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Education & Events Coordinator
The Ruth Mott Foundation
Flint, MI

Job Purpose: To coordinate the design, development, implementation and evaluation of foundation educational programs and events at the Applewood estate and in the community, working with other foundation departments as well as community partners.

 Primary Duties: 

  • Develops, organizes, implements and evaluates programs and events that align with the strategies of the Foundation including themes around Mott family legacy, Flint and food/farming while also demonstrating the Foundation’s values with particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
  • Research new and existing visitor experience and educational models as well as teaching standards for use of historic resources in programs and events.
  • Research audience needs and expectations for students, teachers, groups, children and families.
  • Research the collections and Mott family legacy to ensure accurate and inspiring interpretive programming.
  • Develop and maintain educational program curriculum, resources and supplies.
  • Provide training on programs and interpretation of the collections and Mott family legacy to staff, volunteers and teachers/community group leaders.
  • Deliver education programs, tours and activities.
  • Help coordinate guided and self-guided visitor experiences for the public.
  • Assist on site with field trip programs, web-based education, teacher workshops, education publications, and public programming.
  • Creates and fosters relationships with schools, Flint residents, organizations and businesses to develop partnerships, processes and programs that are culturally competent and address community needs.
  • Identifies strategic opportunities and connections between the Foundation and the community that enhance program effectiveness.
  • Travel to Flint-area schools and organizations to facilitate programs through pre and post visit activities.
  • Works closely with volunteer, communications, collections and estate staff to assure coordinated program delivery and effective stewardship of Foundation resources, including the protection and preservation of Applewood’s historic resources.
  • Provides reports and presentations at foundation, community, regional and national forums.
  • Assists with convenings, facilitation of community meetings, projects and foundation-wide initiatives as needed.
  •  Participate in awareness and offsite events.
  • Provides technical support to grantees and community partners as needed.
  • Provides supervision to the Education and Events Assistant, interns and volunteers
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

·         Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferred degree programs include: Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, History, Art History, Arts Administration and Library Science or related field.

  • Minimum two years museum and/or teaching experience required.
  • Research, analytical, organizational, computer and writing skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing and web applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from all sectors of the community and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Experience in event planning preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, independent judgment and creative problem solving.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 50 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of dust and mildew (protective gear provided). Ability to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time.  

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnicallydiverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply:  Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 4th. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community.  The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Posted 11-24-15


Collections Assistant
The Ruth Mott Foundation
Flint, MI

Job Purpose: Assists Director of Collections & Education with preservation actions, collections and records management, patron assistance and exhibit support. Provides clerical support and performs routine data entry. Work location is at Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate.

 Primary Duties: 

  •  Assists in the coordination of research of collections and archives and, using PastPerfect museum software, researches, retrieves and responds to staff, family and community requests for information, or photographs. Records reference use.
  • Moves collections and tracks their location in collections management database.
  • Assists in inventories of collections and collections records management.
  • Assists with preservation actions including monitoring, documenting and mitigating risks to collections.
  • Assists in the storage and display of collections.
  • Assists in monitoring of contractors working in house or around collections.
  • Provides general tour programming and event support as needed.
  • Answers incoming Applewood phone calls and provides general information to callers or forwards calls to appropriate staff member.
  • Provides general clerical support to the department including filing, supply ordering and mailings. Picks up and delivers items to downtown office.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  •  Minimum of an Associate’s degree with classes in library science, museum studies, history or art history.
  • Work generally requires three months archives, museum or library-related experience.
  • Analytical, organizational, computer and writing skills required, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to respect, cooperate and work well with management, staff, Mott family members and public and to be appropriately discreet about the Mott family collection.
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to climb stairs. Tolerance of dust and mildew (protective gear provided). Ability to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time.

Ruth Mott Foundation recruits team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply:  Email resume to Resumes@ruthmott.org or mail to Sheryl Johnston, Ruth Mott Foundation, 111 E. Court Street, Suite 3C, Flint, MI, 48502, by December 11th. 

