Jobs

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Current Listings

Website and Social Media Contractor, Ohio Local History Alliance
Executive Director, Sandusky Maritime Museum, Sandusky, Ohio
Marketing and Events Coordinator, Wood County Historical Museum and Center
AmeriCorps Member, Ohio History Service Corps


Executive Director, Sandusky Maritime Museum, Sandusky, Ohio

The Sandusky Maritime Museum is a three building museum complex situated on the east side of a newly thriving downtown waterfront in Sandusky, Ohio. It houses exhibits on Ohio’s shipwrecks, the Underground Railroad, passenger boats, ice harvesting, commercial fishing, the battle of Lake Erie, and local boat-makers. MISSION: To collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret the maritime heritage of the Sandusky Area, including Port Clinton to and including Huron, the Lake Erie Islands and South to and including the Milan area. The Sandusky Area Maritime Association will maintain a museum and archives open to the public. It will create a public awareness and appreciation of the Sandusky area’s Lake Erie environment & heritage through educational programs, exhibits, lectures, publications, and special events.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and expand upon an effective fund raising structure and capability;
  • Providing strategic, operational and financial leadership;
  • Continue current and develop new creative programs supporting the museum’s mission and vision;
    Increase name recognition and influence of the museum throughout the region;
  • Initiating and executing collaborative efforts between & amongst other museum sites and organizations in Erie County;
  • Serve as a visible, knowledgeable, and passionate spokesperson for the museum and its events & programs;
  • Manage a small staff, multiple buildings, and oversee a large artifact collection, library and archives;
  • Develop new, install, and maintain current museum exhibits and ideas for future exhibits that are engaging and innovative;
  • Continuing to build the Sandusky Maritime Museum’s membership rolls.

Preferred Background and Education:

  • Enthusiasm and energy to guide a non-profit organization with a unique mandate toward fulfilling its potential;
  • Familiarity with the Sandusky Area community;
  • Recent successful experience with fund raising and grant writing, with a knowledge of regional and national philanthropic resources;
  • Experience working in complex, multi-institutional partnerships and/or collaborative environments;
  • Demonstrated creative program development experience;
  • Sensitivity to historic preservation and collections;
  • Advanced degree in Non-profits or Museum Studies preferred.

The Sandusky Area Maritime Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

To Apply: Please send resumes and cover letters to: sanduskymaritime@bex.net   by July 13th, 2018

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Marketing and Events Coordinator, Wood County Historical Museum and Center

The Wood County Commissioners are accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. on June 15, 2018, for a Marketing & Events Coordinator for the Wood County Historical Center. The full position description, list of minimum qualifications, and required employment application are available at www.co.wood.oh.us. Ideal candidates will possess good verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills and event planning experience.
Salary: $16.79 – Pay Grade 5 – Full benefit package available.
WOOD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Wood County Employment: http://www.co.wood.oh.us/commissioners/employment/default.html
Marketing & Events Coordinator position at the Historical Museum & Center

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Ohio Local History Alliance Web and Social Media Contractor

The Ohio Local History Alliance seeks a contractor to maintain their WordPress website and social media presence. Term of contract is $4,000 for six months with the possibility of 12-month renewals after the initial contract. Contract runs September 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019.

Scope of Work:

  • Execute and keep up-to-date Alliance social media strategy
    • 5-7 Facebook posts per week
    • 5-7 Tweets per week
    • Develop Instagram if appropriate
    • Moderation of Alliance members Facebook group
    • Respond to social interactions
    • Share news about Alliance events and resources that would benefit Alliance members
    • Create graphic and video content to aid social strategy
  • Manage Alliance WordPress Website
    • Keep WordPress, themes, and plugins up to date
    • Update broken links regularly
    • Update content of site to share news about Alliance activities
      • Create graphics and video and write copy as necessary
    • Manage custom and Premium plugins
      • Custom Post type plugins for resource bank and database of Alliance members
      • Database of Alliance members created through WP AllImport Pro
      • Develop and manage forms for Alliance using Formidable Pro for grant and award submissions
    • Monitor and troubleshoot website as necessary
    • Track website with Google Analytics
  • Communicate regularly with Alliance Board, Executive Secretary, and Ohio History Connection staff
    • Report regularly to Executive Secretary, Governance Committee, and Communications Committee
    • Advise Communications Committee on strategy and carry out digital communications strategy
    • Travel as needed to attend Board meetings, Alliance Annual Meeting, Alliance Regional meetings, Statehood Day, and other local history events
      • Facilitate live social media engagement from Alliance core events

Essential qualifications:

      • Excellent communication skills, written, visual, and verbal
      • Familiarity with social media strategy and content creation
      • Familiarity with WordPress platform and basic HTML
      • Familiarity with current issues in public history, heritage, and museum sector as well as social media and website trends
      • Ability to evaluate data to drive social media strategy
      • Self-motivated, capable of working independently with minimal supervision
      • Detail-oriented
      • Creative and Innovative

Desired qualifications:

      • Experience with digital graphic design and video editing
      • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP in WordPress context
      • Experience in local history or museums

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Alliance Executive Secretary Betsy Hedler at ehedler@ohiohistory.org by June 11, 2018.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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The Ohio History Connection seeks AmeriCorps Members for their AmeriCorps program, the Ohio History Service Corps.

Ohio History Service Corps members provide service to Ohioans each year in the categories of historic site survey, 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.

Interested in joining the Ohio History Service Corps? We’re now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 program year, beginning in September! We have positions sites in the Athens, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Oberlin, Portsmouth, Sandusky, and Youngstown areas.

Learn more and apply for a:

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