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Conservation Educator - Summer Camp and Overnights, Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Under the direction of the Coordinator of Conservation Education Programs performs all vital functions of programming, including but not limited to, Wildlife Warriors Summer camp, overnights and scout programming, as well as program coordination. Delivers and administers programs and supports all Conservation Education department programs.
The Educator will provide information in accordance with the Zoo’s goals, specifically: exceeding the expectations of the visitors by providing friendly, outgoing, and mannerly services, and in accordance with the Zoo’s mission, specifically: conservation, education, science and recreation.
1. Works with the Manager of Conservation Education and the Conservation Education Programs team to develop and facilitate programs that enrich participants’ Zoo experience and evoke action on the behalf of wildlife conservation and meet the Conservation Education department’s strategic vision.
2. Presents and handles live animal ambassadors from the Zoo’s teaching collection in front of audiences and upholds the most current, highest standards of animal care and presentation.
3. Implement training plans and animal-handling guidelines for teaching collection animals as set up by the education and KidZooU team. Exhibit the highest standard of animal care and presentation at all times.
4. Incorporate consistent conservation education messages and behaviors in all programs. Assist Manager of Conservation Education Programs in tracking effectiveness of outreach programming in delivering conservation messages.
5. Research program topics and create scripts including production and organization of necessary props and program materials. Maintain program supplies, including animal presentation supplies.
6. Work with Coordinator of Conservation Education to select and train a team of summer camp counselors and volunteers.
7. Works with Coordinator of Conservation Education programs, public safety and animal department to ensure that systems are in place and adhered to in order to ensure the safety of summer campers.
8. Under the direction of the Coordinator of Conservation Education Programs, trains summer camp counselors and volunteers, tracks progress and provides feedback to seasonal reviews.
9. Coordinates the summer camp daily schedules, including camper and counselor schedules and animal experience schedules.
10. Communicates with camp parents on a daily and weekly basis in person, via phone and through email. Creates a weekly newsletter for summer camp parents.
11. Works with the Coordinator for Conservation Education Programs to create and facilitate Open House programming for Summer Camp.
12. Assists with client registrations and follow up as necessary.
13. Places orders and completes inventories for summer camp and overnight programs as necessary.
14. Supervises daily check-in and check-out for summer campers.
15. Assist with the development of Wildlife Warriors summer camp curriculum, including creating a schedule for animal experiences.
16. Research program topics and create camp lessons including production and organization of necessary props and program materials. Maintain program supplies, including animal presentation supplies.
17. Demonstrate understanding of group dynamics and ability to manage groups of children and adult leaders in an engaging and friendly manner that fosters a positive experience for all guests.
18. Assists part-time staff in setting up overnights, facilitating check-in, and being available to help staff and guests as needed.
19. Assists in training and coordinating part-time staff to facilitate programs including night hikes and educational and interactive activities.
20. Assists with data entry and filing, including contact and follow-up with program participants, adding programs to the outreach calendar and working with summer camp clients.
21. Assists with daily logistics and implementation of Overnight and Scout programs as assigned by the Coordinator of Conservation Education Programs.
22. Possess knowledge of safety and security policies and procedures and animal safety issues.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
•Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, natural science or related field.
•Minimum 1-2 years teaching experience in the life sciences; preferably in a museum, zoo or nature center and demonstrated ability to effectively use interactive instructional methods.
•Two years’ experience presenting or working with exotic animals in an educational or zoological setting. Demonstrated ability to follow an established animal training plan is preferred.
•Demonstrated experience training staff and volunteers.
•Ability to work in a fast paced environment, stimulating interaction between the public and Zoo staff.
•Excellent presentation skills with a strong knowledge of interpretive and both formal and informal presentation techniques.
•Demonstrate organizational skills required to coordinate staff and program schedules, research program topics.
•Strong organizational, administrative and communication skills.
•Creative skills to transform conservation messages into entertaining, interactive programs, including developing small props, activities and games.
•Ability to maintain and execute a working knowledge of electronic media and exhibit components under Conservation Education programs department responsibility.
•Current, valid drivers’ license, ability to operate Zoo vehicles.
•Professional appearance and manner both offsite and onsite.
•Willing and able to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends, evenings and holidays.
•Experience working with organized youth groups, scouts or camps is preferred.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Successful completion of post offer medical screening, drug test and tb test. Rabies pre-exposure series required.
•No allergies related to plants or animals that would interfere with ability to work.
•Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.
•Ability to work cheerfully under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
•Ability to work in a dynamic work environment where changes in procedures and protocols to ensure animal and guest safety are a frequent occurrence.
1. Successful completion of background check, including drivers’ license and criminal records.
•Work outside in all weather conditions and ability to stand and maintain alertness for long periods of time.
•High pressure, fast-paced environment.
•Dynamic work environment where changes in procedures and protocols to ensure animal and guest safety are a frequent occurrence.
•Includes some work in office building setting without elevators.
•Schedule includes weekends and holidays on a consistent basis.
If interested, please complete the online application at: http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/About-The-Zoo/Job-Opportunities/Full-Time
(Posted 12/1 from Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Job Bank)
Education and Public Engagement Coordinator, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Purpose: Coordinates all aspects of the Galleries' educational, outreach and public programs.
