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The Akron Art Museum seeks a Collections Manager.

The Akron Art Museum, with its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art seeks a Collection Manager to oversee the proper care and management of the museum’s collection and all art objects in its custody. With collections more than 5,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, photography (an area of special strength) and works on paper dating from 1850 to present, the museum presents 12-15 exhibitions annually featuring work from its collections and loans from artists, collectors and museums throughout the country and abroad. The Collection Manager reports to the Chief Curator and supervises a Library and Archives Manager.

Key Duties include responsibility for:

  • Records of the collection and exhibition materials
  • Supervision and control of the storage of art, maintaining and updating inventory records
  • Preparation of all legal documents pertaining collection management, loans, and conservation
  • The care and condition of art work
  • Transportation of art works in the permanent collection and from outside sources and
  • Coordinating museum-generated traveling exhibitions
  • Developing and monitoring budgets for activities pertaining to the documentation, safekeeping, and protection of the collection

Education and Experience:

  • A. in Museum Studies, Art History or related field, M.A. preferred; minimum three years relevant museum experience.

Required:

  • Experience as a museum registrar.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and with EmbARK or other collections management software.
  • Knowledge of insurance, packing, transportation, digital asset management, museum record-keeping and conservation standards and resources.
  • Ability to communicate up-to-date museum standards and professional practices with staff and other museum professionals.
  • Experience developing and implementing policies.
  • Ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred:

  • Advanced art handling experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

Full job description available at https://akronartmuseum.org/employment.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, The Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, OH 44308 or HR@akronartmuseum.org.

Application review will begin on October 7, 2016.

Posted: September 27, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Guest Services Manager.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong project management and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working in an enthusiastic and fast paced environment.

Summary: Responsible for the oversight and coordination of daily front-line activities and assuring the highest quality experience possible to our guests, donors, and members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Guest Service Front Line Management:

  • Responsible for oversight and management of Guest Service Associates.
  • Lead the daily operations of the guest service desk with a focus on customer service, organization and efficiently ensuring guests are attended to professionally and promptly.
  • Troubleshoot problems at front desk, whether they are monetary, systems (IT), interpersonal, or other.
  • Assists the Sr. Manager of Guest Services with budget development.
  • Daily maintenance of reservations database; verify daily admissions deposits, including delivery to the finance office.
  • Provide support to guest service associates when necessary.
  • Design and implement guest service procedures for both the Museum and the Shafran Planetarium.
  • Proactively anticipate and address guest needs.
  • Act as the primary contact person for information on reservations, public scheduling, admissions, and lobby policies.
  • Perform all duties according to established museum operating, safety and environmental and quality policies.
  • Maintain a well-informed, working knowledge of exhibits and events at the museum for ongoing training of guest service associates and the general public.
  • Responsible for creating performance goals and evaluating performance for guest service associates.
  • Generate weekly and/or monthly reports for the Senior Manager of Guest Services.

Resource Data Management:

  • Monitor admissions database including data integrity and IT upgrades.
  • Program, maintain and update scheduled public and ticketed events in ticketing system, including discounts.

Training and Development:

  • Train guest service associates on museum policies, admissions software, and customer service.
  • Plan and implement effective and measureable guest service strategies that will enhance and optimize the front desk by improving systems and processes.
  • Implements performance measurement framework developed Guest Services and facilitates feedback systems to guest service associates on issues such as guest service, communication, and technical skills in order to enhance the quality of the guest experience.
  • Facilitate Guest Service training to teach various skills which include communication, leadership, coaching, and other skills/competencies.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Business, or related field from a four year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to implement strategy and managing through growth and change.
  • Knowledge of principles and standards for providing excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of coordinating all aspects of large and small-scale projects, events, and meetings.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, management/leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Knowledge of CRM software such as Tessitura, Constant Contact, and other donor database software.

Other Qualifications:

  • A passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team.
  • Ability to communicate and work with an audience who is diverse in culture, age, race and abilities in a pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Adept at taking initiative, working without continuous supervision, and working as a team member.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and the willingness to multi-task.
  • Pleasant demeanor, positive attitude, and must be comfortable interacting with staff and visitors.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador of the Museum.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106 hr@cmnh.org. No phone calls, please.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA employer and a Substance-Free workplace.

Posted: September 23, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Housekeeping Coordinator.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. CMNH employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.

Summary: This position is responsible for event set-up coordination in addition to the maintenance of a safe and sanitary environment for all employees, volunteers and Museum guests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Service, clean and supply all appropriate areas of the Museum to ensure that they are clean and stocked for employees, volunteers and guests.
  • Requisition supplies or equipment needed for cleaning purposes.
  • Follow appropriate safety and use procedures when using chemical cleaners or any other hazardous chemicals to clean floors, fixtures or any other surface areas.
  • Confirm event set-ups with departments to ensure that set-ups are accurate and completed in time for the event.
  • Responsible for monitoring and enhancing set-up and breakdown procedures and updating documents and procedures.
  • Participate in training activities as assigned or approved.
  • Organize and maintain department documents for records retention.
  • Transport cleaning supplies and equipment using a wheeled cart.
  • Coordinates housekeeping efforts with contractors to ensure a clean, orderly and attractive Museum.
  • Maintain supplies, machines, and equipment in clean, safe, orderly condition.
  • Inform supervisor of facility repair and maintenance needs observed.
  • Read and follow all safety regulations and instructions that appear on all materials used on the job.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED, three (3) to (5) five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge and skills in housekeeping and house cleaning methods, cleaning supplies, simple household repair or upkeep methods.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the spelling and meaning of words, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Knowledge of principles and standards for providing excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of coordinating all aspects of large and small-scale projects.

Other Qualifications:

  • A passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador of the Museum.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with many different partners.
  • Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines.
  • Pleasant demeanor, positive attitude, and must be comfortable interacting with staff and visitors.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to lift 20lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Hr@cmnh.org. No phone calls, please.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA employer and a Substance-Free workplace.

Posted: September 23, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Scout and Family Programs Coordinator/Museum Educator.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. CMNH employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.