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Ruth Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the Greater Flint community.  The Foundation operates Applewood: The Charles Stewart Mott Estate, to demonstrate and support its mission.

Posted 11-24-15


Assistant Farm Manager (Maintenance Worker 1)
Historic Wagner Farm"
Glenview, IL


Job Summary
Wagner Farm is an award-winning living-history museum depicting American farming in the 1920’s and offers educational programs, special events, and is open for regular visitation by the general public.  The Maintenance Worker 1 position reports to the Farm Operations Manager and is responsible for:

  • Assisting with the care of livestock and crops.
  • Maintenance, cleanliness, and security of the buildings and grounds.
  • Construction projects.
  • Customer service.
  • Serving as the manager-on-duty, including opening/closing facility.
  • May lead/direct part time staff and volunteers.
  • Seasonal retail sales (fall mums, pumpkins; winter Christmas trees, wreaths, etc.).
  • Set up and take down for special events.
  • Cash-handling and closing out register sales.
  • And more!

Qualifications:  Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age with one to two years relevant work experience; prior experience in general farming methods and livestock care highly desirable.  Knowledge of or ability to learn proper handling of draft animals, general farming, planting, care of crops; operation of grounds equipment; general maintenance, repair, mechanics, construction, carpentry, and landscaping a must.  Valid Illinois Class B Driver’s License required.  Note that this position requires a SIGNIFICANT amount of PHYSICAL ABILITY, including regularly lifting 50 pounds, working predominantly outdoors in all weather conditions, working with large livestock and other animals, walking, bending, stooping, climbing, and more.
 
Scheduling & Pay:  This is a year-round full time position.  Regular work schedule is Wednesday through Sunday (off Mondays and Tuesdays), 9am – 5pm, plus special events as needed..  Target hiring range is $15.04 - $16.92 / hour, depending on qualifications.
 
Benefits We Offer:  In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

  • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
  • Dental Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Vision Reimbursement Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

To Apply: Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “Jobs” in the upper right corner

For More Information
Trae Hestness 224-521-2191
Trae.Hestness@GlenviewParks.org
 
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
.

Posted 9-24-15


Agriculture Lead
Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge, MA


Within the Department of Museum Program, the Agriculture Lead will manage daily operation of program, livestock, and exhibits. He/she will take a frontline management role and facilitate the OSV experience for all learners in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
 
Responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:
 

  • Provide support to Coordinator for the day-to-day operation of the Ag program.
  • Mentor paid and volunteer staff as well as provide content training, hand-skill development, and writing/giving input into staff reviews
  • Lead staff in performance of outstanding customer service, content of interpretive information, judicious use of time, and historical appropriateness of costume appearance.
  • Oversee and ensure daily checks of Livestock, Fields, Fenno Bar, Town Cattle Yard and Sheds, Freeman Barn and Sheds, Town Pounds, Meetinghouse Horse Sheds, and Cidermill.
  • Occasional travel may be required to schools or other sites to conduct programs.
  • Work for evening programs (i.e., DCV, Christmas by Candlelight, Hearthside Bounty, Evening of Illumination, sleepovers) may be required.

The B category position requires holiday work as well as 5-day/week unrestricted availability April through October, with a minimum of 4 weekends days/month during this season. November through March this position will require weekend availability with possibility of reduced hours. Starting rate of $11.05/hr, wages commensurate with experience/negotiable, full benefits package.

To Apply: Applicants can send cover letters and resumes to jobs@osv.org or download an employment application from our website and mail to OSV, Inc. c/o HR to 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA  01566. 

Posted 9-22-15


Education & Public Programs Manager
The Western Reserve Historical Society/Hale Farm & Village
Bath, OH

Responsibility:
This position is responsible to the Director of Hale Farm & Village for the development and successful implementation of all education & public programs presented by Hale Farm & Village to public and school-based audiences, both on and off site.

Classification:
This position is classified as full-time professional and is exempt with regard to overtime compensation.