• Advanced degree in art history, fine arts, museum studies, art education, studio art or related field, or equivalent level of education and experience required
• Ability to effectively and professionally represent The Galleries and work productively with diverse constituencies, including schools, community agencies, artists, institutions and the public
• Experience designing and implementing large and small-scale public events and programs
• Experience fostering academic and public engagement
• In-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for contemporary art and culture
• Excellent written, public speaking, interpersonal, time-management and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated collaborative working style
• Ability to follow-through and meet deadlines while coordinating many current and long-term projects simultaneously
• Willingness to work extended hours and weekends as needed to be present at public programs and events
• Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite) and demonstrated facility with social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs)
Responsibilities and Duties:
Education and Public Engagement:
• Create, plan and manage timely, dynamic and multidisciplinary programs and events that target various age groups and deepen the public’s relationship with contemporary art, with particular attention to The Galleries’ exhibitions
• Cultivate and strengthen relationships and assess collaborative opportunities with area community and arts organizations, artists, local universities and peer institutions
• Actively identify and cultivate opportunities and partnerships with Moore faculty, staff and students that become platforms for intellectual and social participation in The Galleries’ exhibitions and programs
• Form strategic alliances with teachers and administrators at area K-12 schools
• Manage Learning Through Photography at Moore as the College’s professional development program for K-12 teachers in the Philadelphia School District
• Create public-facing written and electronic interpretive materials for The Galleries’ exhibitions and programs
• Connect with a local, national and international network of partners, including peer museums, institutions of higher learning, and contemporary art organizations to ensure that The Galleries are at the forefront of contemporary practice in audience engagement and museum education
• Identify emerging trends, ideas and topics in contemporary art and culture and create a dynamic forum to explore these developments vis-à-vis The Galleries’ programs, events and initiatives
Marketing and Development:
• Collaborate with Marketing & Communications staff on producing a robust marketing plan that communicates the vision of The Galleries’ exhibitions, education initiatives and public programs
• Generate and disseminate promotional material for The Galleries exhibitions, public programs and events and maintain timely and dynamic public information resources via campus calendars and social media
• Generate content for and maintain Learning Through Photography at Moore (LTP) blog
• Work with Development staff in targeting and administering grants, private funding and non-traditional programming support, including preparing, tracking, evaluating and reporting on all Galleries’ grants, and maintain grant files
• Ensure adequate signage and public information about The Galleries’ programs and events, including preparing and producing exhibition labels
• Secure speaker agreements and arrange payment for visiting artists and speakers
• Evaluate attendance and level of engagement and learning from programs with the goal of program improvement and enhancement
• Maintain up-to-date master calendar of The Galleries’ public programs and events
• Register events with Facilities Rental staff; reserve rooms and equipment; coordinate with catering, facilities and other departments/organizations to schedule and produce events; and set-up and take-down of The Galleries’ events
• Maintain and expand The Galleries’ mailing lists
• Work with The Galleries’ full-time and contractual staff on general day-to-day support of all activities, and train and supervise work-study students and interns during public programs and events
The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.
To Apply: Interested candidates submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:
Moore College of Art and Design
Attn: Director of Human Resources
20th Street and The Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(Posted 12/1 from Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Job Bank)
Development Officer, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA
The Development Officer will support the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and the Development Committee in achieving annual and long-term fundraising and philanthropic goals, and will be responsible for all aspects of an expanding development program. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the Preserve’s mission and a demonstrated track record of raising and growing unrestricted giving and of cultivating major gifts. Bachelor’s degree with at least 3-5 years relevant experience preferred.
This is a full-time exempt position that offers health and dental benefits, retirement plan, paid time off, paid holidays and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Position may involve occasional travel. Reports to the Executive Director.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three relevant writing samples and three professional references to Miles Arnott, Executive Director, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, P.O. Box 685, New Hope, PA 18938. (email@example.com). Electronic submission is strongly preferred.
Application Deadline of December 31st, 2013.
(Posted 12/1 from AAM's Job HQ)
Marketing Director, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia
The Director of Marketing is a member of the Academy's fast moving Institutional Advancement team. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the Academy's strategic marketing plan with a primary goal of driving paid attendance, increasing brand awareness within the Academy's target markets, and addressing audience development priorities. He or she reports to the Vice President. This position supervises one full time staff member and additional co-ops and interns as needed.
1. Five or more years' experience in developing and implementing advertising and marketing plans, including media placement, preferably in a cultural institution.
2. Prior work in a museum and familiarity with natural history and/or scientific research subjects preferred.
3. Knowledge of marketing principles, specifically as they apply to cultural institutions and a thorough understanding of market survey techniques and reporting strategies and procedures for procuring and placing paid advertisements required.
4. Experience in sophisticated web marketing and implementation of innovative promotional and advertising activities preferred.
5. Demonstrated success in creating and implementing market research projects and working within established budgets and schedules.
6. Experience managing the performance of outside vendors required.
7. Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field required; advanced degree preferred.
8. Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends required.
9. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills required.
10. Excellent administrative skills required.
1. Manage all aspects of the Academy's marketing program with a primary goal of meeting attendance and admission goals for the Academy and addressing audience development priorities.
2. Working collaboratively with others across the Academy, develop and implement a comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the Academy, including all advertising and promotional efforts, onsite marketing opportunities, and web and electronic communications for new and existing Academy exhibits, programs, festivals, and events.
3. Work in conjunction with VP of Institutional Advancement and others to develop and implement a strong brand image for the Academy and increase brand awareness within the Academy's target markets.
4. Coordinate and implement market research efforts and analyze market trends, integrating findings into marketing strategies.
5. Working together with Institutional Advancement and Visitor Services, develop and implement initiatives to increase engagement with Academy visitors, e-news subscribers, and other target audiences, extending their relationships with the Academy to promote repeat visitation and membership.
6. Develop relationships with vendors, sponsors, advertisers and community contacts in order to maximize marketing dollars.
7. Oversee the production of and approve all marketing and communications materials.
8. Monitor reporting of advertising effectiveness and provide regular reports on progress toward annual goals.
9. Implement advertising and promotional campaigns, including media placement.
10. Manage the annual marketing budget and expenditures process.
11. Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
(Posted 11/27 from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's Job Bank)
AV Supervisor, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
The Barnes Foundation is seeking an Audio-Visual Supervisor to serve as the primary liaison and responsible party for the organization of A/V Systems, processing and scheduling of requests, inventory and maintenance of equipment, and serve as the A/V resource of last resort as needed.
Established as an educational institution the Barnes Foundation carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.
Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation's art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. The 12-acre Arboretum contains over 3,000 species of woody plants and trees.
The Foundation engages diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.
