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  • 05 Jan 2022 11:03 AM | Jenny Stout

    Position: Manager, Tualatin Heritage Center 
    Location: Tualatin, Oregon

    We are looking for an individual who can enthusiastically help the Tualatin Historical Society to preserve, promote and interpret the rich and colorful history of Tualatin.  In your administrative role as manager of the Heritage Center you will need to:

    - Be the face of the Historical Society to the public; the community we serve including the City;  and other local organizations.  
    - Display competency on tools such as Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and feel comfortable to use and instruct other on the specifics of our audio-visual equipment 
    - Have a proven track record being self-directed while also balancing and prioritizing the support needs of board members, committee chair people and volunteers.  
    - Possess strong communication skills which will include: networking with the community; interfacing with the City; reaching out to members and volunteers; and generating routine communications both inside and outside the organization such as our quarterly newsletter. 

    Should we be fortunate, you would also:
    - Have experience working for or with another Non-profit organization.
    - Know something about our Tualatin community and its history
    - Enjoy designing, developing and deploying various fund raising efforts. 

    Position:  This is a part time salaried position.  You will work 20-25 hours per week.  The hours of the Heritage Center are 10-2 weekdays and occasionally there may be some evening or weekends.

    Salary:   The salary range is $22,000 to $25,000 per year paid every two weeks.  2 weeks paid vacation and paid holidays are included.  

    Timing:  While we are anxious to quickly fill this position, it’s more important to find the right fit and we are willing to work with you on a flexible start date early in 2022. 

    Please send your resume and letter of introduction to askabouthistory@gmail.com

    The Tualatin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

  • 20 Dec 2021 5:37 PM | Agnes Zach

    Title:  Executive Director

    Reports to:  Board of Directors

    Salary:  $107,500/year plus benefits

    Location:  Portland, Oregon

    Located on a bluff overlooking Portland, Oregon and surrounded by 46 acres of park land, Pittock Mansion is a place of beauty and historical significance.  Owned by the City of Portland, Pittock Mansion is operated as a historic house museum by thePittock Mansion Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is “to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs.”  Pittock Mansion and grounds are top destinations for locals and tourists alike, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

    It is an exciting time of evolution and growth for Pittock Mansion. Our dedicated Board and outstanding staff share a commitment to broader and deeper community engagement and learning. The Executive Director will inspire new ways to understand the very real impact our history has on shaping Portland and the region of today.  They will invigorate and make relevant our mission to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland’s history through Pittock Mansion, its collections and programs.

    The Executive Director will work with the Board and staff to maintain excellent museum operations, increase contributed income, foster relationships within the City of Portland, and lead our work in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    We seek:

    ·       A mission-driven individual with a passion for history, museums, and historic sites and for sharing them with broad, diverse audiences.

    ·       A creative, strategic thinker who will learn from Pittock Mansion’s accomplishments, assess its strengths and constraints, and help define and drive its next directions and goals.

    ·       A positive, solution-focused voice who will actively oversee museum operations, programs, financial management, and community engagement, and work with our Board of Directors to engage major donors.

    ·       A collaborative leader who will inspire the community and empower a team of skilled professionals in maintaining and evolving the museum, its collections, operations, programs, and relationships.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Find the full job description and application information at:

    https://wvdo-or.hiringthing.com/job/357384/executive-director-pittock-mansion.

    Application Deadline:  January 18, 2022.


  • 15 Dec 2021 4:37 PM | Laura Reed

    Old Independence Regional Museum 

    Batesville, AR

    $30,000/year

    Up to 30 hours/week, some nights and weekends required

    Closing Date: January 15, 2022

    Qualified applicants should email resume to laura@oirm.org with subject line Director Position

    Part-time director serves as a paid staff member at Old Independence Regional Museum. Position requires administrative, historical, communication, and financial skills. It also requires strong abilities to work with volunteers, staff members, and board members.