Supervision:
This position is responsible for the supervision of the Farm & Horticulture Coordinator, the Crafts & Trades Coordinator, the Education & Public Program Coordinator, museum educators and volunteers.

Coordination:

  • Works with all HFV staff responsible for the implementation and promotion of HFV strategic and operational initiatives, specifically regarding educational and public programs.
  • Coordinates the operational with the Director of Hale Farm & Village, Marketing, Development, Business Office and Sales Managers.
  • Contributes to and participates in collaborative efforts between HFV and community partners.  Offers ideas and suggestions for improving and expanding these opportunities.

Duties:                              

  • Works on collegial basis with HFV professional staff to develop and implement creative and dynamic educational program bookings for on-site, outreach programs and special programs.
  • Recruits, trains and evaluates all museum educators In conjunction with the Director of Hale Farm & Village, insures and maintains the highest standards of quality for educational programs presented by Hale Farm & Village, Supports income generation initiatives by identifying and recommending educational programs and activities based on the strengths of HFV that will contribute to the financial success of WRHS.
  • Plans, orders and maintains materials and supplies needed for Hale Farm & Village program department, and is responsible for the timely and thorough submission of paperwork to supervisor and the business office
  • Supports and contributes ideas and information to the HFV section of the WRHS web site to ensure that the HFV Educational program web site is consistently current, contains accurate information, and is used to the fullest extent possible to promote access to and use of the educational programs as well as to generate income.
  • Coordinates and schedules all Outreach programs for HFV and requests for Educational Trunk rentals
  • Serves on WRHS committees and community outreach, as assigned.  
  • Undertakes other specific temporary duties as assigned by the Vice President of Hale Farm & Village.                            

Qualifications:   

  • The ability to perform historic research to supplement new and existing programs is essential to the success of this position. Ability to prepare and manage a budget is essential.  The ability to communicate effectively with others, manage details, maintain stability under pressure, and have the flexibility to handle multiple tasks is highly desirable.
  • The incumbent must possess an undergraduate degree in history, museum studies or related field.
  • 1-3 years museum management, educational and/or interpretative experience may be substituted for the educational requirement.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, positive demeanor, confidentiality, and reliability are crucial to the success of this position. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to assist with and manage the periodic weekend and evening program needs of HFV.
To Apply:
Please send resumes to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org
 
Posted 9-3-15

Marketing Manager, Hale Farm & Village
Western Reserve Historical Society
Bath, OH

Job Summary:
The Marketing Manager will work closely with and report to the director of Hale Farm & Village to develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies that meet site objectives. Additionally the person will coordinate with all Hale Farm Managers to appropriately market every aspect of general admissions, Educational Programming, concessions, Rentals and Retail.   

Classification:
This position is classified as full-time, professional and is exempt from overtime compensation

Responsibilities:

  • manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional activities
  • develop and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing products/programs
  • expand and develop marketing platforms including but not limited to social media, web based and grass roots
  • manage the productivity of the marketing plans and projects
  • monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results
  • deliver marketing activity within budget
  • create marketing presentations
  • Coordinate with media and advertising outlets
  • collaborate with all areas of WRHS
  • monitor industry best practices
  • Engage with community based marketing organizations including but not limited to CVB’s, Business Associations and Partner Groups

Key Competencies:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to think strategically
  • problem analysis and problem-solving mind set
  • adaptability
  • creativity
  • strong organization and planning skills
  • Works well in a team environment

Qualifications:

  • business or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional experience
  • experience in all aspects of developing, managing and implementing marketing strategies
  • technical marketing skills including but not limited to graphic design and social media
  • experience in customer and market research
  • experience with relevant software applications including but not limited to InDesign and Constant Contact

To Apply:
Please send resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org

Posted 9-3-15

 


Maintenance & Preservation Lead
Western Reserve Historical Society-Hale Farm & Village
Bath, OH


Responsibility: Responsible to the Director of Hale Farm & Village

Classification: This position is classified as full time operational and exempt from overtime compensation.