Schedules A/V needs as communicated by the Events department.
Communicates with external performers and parties to understand requirements prior to special events / public programs.
Participates in the design, use, and maintenance of digital media projects.
Records and transcodes institutional presentations, both internal and external, and prepares for distribution.
Manages Digital Video and Audio Archive.
Serves as a primary liaison for Faculty and Course A/V Needs.
Maintains an inventory of all A/V equipment and ensure the equipment is in good working order.
Produces written documentation regarding the use and design of A/V systems.
Provides hands-on instruction to staff and faculty regarding the use of self-service A/V systems.
Moves, sets, operates, strikes, and stores all audio-visual equipment, such as cameras, lighting, sound, etc., on a day-to-day basis.
Acts as audio-visual troubleshooter to help solve any equipment or stage problems as required.
Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Performs other duties as requested.
Skills and Knowledge:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
2-3 years’ experience supervising an AV department required
Demonstrated ability to adapt to a dynamically changing environment
Video-editing experience in one or more popular editing software packages
Intermediate computer problem-solving skills
3-5 years AV audio mixing experience
Excellent customer service skills
Competitive Benefits Include: Group health and dental insurance; flexible spending accounts; short and long term disability and group life insurance; 403(b) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.
Please create a single document that includes your cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to upload with your application. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be accepted.
The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. We participate in E-Verify.
(Posted 11/27 from the Greater Philadlephia Cultural Alliance's Job Bank)
The Pennsbury Society is seeking a full time Visitor Services Coordinator. This position will be responsible for managing the museum store including purchasing, pricing, sales, and daily operations; museum membership, site rental, and other assignments and support of programs and tours as needed. This is a permanent position offering $14 - $15 an hour. Clearance of criminal background check is required. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: The Pennsbury Society/Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067 ATTN: Visitor Services Coordinator Position. Deadline for submission is December 9, 2013.
Director of Development, Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA
The Rosenbach Museum & Library was founded in the first half of the twentieth century by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother Philip, preeminent dealers in rare books, manuscripts, and art. Renowned dealers, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of The Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s ?rst Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The collection has since grown to include the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak, adding richness and relevance to the experience of visiting The Rosenbach. Since opening to the public in 1954, its collections have grown to include 30,000 rare books, 300,000 manuscripts, 20,000 works of art on paper, and a number of other objects.
The Rosenbach will soon merge with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is a private, non-profit, 501c3 entity that supports the programs and activities of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
The Director of Development for The Rosenbach Museum and Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation will be responsible for building and growing the development program for the Rosenbach on all levels including Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Special Events, Restricted Programs and Endowment. The Director of Development will work closely with the Development team of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation to ensure an efficient and successful giving program. This position reports to the Vice President for Development of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.
•Participate on the Senior Leadership Team charged with building and growing the development and institutional advancement program for The Rosenbach.
•Oversee the aggressive growth of the Annual Fund, with particular emphasis on expanding Major Gifts pipeline.
•Manage the Delancey Society and work with volunteer leadership to expand the network of donors giving $1,000+ to the Rosenbach.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and manage a portfolio of 100+ Major Gift prospects with the ultimate goal of increasing giving to the Annual Fund, restricted programs and building the endowment.
•Supervise Rosenbach development staff whose primary responsibilities include direct mail solicitation, stewardship and acknowledgement processes and special projects.
•Oversee the Rosenbach’s long term strategy to build community of donors throughout the Philadelphia region and nationally.
•Work with special events team to plan high level donor recognition and cultivation events.
•Other duties as assigned.
This position has a Full Benefit Package: Health, dental, life, and disability insurances; flex benefits and retirement plan; generous leave time allowance.
•A minimum of five years of progressive Development experience and a proven record of success in engaging prospective donors and closing gifts.
•Candidate must have a strategic approach to moves management and cultivating donors.
•A strong background in volunteer management and volunteer leadership development.
•Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects
•Excellent oral and written communications skills
•Proficiency with MS Office Suite with strong working abilities in Microsoft Word and Excel and knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, or similar fundraising program, preferred.
Vice President, Finance, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
With a dual reporting relationship to the President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Senior Vice President for Finance, Treasury, and CFO of Drexel University, the Vice President of Finance is responsible for the direction of financial affairs for the Academy of Natural Sciences. S/he oversees the Academy's overall financial plans, policies, and accounting practices. Directs treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, and accounting activities for the organization. Establishes financial reporting system with controls and standards to safeguard organization assets. Ensures accurate and timely financial information. Develops accounting and statistical data.
•Communicate financial information to Academy's management team, to include regularly and accurately reported metrics and trends related to costs, revenues, productivity, etc.
•Proactively evaluate financial results by program analysis to identify opportunities for improvement and provide substantive advice relative to improving financial performance. Identify and communicate performance trends, analyze the impact of these on financial operations, and help drive changes in operating decisions. Proactively engage with CEO and senior leadership to ensure attainment of financial and strategic goals.
•Provide leadership for strategic financial and capital decision making. Analyze strategic options and lead ROI analysis, advising the CEO, senior team, and Academy Board on strategic and financial direction.
•Provide responsive and strategic financial counsel to the Academy's CEO.
•Create an environment where continuous improvement of financial reporting processes and achieving results become core values of the finance department's culture.
•As a key member of the Academy's leadership team, develop business and financial strategies to achieve the strategic goals of the Academy. Effectively execute and continually communicate the financial aspects of these strategies.
•Direct the analysis, planning, budgeting and execution of short and long term financial plans and budgets. Provide financial guidance and analyses to ensure budget compliance and program success.
•Oversee the entire Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) budget planning process and ensure integration with Drexel University's strategic plan, reviewing current budget planning model in context to the strategic plan.
•Responsible for day-to-day financial operations, directly supervising a staff of professional employees.
•Collaborate with senior management on the identification, prioritization and funding of the capital budget.
•Collaborate with senior management and board members to gain the support of all constituencies in adopting annual operating and capital plans.