Summary: A full-time position responsible for developing, instructing, and evaluating engaging scout, outdoor education and family programs. This staff member will instruct science programs in the Museum, via outreach and videoconference to students K-12 and at remote outdoor locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement family programs both at the Museum and off-site/overnight for Museum members and the public.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement the Nature Quest program that exposes 3rd-5th grade students to field experiences in the natural sciences through environmental education.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement programs for Girls Scouts and Boy Scout of all levels.
  • Assist Outdoor Education Coordinator with high school and middle school outdoor education programs.
  • Instruct natural history education programs to school groups (pre-K-12) via three modes of delivery: in-house programs, outreach programs, and distance learning video-conferencing.
  • Develop and teach youth classes, family workshops, educator workshops, adult classes and field trips for Museum members and the public.
  • Transport (either via personal car or museum vehicle) teaching materials to schools in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties where programs are to be presented. Hours are varied and include early mornings and some weekends.
  • Communicate and work with an audience that is diverse in culture, age, race and abilities in a pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Maintain professional conduct with Museum staff and the public at all times.
  • Keep abreast with scientific knowledge and Museum research activities in areas of teaching duties
  • Monitor and maintain budget, program supplies, inventory, and overall quality of supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with new program development and evaluation of new and existing programs.
  • Participate in Education Division and Museum-wide activities and programs, as needed.
  • Participate in community events, education fairs and other opportunities to market outreach programs to the public based on availability

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in a field related to natural history, education, outdoor recreation, or environmental science. Three to five years of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience teaching and coordinating programming for youth and families, especially in an outdoor education setting.
  • Experience teaching in museum or other informal education settings preferred.
  • Experience working with audiences who are diverse in culture, age, race and physical abilities.

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must have the energy and enthusiasm necessary to work with youth and adult audiences.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with many different partners.
  • Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have reliable transportation that can be used for work.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal and vehicular background check.
  • Experience and willingness to walk and hike over five (5) miles of uneven terrain with a backpack/gear.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with tent camping.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Hr@cmnh.org.  No phone calls, please.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA employer and a Substance-Free workplace.

Posted: September 23, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a part-time Guest Service Associate.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong project management and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working in an enthusiastic and fast paced environment.

Summary: The Guest Service Associate will provide the highest quality guest experience to all visitors, donors, and members of the Museum.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation)

  • Responsible for the sale of admission, planetarium, and special event tickets to the general public.
  • Check-in groups and process payments in accordance with established Museum procedures.
  • Responsible for the sale of Museum memberships.
  • Welcome all Museum guests with a high level of customer service and proactively anticipate and address guest’s needs.
  • Inform guests of all exciting events and programs happening at the Museum and assist them with acquiring tickets or more detailed information.
  • Responsible for answering and directing phone calls received via the Museum switchboard.
  • Process phone, mail, and online orders for special events.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED with at least one year of customer service experience.
  • Proven exemplary customer service skills and flexibility in a dynamic working environment.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Ten Key calculator and data entry experience required.

Other Qualifications:

  • A passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to calculate discounts, commissions, and percentages while applying financial concepts.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team.
  • Ability to communicate and work with an audience who is diverse in culture, age, race and abilities in a pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Adept at taking initiative, working without continuous supervision, and working as a team member.
  • Willingness to learn new skills, problem solve, and critically evaluate your work.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and the willingness to multi-task.
  • Pleasant demeanor, positive attitude, and must be comfortable interacting with staff and visitors.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador of the Museum.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106 hr@cmnh.org. No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 16A23

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer and a Substance-Free Workplace.

Posted: September 19, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a part-time Smead Discover Center Facilitator.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered among the top 10 institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. CMNH will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

CMNH is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong project management and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working in an enthusiastic and fast-paced environment.

Summary: The Smead Discovery Center Facilitator is charged with assisting the Smead Discovery Center Coordinator with all aspects of the hands-on, multigenerational Smead Discovery Center (SDC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome visitors to the center and teach visitors of all ages about the hands-on natural history and health themes presented in the center; plan and facilitate room activities and programs using interpretive techniques.
  • Aid Discovery Center Coordinator with daily operations including visitor services, informal teaching, simple repairs and daily maintenance.
  • Assist in the development of hands-on educational activities, programs, signs and displays, including internet and literature-based research of natural history related topics.
  • Maintain administrative records of visitor comments and conservation data.
  • Care for live animals and plants and maintain updated animal care instructions.
  • Assist the Smead Discovery Center Coordinator to recruit, schedule and supervise volunteers.
  • Open and close Discovery Center as necessary.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to education or natural history, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with families and children preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • A passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team.
  • Ability to communicate and work with an audience who is diverse in culture, age, race and abilities in a pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Adept at taking initiative, working without continuous supervision, and working as a team member.
  • Willingness to learn new skills, problem solve, and critically evaluate your work.
  • Pleasant demeanor, positive attitude, and must be comfortable interacting with staff and visitors.
  • Flexibility and willingness to multi-task.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador of the Museum.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have high energy and enthusiasm necessary to work with families and young children.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Hr@cmnh.org. No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 16A24

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer and a Substance-Free Workplace.

Posted: September 19, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a part-time Collections Manger/Paleobotany and Paleoecology.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people. Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

The Museum is seeking a dynamic, creative, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Curator and Head of the Paleobotany and Paleoecology Department, the Collections Manager of Paleobotany and Paleoecology will oversee the general management of paleobotanical and pollen collections within the department. Although the main role will be supportive in growth, management and protection of the collections, this position will be required to pursue research and educational opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of Paleobotanical and Pollen Collections:
  • Responsible for the management and proper curation of paleobotanical and pollen specimens in the collection.
  • Responsible for the management of the systematic arrangement and proper storage of specimens.
  • Responsible for the acquisition of new material through research and other accessions and tracking collection growth.
  • Responsible for the identification of new material and producing labels.
  • Responsible for computer database development of new and existing material and entering the data into the database.
  • Responsible for the management of the departmental loan program and filing loan paperwork with the Registrar.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies and equipment.

Research:

  • Assist curator in research projects and encouraged to develop an independent research program.
  • Present research at regional and national meetings.

Outreach:

  • Responsible for offering departmental services to museum members, the general public, and businesses based on current departmental fees to provide specimen identification and biological background of paleobotanical specimens.
  • Responsible for engaging with the general public through participating in museum outreach activities, giving presentations to schools and other non-profit organizations, and other activities that will raise the visibility of the department and the museum.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Curator of Paleobotany and Paleoecology or a member of the senior management team as required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree (M.S.) in paleobotany, palynology, or related field with 3-5 years of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of paleontological collections management and digital data management.
  • Database management experience.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite products to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability working with computers and computer systems, particularly those on Macintosh platforms.

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate a passion or science to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
  • Ability to research scientific information, ideas and methods.
  • Ability to deal effectively with public and private agencies and individuals in matters relating to paleobotany and the museum.
  • Ability to speak effectively with groups or donors, communicating the museum’s mission as well as why collections are necessary.
  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently prioritize assignments while working independently.
  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team, including high-level division and department directors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; ability to vary writing styles to meet needs.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability working with computers and computer systems, particularly those on Macintosh platforms.
  • Ability to travel and engage with volunteers and community outside of the normal office environment.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106, Hr@cmnh.org. No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 16A25

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer and a Substance-Free Workplace.

