time and one part-time employees with the support of 21 members of the board of Directors and approximately 500 members. 

    The Executive Director of the Luzerne County Historical Society implements the policies and directives of the Board of Directors and provides leadership that enables the organization to create and administer effective services in alignment with the vision and mission of the society.

    The Executive Director is expected to effectively manage financial and human resources through the application of strategic planning and budgeting processes, fundraising and financial development, volunteer and staff development, cost control, competent systems and processes, performance monitoring and reporting, and other appropriate resource enhancements.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    Required:  M.A. required in history, museum studies, public history, or related field or equivalent experience

           Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking

           Ability to collaborate with Board in developing goals and objectives, motivate staff through teamwork, network within the community, and relate to diverse constituencies

           Demonstrated knowledge of museum organization and collections management

           Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, grant writing and implementation, membership and donor development

           Proficiency in Microsoft Office, MS Teams, and Quick Books, Social Media as well as a variety of online apps

           Must possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to an automobile to perform program related duties


    Desirable: Three (3) to 5 years of experience in non-profit management is preferred

           Experience in strategic planning

           Experience in fundraising or development capacity with measurable results

           Knowledge of best practices in non-profit management

           Two (2) to 3 years of experience supervising and managing staff and volunteers             


    Governance:  Work with the Board, staff and stakeholders to develop a vision for the future of the Society and create and implement a strategic plan

    Financial:  Provide for a strong fundraising and development program which builds upon fundraising efforts through the Annual Appeal, grant writing, major gifts, and special events. Work with the Treasurer to develop the annual budget and effectively manage the organization’s resources 

    Program:  Oversee the day-to-day operation of Society including hours of operation 

    Human Resource Administration: Recruit, interview, hire, orient, supervise, evaluate, and as necessary terminate staff

    Marketing and Public Relations: Build relationships with local cultural and historical organizations, media, the education community and governmental entities to promote the Society and its mission in the community.

    Salary:  $45,000 - $60.000

    Benefits:  Rent-free housing on the property of the Swetland Homestead (Hancock House) with site-supervision responsibilities; assistance with health insurance; and professional dues including required membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

    A more detailed job description is available at

    Please submit resume no later than September 30, 2022 to: 

    Stephen B. Killian, Esq.

    575 Pierce Street

    Suite 303

    Kingston, PA  18704            

  • 23 Jun 2022 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    Gunston Hall is pleased to announce an opening for full-time educators.  Gunston Hall is a small museum with a highly collaborative, energetic staff dedicated to the power of place, historical objects, and storytelling to create meaningful experiences for visitors of all ages.  Once a site of slavery, Gunston Hall is now a museum dedicated to telling the stories of all the people who lived on the 18th-century plantation, including enslaved women, men, and children, indentured workers, and George Mason, one of the leaders of the Revolution and new nation.  Gunston Hall uses stories of the past to help visitors better understand the ideas and contradictions that formed our nation. 

    We are seeking candidates who are friendly and people-oriented, love history, and are eager to share Gunston Hall’s story with visitors. Educators divide their time between the visitor center and the mansion, and in some seasons educators spend significant time in outdoor locations. Their responsibilities center on ensuring visitors have a meaningful and content-rich experience at Gunston Hall. 

    Specifically, educators:

    • engage visitors, in a pleasant and welcoming manner; 

    • lead tours that are accurate and engaging for visitors of all ages; 

    • facilitate informal learning experiences, including during public programs and special events;

    • assist with the development of and preparation for public programs and special events;

    • participate in a variety of activities that support educational initiatives, including conducting historical research, writing social media posts, creating pre- and post-visit materials for teachers;  

    • promote and relay accurate information about planned programs and events; 

    • provide support for volunteer-run school programs;

    • take a positive and problem-solving approach to the daily challenges that arise in a visitor-centered organization;

    • take the lead on opening museum buildings, and provide access for part-time staff members, on weekends and holidays;

    • serve as a point of contact between staff on-site and supervisors if no supervisors are present;

    • monitor the museum exhibitions in the visitor center, period room installations in the mansion, and reproduction outbuildings; 

    • interact with visitors throughout their time on the property; 

    • answer telephones; 

    • schedule tours and special events; 

    • keep accurate records, including admissions records; 

    • reconcile cash and charge receipts; 

    • support other projects related to Gunston Hall’s educational mission. 

