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Current Listings

Executive Director, Clinton County History Center
Executive Director, Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Regional Coordinator, Site Support Services – The Ohio History Connection
Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum Systems


Executive Director, Clinton County History Center

Job Classification and Salary Range: ​Full-time, $35,000-$55,000

Description: The Clinton County History Center is seeking a dynamic and creative leader who will ensure excellence in museum curatorial, educational, marketing, and operational endeavors and lead the alignment of financial resources and operational priorities near and long term.

  • Manage CCHC collections, archives, facilities, staff, and grounds.
  • Prepare and provide agendas and reports for monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees.
  • Works with Treasurer to develop annual budgets and monthly financial reports.
  • Develop and coordinate fundraising opportunities and activities.
  • Prepare and execute CCHC exhibits and programming.
  • Market and promote the History Center and its programs.
  • Facilitates ongoing relationships and communications with donors.
  • Serves as the primary liaison with community leaders and organizations, represents CCHC at community events.
  • Lead the development and management of a volunteer program and support the Clinton County Genealogical Society.

Minimum Requirements: Qualified candidates should possess the following: Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, History, or other related field. 1 year of experience as director or curator of a museum or comparable management experience. Understanding of Standard Museum Practices. Computer Skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite. Writing and speaking skills. Physical ability to lift, carry, push/pull objects up to 25 pounds and to be able to stand for a reasonable amount of time as well as climb a short step ladder and place/remove objects on shelves.

Preferred skills to include the following: knowledge of Clinton County History, Past Perfect software (or similar software), Adobe Suite, Quickbooks and volunteer management.

Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Enthusiasm for the current and future role of CCHC and the importance of local history.
  • Willingness to actively participate in cultural and civic life of Clinton County, OH and work with other activities, programs, and organizations in Clinton County.
  • Experience as a fundraiser demonstrating successful results in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors, grants, government support, corporate sponsorships, and other sources of revenue.
  • Confidence with public speaking, presentations, and programs.

To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter to: info@clintoncountyhistory.org.

Deadline: Applications are d​ue by December 15, 2018​ with an expected ​start date of February 11, 2019.

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Executive Director, Armstrong Air & Space Museum

We seek a visionary, collaborative, and strategic leader for a world class institution in a small town setting.

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum provides opportunities for lifelong learning about the heritage of aviation and the exploration of space, with an emphasis on the contributions of Neil Armstrong and other Ohioans. The museum annually attracts nearly 40,000 visitors, who represent all 50 states and 87 foreign countries.  The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is currently expanding and planning for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, a milestone that will  focus worldwide attention on the institution.

The Executive Director’s chief responsibilities are to:

  • administer and manage the museum facility, including budgets and personnel– both paid and volunteer;
  • develop and implement a long-range vision for the Museum—with accompanying goals, objectives, policies, and priorities–in partnership with a Board of Directors (the Armstrong Museum Association);
  • oversee the creation and implementation of lifelong learning opportunities for the widest possible audiences;
  • engage with and inspire community members and organizations, as well as local, state, national, and international governmental/educational institutions, building interest in and advocacy for the museum;
  • create and execute strategic marketing and communications programs;
  • lead fundraising activities that support the Museum, including supervising the preparation of grant proposals;
  • ensure compliance with all financial reporting and auditing requirements, all mandates of affiliation with the Ohio History Connection, and all applicable local, state and federal laws.

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association seeks an Executive Director who:

  • holds a Master’s degree in American Studies, Public History, or Museum Studies, or a closely related field, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, directing, and managing all aspects of a museum, public history program or institution, business, governmental program, or non-profit organization (or an equivalent combination of education and experience);
  • demonstrates knowledge of current museum practices, including artifact preservation,  conservation standards, and historical and material culture research;
  • demonstrates curatorial and/or interpretive experience in a museum or public history setting;
  • demonstrates knowledge of aviation/aerospace history within the context of national and international history;
  • inspires, engages, and works collaboratively with a Board of Directors;
  • establishes and maintains collegial, effective relationships with stakeholders, colleagues, staff, the public, and officials from private and governmental organizations;
  • demonstrates the ability to inspire and supervise staff— both professional and non-professional — in planning and developing complex projects;
  • demonstrates effectiveness in fundraising, marketing, and strategic communications, as well as working with membership organizations; and
  • possesses outstanding communication skills, including writing, public speaking, and social media.

As a team member, the Director should be prepared to participate in routine operational duties such as assisting with admissions, tour groups, gift shop sales, special events, etc., if needed. The position will require occasional evening and weekend work.

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The base salary for this position begins at $60,000 annually (range: $60,000-75,000), and will be commensurate with professional skills and experience.  Benefits include: a health insurance stipend; retirement stipend; cell phone stipend; life insurance; paid vacation; and sick leave.

To apply: Please submit resume, letter of interest, and three professional references by October 22, 2018, to: seemore@bright.net, ATTN: Donna Grube, AASM Search Committee

The Search Committee intends to conduct interviews the week of October 29, 2018, with second round interviews the week of November 12, 2018.  The anticipated starting date for this position is January 2019.

About the Armstrong Air & Space Museum

In operation since 1972, the Armstrong Air & Space museum is among the largest and best attended of the more than 50 member sites of the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Connection maintains a management agreement with the Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association, the local authority for the facility. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum was named Institution of the Year by the Ohio Museums Association in 2016.

