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Current Listings

Marketing and Programming Coordinator (Part Time), Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Special Events/Volunteer Coordinator, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum Systems
Project Archivist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Executive Director, Sandusky Maritime Museum


Marketing and Programming Coordinator (Part Time), Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House, located in Walnut Hills, is a historic house museum that is part of the Ohio History Connection network. We tell the story of Harriet and the 18 years that she spent in Cincinnati as instrumental in developing her anti-slavery passion and enabling her to write Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In sharing the story of abolitionism, we can relate her words and deeds to social justice issues today. We sustain the legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe through innovative and dynamic programming centered on the concepts of humanity, freedom, and social justice in the past, present, and future.

Position: Marketing and Programming Coordinator – Part Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organized coordinator to implement the marketing of our events, programs, and museum services. Additionally, the coordinator will assist the director with educational programming, support event management, and serve as a docent on an as-needed basis. The coordinator will be expected to contribute ideas for marketing practices and programming, as well as perform administrative duties as needed.

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Approximately 20 hours/week. Hours are flexible and will be coordinated with the Director based on educational programming schedule. Benefits are not available.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Friends image on website and social media including through Facebook and Instagram
  • Arrange publication of events in multiple on-line calendars
  • Update website to publicize events and discussion groups
  • Create internal and external marketing materials and distribute to posting sources
  • Assist with events/discussion program operations
  • Assist with educational program operations
  • Serve as a docent and/or museum services facilitator on an as needed basis
  • Perform administrative functions
  • Submit a short written monthly report to the board
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience:

  • BA in Marketing, Public Relations, Education, or Liberal Arts field with 1 year demonstrated work experience in marketing, public relations, or administration at a cultural institution
  • High School Diploma or GED with 3-5 years demonstrated work experience in marketing, public relations, or administration at a cultural institution

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Alignment with Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail, with the ability to steer multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective at building strong internal relationships and external partnerships
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Christina Hartlieb, chartlieb@stowehousecincy.org by September 10. List “Marketing Coordinator” in subject line.

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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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Project Archivist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is currently considering applicants for the position of Project Archivist.  This position reports to the Director of Archives and is responsible for processing over 500 archival collections and creating finding aids at the folder- and item-level. This is a temporary 2-year NHPRC grant-funded position that requires specialized archival work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:                     

  • Arrange and describe over 500 archival collections at the folder- and item-level, some of which will include linking series- or folder-level description to object descriptions that already exist in the institution’s collection management system.
  • Rehouse materials for preservation purposes as needed.
  • Advise on project status, recommend solutions to any issues that arise, and provide information regarding the project and collections as required for outreach and reporting purposes.
  • Work with other archives staff, interns, and volunteers to keep the project to the pre-approved timeline.
  • Make recommendations for exhibition and digitization.
  • Test workflows and advise on best practices for the Rock Hall’s new collection management system.

Duties include but may not be limited to the above.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master’s degree in library or information science with a specialty in archives is required.
  • Three years archival processing experience, preferably in an academic, special library, or museum environment.
  • Knowledge of archival standards and best practices.
  • Experience using Axiell’s Adlib, Archivist’s Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, or another archival or museum collection management system.
  • Familiarity with current trends in archival preservation.
  • Familiarity with copyright issues associated with archival materials preferred.
  • Knowledge of rock and roll history and related popular music genres.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Computer literate in standard office management software, including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Outstanding team orientation, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented with ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines on large projects.
  • Thinks of the big picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution, department or project as a whole.
  • Encourages teamwork and anticipates and removed obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise.
  • Approaches others in a positive manner and builds solid long-term relationship with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
  • Appropriately share information with staff members, ensuring that they and other key contacts across the organization are kept abreast of initiatives, issues and events internally as well as externally.
  • Involves staff in various processes to share information and provide input on policies and practices; solicits ideas and opinions to help shape specific decisions or plans.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
  • Computer Literate: Microsoft Products; Database Management System
  • Ability to get along with other people.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Ability to work 40 hours per week; any shift as assigned, including evenings, weekends and holidays.  Ability to work additional hours as workload demands.  Hours are primarily 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter. 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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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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