    An ideal candidate will be interested in history, solution-oriented, detail-oriented, able to adapt to changing circumstances, and committed to serving as an effective ambassador for Gunston Hall and its content, whether the candidate is working with teachers, students, program attendees, museum visitors, or other members of the general public.  The candidate will be dedicated to ongoing learning.  Furthermore, an ideal candidate will excel at thinking creatively about how to convey historical material in ways that reach diverse audiences. 

    This position reports to the Education Manager. It requires:

    • excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with people of different backgrounds and ages;

    • excellent customer service skills; 

    • commitment to telling stories from multiple perspectives and to talking about difficult subjects;

    • responsibility and trustworthiness; 

    • knowledge of basic office procedures; 

    • ability to read and write the English language and to understand, follow, and give oral instructions; 

    • knowledge of computers, telephone systems, audio-visual equipment, and cash registers;

    • ability to reconcile cash and credit card receipts; 

    • ability to maintain an electronic calendar in order to schedule events; 

    • exhibition of professional manner and dress at all times; 

    • ability to multi-task; 

    • ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 

    This position includes regular weekend days and some holidays.  It is full-time and non-exempt, paying an hourly rate of $15-17, depending on qualifications.  Benefits include paid annual and sick leave, health insurance, life insurance, a retirement plan, and a discount in the museum shop.  Additional benefits of employment at Gunston Hall include opportunities to enjoy 554 acres of outdoor recreational and environmental amenities along the Potomac River, an organizational commitment to wellness and personal fulfillment, access to comprehensive professional development programs, and the opportunity to collaborate with a creative, innovative, and fun team of individuals who are all enthusiastically committed to the organization, our mission, and to each other’s success.

    To apply please send a letter of interest and resume to Rebecca Martin, Director of Education and Guest Experiences, at  Applications should be submitted by July 22, 2022.

    Gunston Hall is an equal opportunity employer. 

  • 22 Jun 2022 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    Exhibit Technician

    Salary: $31,500-$44,075

    Full Time


    This is a position that coordinates and assists in the installation and maintenance of public art and Discovery Center exhibits. This includes, but is not limited to, coordination with departments, artists, equipment and other means necessary to complete various projects. Manual labor and knowledge of basic tools is involved in general maintenance, installation and transporting activities related to the Cultural Arts and Sciences Division.

  • 16 Jun 2022 12:09 PM | Jason Illari

    Outreach and Events Coordinator (30hrs/wk.)

    Position Description:

    This position reports directly to and is supervised by the HSCC Executive Director.  The Outreach and Events Coordinator serves to coordinate and assist HSCC staff, volunteers and committee members in the successful planning and implementation of events, programs, educational activities, fundraisers and rentals and to engage with the public and visitors in the promotion of these activities. Furthermore, the position takes a lead role in enhancing the visitor’s experience on site through the active promotion of membership, tour development and donor and partnership cultivation. The position supervises and works closely with a part-time Visitor Services Assistant to maintain HSCC’s regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm)      

    Roles and Responsibilities

     ·         Coordinates and assists with Society events, programs and outreach initiatives to engage the public in the Society’s mission