In July 2018 the Armstrong Air & Space Museum broke ground on a $2.3 million expansion to create the Neil Armstrong STEM Inspiration Center, slated to open in July 2019. The initiative will significantly expand state-of-the-art educational space within the facility. More importantly, the project will enable the Armstrong Museum to create new distance learning options for students, teachers, and educational institutions. The goal of the expansion is to extend the museum’s footprint and impact to every corner of the earth. Current institutional partners of the Armstrong Museum include: NASA Glenn Research Center, National Aviation Heritage Alliance, National Museum of the United States Air Force, and the Ohio Northern University T.J. Smull College of Engineering, among others.

The Armstrong Museum is located in Wapakoneta, Ohio, a community of 10,000 that provides all the charms of an historic Midwestern county seat in close proximity to the amenities and cultural offerings of Ohio’s major metropolitan areas.

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Regional Coordinator, Site Support Services – The Ohio History Connection

Serves as ombudsman to local management groups, focusing on providing support for day-to-day operations and other activities associated with museums and historic sites across the state. Will supervise the OHC site managers and overall operations until local management agreements are in place.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as ombudsman, soliciting, prioritizing, and advocating for local management groups for support from various OHC departments and divisions; advocate and coordinate solutions to operational, programmatic, and administrative problems through to completion.
  • Advise senior management on performance and needs of local management groups.
  • Answer written, e-mail, and telephone inquiries from local management groups, OHC staff, and the public regarding sites including the resolution of serious customer service issues.
  • Serve as project manager or team member for projects at sites, including site management plans, interpretation plans, exhibit planning, landscape planning, and construction projects.
  • May serve temporarily as a site manager during staff transitions.
  • Maintains databases, including site files, digital images, buildings, management staff, and site equipment. Track visitation and volunteer hours.
  • Serves as OHC liaison with support groups and community partners as needed.
  • Represents the Historic Sites and Facilities Division and the Ohio History Connection to the public and at professional meetings (internal and external) and conferences as required.
  • Assists local management groups with training.
  • Assist with the establishment of management agreements with local management groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May require supervision of OHC site managers and/or volunteers

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

Education and Experience: Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience plus five years teaching, museum, supervisory, or administrative experience is required. Additional specialized experience may be substituted for the degree.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Incredible attention to details important to relationships and strategy.
  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Discreet and prudent in discerning confidentiality.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as needed.

Language Skills: Effective oral and written and communication skills. Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to manage relationships with local management groups and staff.

Technical Skills: Knowledge of computers, particularly Microsoft Office products.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to manage complex, simultaneously conducted projects, with attention to detail.

Work Environment: Normal office environment. Extensive travel to site locations where both indoor and outdoor work may be required. Involves frequent contact with staff, public, and local management groups. Work may be stressful at times. Occasional evening or weekend work and some irregular hours.

Salary range: $23.45-$26.13

Job classification: Full-time, salary

To apply: All interested applicants should apply online at www.ohiohistory.org/about-us/jobs.

Deadline to apply: November 2, 2018. For more information, visit www.ohiohistory.org/about-us/jobs.

 
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Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum Systems

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Historic Schoenbrunn Village, and Ulrichsville Clay Museum

Type: Part-time, up to 4 days a week.

Requirements: A minimum of three years of experience supervising Special Events and working with volunteers. Ability to lead a team of
volunteers and staff in successful events. Able to create and implement budgets and produce profit/loss statements after each
event. Strong creativity and people skills. Excellent customer service, teamwork and communication skills. Self-motivated with initiative and vision to see what needs to be done to make an event successful from beginning to end, including measurements of success. Willingness to evaluate after an event and raise the bar. Ability to set and achieve goals and timelines. Good attention to
detail and follow-through. Will include some volunteer hours.

Education:  High School Diploma required, college degree preferred. Previous museum event experience preferred.

Job Description:  Plan and implement Special Events and Fundraisers for three museums including the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Historic Schoenbrunn Village and the Uhrichsville Clay Museum. This includes a full calendar of events year round, ranging from Polar Express train rides, Sleepy Hollow Outdoor Drama, Little Girl’s Queen’s Tea, Children’s Day and various fundraising dinners and programs.  Will be required to continue existing events on calendar as well as create new events.  Will need the ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple event and several volunteer groups at the same time.

Will work within a team atmosphere, but must serve as the lead on events.  Able to run meetings with volunteers and staff.  Work with event committees and committee co-chairs.  Have the ability to set a budget, raise sponsorship dollars, seek, grow, track and maintain records on museum sponsors, work within the budget required and strive for profitability in all events.  Report to the director or site directors on each events; be a good liaison between leadership and volunteers.  Must be able to direct volunteers to implement events, regularly check progress and keep programs on schedule.

Create good relationships with volunteers, regularly work toward maintaining and increasing number of volunteers to help with events.  Set a good example of positive work ethic with volunteers, maintain good relations between all three museums and encourage volunteers to cross over to all museums.  Keep good volunteer records, email or other communication lists, assist in tracking volunteer hours and conduct regular programs of appreciation and recognizing volunteers.  Responsible to plan the Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Represent the museums at various events and regional meetings.  Assist with other museum operations during slow periods time permitting. Work to make sure events support membership programs, educational programs and strategic planning agenda.  Public speaking and the ability to do tours required.   Other jobs as assigned.

Note: some events are physically demanding.

Salary: Based upon experience and hours.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Director Wendy Zucal at director@dennisondepot.org.  For more information, use same email or call Wendy at 740.922.6776.

Deadline: Please submit resumes no later than September 21.

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