•Monitor and track revenue and expense results, and revise forecasts as necessary. Ensure that financial controls, policies and procedures are adhered to by all departments.
•Oversee endowment-related reporting to Trustees and management, and monitor the performance of the endowment
•Work directly with the Academy of Natural Sciences Board of Trustees and staff two Board committees: Finance and Audit.
•May work on special projects as defined by the ANS President or its Board of Trustees.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. .
•Bachelor's degree required. MBA/Masters and/or CPA is preferred.
•Minimum of 10+ years of NFP accounting experience with at least five years at the senior management or executive level in a company, academic institution or non-profit environment.
•Strong working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations.
•Strategic thinking and long term planning skills.
•Strong project management skills.
•Contract/Grant experience is preferred. Ability to work in a complex matrix environment
•Strong customer service orientation in order to interact and contribute effectively with Academy Board, Drexel leadership, Academy leadership, Academy scientists, etc.
•Excellent verbal and communication skills, including presentation and written skills and the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively.
•Strong leadership and influencing skills are required.
•Demonstrated management and organizational skills will be essential.
•An ability to think and communicate strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and work with colleagues to incorporate them into organizational decision making.
•A positive problem solver with the ability to see and communicate opportunity in challenges.
History Curator 1 (6 non-permanent positions), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg
The State Civil Service Commission is currently offering an exam for Museum Curators and Supervisors, which includes the job title of Museum Curator, History 1. The minimum requirements for this job title are below:
Museum Curator, History 1 – One year of museum curatorial experience in the care and exhibiting of museum collections of historical significance, and a bachelor’s degree; OR a master’s degree in American history, fine arts, or related fields, or one or more of the sciences, which included courses dealing with historical treatment of aesthetic and/or social and/or scientific, industrial, and technological developments in America; and including or supplemented by either a museum studies course at the graduate level recognized by the American Association of Museums or a museum internship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Please note that you do not need to be a resident of Pennsylvania to be considered for these opportunities.
A link to the test announcement has been provided here. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/http;//www.portal.state.pa.us;80/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_73945_1352206_0_0_18/2013-051_Museum_Curators_and_Supervisors.htm
This document will explain other pertinent information, such as the nature of work, required testing, details about job opportunities and the required testing process. Please note that you must indicate on job titles on this test announcement for which you wish to apply. You will not be permitted to add other job titles after testing. Applications must be received or postmarked by June 28, 2014, after which the test announcement will be suspended.
The Pennsylvania's Historic and Museum Commission plans to fill 6 non-permanent positions in the next 4 months, with salaries for these positions starting at $39,061.
To be considered for these opportunities, please visit the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission's Web site at www.scsc.state.pa.us. First-time users will need to register using the Online Services box in the top left corner of the home page. After creating a user ID and password, enter them in the appropriate fields and choose "View Open Jobs and Apply” from the Online Services drop-down menu. Then click Sign in. From the list of job titles that appears, scroll down to the Education and Museum section and look for the job title of Museum Curators and Supervisors (test announcement # 2013-051). Click the test announcement number to open an electronic version of the test announcement. On that announcement click the "Next Page" button to proceed to the online application. Complete the online application and the required supplemental application. Please note that the information you include on these two documents will be used to determine your score on the exam and your rank on the Civil Service list for this job title.
Please be very detailed on the application and supplement, especially in regard to information concerning your education and experience. This information will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements and can be placed on the Civil Service list.
Specific job-related questions may be directed to the Governor’s Office of Administration, Office of Human Resources, Finance Building, Room 508B, Harrisburg, PA 17120; Telephone: (717) 783-5446; OR access the PHMC website at www.phmc.state.pa.us.
Questions about the Civil Service employment process may be directed to Paula Marinak, Recruitment Specialist, at (717) 214-4933 or email@example.com.
Curator of Exhibits, The Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown
The Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, seeks an experienced, creative, highly motivated and team-oriented individual to develop, manage and coordinate elements of its exhibitions program.
Areas of responsibility include: research and development of internally-generated changing exhibits; planning, coordination, installation and maintenance of traveling exhibits; permanent/long-term exhibit development and maintenance; exhibit evaluation. Position works closely and collaboratively with the Museum’s Collections Manager and Archivist, and with the Vice-President for Collections and Interpretation.
Qualified candidates will have an advanced degree in museum studies, museum education, exhibition design, or related discipline; excellent communication and organizational skills; significant experience in the development, design, fabrication and installation of museum exhibits (including some familiarity with graphic design and image management software); experience performing historical research and developing content for museum exhibits; familiarity with contemporary media, interactive technologies and interpretive methods as they relate to museum exhibits and audiences; basic manual/industrial skills, useful to exhibit fabrication and installation; experience in managing staff and/or volunteers; and a penchant for creative thinking. Full-time, with competitive salary, benefits. EOE.
Immediate opening. Send resume, references, salary requirement, and cover letter to Vice President, Collections and Interpretation, BCHS, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. Fax: 215-230-0823. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Art and Design, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Art seeks a curatorial assistant to support the development of a major monographic catalogue and travelling exhibition of 20th century decorative art and industrial design. S/he will work closely with the curator of decorative arts and design and other CMA departments to develop and maintain the exhibition checklist; assist with administration of loans; develop and manage extensive digital and paper research files; conduct research; coordinate with the exhibition designer, lenders, and conservators regarding display specifications; develop interactive/interpretative exhibition material; and assist in writing label copy, didactic text and catalogue back matter.
Requires familiarity with standard museum practices, advanced art historical research methods, object cataloguing, and collections management databases. Knowledge of decorative arts, design, and/or material culture objects is essential; specialization in 20th century design is a plus. Must have the ability to work independently, to manage multiple concurrent tasks while meeting short- and long-term deadlines; have excellent organizational, interpersonal, computer, writing, editing, and proofreading skills; and be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a broad spectrum of museum professionals and patrons. Must possess keen attention to detail and visual acuity. Will be expected to handle art objects. Ability to scan and edit digital images is a plus, as is familiarity with cataloguing archival documents and/or creating finding aids.