Posted: September 19, 2016


The Holden Arboretum seeks a part-time Police Officer.

The Holden Arboretum Police Department is recruiting for a Part-time Police Officer to work with us in one of the largest arboreta in the United States. Holden police officers ensure the protection of Holden’s buildings, assets and natural resources, and the general safety of Holden’s guests and employees. Evening and Weekend availability is required.

Supervisor

  • Chief of Police
  • Works with all arboretum staff
  • Works with Volunteers

Work Location

  • The Holden Arboretum – Kirtland, Ohio – less than 30 miles east of Cleveland.
  • Encompassing more than 3,600 acres of cultivated gardens, woody plant collections and natural forested areas
  • The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden recently integrated, making the organization the 13th largest public garden in the United States

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the protection of Holden’s buildings, assets and natural resources, and the general safety of Holden’s guests and employees.
  • Respond to criminal activity, incidents, complaints and disturbances and perform investigations as necessary;
  • Direct and control vehicle and foot traffic during events
  • Assisting with wildlife management
  • Maintain an ongoing presence on property, particularly in Holden’s core area and provide visibility and accessibility to guests and employees.
  • Provide information regarding permits, events, amenities, programs, activity locations and specific points of interest
  • Performs other activities as required

Requirements

  • A high school diploma or its GED equivalent
  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement (preferred)
  • Current Ohio Peace Officer Certificate
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a peace officer (preferred)
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Must pass an extensive criminal background check and substance screening

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes nights and weekends
  • Approximately 25 hours per week

Wages: Negotiable

Apply Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15417311

Posting Date: September 2016
Closing Date: Until filled

The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.

Posted: September 12, 2016


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is seeking a Science on a Sphere Intern.

Position Description: Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); the Intern will work with the Executive Director and the Education Director; the Intern will be responsible for learning how to operate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science On a Sphere (SOS) exhibit; present current scientific data on SOS utilizing NASA and NOAA datasets; and develop new presentations of the data; audiences include the general public, schools, scouts, teachers, special groups.

The Science On a Sphere Intern will be responsible for learning, researching, developing and presenting interactive Sphere-related programs at Science Central.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Start up and shut down SOS equipment
  • Maintain system, including software updates
  • Research NASA and NOAA datasets
  • Present demonstrations to public, school groups, camps and teen interns
  • Learn and develop basic SOS programs
  • Align projectors
  • Assist in presentations for Interactive Video Conferencing
  • Assist in Spring, Summer and Winter science and technology Camps at Science Central
  • Gather and collate basic survey data about visitor engagement

Required Skills: Able to easily navigate basic computer systems including Mac or Microsoft; good communication, public speaking and presentation skills; comfort with and interest in science and education; both team-oriented and self-directed; flexibility; problem-solver; professional in attitude and appearance; energetic; and enthusiastic.

Qualifications: Advanced Automatics and Robotics Technology; Biotechnology; Computer Science; Database Management & Administration; Education; Electronics & Computer Technology; General Studies; Informatics; Information Technology Support; Liberal Arts; Server Administration; Software Development and Visual Communications.

Schedule: Temporary intern position from April 2016 through December 2016. 10-20 hours per week. Schedule will be flexible, with days and time to be agreed upon by Education Director and Intern.

Salary: $10/hour

Apply: Open posting, positions filled as needed. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3) to:
Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
amanda@sciencecentral.org

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: September 8, 2016


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Manager of Public Programs.

The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for an individual to lead the development and implementation of educational public programs for both campuses with an emphasis on programming for the adult audience. The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden recently integrated, making the organization the 13th largest public garden in the U.S.

The Manager of Public Programs, reporting to the Vice President of Education, manages the development, delivery, cross-campus program schedule and program assessment tools and objectives of informal educational programs for the adult audience at both Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum.

  • Interacts with the informal education community of NE Ohio to develop partnerships and program collaborations
  • Oversees tour program, train guides for CBG campus, oversee other adult self-directed educational opportunities and monitors their quality and effectiveness;
  • Develops and administers program budgets
  • Oversees program registration process, data collection and public programs budget;
  • Assists with public programming for the family audience and development and delivery for outreach programming
  • Teaches classes and leads groups

The position will work at both campuses but will be based at the Botanical Garden in University Circle.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science education, interpretation, horticulture, environmental or museum studies or related fields. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years successfully leading informal education programs for adults
  • Proven ability to seek out and implement new informal educational and informational delivery methods
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and analysis, financial management, program development and evaluation; management of staff, volunteers, multiple programs; teaching and museum practices
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe graphics and registration systems
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing (accurate and concise), to the general public and specialized professional audiences

This is a full time position – Tuesday through Saturday. Evening and weekend hours as required.

Requirements

  • Must pass criminal background and drug checks; driving record in good standing
  • Ability to work flexible schedule on an as needed basis

Apply Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15415701.

Posting Date: September 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.

Posted: September 8, 2016


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana, seeks Part-Time Educators (Education Specialists).

Position Description: Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); assist in the development and presentation of public, school, scout and special programs; audiences include schools, teachers, community centers, scout groups, families, etc; programs will be done both on-site and out in the community; programs include demonstrations, exhibit interpretation, classes/labs, science camps, birthday parties, outreaches, etc.

Required Skills: Be incredibly prepared and flexible; very responsible and organized, time- and detail-oriented; be creative; comfort with and interest in science and education; have exceptional public speaking abilities, comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ ages/backgrounds, outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic; professional in attitude and appearance; do moderate lifting (approx. 40 lbs.)

Qualifications: College science/education/etc. strongly classes recommended; must have experience in public speaking and/or teaching; experience in the informal science education field preferred.

Schedule: Part-time; variable hours each week; schedule will primarily be Mon-Fri, limited weekend hours, some holidays and evenings; must be flexible. Note that this is not temporary, seasonal employment.

Salary: $8.00/hour, increased to $10.00/hour after 6-month probationary period; limited time-off benefits

To Apply: Open posting, positions filled as needed. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3) to:
Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
amanda@sciencecentral.org

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: September 8, 2016


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Guest Services Representative – Part Time.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for an individual willing and able to work flexible weekdays, evenings and weekends as a Part-time Guest Services Representative at the Cleveland Botanical Garden location.

Supervisor

  • Guest Services Manager
  • Works with Guest Services Supervisor
  • Works with Guest Services Representatives
  • Works with Registrar
  • Works with Seasonal staff
  • Works with Volunteers

Work Location

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden – Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
  • Located in the heart of Cleveland’s cultural, health, and education district, 10 minutes east of downtown Cleveland.
  • The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden recently integrated, making the organization the 13th largest public garden in the United States.

