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AmeriCorps Member, Ohio History Service Corps, Ohio History Connection

Program Coordinator, Ohio Humanities

Director, Marion County Historical Society

Director of Operations, Roscoe Village Foundation

AmeriCorps Member, Ohio History Service Corps, Ohio History Connection

Program Description: Ohio History Service Corps members provide service to Ohioans each year through historic site surveys, collections digitization, and capacity building for local historical organizations. The latter includes volunteer recruitment and management, event planning, convening partnerships, K-12 education outreach, and more.

The Ohio History Service Corps program has two components: Local History members and Community Surveyor members. Each of these AmeriCorps volunteer groups will help local organizations put history to work in their community.

The program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 program year, beginning in September. There are position sites in the Athens, Bellefontaine, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Oberlin, Portsmouth, Sandusky, Wilmington and Youngstown areas.

Learn more and apply:

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Program Coordinator, Ohio Humanities

Job Sumamry: Full-time position for statewide cultural organization located in Columbus, Ohio. Duties include managing a statewide touring program and a speakers bureau, audience development, and representing the agency to multiple constituents.

Minimum requirements:

  • BA in a humanities discipline or public administration; MA preferred, or equivalent experience in cultural programming.
  • Strong writing and communication skills are essential.
  • Familiarity with Ohio, experience with public programming organizations.
  • Position requires extensive travel and reliable transportation, including likely consecutive weeks on the road.

Salary Package includes $40,000, comprehensive benefits, and parking.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, three letters of reference to

David Merkowitz
Assistant Director
Ohio Humanities Council

471 East Broad Street – Ste 1620
Columbus OH 43215

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Director, Marion County Historical Society

Job Summary:The Marion County Historical Society is currently seeking an experienced Director.

The Director oversees the overall operations of the museum and ancillary sites, working closely with the MCHS board and staff, volunteers, and local community leaders, as well as external partners, to enhance the MCHS’s cultural and educational missions. The Director augments the museum’s financial resources, and develops and implements short and long term strategic plans. The Director demonstrates skills in fundraising, financial management, audience development, and decision making. The Director is also charged with the duties to serve as the organization’s spokesperson to all constituencies, and increase awareness of the museum and its ancillary sites.

Specific Duties:

The Director is responsible for leading and carrying out all tasks required for the daily operation of the Museum and Ancillary Sites, including programming, policies and procedures, and staff hiring and development.

  • Manage timely and accurate communications to the President and Board of Directors and other relevant audiences on all key issues, events and activities.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to implement the long-range plan developed by the Board. Insure the goals and growth planned for the MCHS are supported by programming, and develop and implement corresponding annual business plans to be approved by the Board.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to raise funds to support operations, staffing and special projects and programs.
  • Oversee the Museum’s artifacts, collections and archives, and supervise the exchange or loan of artifacts in the collection and authentication and classification of the museum’s new acquisitions.
  • Develop educational programs related to the Museum and exhibits, and provide outreach to schools and the community.
  • Recruit and lead the staff. Manage, develop and supervise staff job performance, including conducting regular performance reviews. Schedule training, counseling, and imposing corrective action up to and including termination. Conduct regular staff meetings to help staff understand the organization’s program of work and their respective work tasks.
  • Develop comprehensive membership services programs to recruit, engage and retain members and/or supporters. Plan, organize, oversee and promote a range of services, benefits and events for members.
  • Oversee production of website, newsletter and other communications to feature historical information and news for members and supporters. Work with the Administrative Assistant to prepare correspondence, publications, pamphlets, news releases, and advertisements.
  • Ensure that the facility and exhibits are well maintained. Plan and display temporary exhibits utilizing artifacts from the Museum archives and borrow traveling exhibits from other museums and collections. Oversee the collection and preservation and de-accession of artifacts through the archivist in accordance with MCHS policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain an understanding of the financial operations and budgeting; oversee the collection of dues, payment of expenses and maintenance of all financial accounts working through the Board Treasurer; prepare and recommend annual budget; and ensure compliance with existing agreements and regulations.
  • Maintain systems and infrastructure for recordkeeping of membership, financials, employee records, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with two (2) years of experience in museum management or an associated discipline or nonprofit. In lieu of a college degree, the successful applicant will have five (5) years of experience in a local history museum or nonprofit with several years in a management role.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead dynamically, passionately, and energetically, and to manage, position, market, and develop an organization.
  • Strong managerial, fiscal, and administrative abilities.
  • Experience in a local history museum or a related organization with leadership responsibilities.
  • Experience in expanding the museum’s role within the community.
  • Proven fundraising experience and success in generating funds for exhibitions, programs, historical re-enactments and capital projects.
  • A deep understanding of the role of a local history museum in a small community and a commitment to working with volunteers, teachers and students.
  • Ability to garner the support of volunteers and recognize their contributions.
  • Experience in managing historical re-enactments and portrayals.

Advertised Salary:

Salary Range: $33,000 to $37,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Reference Check, Criminal Background Check, and Fingerprint Check

Other Information:

Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and at locations outside of the museum, including ancillary sites.

To Apply:

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume no later than May 15, 2017. Application materials may be sent electronically to or by mail to: Director Search, Marion County Historical Society, 169 E. Church Street, Marion, OH 43302.

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Director of Operations, Roscoe Village Foundation

Position Summary: The Roscoe Village Foundation (RVF), a private 501c3 non-profit organization is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director. The Director will manage daily operations while providing vision and leadership in program development and fundraising. The Director will also be responsible for the RVF budget, and for enhancing relations between the RVF board, staff, volunteers, and surrounding community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Report to the RVF board of trustees, organize and set meeting agendas with the board president.
  • Produce annual budgets, monitor departmental results and control expenses.
  • Focus on fundraising methods to increase the RVF endowment.
  • Create a plan to increase RVF memberships accompanied by a considerate member care program.
  • Empower management/staff to collaborate and make goal setting and problem solving a priority.
  • Develop marketing strategies to increase public awareness of Historic Roscoe Village.
  • Demonstrate willingness to effectively communicate and partner with major stakeholders.
  • Preserve and maintain physical assets including buildings, grounds and artifacts.
  • Oversee and revitalize cultural and educational programs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Education, Museum Studies, Administration/Management or a related field.
  • Minimum three years related experience in tourism, nonprofit organization, education or business preferred.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and grant-writing techniques.
  • Proficiency in writing and public speaking.
  • Possession of strong financial skills used to develop and grow annual budgets.
  • Commitment to maintain positive working relationships with RVF board, staff, volunteers, and neighboring businesses/partners.
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.

Job Type: Full time.

Compensations & Benefits: Starting salary is $45,000 annually with a competitive benefit package. Increases are based on experience and performance.

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Roscoe Village Foundation is the Preservation, Restoration, and Interpretation of Roscoe’s heritage during the Ohio Canal Period.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter by May 15, 2017 to
Director Search Committee
Roscoe Village Foundation, Inc.
600 N. Whitewoman St.
Coshocton, OH 43812

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