Masters degree in art history, design history, museum studies, or a related field and at least one year of experience in a museum or visual arts organization is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Experience with museum collections databases is essential; knowledge of KE Emu preferred. Familiarity with some of the following areas is preferred: exhibitions planning and/or design, conservation, museum publishing, loan administration, digital imaging, and/or art handling. A combination of related training, education, and/or experience will be accepted.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature, no special demands are required.
(Posted 11/7 from AAM's Job HQ)
Exhibit/Experience Designer, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seeks a junior to midlevel exhibit designer to join our team in developing engaging museum experiences. We are looking for a designer who enjoys working on the intricacies of a small graphic design projects as well as handling the complexity of developing 3D concepts. Candidates considered will be Exhibit/Industrial Designers with exceptionally strong graphic design skills or Graphic Designers with a background in interior architecture. We are storytellers and you must enjoy contributing to the overall creative vision while being able to communicate your ideas through to production. The History Center maintains an aggressive exhibit schedule (multiple museums, multiple exhibits per year ranging from 1000 to 10000 square feet) and offers the opportunity to work with an award winning exhibit team of curators, designers, and production specialists. Projects range from cultural and natural history to art and sports exhibits. A willingness to explore a variety of mediums (print, sound, video, web/interactive, etc.) and manage multiple projects, deadlines, and budgets desirable. This is a Full time position reporting to the Director of Exhibits & Design.
Digital Services Librarian, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Department: Digital Services, IT Division
Reports to: Digital Services Manager
FLSA Status: Full Time, Non-exempt
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Digital Services Librarian, a member of the Digital Services staff, is primarily responsible for project management and the creation of HSP’s digital collections for both external and internal use. This includes administering public access to reproductions for publication, media, and research-use, as well as facilitating reproduction of collection materials for HSP publications, websites, and projects. This is a full-time, 40-hour/week position.
Process and coordinate all external and internal rights and reproductions requests, including licensing rights, digital imaging, and “exact-citation photocopy” orders
Develop and maintain systems for documenting and tracking fulfillment of reproduction orders, including patron communications, invoices, payments, and licenses
Act as Project Manager for grant-funded and departmental projects
Schedule and coordinate digitization and metadata workflow with Digital Imaging Technician and/or project staff
Perform digital image capture and create and manage HSP’s digital collections and metadata records
Identify, retrieve, and re-shelve collection materials for digitization requests
Participate in the strengthening of HSP’s digitization program, including development of standards and guidelines for creating, managing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections files, forming digital access partnerships, and participating in fund raising through grant writing
Hire, train, and supervise project staff, departmental interns, and volunteers
Increase visibility and facilitate use of HSP’s collection materials through web, social media, and blog posts
Review published works for HSP cited sources and prepare for cataloging
Help develop HSP copyright policy and serve as a resource for staff on copyright issues
Serve on HSP staff committees
Be available to serve rotations at public services tasks
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Graduate library/archives degree from an accredited institution or equivalent degree or professional experience required. A minimum of one year related digital collections experience in an archive or special collections library; familiarity with image capture equipment and Adobe Creative Suite; experience with database management; knowledge of metadata standards used in digital collections building (e.g. MODS, METS, VRA Core, Dublin Core, etc.); excellent interpersonal, organization, communication, writing, and customer service skills; demonstrated project management skills and ability to work both independently and in a team environment; experience with Collective Access and Archivists’ Toolkit software and familiarity with copyright rules and issues preferred. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Applications should include the following:
A cover letter outlining why you believe you would be a good applicant for this position
Current resume, including recent employment and education history
A list of three references (Please note that HSP will not contact your references until you have been notified).
Applications or questions should be e-mailed to:
Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
No phone calls, please.
(Posted 11/7 from @historicalpa on Twitter)
Communications and Marketing Manager, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
Position Overview and Goals
The Communications and Marketing Manager is a member of the Development and Marketing Department and reports to the museum’s Director of Development and Co-Directors. S/he is responsible for planning, developing and implementing strategies and tactics that help to increase visitor attendance and admissions, promote engagement and growth of all audiences and donor base. S/he is responsible for promoting the museum’s visibility and brand locally, nationally and internationally across a wide variety of platforms using up-to-date, proven methods. S/he is expected to collaborate creatively and effectively with artistic, development, education, financial, and administrative staff and the museum’s Board of Directors to collect information, plan and implement marketing and communication strategies, and manage departmental budgets. Like many organizations of its size, the Mattress Factory operates with a relatively lean administrative staff and budget. Because of this, all management staff must be able to function effectively within staff and financial budgetary constraints, are expected to be creative and entrepreneurial and make best use of existing resources.
Knowledge and Experience Required
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and experience with:
• Applying strategic marketing, audience research and audience development, media relations and social media promotion principles and practices to achieve increased visibility of institution and participation by all audiences and help to ensure achievement of revenue goals;
• The visual arts, especially contemporary art;
• Contemporary art media, including print, radio/TV and on-line publications and outlets (local, national, international);
• Using direct mail (USPS) and online marketing and sales methods to achieve measurable goals;
• Developing, writing and overseeing design of effective and compelling printed and on-line marketing collateral;
• Developing, writing and maintaining accurate, compelling website content (open-source website management a plus);
• Using social media and e-marketing strategies and tactics to generate buzz and attendance;
• Developing and using relational patron databases to gather, maintain and segment visitor and donor data for marketing/cross-marketing and fundraising efforts;
• Developing effective personal outreach and marketing strategies and tactics to engage target markets and groups/associations/business to introduce them to the museum and generate attendance at exhibitions and events;
• Working with artists, curators and colleagues to gather needed information and research, prepare and distribute accurate and compelling press releases, pitch letters/email, press kits, online/social media/website content;
• Designing an overall visitor experience that helps to increase audience engagement and understanding of the museum’s exhibitions, programs, mission;
• Effective project management; managing multiple tasks to meet deadlines within a fast-paced, creative environment;
• Packaging, promoting, and fulfilling media sponsorships, including sponsorships for exhibitions, fundraising events, including the museum’s Urban Garden Party;
• Basic knowledge of budget management and cost control.