    Flexibility, ability to prioritize, willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends is required.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    - Write grants for programming projects and capital projects

    - Oversee day to day operations of the museum - Provide vision and leadership for expansion of the museum

    - Supervise paid staff and make evaluations and recommendations to the board - Manage public relations and marketing

    - Ensure that organization employs best practices in current historical methods

    - Ensure that institution operates in conformance with professional museum practices and legal standards

    - Maintain effective, cordial relationships with board of trustees

    - Work effectively with donors and other museum supporters

    -Institute and maintain collaborative relationships with related disciplines such as folklore, anthropology, regional and museum studies

    - Demonstrate knowledge of archival management methods and programs - Provide oversight of curatorial activities

    - Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other museums and interpretive sites

    QUALIFICATIONS: - Graduate degree in history, business, or related discipline OR 3+ years' experience in similar position. 

    Excellent writing skills - Effective interpersonal and public speaking skills - Basic word processing skills - Flexibility - Outgoing - Social

  • 08 Dec 2021 2:59 PM | Sara Wright

    Position Summary:

    The Capitol Museum Educator is responsible to the Tour Manager for facilitating the Georgia Capitol Museum’s educational programs, including providing guided tours and other educational activities. Specifically, the Capitol Museum Educator leads groups of visitors on walking tours of the Georgia Capitol building. Additionally, this position works at the Tour Desk, providing assistance and information about state government and Georgia history to visitors in person, online and over the phone.

    Activities and decisions are varied in nature, with independent action and judgment in solving common problems. Unusual cases or questionable matters are resolved with this position’s supervisor. This position is a 30 hours per week, partial benefits eligible position (retirement and sick and annual leave). Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    About the Capitol Museum:
    The Georgia Capitol Museum is a public educational institution housed in the State Capitol building and a unit of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries. The Museum seeks to preserve and interpret the history of the Georgia State Capitol building as well as the events that have taken place within its walls. To carry out this purpose, the Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits significant artifacts, including historic flags and works of art, within the State Capitol. The Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. 

    Salary: 16.00/hr

    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

    The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

    For more information and to apply for the position, please visit: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/233738

  • 22 Nov 2021 10:53 AM | Luke Guthrie

    Job Title: Deputy Director National Guard Educational Foundation

    Department: NGEF

    Reports to: Director of National Guard Educational Foundation

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    Summary: Oversees all aspects of the National Guard Memorial Museum, library, archive, and National Guard Monument in Normandy Beach, France and is responsible for the curation, direction, management and tours of the facility by performing the following duties.

    Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

    1. Acts as a director, curator, and registrar of the National Guard Memorial Museum, library, and archive. *
    2. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the National Guard Memorial Museum, library, and archive.*
    3. Provides tours of the National Guard Memorial Museum.*
    4. Responsible for narrative text, photographic curation, copyright adherence, design, and general aspects of all Museum exhibits to include temporary displays.*
    5. Responsible for temporary exhibits of National Guard art and sculpture and also curator. *
    6. Serves as registrar to include gift, temporary custody, loan agreements, and annual inventory. *
    7. Acts as a historian, National Guard Educational Foundation, and National Guard Association of the United States. *
    8. Manages all aspects of National Guard Monument in Normandy, France. *
    9. Oversees the Medal of Honor Gallery. *
    10. Develops and executes programs.
    11. Writes articles for internal and external periodicals and journals. *
    12. Works in conjunction with the archivist around management of preservation duties, oral histories, digitization, reference services, and archival stacks. *
    13. Works in conjunction with the Archivist / Museum Specialist in website and social media input, maintenance, and content. *
    14. Writes and publishes blog posts, events calendar, and informative articles on new acquisitions for website public interest. *
    15. Responsible for the management of the Guard Muster. *
    16. Responsible for the management of the National Guard Educational Foundation store. *
    17. Trains and supervises the interns and volunteers in collection management, docent duties, and other requirements as assigned. *
    18. Responsible for advertising for, interviewing, and in-processing interns and volunteers and acts as a liaison with associated universities and organizations.*
    19. Creates theme for National Guard Educational Foundation portion of National Guard Association of the United States Annual Conference.*
    20. Supervises the Archivist / Museum Specialist. *
    21. Assists in planning and executing special events.
    22. Provides support in fundraising appeals.
    23. Maintains filing system for historical documents.
    24. Performs filing and copying.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Manages one employee. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Language Ability:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Math Ability:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office.