    • ·         Attends identified partner meetings, programs or events to promote the Society’s outreach mission
    • ·         Coordinates and assists in the promotion and cultivation of educational programming
    • ·         Manages the Society’s membership program, including outreach and administrative functions related to membership recruitment, retention and the implementation of membership benefits and works closely with the Society’s Data and Development Assistant in the execution of duties pertaining to membership.   
    • ·         Supports the Executive Director in development and outreach work, including the preparation of the annual appeal and donor acknowledgments
    • ·         Assists the Gala Committee Chairs for the success of the Society’s largest annual fundraiser, including tracking donors, sponsors and on site event assistance and logistics
    • ·         Assists and helps coordinate other Society fundraisers working closely with Committee Chairs
    • ·         Helps to recruit volunteers to assist with special programs, events and initiatives on and off site
    • ·         Works closely with the Society’s bookkeeper in the execution of clerical duties pertaining to the position
    • ·         Helps create the Society’s bi-monthly e-newsletter and works closely with the Society’s design firm on web-updating and social media to promote outreach and public engagement
    • ·         Assists with patron services on site, including tours of the Society’s historic buildings and exhibits
    • ·         Works closely with the Executive Director and Curator on developing an Outreach Plan to enhance the visitor’s experience on and off site
    • ·         Helps HSCC cultivate and grow its rentals capacity
    • ·         Supervises, recruits and helps train on-site tour guides, interns or paid Work-Study students
    • ·         Supervises the Visitor Services Assistant in the execution of administrative functions, visitor engagement duties and weekend scheduling  
    • ·         Lead coordinator of the Society’s Outreach Committee

    Skills and Key Requirements:

     ·         Extremely detail-oriented, self-starter and highly organized

    • ·         Flexibility and ability to quickly assess priorities day-to-day, week-to-week
    • ·         Comfortable working a flex schedule depending on the needs of HSCC hours, staff schedules, patrons, volunteers and visitors
    • ·         Ability to cover Saturdays (10am-4pm) when scheduling conflicts arise with the Visitor Services Assistant 
    • ·         Experience in non-profit settings a preference
    • ·         Experience in arts and culture or public history settings a preference
    • ·         Basic computer, email and Microsoft-based software proficiency required  

    HSCC regular hours are Wednesday –Saturday 10am-4pm. This is a part-time hourly growth-potential position at $18.00 per hour with flexible schedule options beyond the expected regular HSCC open hours. Pay is issued bimonthly via direct deposit via a time-sheet. The incumbent must provide their own transportation to occasionally conduct business off HSCC’s campus, but tracked mileage during HSCC business hours is reimbursable. To and from work is not.  Being available for HSCC activities on evenings and weekend hours is crucial. The Society’s Saturday hours will need to be maintained in coordination with the paid Visitor Services Assistant. Expected start date July 2022. The incumbent will need to undergo a standard background check and will start with a 6-month probationary period.

    The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland

    210 East Main Street Westminster MD21157



    Point of Contact: Jason Illari, Executive Director

    Email Cover Letter and Resume in PDF format or questions to

    Position open until filled.

     Date of original posting June 16, 2022

  • 09 Jun 2022 10:30 AM | Allison Tolman

    Position Description

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) seeks a dynamic team member to join our vibrant Museum Department as the Associate Registrar. Reporting to the Director of Collections, this position will implement collection management policies and procedures as defined by the Vice President of Collections & Interpretation and Director of Collections. Our new team member will not only help with registration practices but also be a key member in major campaign and collection initiatives including a large-scale collection inventory and move.


    • ·       Implement registrarial policies and procedures for objects coming into and out of the Museum, including:
    • o   Gift offers and purchases;
    • o   Transfers;
    • o   Incoming and outgoing loans;
    • o   Accessions and deaccessions;
    • o   Temporary Custody receipts;
    • o   Condition reports.
    • ·       Use the collection management system (CMS), Past Perfect, to:
    • o   Track collection moves;
    • o   Catalog new objects;
    • o   Implement collection inventories;
    • o   Manage loans for Museum and Library.
    • ·       Miscellaneous
    • o   Execute tax documents and appraisals for gift offers;
    • o   Add metadata to digital objects for review;
    • o   Assist with imaging services and patron requests;
    • o   Art handling.


    • ·       BA in Museum Studies or related field;
    • ·       2+ years of experience in museum registration;
    • ·       Experience performing collection inventories;
    • ·       Excellent communication skills and knowledge of best practices for collections care;
    • ·       Strong knowledge of museum registration methods and AAM’s Code of Ethics;
    • ·       Working knowledge of Past Perfect preferred;
    • ·       Experience in a large-scale collection move preferred;
    • ·       Ability to lift 50 pounds.