• Develop marketing plans and timelines for exhibitions, education programs, fundraising events that articulate strategy, identify target markets, and describes tactics to be used to achieve attendance and revenue goals;
• Develop and secure media sponsorships and fulfill sponsor benefits to promote positive relationships with sponsoring organizations and businesses.
• Work with the museum’s Co-Directors, Development Director and Visitor Services staff to promote a positive overall visitor experience supports artistic, attendance and revenue goals;
• Proactively research and develop an understanding of the work and process of Mattress Factory artists so that they are appropriately and successfully represented in materials and marketing and promotional activities of the museum;
• Promote the Mattress Factory’s brand (what organization does, its values, what it brings to audiences, why it’s worthy of support);
• Collaborate effectively with museum colleagues to achieve the institutions goals and promote a positive, productive work environment;
• Develop, maintain/oversee maintenance of accurate media/PR databases (press, special event/exhibition mailings);
• Recruit, provide training to and oversee interns in the marketing area.
The successful candidate will have the following personal and professional attributes:
• Is a creative, proactive, consultative, and collaborative problem-solver;
• Projects poise, equanimity, and a professional, personable demeanor that promotes an productive work environment and effectively promotes the Mattress Factory to all audiences, media and donors;
• Is flexible and comfortable with ambiguity; has a sense of humor and “glass half-full” approach;
• Enjoys personal interaction with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds and is able to use good social skills to effectively promote the museum;
• Is a self-starter;
• Is able to multi-task, switch gears and achieve goals in a fast-paced, changing environment;
• Respects and works effectively with individuals (artistic, administrative, audiences) from diverse backgrounds and points-of-view;
Applicants must have a minimum of a B.A. in English, English Writing, Arts Management or Marketing/Business and a minimum of three (3) years in arts marketing or relevant positions with increasing responsibility and demonstrable results.
Mattress Factory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Please include the words "Marketing Manager" in the subject line of the email.
No calls, please.
(Posted 11/7 from @mattressfactory on Twitter)
PT Archives Assistant, Hershey Community Archives, Hershey
Hershey Community Archives is seeking a part-time archives assistant.
This paid position is available beginning the first week of December. The ideal candidate would be available three days a week from 8AM-4:30PM, however this schedule is flexible.
This is a permanent part-time position. The archives assistant assists with collections processing, preparation of boxlists, cataloging, and data entry. Additional duties include assisting researchers and office administration. Attention to detail and the ability to work cohesively in a small work environment are important. Ability to climb ladders and lift and carry 40 lbs.
Hershey Community Archives is the primary resource for the study and understanding of Milton S. Hershey, his vision, his legacy, and the Hershey community. The Archives exists to collect, preserve and make available papers, records and other materials documenting the history anddevelopment of the Hershey, Pennsylvania community. For more information about the Archives, its programs and holdings, visit the Archives’ web site, www.hersheyarchives.org
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information please contact us at (717) 508-1988.
(Posted 11/7 from the listings at MARAC)
Assistant Manager of Visitor Services, Admission and Retail, Brandywine Conservancy, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford
BASIC FUNCTION: Assists the Museum Shop Manager in creating a positive and wonderful visitor experience. Supports the management and operations of the Shop, including supervision of sales associates and operations personnel, product procurement and merchandising. Upholds operational shop and museum procedures and policies. Guides regular sales and admission procedures in the shop, and delegates special projects as directed by the Manager.
Along with the Shop Sales Associates team, serves the public in admitting visitors to the museum for general admission, special and offsite tours; assists in sales and daily operation of the retail site; sells and promotes membership sales.
Provides an excellent customer service experience to visitors.
Works as a team with the Manager to determine short and long term strategic planning for the shop and appropriate timelines in accordance with Conservancy policies and procedures.
Participates in the daily supervision of shop employees.
Coaches employees, as appropriate, in the Manager’s absence, and conveys all concerns to the Manager.
Informs Museum Director of personnel concerns and schedule changes in Manager’s absence.
Fulfills regular shop operational tasks as scheduled and outlined by the Manager, including but not limited to: safe and deposit reconciliation, point of sale system updating, daily schedule creation, secure internet order reconciliation,
Admissions communications to Finance Office, and proper handling and ethical treatment of secure information.
Coordinates special mail orders including packaging and billing concerns.
Coordinates special intradepartmental credit card and product charges.
Assists with management of inventory, including offsite inventory, transfer of product, new receiving, vendor returns, and physical inventories.
Conducts ongoing, new hire, and new promotional training, as directed by Manager.
Updates shop internet site and assists with e-marketing communications, as directed by Manager and with the governance of the Director of Public Relations.
Assists with visitor and customer concerns including but not limited to damaged mail orders, returns/voids, shipping issues, and safety issues.
Orders retail products as well as office supplies and attends trade shows to keep inventory fresh. Purchases these products within budget restraints.
Has consistently demonstrated strong leadership, communication and organizational skills, initiative, problem solving skills, salesmanship, staff training and interpersonal skills.
Embodies customer service best practices.
Ability to cultivate and build strong vendor relationships.
Computer literate with a strong understanding of Microsoft Office suite software, social media platforms and POS systems.
Maintains a strong awareness of The Conservancy’s missions, current exhibitions, offsite tour properties, special events, scheduled tours, and area attractions. Understands the department’s role within the Conservancy, and UBIT regulations.
Ability to lift boxes of books and merchandise up to 30 lbs.
Ability to stand or sit for 4 hours at a time.
Ability to climb on a stool or kneel on the floor.