    Education/Experience:

    Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; and two to four years related experience in a museum setting.

    Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

    ·     Ability to act ethically

    ·     Written and verbal communication skills

    ·     Passion for American history

    ·     Organizational skills

    ·     Ability to be flexible

    ·     Ability to multi-task

    ·     Customer service skills

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and ability to see color.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Salary: $75,000 plus an extremely attractive benefits package

    Please submit letter of interest and resume to HR.finance@ngaus.org


  • 21 Nov 2021 6:19 PM | Margaret De Arcangelis

    About the Position:

    The Baltimore Museum of Industry seeks an inventive and resourceful person to fill the role of Curator of Collections & Exhibitions. As a member of the museum’s senior management team, the Curator serves as the head of the Collections and Exhibitions department and leads the effort to build, care for, and preserve the museum’s collections and oversees the museum’s exhibitions program. The ideal candidate will enjoy working cooperatively with colleagues and members of the public. The BMI expects the Curator to stretch the boundaries of traditional museum interpretation and pioneer new ways of using the museum’s extensive collections to tell compelling and timely stories of Maryland industry.

    About the Baltimore Museum of Industry:

    Located on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates Maryland’s industrial legacy and shows how innovation fuels ongoing progress. The BMI’s exhibitions, programs, and collections engage visitors in the stories of the people who built Baltimore and those who shape the region’s future. 

    The BMI’s collections include some 50,000 objects, 4,500 linear feet of archival documents, and more than 250,000 photographs related to Maryland’s industrial history. These materials are evocative reminders of Baltimore’s growth from a small colonial town to a thriving manufacturing center and illuminate how its residents—no matter their station in life, race, ethnicity, or occupation—contributed to the region’s development. Over the last decade, we have improved intellectual and physical control of the museum’s collections, standardized policies and procedures, moved the bulk of the collections to an off-site facility, renovated the museum’s research center, updated long-term exhibitions, and overseen a dynamic temporary exhibition program. Now, we are eager to find new ways to tap our collections for programs and exhibitions, and to consider the strategic growth of this important historical resource. 

    The museum’s core values of accessibility, empathy, flexibility, and honesty guide our work and interactions.

    Key Responsibilities:

    ·        Exhibitions: Recommend and implement long-range exhibition plans that further institutional goals and expand the public’s understanding of Maryland’s industrial history and the role of workers; curate or co-curate annual temporary exhibitions and other exhibition projects; oversee exhibition development process including identifying and engaging designers, fabricators, and other contractors, and managing exhibition budgets and schedules; develop and maintain exhibition calendar 

    ·        Interpretation: Working with the Executive Director, the Director of Interpretation, and other colleagues devise new interpretative and design strategies for the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibition galleries to improve the visitor experience; actively contribute to rethinking presentations and understandings of the Museum’s collections to incorporate community voices and perspectives

    ·        Collections: Oversee the documentation, care, preservation, presentation, storage, and exhibition of the museum’s collections of objects, archival documents, photographs, and library materials; develop and oversee collections management policies and departmental procedures relating to acquisition and care of the museum’s collections; develop strategies for overall collections growth; evaluate new gift offers and incoming and outgoing loan requests in coordination with the Board Collections Committee; use the collections to proactively investigate enduring questions through exhibitions, programs, and digital initiatives