Supervision:
This position supervises maintenance, custodial, grounds and tram driver positions.

Coordination: Under the guidance of the Director, works with Hale Farm & Village’s department Managers and auxiliaries on a daily basis.

Duties:

  • Performing general site and vehicle maintenance including, but not limited to buildings, systems, and equipment routine and scheduled maintenance.
  • Performing Historic Preservation cyclical and capital construction projects and management
  • Coordinates all maintenance contracts with subcontractors including but not limited to cyclical maintenance, capital projects and historic preservation projects.
  • Landscape maintenance including, but not limited to, trash pick-up, weeding, mowing, trimming and snow removal.   
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Director and the operations manager of Hale Farm and Village


Qualifications:
Understanding of Historic Preservation philosophies and NPS practices. Experience in the construction field in a supervisory role with an understanding of electrical, plumbing and carpentry procedures preferred.  Physically fit to lift, bend, and carry 50 pounds. Ability to work in inclement weather and stand for long periods of time.  Pleasant, honest, reliable, self-motivated, team worker, punctual, neat, with an ability to follow policies and work details.

To Apply:
Please send resumes to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org

Posted 8-17-15  

 

Curator of Object Collections
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site
Honolulu, HI


Salary: $40,000 ($19.23 per hr.); then $20,000 ½ time
Status: Full-time for the first year to manage a major project; but will likely be reduced to half-time in subsequent years; with benefits, nonexempt
Opening Date: Immediately
Closing Date: Until Filled
Reports to: Executive Director

Position Purpose:
This position is responsible for the management and care of the HMHSA’s object collection. It includes management responsibility of the HMHHSA object collections storage areas, and related curatorial activities and oversees all collections staff and volunteers that may work in the collections areas. While the Curator of Object Collections manages the collection within the historic buildings, the Executive Director is responsible for management and care of the historic buildings themselves. For the first year, under the direction of the executive director, this person will manage the restoration of the 1841 Annex interior, design and installation of a new climate control system for the object collection, and restoring a 1920s perimeter fence, all part of a state grant-in-aid.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
Collections responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate and ensure that the Museum’s collection policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Maintain collections according to appropriate professional standards to include collections processing, care, and monitoring collections storage areas.
  • Oversees the care and maintenance of the object collections within the historic houses and storage areas.
  • Oversees the care and conservation of collections.
  • Properly registers artifact collections, including maintenance of the permanent accession records.
  • Advises regarding collections acquisitions (whether by donation or by purchase) and deaccessioning.
  • Participates in developing grants for projects related to the collections.
  • Participate in the planning and development of exhibitions.
  • Present training and programs as necessary.
  • Assist various departments as necessary.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of collections management principles, practices, and procedures
  • Ability to develop and implement administrative procedures and to evaluate their
  • efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment with patrons in person and on the
  • telephone;
  • Ability to present recommendations clearly and concisely, both orally and in
  • writing;
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting
  • organizational policies and procedures;
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other
  • departments and the general public;
  • Ability to exercise initiative, imagination and sound judgment in making
  • decisions conforming to organizational policies;
  • Knowledge of 19th century American and Hawaiian history;
  • Knowledge of historical research techniques and strategies;
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret secondary and primary source material
  • and collection artifacts;
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity with Past Perfect, MS Office Suite, and a variety of other software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors or Master’s degree
in Collections, Museum Studies, History, or other closely related field, plus five (5) years
of experience in a field closely related to these duties; OR an equivalent combination of
related education and experience.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION:

Must be able to stoop, bend, reach, crouch, climb ladders and lift up to 60 pounds to
retrieve and objects and records. This position must support other departments in a small
organization doing many special events with set-up and take-down, so physical fitness is
important.
Must have a valid drivers’ license and access to an automobile.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND CONTACT:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample to Assistant to the Executive
Director, Lisa Solomine at lsolomine@missionhouses.org or to 553 South King St.,
Honolulu, HI 96813. Call 447-3926 if you have questions.
 
Posted 5-19-15



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