Responsibilities

  • Greeting all guests, school groups and group tours that enter Cleveland Botanical Garden and creating a positive and enjoyable experience for them.
  • Assisting guests both in person and over the telephone with their questions about memberships, events, programs, services, Cleveland Botanical Garden and the surrounding area.
  • Conducting ticket sales and other transactions.
  • Performing end of day reconciliation for all sales transactions.
  • Maintaining count of all guests, groups and other visitors.
  • Processing sales of memberships and classes.

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule on an as needed basis.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Computer experience.
  • Attention to detail to accurately process cash/credit card transactions.

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)

Physical Demands
Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity
  • Walk and work on wet, uneven, slippery terrain
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Climb, reach, pull, push, grab

Work Environment

  • Part time 20-30 hours per week
  • Week day, Evening and Weekend hours are required.

Wages:

  • Candidates with relevant experience start at $8.50

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

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15139701

Closing Date: Until filled

The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.

Posted: September 2, 2016


The Holden Arboretum seeks a Seasonal Worker – Guest Relations Representative.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for part time Guest Relations Representative seasonal workers. Guest Relations Representative seasonal worker performs high quality customer service; housekeeping and set-up duties; receives guests at the Corning Visitor Center (CVC); promotes membership, and provides information and support for featured and upcoming attractions, classes, activities and seasonal programming; Provides customer service at the information desk, gatehouse and special events. Performs other activities as required. This position requires a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend work.

Supervisor

  • Guest Relations Assistant Manager
  • Guest Relations Representative(s)
  • Works with Volunteers

Work Location

  • The Holden Arboretum – Kirtland, Ohio – less than 30 miles east of Cleveland.
  • Encompassing more than 3,600 acres of cultivated gardens, woody plant collections and natural forested areas
  • The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden recently integrated, making the organization the 13th largest public garden in the U.S.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Performs housekeeping and set-up/tear-down for meetings, classes and events
  • Greets new guests and provides them with an overview of property and provide reorientation for returning visitors
  • Answers telephone calls and assists with questions regarding classes, memberships, special events, natural history, horticulture, Holden history, and directions
  • Prepares and handles registrations and payments for admissions, memberships, class fees and Treehouse store merchandise
  • Responsible for point-of-sale register reconciliations and closing procedures
  • Provides clerical support as needed
  • Assists with special events and programs

Qualifications

  • Provides prompt and courteous services to guests
  • Promotes Holden’s mission by assisting customers and answering questions on natural history, horticulture, history of Holden, directions
  • Greets guests upon their arrival and ensures that they feel welcomed into the facility
  • Troubleshoots problems, manages customer concerns, communicates effectively and provides prompt follow-up
  • Performs other activities as required
  • Restocks brochures and other material within CVC
  • Provides clerical support for the gift shop and library

Requirements

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer experience in a Windows environment using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Retail Management, Raiser’s Edge
  • Ability to effectively solve medium to complex problems
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening

Physical Demands
Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity
  • Walk and work on wet, uneven, slippery terrain
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends
  • April through November
  • Seven days per week operation
  • Full time or part time
  • Approximately 16 – 40 hours per week

Wages:

  • Candidates start at $9.00

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

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15063361

Closing Date: Until Filled

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.

Posted: September 2, 2016


The National Inventors Hall of Fame seeks a Director of Development.

Position Summary: The Development Director will work in collaboration with the Chief Strategic Officer to oversee and execute a fundraising strategy that includes corporate, foundation, government, and individual giving, major gifts, annual and Board giving, and event fundraising. S/he will work collaboratively cross-departmentally to grow philanthropic revenue for the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s (NIHF) programs on a national scale. This position is full-time/exempt, reporting to the Chief Strategic Officer, with two direct reports.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow NIHF’s portfolio of corporate, foundation, government, and individual major gift donors using strategies to identify, qualify, and cultivate donors nationally
  • Provide the Fundraising Team with strategic assistance on donor management, strategy, and cultivation
  • Develop and manage a strategy for growing the NIHF Endowment
  • Build trusted relationships with foundations, corporations, government, and individual donors
  • Manage NIHF Inductee Relations as they relate to fundraising and planned giving opportunities
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with Directors, Managers, and other staff to identify, design, and develop funding priorities
  • Manage fundraising opportunities and cross-departmental planning (year-round cultivation and stewardship)
  • Serve as liaison to the Board of Trustees to achieve their fundraising goals
  • Conduct in-person site visits and meetings with donors
  • Possess an eagerness to take on other tasks and assignments to ensure the fundraising goals are met

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven donor development and fundraising leadership success
  • Demonstrated skills in major gifts, planned giving, grant writing, and moves management for non-profit organizations
  • Analytical skills with an ability to define problems, collect data, and formulate creative, collaborative solutions
  • Experience in donor database management; experience using Salesforce Software an advantage
  • Confident public speaking and networking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Credentials and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience

To apply: visit the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Careers Page.

Posted: September 1, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Project Coordinator, World Heritage.

Working with a diverse group of stakeholders, this position will coordinate and execute the World Heritage nomination process (more information is available online at worldheritageohio.org). This includes managing the project goals and requirements, collaborating with stakeholders, managing the project schedule and budget. This position will regularly communicate with stakeholders and report to the Director of Community and Government Relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates and helps the World Heritage Steering Committee organize the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks nomination to achieve World Heritage inscription.
  • Coordinates meetings, facilitates communications and conducts outreach on behalf of the World Heritage Steering Committee.
  • Assists World Heritage Steering Committee members with activities relating to fundraising, government relations and public engagement.
  • Represents World Heritage Ohio at some public events, conferences and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Contributes to World Heritage Ohio’s website, blog and social media as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Community & Government Relations.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May periodically supervise and/or assist 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: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, in public administration, history, international relations, political science, education, or related field. Seeking candidate with experience with project management, museums, nonprofits, and/or cultural institutions with proven ability to motivate people and to organize and execute complicated public outreach activities. Minimum 5 years professional experience in high visibility positions representing arts, cultural, history, or other nonprofit or public institutions.

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to effectively work with multiple stakeholders and manage competing priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Self-directed and flexible. • Effective organizational skills.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Resourcefulness and takes initiative.
  • Problem solving and decision making, including discernment regarding what requires elevation to supervisor.

Language Skills: Skills and abilities that allow for effective communication with business and community interests, the general public, and history and cultural professionals.

Mathematical Skills: Requires some budget preparation and monitoring abilities, including ability to calculate complex figures.