    ·        Collaboration: Practice collaboration, working closely with the Director of Interpretation and other museum colleagues to ensure that the exhibition program supports the museum’s strategic objectives and responds to audience needs; in tandem with Director of Interpretation, initiate, develop, and collaborate to deliver front end, formative, and summative evaluation of exhibitions and projects for and with the public on a regular basis to better understand and address community interests and goals

    ·        Communities: Engage community partners in the exhibition development process and project a strong voice in shaping and communicating the direction of the Museum as an open, welcoming, invested, and active community partner; ensure that community voices are heard and included, not just in a single exhibition, scholarly project, or program, but as part of sustained collaborations

    ·        Scholarship: Make regular contributions to, and keep abreast of current scholarship and museum practices; publish articles and essays in relevant outlets; represent the museum at conferences and with the media, serving as an advocate for the museum’s collections and the stories they tell

    ·        Resource Development: Collaborate with Development department staff on creation of grant proposals to support the work of the Collections department, preservation of the collections, and the development of exhibitions; serve as project lead for collections- and exhibitions-related grant-funded activities; cultivate and steward relationships with individuals and organizations that donate original materials to the museum’s collections

    ·        Leadership: Supervise and mentor staff and volunteers in the Collections department, including the Collections Manager, Archives & Library Manager, volunteers, and interns; administer the volunteer and internship program for the department

    ·        Administration: Create and administer department budget; prepare and submit monthly and annual statistical and narrative reports, noting both quantitative and qualitative milestones and progress toward goals; serve as staff lead for the board level Collections Committee, working with committee members to establish and update collecting policies and to seek and evaluate donation offers for the collections

    Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

    The right candidate for this position is a strategic thinker who can translate ideas into action and has a proven track record of bringing complex projects from concept to reality. They are an outstanding listener who enjoys working with diverse stakeholders and believes that museums exist to serve their communities. They value being part of a team and working with colleagues to envision new programs, tackle problems, and find solutions. The ideal candidate will embrace the BMI’s preservation mission and appreciate the value of its collections as an historical resource and be eager to find new and exciting ways to use it. Additional qualifications:

    • Background and knowledge in history, museum studies, or a related field required
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in museum collections or exhibitions, in positions of increasing responsibility, including supervisory experience
    • Thorough understanding of collections care, object handling, storage, and security of collections; familiarity with developing a collection; proficiency in working with collections database systems, ideally PastPerfect and ArchivesSpace
    • Knowledge of research tools and methodologies
    • Knowledge of ethical, legal, and technical matters relating to accessioning, deaccessioning, incoming and outgoing loans, and inventories
    • Successful track record of curating exhibitions and familiarity with the entire exhibition development process including research, storyline and script development, design and fabrication, budgeting, and front-end, formative, and summative evaluation 
    • Superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; experience researching and presenting in public forums such as lectures, conferences, symposia, etc.
    • Experience with planning, goal setting, and progress evaluation
    • Experience developing budgets and monitoring expenses; experience with identifying, evaluating, and overseeing relationships with contractors and vendors
    • Ability to manage relationships with colleagues and community partners; superior problem-solving skills and a “can-do” attitude

    Compensation and Schedule

    This position is 40-hours/week (Monday-Friday), with some evening and weekend work required.

    The salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000 DOE and benefits include paid holidays, sick time and personal time, health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b plan with an employer match.

    To apply

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to humanresources@thebmi.org noting Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and your last name in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 31, 2021.

     

    The Baltimore Museum of Industry provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment. No applicant shall be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification.


  • 16 Nov 2021 11:23 AM | Mark Sutherland

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a highly-motivated, organized, outgoing individual to fill a part-time Volunteer Coordinator/Interpreter position.  This 28-hour per week, year-round position is offered at a rate of $13/hour.  The position requires the candidate to design, develop and maintain volunteer programs at Fosterfields, and work as a historic interpreter as needed.  Fosterfields is on the NJ State and National Registers of Historic Sites.