Reliable transportation to and from the workplace.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
(Posted 11/7 from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's Job Bank)
PT Digital Marketing Associate, The National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia
The National Museum of American Jewish History is seeking a Digital Marketing Associate. The position is part-time (25 hours/week) with the potential to become full-time. The Digital Marketing Associate’s role will be to be the day to day manager of all of the Museum’s digital marketing efforts.
Social media strategy and day to day maintenance
Online advertising strategy and day to day management
E-newsletter and e-blasts (list management, create and distribute institutional e-news, edit e-newsletters from other departments, work with Marketing and Communications Assistant to maintain e-news calendar)
Website strategy and maintenance
Two - three years digital marketing experience
Excellent writing (particularly short-form) and editing skills
Genuine interest in the subject matter covered by the Museum
A team player with a “can do” attitude who is always looking for ways to improve the Museum’s digital marketing presence
In addition, please submit your answers to the following exercise:
NMAJH hosts a signature event every December 25 called “Being _____ at Christmas.” You can find more information about it at http://www.nmajh.org/CalendarEvent.aspx?eventid=129. Given the information you have, please tell us, in no more than two pages, how you would recommend marketing it through all digital vehicles (website, online ads, social media, e-newsletters, etc.) and why you are making those recommendations.
(Posted 10/23 from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's Job Bank)
Assistant Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania seeks an assistant curator to provide support and collaboration on the interpretation, development, presentation, and physical care of the museum’s art collection. The successful candidate will assist in planning and executing collection displays, temporary exhibitions, and traveling exhibitions. This position plays a key role in the writing and editing of a range of interpretative materials. In addition, s/he will provide administrative and research support and assist in fostering relationships with regional, national, and international artists (with a strong focus on Pittsburgh’s art community), arts and cultural organizations, national and international curatorial colleagues, museum patrons, and university art departments.
A minimum of 2 years of museum/gallery experience plus Master’s degree in art history or museum studies is preferred. Applicants with a minimum of 4 years of museum experience plus a Bachelor’s degree in art history will also be considered. The successful candidate will have strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must have excellent research, writing and editing skills, as well as experience working with art collections and artists. S/he will have a detailed understanding of modern and contemporary international art and an interest in further developing their knowledge of the life and work of Andy Warhol. Must be proactive and able to work collaboratively with colleagues under pressure and in a team-oriented environment. Keen attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines is necessary. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research is required, along with a good working knowledge of basic office equipment such as computer, printer, scanner, copier, and fax. The assistant curator will be expected to gain familiarity with The Museum System, the museum’s collections management system.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Primary activities are based in a typical office setting. Must be able to lift 25 pounds, bend, stand, and navigate spaces to set up exhibitions and gallery spaces as necessary. Occasional travel is required, and some flexibility in schedule is necessary, including evening and weekend hours.
Senior Director of Finance and Operations, DaVinci Science Center, Allentown
The Senior Director of Finance and Operations is a key member of the senior leadership team at the Da Vinci Science Center. The position reports to the Executive Director / CEO and has lead management responsibility for providing operational support, leadership, and strategic guidance for current and future operational needs of the center and its facilities. Responsibilities include oversight of finance, human resources, guest services, technology, and facilities functions. The position will have direct responsibility for financial management and human resource activities as well as for management of smooth day-to-day operations of the center. In the absence of the Executive Director / CEO, the Senior Director of Finance and Operations will often be charged with day-to-day leadership decisions. The Da Vinci Science Center is a hands-on science center with a current annual budget of $2.2 million and current annual attendance of 100,000 visitors. A successful SDFO will maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected organization as it continues to grow to support the Lehigh Valley and prepares for the next phase of its development. For a complete job description, see www.davincisciencecenter.org.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or operational management; advanced degree preferred
Minimum of ten years of progressive supervisory experience and demonstrated organizational success in a similar role; must include responsibility for finance at the management level
Conservation Services Manager, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
About Senator John Heinz History Center
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. The 300,000 sq. ft. museum features six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum, and the Library & Archives, an extensive scholarly resource documenting 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania. The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age.
The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking a Conservation Services Manager to lead a new initiative of the Senator John Heinz History Center aimed at making conservation services, education, and materials readily available to the public. The Conservation Services Manager is responsible for creating and building the conservation services business through establishing relationships with conservators and restorers; formalizing the relationship between the History Center, clients, and conservators through appropriate contracts; producing a slate of preventive conservation educational programs; selecting and marketing conservation materials for sale to the general public; and developing additional business opportunities. The Conservation Services Manager is responsible for all aspects of operations of the Museum Conservation Center..
Specific activities include: Creating and maintaining rosters of reputable conservators and restorers and the administration of contracts with conservators and restorers; marketing, selling and coordinating conservation services for the public; planning and coordinating classes and workshops for the public on caring for their collections; and managing the conservation activities for the History Center’s annual Hidden Treasures program. Will work closely with the Communications Department to develop and implement a marketing plan for the Conservation Center services. Will oversee the development of the Conservation Center by coordinating the purchase of needed workshop and classroom equipment and managing the use, staffing and security of the Conservation Center space. The Conservation Services Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining an annual budget for the Conservation Center operations and work closely with the Development Department to identify and apply for conservation education grants as appropriate. Will work with the Museum Shop Manager in the selection and purchase of conservation materials and resources for retail sale, including on-line sales.
This is a Full-time position reporting to the Director of Education & Visitor Services.
Bachelor’s degree in history, art history, material culture, or other related field required. Graduate degree in conservation or museum studies a plus. Three or more years of experience with museum collections, conservation or in a related field. Demonstrated understanding of the evaluation of object conditions, preventive conservation techniques, conservation techniques and services, and object packing and shipping. Experience in designing and leading education programs highly desired. Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to interact with people from a broad range of backgrounds essential. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and to organize and maintain a consistent work flow. Pennsylvania Act 33/34 (criminal and child abuse clearance) required.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability
Minorities encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to:
Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Manager, Fort Pitt Museum, The Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh
About the Fort Pitt Museum
The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. The strategic location of the fort – at the Forks of the Ohio River – helped to shape the course of American and world history. First opened in 1969 in a reconstructed bastion, the Fort Pitt Museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania. Through interactive exhibitions, life-like historical figures, and recently added artifacts, visitors will learn the important role our region played in shaping the United States.