Technical Skills: Excellent computer skills. Working knowledge of MS Office products; full understanding of instructional technologies and their underlying theory.

Reasoning Ability: Requires high reasoning ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Work Environment: Work is performed in a normal office environment, but the position requires travel to communities across Ohio and attendance at events, meetings, workshops, or planning sessions.

Note: Salary: $43,000 – $47,000. All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter and resume to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614.297.2293.

Posted: August 31, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Research and Database Coordinator – Office of Development.

As a key member of the team, provides research and database support for the Ohio History Connection’s charitable fund development team. Primary responsibility is to develop, build and manage a superior research/database management function to support the development team’s ambitious development/fundraising goals. Reports directly to the Chief Development Officer with dotted-line accountability to the Annual Giving, Grants, and Major Gift Development Officers; all, including the research and database coordinator, who jointly pursue teamwork and the sharing of authority and responsibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Devise, implement and champion a strategic program of research activities that support the development team to fulfill their objectives
  • Devise policies and procedures for ongoing and continuous feeding of the knowledge system/database
  • Devise prospect tracking and management model; proficiency at understanding and communicating wealth indicators, including income, assets such as property and stockholdings data, valuable collections, philanthropic activity and private foundations
  • Be creative, innovative, persistent and resourceful in researching and seeking out additional sources of appropriate information on potential donors (individuals, corporations and foundations ) to build the best possible development database.
  • Be an effective and creative “miner” of information to build lists of top prospects for various departments and projects
  • Be persistent and diligent in seeking out follow-up information on all information and suggestions provided to development team and volunteers in order to continuously ensure the best database/research knowledge possible
  • Continually monitor emerging opportunities and develop in house prospect research resources including: Internet/ data mining/research/database/ electronic services developments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

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: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of 2 years of experience in prospect research/database knowledge management supporting fundraising, development, marketing and solutions sales strongly preferred. Experience using relational databases and online research tools would be an asset.

Personal Attributes:

  • Engaged Team Player with a service-minded attitude! Within the development department and within OHC.
  • Passion for creative, innovative, persistent, tenacious and diligent pursuit of relevant, related information/data.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • A spirit of inclusivity with the interest to learn/understand all of Ohio’s history and appeal to all Ohioans.
  • Self-directed initiative; ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Flexible ability to efficiently prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Resourcefulness, problem-solving & decision making ability.
  • Incredible attention to details.
  • Discrete and prudent in discerning confidentiality.
  • Even tempered in moments of stress.
  • On infrequent occasions, ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as necessary.

Communication Skills: Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills a must with the ability to communicate with exceptional professionalism and relate to diverse personalities and audiences. Thorough knowledge of business English.

Mathematical Skills: Requires strong math skills.

Technical Skills: Familiarity with databases; prior use of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge a real plus. Proficiency with personal computer and Microsoft Office particularly Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word required. Aptitude, willingness and commitment to continue to learn.

Reasoning Ability: Analytical and problem-solving skills are required; ability to exercise initiative and sound independent judgment; ability to apply information, policies, procedures to everyday situations.

Work Environment: Requires prolonged sitting, frequent standing, bending, stooping and occasional lifting. Requires normal range of hearing and manual dexterity to operate keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator, and other office equipment as needed.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with compensation requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614.297.2293.

Posted: August 31, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Coordinator, Community Engagement.

Through established community relations, research and the input and involvement of colleagues and community leaders, the Community Engagement Coordinator identifies the opportunity for and builds working relationships between the Ohio History Connection and Central Ohio community organizations and other community organizations as appropriate. The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for enhancing existing partnerships and also for building new relationships. This position will report to the Local History Services Department Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Emphasis on enhancing current relationships and building new relationships that connect established and new partners to existing Ohio History Connection programs and products in order to meet four goals:
    • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the community partner;
    • Fulfill the potential of existing Ohio History Connection’s Outreach programs and products;
    • Inform the direction and evolution of the Ohio History Connection’s Outreach programs and products to ensure they continually meet community needs; and,
    • Model our organization’s core value of Inclusivity through our community engagement services and activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various underserved audiences including New American, African American, LGBTQ, Rural, American Indian, Disabled, and other relevant communities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Central Ohio organizations, including those focused on history networking, tourism, outreach, localism, the arts, cultural traditions, diversity, for ways, crafts, youth, and families, or groups with a specific tie to history such as genealogists.
  • Conceptualize and pursue innovative partnerships, projects, and program opportunities.
  • Focus on connecting community organizations to the programs and products of the Outreach Division and other areas of the Ohio History Connection.
  • Coordinate closely with, and understand fully, the Ohio History Connection’s outreach services in order to inform relationships with current and new partners.
  • Research and be knowledgeable of potential funding sources that can support local organizations, our community engagement work, and complimentary endeavors within the Local History Services Department.
  • In cooperation with Institutional Advancement, identifies and prepares grant and sponsorship proposals and other requests for program funding.
  • Provide information to Ohio History Connection’s program coordinators to enable those program coordinators to better meet and understand community needs.
  • Serve as a point-person in Local History Office for external organizations requesting information on the Ohio history Connection’s numerous outreach products.
  • Develop and manage/project/travel budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Volunteers and interns when available.

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: Requires an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field from an accredited university or equivalent work experience plus a minimum of 2-3 years related experience.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Intuitive and proactive in regards to the needs of others.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Discrete and prudent in discerning confidentiality.
  • Sense of professionalism.
  • Self-awareness of strengths, weaknesses, and personal biases.

Certificates or Licensures: Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Language Skills: Ability to communicate to staff and the general public, both orally and in writing. Comfortable with public speaking and in front of a variety of audiences. Bi-lingual or multi-lingual ability would be beneficial.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to create and manage a project/travel budget. Ability to consider expenses and revenues in developing project budgets.

Technical Skills: Computer skills include MS Office Suite. Email proficiency required. Background in social media a plus but not required.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to work independently and as a part of a team, pay attention to detail and meet deadline. Ability to think on one’s feet. Skilled at working with a variety of professions and personalities. Thrives in an environment where every day is different – exhibits flexibility.

Work Environment: Normal office environment and field work. Occasional evening or weekend work. Involves frequent contact with staff and the public. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with difficult people. Days and hours may vary to accommodate specific event and participant needs. Significant travel within Central Ohio and the state.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Technician, Quality Control/Metadata.