    About the Position

    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits with occasional evening and weekend hours. The salary range is $37,000-42,000 annually. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional supervisory references to Subject line: Associate Registrar. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

    About MCHC

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using their collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at

  • 08 Jun 2022 12:18 PM | Robert Forsberg

    Minimum Pay: $55,131.00 - Pay Commensurate with Experience

    Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, occasional night and weekend hours are required.


    About Us:

    Washington and Lee University is a small liberal arts college nestled in the Virginia mountains, with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860. W&L is the ninth-oldest college in the U.S. and a top-ranked, private university. W&L is located in Lexington (pop. 7,000), a vibrant and picturesque town in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.


    The Museums at W&L consists of three sites: the Reeves Museum of Ceramics, University Chapel & Galleries, and Watson Galleries. Its mission is to advance learning through direct engagement with the collections and facilitate an interdisciplinary appreciation of art, history, and culture. The museum greets on average (pre-COVID) 35,000 visitors each year and provides students, faculty, and staff opportunities to engage with a wide-ranging ceramics and fine arts collection spanning centuries through exhibitions and programmatic offerings.


    The Reeves Museum of Ceramics showcases one of the country’s finest collections of Chinese and Japanese export ceramics, including European, Asian, and American ceramics spanning some 4,000 years. The collection tells stories of history, design, technology, trade, patriotism, and protest.


    The Watson Galleries contains two changing exhibit galleries that showcase rotating selections from the arts and ceramics collections and house the Senshin'an (洗心庵 or "Clearing-the-Mind Abode"), an authentic Japanese Tea Room. The Tea Room is open for viewing as well as public tea demonstrations throughout the year. The art collection includes roughly 8,000 works of art from around the globe. The collection consists of early American portraits by artists such as Charles Willson Peale and Gilbert Stuart, a growing collection of 20th and 21st century works by international artists, including Elizabeth Catlett, Fernando Botero, William Christenberry, Sam Gilliam, Sally Mann, and Andy Warhol among others. In addition, the art collection includes Chinese fan paintings, 20th-century Chinese brush paintings, and Japanese woodblock prints.


    The University Chapel & Galleries, a National Historic Landmark, opened in 1868 during Robert E. Lee’s tenure as 11th president of the Washington College. Non-denominational and unconsecrated, the University Chapel & Galleries includes an auditorium, a historic statue of Robert E. Lee, and multiple galleries.


    Job Description:

    Reporting to the Director of Museums, the Curator of Academic Engagement (CAE), plays a leadership role in advancing the mission of the Museums by integrating the collection into the University’s curriculum. The CAE will serve as the primary liaison with university faculty regarding collaborative endeavors, developing pedagogy, and leading programmatic strategy for supporting student and faculty engagement with the collections. Working closely with the Curator of Art and the Curator of Ceramics, the CAE will be responsible for coordinating collections engagement projects and creating intellectually rich and accessible interpretive approaches built around the Museums’ collections.

    The CAE is charged with developing strategies, interpretations, and opportunities for learning engagement across multiple platforms, increasing faculty-student participation, and ensuring the delivery of relevant, intellectually engaging, and exciting mission-driven experiences, on-campus and online. The CAE plays a critical role in making the Museums a platform for creativity, critical thinking, curricular learning, and cultural engagement for Washington and Lee. In addition, with the right qualifications, the CAE may teach a course in the Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies minor.

    To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Along with the University, Museums at W&L is committed to contributing to an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.


    Essential Functions:

    • Supports the mission of the University and coordinates pathways for the academic community to connect with the museums’ collection in support of teaching and research.
    • In collaboration with the Director, establish long‐range vision, annual goals, objectives, and priorities for academic engagement.
    • Working closely with the curators: Collaborates with faculty, students, artists, and guest scholars to develop lesson plans, training sessions, and new interpretive approaches in impactful ways; Provides input during the development of exhibitions by playing an active role in planning and developing educational and interpretive components as they relate to exhibitions; Co-produces interpretive plans for museum projects that articulate big ideas, key messages, visitor outcomes, and interpretive strategies.
    • Assists with developing gallery didactics in print and digital forms.
    • Assists with the design of engaging interpretive materials and experiences such as interpretive texts, videos, audio and web content, response stations, participatory learning spaces, and other digital learning platforms.
    • Demonstrates commitment to university DEIA initiatives. Ensures that Museum engagement and educational programming is welcoming, equitable and accessible for all audiences. 
    • Recruits and supervises student employees, museum attendants, and interns, and leads the development and implementation of creative educational and auxiliary programming for broad and diverse audiences presented in various formats: seminars, lectures, and workshops.
    • Integrates assessment tools, gathers and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data, and other engagement metrics for evaluations, board reports, and funding proposals.
    • Conceptualizes, designs, and directs the development of promotional materials for education and programmatic-related initiatives.
    • Identifies funding opportunities, drafts grant proposals, develops and oversees the portions of the annual budget in collaboration with the Director, and tracks expenditures to ensure adherence to set goals.
    • Other related duties as assigned.​



    Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field is required. 3-5 years of experience in museum work and/or appropriate experience in higher education. Broad understanding of art history, including a range of historical periods, cultures, and artistic trends, and a willingness to learn about subjects and material outside of established areas of expertise. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, cross-cultural competence, professionalism, and a demonstrated ability to work individually and in a team environment. Supervisory experience in a museum setting is preferred.


    Application Instructions:

    Resume and cover letter are required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


  • 07 Jun 2022 1:23 PM | Anne Lampe

    Position: MTA Team Administrator

    We are seeking diverse, qualified candidates to apply for the Administrator role at the Museum Trustee Association (MTA).  As the organization continues forward momentum, we would like to secure a team member that is engaged in our mission. The position requires at least one to two years of office experience.

    The position requires a proactive individual, that is efficacious when working independently.  To be successful in the role one must be a capable multitasker, work fluidly between areas of focus, produce a high quality of work, possess a strong overall work ethic and have a fully developed and advanced time management skill set.  In addition, one will need to possess strong problem-solving abilities, excellency in oral and written communications, and an aptitude to meet changing deadlines.  It is essential that the administrator be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual that can work in a quiet environment with little supervision.  Understanding of nonprofit art organization structure is key.  A minimum of one to two years full-time employment within the arts, nonprofit or similar field is required


    Team driver and collaborator for organizational timeline and ensures that timelines are reasonable, met and that relevant materials are distributed accordingly.

    Coordinates with external clients, board consultants and staff.

    Sets and manages CEO’s meeting and travel schedule as well as manage all calendars for program participants/speakers and internal team as they pertain to programs, including webinars, gatherings, awards and more.

    Creates and distributes board packets and other updates including agendas, reports, meeting minutes and relevant information and ensures their distribution in a timely manner.

    Creates proposals and visuals for team appearances at conferences and lectures.

    Manages all aspects of MTA conferences, workshops and patron weekends including audio-visual, catering, registrations, transportation, sponsorship proposals and acknowledgements, and other dealings with outside suppliers.

    Oversee, maintain, share and update RSVP and attendee lists for programs to move forward follow-up, donation solicitations, and membership inquiries, and more.

    Executes activities regarding individual and institutional membership including responding to inquiries, stewarding relationships, maintaining membership files/records, sending solicitations, acknowledgements, and general correspondence.  

    Ensure recognition of institutional and individual membership is correct and updated in print and online. Deliver membership statistics and reports as requested.

    Ensure that the website and all online platforms are accurate and up to date, specifically in regards to membership, events and member resource center.  

    A member of the overall team that supports MTA template sales, on-line set-up and customer service.

    Generates mailing lists, solicitations, conferences, and prepares marketing materials for distribution.

    Maintains MTA CRM’s accounts in a timely manner regarding additions, changes and new initiatives.

    Attends Association events and industry conferences as needed. Requires some night and weekend travel (15%).

    Maintain office files and supplies.

    Other projects as assigned.