    The chosen candidate will work with the Park Commission’s volunteer database, including the ability to train volunteers to use the newly-developed system.  The position requires the candidate to recruit volunteers through publicity, interviewing, intake materials, such as job descriptions, applications, and scheduling participants for training opportunities.  The candidate will work with a variety of educators, farmers, collections/curatorial, and management staff to locate and train volunteers in these areas.  

    The candidate will also conduct outreach into the local community for volunteers, maintain and distribute rosters and availability charts, prepare and distribute monthly schedules, and confirm assignments.  The position also involves site interpretation when necessary, including working with school tours, general site tours and specialized events.  Training is given for all position requirements. 

    The chosen candidate will be a graduate from high school or vocational high school or possession of an Equivalency certificate, or any equivalent education.  The candidate will have a working knowledge of all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Publisher, have excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing and verbal skills, and the ability to work with visitors of all ages. The candidate must be flexible to work a combination of weekdays and weekends throughout the year as assigned. 

    Please send a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to msutherland@morrisparks.net.  No phone calls please.

    The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 28 Oct 2021 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    Public Programs Administrator
    Historic London Town and Gardens
    Edgewater, MD
    www.historiclondontown.org

    The Public Programs Administrator spearheads the research, implementation, and evaluation of the NEH-funded William Brown House Reinterpretation grant. Additionally, they will design, implement, and evaluate programs for youth, families, and adults in history and horticulture.


    Responsibilities:


    Working in conjunction with the Director of Public Programs, this person will:

    • Conduct research into best practices regarding hands-on interpretation, as well as interpretation of lesser-known histories.

    • Review HLTG’s existing interpretive plan for the William Brown House and bring it to meet these best practices.

    • Implement the new interpretive plan including: researching & writing interpretive signage, overseeing procurement of material culture, training staff and docents in new materials, as well as best practices in in-person interpretation, working interdepartmentally with the Collections, Development, and Facilities departments.

    Additionally, this person will:

    • Develop, lead, and evaluate youth, family, and adult programming, including: monthly homeschool program, monthly adult Colonial Cocktails program, seasonal school tour program, quarterly adult workshops in history and horticulture.

    • Lead interactive tours of and programs in our Historic Area (including one original colonial tavern and two reconstructions) and our 10 acres of wooded and ornamental gardens

    • Assist with front desk duties and customer service

    • Other duties as assigned


    Qualifications & Skills:

    • 5 years of experience working in an informal education setting

    • Experience in historic house interpretation

    • Proven experience in successful program development

    • College-level education in the fields of American History, World History, or Social Studies Education

    • Interest in, and ability to learn about, horticulture, gardening, and ecology.


    Duration of Position:

    This is a grant-funded position, not to exceed 12 months. There is the possibility to extend indefinitely if this person is a good fit for London Town’s public programs needs moving into the future.


    Work Schedule:

    Tuesday - Saturday


    Reports to:

    Director of Public Programs


    Compensation:

    • $40,000 annually

    • Retirement plan and Foundation match

    • Foundation-paid flexible spending account ($750)

    • Ability to buy into the Foundation’s group health insurance and supplementary insurance plans

    • 10 days of accrued annual and 7 days of personal leave each year plus paid holidays


    How to Apply:

    Email cover letter and resume to education@historiclondontown.org.

    Open until filled, job to begin January 4, 2022.


    About Historic London Town and Gardens

    Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, MD is a 23-acre museum and gardens operated by the London Town Foundation (501c3 nonprofit) on behalf of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. Learn more at www.historiclondontown.org.



  • 20 Oct 2021 10:20 AM | Lisa Simpson Lutts

    The Castine Historical Society (CHS), a vibrant and financially stable regional organization seeks an enthusiastic Collections Manager to oversee its collections, registration, and reference activities. This hands-on position is part of a team of three staff members, enhanced by volunteers, interns, and Board members. The Historical Society is an outward facing organization known for its innovative exhibitions, scholarly programs, and collaborations with community non-profits.

    The position offers a vacation, holiday, sick leave, and generous health insurance benefits package. The salary range is $39,000-$43,000. 