The Ohio History Connection invites applications for the Technician, Quality Control/Metadata position. This position is responsible for performing quality control and assistance for newspaper digitization projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform quality assurance on images, metadata, OCR and other deliverables for newspaper digitization project.
  • Create documentation for newspaper digitization project.
  • Prepare materials for the project’s advisory board.
  • Assist with tracking, presenting and reporting of microfilm selection data and digital deliverables fulfillment.
  • Assist with preparation of microfilm for newspaper digitization project.
  • Represent the Ohio History Connection and communicate on the status of the project at events, workshops, programs, and other public or partner gatherings.
  • Responds to public, professional and scholarly inquiries.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

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: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in library science, museum studies, public history, or related field required. One to three years’ experience with digitization projects required.

Personal Attributes:

  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Incredible attention to details
  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks.

Language Skills: Ability to communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences that have differing levels of knowledge in all areas of responsibility.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts.

Technical Skills: Working experience and solid understanding of digitization projects. Computer skills, including Microsoft Suite, and database and automated catalogs. Familiarity with microfilm procedures, metadata standards and principles governing standards in digital libraries.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to work independently and as part of a team, pay attention to detail and meet deadlines.

Work Environment: Work performed in offices, laboratories, collections storage areas and museum exhibit spaces. Occasional travel, evening and/or weekend work. Work may be stressful at times.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Unit Manager, Front Line Experience.

This position will serve as the manager for all front desk and admissions operations, gift shops sales, and customer service at the Ohio History Center. The Front Line Experience Manager is responsible for the appropriate scheduling of staff during regular museum hours and for cross-departmental activities and special events. This position will coordinate the main phone line responsibility and maintain front desk coverage on days the museum is not open. This position will collaborate with the retail coordinator (a member of the Business Ventures Team) to ensure communication about products and promotions and proper use of customer service staff hours. This position is 40 hours/week, 5 days a week, with required alternating weekend shifts. It reports to the Visitor Experience Department Manager and works in close contact with administrative budgetary personnel across the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise the customer service staff (CSR Team).
  • Responsible for building and supporting a collection of individuals who work as a high-functioning team.
  • Motivates and enables the CSR Team to accomplish tasks which fulfill the expectation of excellent customer service, and in turn an enriching and satisfying visitor experience.
  • Responsible for immediate conflict resolution and ongoing responsibilities as a mediator.
  • Coordinates an efficient workflow by separation, combination and/or delegation of responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with the Business Office on cash handling procedures.
  • Schedules staff as needed to cover the admission desk, museum store, main phone line, membership sales, and event staffing.
  • Provide job training and design training procedures for Customer Service Representatives (CSR).
  • Monitor progress and pace work among team members.
  • Provide performance feedback to Customer Service Representatives.
  • Serve as or assigns a shift manager and primary point person for customer issues and support needs when the museum is open.
  • Act as the representative and voice of the CSR Team at an organizational level.
  • Coordinate CSR activities with Business Ventures and Membership.
  • Responsible for the organization, creation, and management of the on-site digital signage program.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to CSR team to guarantee support of overall Membership program.
  • Work closely with the Visitor Experience Department Manager to ensure a high-functioning team, integration of said team with the organization, and proper resource allocation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Customer Service Representatives.

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: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field from an accredited university or equivalent work experience plus a minimum of three years of related experience.

Language Skills: Ability to communicate to staff and the general public, both orally and in writing.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to read a budget, ability to create a staff schedule according to budgeted hours.

Technical Skills: Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite; email proficiency required.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to work independently and part of a team; pay attention to detail and meet deadline; skilled at working with a variety of professions and personalities; thrives in an environment where every day is different; exhibits flexibility.

Work Environment: Work is performed in an outdoor living history environment, in all weather conditions, with some time in the office. Work may be stressful at times. Willingness to wear historical era costumes and ability to work within Ohio History Connection historic costume guidelines. Work hours are Wednesdays through Sundays for the duration of the Ohio Village season.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a resume/application to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks an Interpreter, Part-Time.

Interpreters are the consummate storyteller – knowledgeable, approachable, passionate, fun, thought-provoking, dynamic and inclusive. Led by the mission, vision, and shared philosophy of the Visitor Experience Department (VED), Interpreters bring experiences alive for visitors in the building and in Ohio Village by engaging visitors with conversation, hands-on activities, stories, and other creative pathways that spark a personal connection to Ohio history. This position will facilitate experiences for visitors within the following settings: a costumed (1890s) 3rd person interpretive role, a costumed 1st person interpretive role in the Ohio Village, and a 3rd person interpretive role in the Ohio History Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a positive and fun environment for visitors of all ages and backgrounds by being hospitable, approachable and engaging.
  • Encourage participation in impromptu and planned interactions.
  • Initiate dialog with visitors and answer questions to promote curiosity and relevance.
  • Communicate and collaborate regularly with colleagues to improve team effectiveness.
  • Assist with the daily opening, closing, housekeeping, and security of Ohio Village and Ohio History Center.
  • Assist with the implementation of emergency procedures when necessary to ensure safety of visitors, colleagues, and the site.
  • Assist with public programs, tours, and other events as necessary.
  • Champion and promote mission and values of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilitie: None

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: High School graduate or the equivalent training and experience prior work experience of six (6) months or more in a related position at a museum, historic site, or National Park.

Personal Attributes:

  • Resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks.

Language Skills: Demonstrated ability to communicate to colleagues and the general public both orally and in writing demonstrated ability to research and retain information. Foreign language fluency a plus.

Mathematical Skills: Basic arithmetic skills needed to operate a cash register and/or make change.

Technical Skills: Some knowledge of routine clerical work and email proficiency required. Experience with hand-skills or traditional crafts a plus.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to pay attention to detail and meet deadlines. Ability to think on one’s feet. Skilled at working with a variety of professions and personalities. Ability to organize and orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously. Thrives in an environment where every day is different – exhibits flexibility.

Work Environment: Throughout the year some work is performed in Ohio Village, which includes buildings lacking climate control and direct exposure to the outdoors. Most work in Ohio Village will be performed while in historic costume (1890s). Work in Ohio History Center is done in uniform. Involves daily contact with staff and the public. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with difficult people, or large groups of people. Days and hours may vary to accommodate specific program and events needs and will include seasonal weekend an evening work.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks an Accountant II.