    Familiarity and interest in the museum community

    Proactive and efficacious when working independently

    Attention to detail and organizational capacity

    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize within tight deadlines, while producing a high quality of work

    Digital Marketing, including photo editing and e-communications

    Exceptionally strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and spoken

    Ability to maintain confidentiality

    A strong overall work ethic

    A fully developed and advanced time management skill set

    Strong problem-solving abilities

    Financial aptitude

    Ability to work in a quiet setting

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business discipline

    2 years’ experience in nonprofit administration

    Demonstrated ability with software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (excel and power point), Constant Contact, Website Creator, Zoom, Survey Monkey, Adobe Creative Suite and others.

    Position is 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with occasional weekend and evening work. Requires some travel (15%) within the US and Canada. Generous vacation, sick and holidays as well as shared cost of health benefits and retirement plan with organizational matching ( after 1 year of employment).

    Salary is based on experience, $35,000-39,000

    Offices are located in downtown Baltimore within the Maryland History Center with free parking available.

    The Museum Trustee Association is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this role. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and scanners and fax machines.  The position reports to an ADA compliant office and is principally sedentary, which includes sitting for periods of time in front of a computer at a desk. Needs to be able to lift 50 pounds.

    This is a full-time position. To apply please email a resume, cover letter with three professional references to Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls please.

  • 06 Jun 2022 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Phelps Mansion Museum, located in the heart of Binghamton, New York, is a historic house museum and humanities-hub. It is dedicated not only to the preservation and interpretation of local history, but also providing a home for local arts, literature, education, and music. Our museum is the former home of Sherman D. Phelps, a 19th century banker and entrepreneur. The Second Imperial Style mansion was constructed in 1871 and now sits on the National Register of Historic Places and was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 2005. We are seeking an innovative Executive Director who will further our mission statement by building on the museum’s existing programming, leading fundraising efforts, applying to grants, and overseeing a team of volunteers and small staff.  

    Phelps Mansion mission statement: “The Phelps Mansion Museum will utilize and preserve its unique Victorian facility and collections to serve the public through regular tours, exhibits, and programs emphasizing local history, education, literature, art and music.

    Employment type: Full-time, salaried position, $44-48K plus benefits
    Contract : 1 year interim contract
    Work Schedule:  40 hours a week, including evenings and weekends to correspond with museum programming
    Reports To:  Chair of the Board and the Board of Trustees
    Supervises:  All staff (currently 1)
    Purpose:  Functions as the CEO with overall responsibilities for leadership and administration of all of the functions of the Phelps Mansion Museum.

    Job responsibilities: 

    • Manage the Museum’s operations, including development, education, public programming, historic preservation and finance.
    • Work collaboratively and collegially with the Board of Trustees. 
    • Oversee programming that reaches a broad racial, ethnic, and religious demographic, and specifically expand programming focused on attracting more families and children to the mansion. 
    • Oversee an effective plan to establish a distinct identity for the museum, including being a spokesperson and chief advocate for the museum  
    • Supervise human resources for a current staff of one, including hiring and termination of staff.
    • Develop K-12 programming that is in accordance with NYS education standards. 
    • Manage partnerships with professional organizations and other local nonprofits and foster opportunities for collaboration.
    • Engage with and cultivate relationships with major individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
    • Foster a strong volunteer base and efficiently coordinate volunteer labor. 
    • Act as museum liaison to City of Binghamton and other local government officials and agencies.
    • Oversee public relations, marketing, and fundraising campaigns, as well as the museum’s social media accounts 
    • Manage and oversee the museum’s day-to-day financial operations.
    • Apply for government, non-profit, and foundation grants to support museum operations and preservation of the historic facilities. 
    • Oversee the handling, care, and preservation of the museum’s collections


    Job Qualifications

    • Masters degree preferred
    • Experience in a museum or related field that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to support a non-profit organization and manage service for the museum, including financial management, public relations, fundraising, and historic preservation
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff and volunteers
    • Strong record of community outreach 
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising and crafting public and private partnerships, including the ability to communicate an organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community 
    • Experience in social media management and a demonstrated ability to use social media effectively 
    • Familiarity with Upstate New York is a plus. 


    How to Apply: 

    To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to 

    It is the policy of The Phelps Mansion Museum to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Phelps Mansion Museum will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. The Phelps Mansion Museum embraces diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply.

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