    The CHS collection is predominantly archive based with material related to Castine’s history. In addition, the object collection ranges from contemporary works by Castine artists to archaeological material from the 17th century French Fort Pentegoet and habitation of the Baron de St. Castin and British Fort George from the American Revolution and War of 1812.

    The position oversees all museum, library, and archival collections and monitors collection-related issues in two restored historic properties: the 1859 Abbott School housing changing exhibits and the 1850 Grindle House. The Grindle House contains staff offices, a researcher area, and a state-of-the art two-story collections storage vault.

    Responsibilities include ensuring appropriate care, security, and environmental conditions; creating and maintaining database records; and storing and exhibiting items safely and professionally. The position also assists researchers and recruits and supervises graduate students for a paid summer internship.

    Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, American studies, or a related field is required. A graduate degree in these fields is preferred. Must have demonstrated historical research and writing skills; proficiency with technology, especially databases, scanners, and image processing; familiarity with Dublin Core metadata standards, PastPerfect, Microsoft Office and Adobe suites; and Maine and New England history.

    Send resume and cover letter to director@castinehistoricalsociety.org by Nov. 19th. To see a full job description and learn more about CHS visit castinehistoricalsociety.org.


  • 12 Oct 2021 5:09 PM | Harold White

    The position will support the operations of the National Scouting Museum and Philmont Museums.  This position will be responsible to maintain museum best practices for the collections’ care from acquisition to conservation to display/use.  The collections are comprised of 4 artifact-based collections, a library and an archive.  As a member of the Museum Team the Collections Curator/Museum Assistant will contribute to the success of the Museums as assigned by the Museum Director.

    Education:  High School Diploma or GED is required.  Bachelor’s Degree or applicable advanced degrees are desirable.

    Experience:  3 years or more.

    Other Qualifications:  Museum collections background.  Library and/or Archive management knowledge a plus

    Non-exempt Position

    Annual earning range: $33,000-$35,000

    1.       Be knowledgeable of Philmont and Boy Scouts of America History.  Pursue active research and continued learning about Philmont Scout Ranch, Boy Scouts of America, and other topics related to significant portions of the Museum’s collection.

    2.       Be responsible for the day to day operation of the museum’s collections, registrar, library and archives. Ensure that this is done using museum standards and best practices.

    3.       Manage the intake and integrity of the National Scouting Museum Collection, the Philmont Museum Collection and the Seton Library including; inventory, accession records, and storage requirements.

    4.       Manage collections database primarily using PastPerfect 5.  Manage library database primarily using ResourceMate.  This management will include software updates, system maintenance, data entry, backup requirements, and required reports.

    5.       Assist with the acquisition and potential de-accession of objects as required.  Maintain the documentation requirements for each phase of the process.

    6.       Monitor the environmental controls for collections and archive storage.

    7.       Assist museum staff with ongoing exhibit development, curation, preparation, and display.

    8.       Monitor and manage the museum’s policies, plans, protocols, and loan requirements for all objects both internal and external related to collection care.

    9.       Manage both the “Open” and “Closed” stacks of the Seton library.  Maintain the book and periodical inventory and keep the Library ResourceMate system updated and operational.  Support and maintain the use of the various parts of the collections including the acquisition of books, check-out process, limited access requirements, and de-accession process.

    10.   Support and coordinate research requests.  Maintain the required standards necessary to access the archives.  Oversee researcher use of the archives.

    11.   Assist in the development and execution of the procedures to meet the National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. Museums as outlined by the American Alliance of Museums.

    12.   Work with the Museum Intern Program.  Serve as a coach mentor to interns assigned to this position.  Assist in the promotion of the internship program with targeted universities.

    13.   Assist with Museum projects and programs when available and upon request of the Museum Director.

    Applications will be accepted through November 14, 2021. 

    Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Philmont.museums@scouting.org with the subject heading; Collections Curator/Museum Assistant position


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