This position provides accounting support and skills to the department and manager. Responsible for the month-end and year-end closing processes. Financial Statement analysis and reconciliations. Other Accounting projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support month-end closing process, which includes analysis of monthly activity, journal entry preparation, financial report preparation, bank reconciliations, account reconciliations and cash flow.
  • Support year-end closing process including but not limited to journal entries, various schedules to support the financial statements.
  • Analyze and reconcile all balance sheet accounts monthly and year end.
  • Provide backup for revenue and A/R functions including but not limited to deposits, invoicing, and Financial Edge entries.
  • Prepare financial statements, tax returns and other documents for federal, state, and outside agencies and for internal accounting and auditing.
  • Responsible for the addition of fixed assets to the FAS software. Reconciliation of accumulated depreciation, depreciation expense and capitalized assets to the general ledger, as required.
  • Actively involved in the annual inventory count and analysis of inventory variances, as required.
  • Balance and enter payroll entries into Financial Edge and other related payroll financial accounts including but not limited to gross wages, benefits, PERS, payroll liabilities.
  • Maintain Capital revenue, invoicing, reconciliations, projects and other state compliance requirements.
  • Maintain GRF state funding revenue, journal entries and other related functions.
  • Setup, consolidate, and assist in budget preparation, documentation and verify an accurate budget.
  • Respond to inquiries from departments and staff, research problems, and make recommendations on behalf of management on a daily basis.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Analyze related financial documents and/or reports. Examine actively for reasonableness and apprise management of any unusual fluctuations. Make recommendations to management.
  • Make decisions daily based upon knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work independently, self-directed, flexible, resourceful, and take initiative.
  • Good problem solving decision making, detailed oriented, even-tempered during stress, confidentiality are necessary.
  • Analytical and logical thinker.

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: A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting plus a minimum of three years of experience in the non-profit accounting, government accounting or finance areas. Experience with Blackbaud software preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex financial reports. Ability to communicate effectively with the public. Ability to write a variety of reports.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with advanced mathematical concepts and to apply such concepts to practical situations (i.e. counting money and entering data quickly and accurately).

Technical Skills: Must be computer literate and have a working knowledge of Excel and general ledger software.

Reasoning Ability: Must have ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make sound recommendations.

Other: Must be able to work closely with other departments to solve problems.

Work Environment: Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work. Occasional irregular working hours.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks an Archivist.

This position will be located at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC), a division of the Ohio History Connection. The archivist will fulfill the requirements of the recently awarded African American History and Culture museum grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Under the direction of the NAAMCC Collection Manager, the archivist will process backlogged material and improve documentation of and public access to NAAMCC archival collections. Full-time, three-year grant funded position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processing backlog of collections: including arranging and describing, scanning, preventative care, housing, and storing.
  • Preparing catalog records.
  • Consulting on the revision and implementation of archives collections forms and procedures used by the Collections Department.
  • Assist in updating the collections database formatting and functionality.
  • Employing the efficient use of storage space and equipment.
  • Working with the Ohio History Connection Digital Services department to making finding aids and digitized collections available through the internet.
  • Other duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities May supervise interns and 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: Master’s degree in archival studies, library science (with an archival component), Public History (with an archival component), or other areas of the humanities or the equivalent in work experience plus one to two years of experience. Knowledge with African American history preferred.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed initiative
  • Resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Incredible attention to details.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Discrete and prudent in discerning confidentiality.

Language Skills: Ability to follow complex written and oral instructions.

Mathematical Skills: Requires basic mathematical skills.

Technical Skills: Database management skills essential. Experience with Microsoft Access, PastPerfect, or other digital collections management programs preferred.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to pay attention to detail while completing repetitive tasks; to manage time effective; and, to exercise good judgement.

Work Environment: Work is performed in an office environment. May require occasional travel throughout Ohio. Work may be stressful at times.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Department Manager, Historic Sites.

The Ohio History Connection’s mission is to Spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future.

Department Manager, Historic Sites Responsible for management oversight of all OHC historic sites and museums with the exception of the Ohio History Center, Ohio Village, Hayes Presidential Center, and National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. The Historic Sites Department provides liaison services for local site management groups with OHC departments and divisions, long-range planning and coordination of planning and development, and management of other real estate assets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies and engages with local organizations to provide for the day-to-day operation of the site system and provides assistance to them to ensure excellent visitor experiences.
  • Assures consistent, high quality services to internal and external users by setting policies and procedures that support efforts of local management groups. Assists local site managers to achieve best practices at their sites.
  • Engages local management groups in key decisions that affect the sites they manage and statewide.
  • Establishes and fosters positive working relationships with local government officials in communities where sites are located.
  • Establishes and fosters positive working relationships with local individual and group stakeholders.
  • Establishes and fosters positive working relationships throughout all divisions allowing for effective coordination of support to local site management groups.
  • Prepares, monitors, and reports on departmental operating budget.
  • Working with the Development Office, assists in the preparation of grant and sponsorship proposals and other requests for funding.
  • Monitors and ensures that all management agreements are up-to-date and consistent with the goals of OHC and the needs of the site.
  • Manages real estate assets of the Ohio History Connection, including leased property.
  • Coordinates building and grounds maintenance and architectural services priorities with appropriate department managers.
  • Coordinators program to collect and prioritize needs of the sites.
  • Coordinates long-range planning for sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises Regional Site Liaisons

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: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, preferably in museum management or a relate field, plus at least six years of progressively responsible supervisory experience or experience managing a historic site or museum, or equivalent experience. Certificates or Licensure Must hold a valid Ohio driver’s license and be able to travel extensively within the State of Ohio.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Resourceful and takes the initiative.
  • Problem solver and decision maker.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail important to relationships and strategy.
  • Even tempered in moments of stress.
  • Able to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Discrete and prudent in discerning confidentiality.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations and other complex documents. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to negotiate agreements and resolution to conflicts and problems.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to develop and implement budgets. Ability to calculate figures and amounts and to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Technical Skills: Sound computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Suite and the internet. Familiarity with building and grounds maintenance standards and procedures. Ability to read architectural drawings.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Work Environment: Work is performed in a normal office environment as well as at construction sites. Involves frequent contact with the staff and public. Exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards. Work may be stressful at times. Occasional evening and weekend work.

Note: All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Shaker Historical Society seeks an Administrative Assistant.

Shaker Historical Society seeks applicants for its Administrative Assistant position at 30 hours to 40 hours per week. Strong writing and organizational skills required. Resumes accepted until position is filled, at 16740 South Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 or by emailing the director, Dr Ware Petznick at wpetznick@shakerhistory.org. No calls please. Our website is currently being updated with SSL certification, so we suggest that interested candidates consult our Facebook page to learn more about our organization until our website can be updated.

Position Summary: Provides assistance to the Executive Director in a wide range of areas, including varied and complex office duties. Customer service and taking care of our membership, the general public and visitors from all over the world is a key element of this position. Attention to detail is essential in a fast-paced environment. We are on a growing trend of prosperity and community engagement, so we need someone who can maintain quality standards in speaking, writing and communication. We are thrilled to have an active and supportive Board of Directors in which committee meetings are fun and business is transacted among friends old and new.