The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking an Education Manager for the Fort Pitt Museum. The Education Manager oversees the educational programming, living history programs, outreach programs, and coordinates special museum programs; guides tours of the museum exhibits and facilities, demonstrates historic knowledge and skills, and communicates historically accurate information to targeted audiences. The Education Manager also assists in the development of new temporary exhibits and the upgrading of existing permanent exhibits, using his/her knowledge of the region’s history and the Fort Pitt Museum collections, background and training in history. The Education Manager is also responsible for supervising and training interpretative staff (both paid and volunteer) that conduct tours and participate in educational outreach. This position reports to the Fort Pitt Museum Director and is responsible along with the Director for meeting annual attendance goals.
The Education Manager leads the Fort Pitt Education Department in the development, coordination, and implementation of all education programs for students, teachers, and school-based groups visiting the Fort Pitt Museum. The Education Manager supervises the Living History Program Coordinator, interns, and volunteers to ensure consistent high-quality programming for diverse audiences, consults with education staff at the History Center and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village and, and cultivates relationships and partnerships with other educational institutions and professionals in Western Pennsylvania.
Specific activities include: Meeting annual attendance goals through group tours, community programs and outreach; building and nurturing relations with schools, teachers and community groups to develop and sustain museum audiences and reach attendance goals; writing museum curriculum for exhibits and implementing the interpretative plan of Fort Pitt; coordinating the creation of new or updated tour content and distribution of existing materials to teachers throughout Western Pennsylvania; developing and managing the department budget.
This is a Full-time position reporting to the Fort Pitt Museum Director.
Bachelor’s degree in education, museum education, museum studies, history, or other similar field; an emphasis on Colonial American History highly desired. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of American History – especially the French and Indian War and early Pittsburgh history; Three to five years’ experience developing and presenting education-based programs for a wide range of audiences; understanding of learning theories, supervisory, teaching and community involvement experience highly desirable; excellent communication skills; computer skills and understanding of the role of technology in education; research skills; ability to set and achieve attainable goals. Extraordinary customer service skills and the ability to be flexible in meeting customer service satisfaction and maintaining professional conduct in difficult settings. Pennsylvania Act 33/34 (criminal and child abuse clearance).
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability
Minorities encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to:
Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 email@example.com
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum, Philadelphia, PA
The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, beginning in September 2014. The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of history of science, art history, 18th- or 19th-century American history, or any other related humanities disciplines. The fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society’s library and museum.
The Mellon Fellow will conduct research in the APS collections in preparation for the APS Museum’s interdisciplinary exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. The exhibitions take place in Philosophical Hall, located within Independence National Historical Park. As the public face of the APS, the museum researches and interprets the APS’s extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who converge on Philadelphia’s historic district.
The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to conduct scholarly research for exhibitions, programs, and other related activities. He or she will be fully integrated into the APS Museum staff, working closely with the curator and others on the curatorial team. The Fellow will gain extensive experience in planning and implementing exhibitions as well as researching and writing interpretive materials for non-scholarly audiences (exhibition texts, publications, etc.). Depending on the Fellow’s interests and the Museum’s needs, he or she may also participate in public programming, museum education, collections management, and/or grant-writing. Twenty percent of the Fellow’s time will be reserved for his or her own independent research, ideally using resources at the APS or kindred regional institutions. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to network with APS Library staff and other post-doctoral fellows in the region’s cultural institutions.
This two-year Fellowship will extend from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016. Compensation is $45,000 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, travel, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.
The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 9, 2013.
PhD in any humanities discipline, awarded within the past five years. The history of science, 18th- and 19th-century American history, and the history of art often relate most closely to exhibition content. However, the museum's approach is interdisciplinary, and applications from qualified researchers in any humanities discipline are welcome.
Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences (including but not limited to scholars).
Broad interests, along with the intellectual and conceptual tools necessary for working across disciplines and time periods, and for making creative connections.
Flexibility and the capacity to learn quickly and to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
Project-oriented organizational skills applied to both academic and practical tasks.
Strong interest in exploring a career in the museum field.
REQUIRED MATERIALS (APPLICATION CHECKLIST)
Applications must be submitted by EMAIL only to MellonFellowship@amphilsoc.org with the subject line as follows: Last Name, First Name_Mellon Application 2014-16
Cover letter stating interest in exploring curatorial work.
Completed application form, found at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship
Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, with items listed within categories in reverse chronological order (Include external support received during graduate study: fellowships, teaching or research assistantships, tuition grants, etc.
Statement of current research interests (no more than 1,500 words). This statement should include a description of a potential research project during the Fellowship, preferably one related to the APS collections or programs.
Excerpt(s) from completed dissertation or thesis (no more than 5,000 words); example of non-scholarly writing if available.
Confirmation Letter of Academic Status (candidacy or degree conferred).
Three confidential letters of recommendation, which must be submitted on the APS recommendation form provided at http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship See application form for further instructions.
To Download Application Form and Recommendation Forms:
The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 9, 2013.
(Posted 9/19 from AAM's JobHQ)
The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia
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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Pennsylvania State Civil Services Information
A reminder for job seekers - Pennsylvania State Civil Service lists are posted online. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Archives, and 20+ museums and historic sites around the state) utilizes a process of hiring. Go to www.scsc.state. pa.us for information about how to complete the tests for each job listing. When you have completed and submitted tests, you are added to a list of candidates to consider. Museum and site managers are required to go to the list if there are no internal candidates. If you are on the list, you may decline an interview if you are not interested in a position. If you are on the list, you may be considered for these positions. Positions that are currently not open will be advertised from time to time as jobs become open. (Updated 5/2/13)
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