We are members of AAM and AASLH and endorse the AAM’s CORE STANDARDS for  museum operations.

We operate a museum, research library and archive, art gallery and gift shop.

Relocation support is not offered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with staff, contracted staff, board president, board and committee members, affiliated historical organizations, building management, Society membership and the general public, representing the organization and the Executive Director.   This involves extensive and effective employment of telephone, in-person, e-mail, and written communications, formal and informal.
  • Takes, transcribes, and distributes minutes and notes at board and committee meetings regularly and as requested. Schedules and coordinates meetings of all kinds and represents the interests of the Executive Director and the Society, at her request, at some of these meetings.  Produces external and internal communications; some are independently generated and some are created collaboratively with the Executive Director.
  • Produces the Society’s Annual Report, which is edited by the Executive Director, press releases and program posters (according to a design template and manual).
  • Provides editing assistance, from proofreading through content and style, as needed throughout the organization.
  • Serves as editor of The Journal, the Society’s quarterly e-news publication.  This involves overseeing its production, writing some articles and assigning and securing the writing of the substantive feature article and smaller pieces, working with the graphic design contractor, proofreading and ensuring timely production. The Executive Director usually determines theme of each issue and the editor develops it and finishes implementation.
  • Makes most bank deposits and keeps some financial records, transacts and records retail sales purchases supplies generates thank you letters to donors, keeps other records.
  • Opens, evaluates, distributes and responds to mail.
  • Plans and/or coordinates events, as assigned, as a lead or as part of a team.
  • Maintains, updates, and oversees and revises, as necessary, all operations records/files.
  • Assists Executive Director as requested with grant request preparation, documentation, and follow-up, including reporting for our Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grant funding.
  • Responds to requests for assistance – phone, e-mail and walk-in – and refers to further resources as needed.
  • Serves as contact person/coordinator for other projects as needed and assigned by Executive Director.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Spirit Tree Gift Shop.
  • Responsible for social media and updating website
  • Writes and sends e-blasts and e-newsletters
  • Assists Executive Director in many other activities, as needed, not specifically listed here.

Education/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to competently and confidently edit and to originate a wide variety of documents, from correspondence through the Annual Report, are required and assumed.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Three years minimum relevant experience is also required.
  • Ability to prioritize and process multiple tasks of widely varying scope and content is required.
  • Ability to update eTapestry/DataArts databases, WordPress website and navigate and add to Facebook and Twitter is essential.

Posted: August 26, 2016


The Elkhart County Historical Museum in Bristol, IN seeks a Curator of Collections.

This position is non-exempt and reports to the Museum Director.

This position is responsible for the intellectual and physical preservation and accessibility of the museum’s 30,000 objects and 125,000 documents. The Curator of Collections is responsible for the management, care, and oversight of all activities related to the museum’s two- and three-dimensional collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform and identify strategic directions and goals for the museum’s two- and three-dimensional collections, which include a manuscript repository, research library, and historic objects.
  • Apply best practices, concepts, and methodology related to collection registration and management.
  • Manage and oversee local history library and reference services.
  • Deliver workshops and educational programs to the Elkhart County community.
  • Collaborate with staff on exhibition development, collection preparation, object selection, and mount making.
  • Work with museum staff and the Elkhart County Historical Society board on policy and procedure writing and compliance.
  • Maintain museum databases, including PastPerfect Museum Software.
  • Responsible for acquisitions, loans, processing, cataloging, storage, and inventory of collections.
  • Supervise and maintain an active collection volunteer program.
  • Provide visitor services at the museum, including weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hours: Varies, includes weekends & evenings

Supervises: Volunteers & Interns

Knowledge / education:

  • Bachelors degree in museum studies, history, library and information science, anthropology, or related field. Graduate degree in museum studies, MLS, or MLIS strongly preferred.

Previous job related experience: Five years of progressive experience in a museum or archives setting.

Physical working conditions: Required to lift 40 lbs. and climb ladders.

To apply: Visit https://www.applitrack.com/elkhart/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=222&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1.

Posted: August 22, 2016


The Ohio Statehouse Museum & Education Center seeks a Museum Assistant.

Job Duties:

  • Assists Ohio Statehouse Museum & Education Center (OSMEC) staff on weekends by opening/closing the Statehouse Museum & Thomas Worthington Center and on some weekdays for projects & exhibits; serves as a tour guide when scheduled volunteers are unavailable or when large tour groups require assistance; assists visitors at the Volunteer Desk; refreshes materials (e.g., brochures, event fliers); coordinates with OSMEC staff on schedules, training & new volunteer recruitment.
  • Acts as weekend point of contact for weekend volunteers; handles building access, keys, parking passes, etc.; gives tours as needed.
  • Conducts OSMEC-related research; other duties as assigned.

More information and the application can be found on the State of Ohio Job Opportunities website:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ohio/jobs/1501592/statehouse-museum-assistant.

Posted: August 4, 2016


Glass Axis seeks Glass Instructors.

Glass Axis is seeking trained glass artists to teach our classes. We offer first experience classes to the general public in stained glass, mosaic, bead-making, fusing and slumping, sand casting, cold-working, and hot glass. Hot glass applicants must be proficient in making standard production items including ornaments, paperweights, and pumpkins. Applicants must be clean in appearance, and able to work in a family appropriate environment. Applicants will submit a portfolio, and will need to spend 4-10 hours in unpaid training. Instructors are hired as independent contractors.

E-mail hello@glassaxis.org with a portfolio and contact information for the next steps.

Posted: August 2, 2016


Troy-Hayner Cultural Center seeks Art Instructors.

The Mary Coleman Allen Art Academy (MCA) at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main Street in Troy, is seeking art instructors to begin teaching community art classes on the fall schedule. Of particular interest are teachers for drawing and pottery for adults and children, as well as children’s classes in general art or any media. Proposals are also being accepted for fine art and craft classes.

The MCA Academy is named for Troy Native Mary Coleman Allen to commemorate her work as a nationally recognized artist and arts administrator. Through the MCA the Hayner Center seeks to provide quality art education on all levels from beginning classes that encourage people to explore their creative side to workshops that encourage camaraderie and inspiration for working artists.

The Academy is seeking instructors who are passionate about the benefits of creating art for every person. Artists and art educators who are interested should visit Hayner’s website at www.troyhayner.org for more information, including requirements, an Instructor Application and an Instructor Class Proposal Form, or call Leona at 937.339.0457.

Posted: July 18, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Maintenance Engineer.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself.  The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

CMNH is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong interpersonal, managerial and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working with people of all ages.

Summary:  The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the general operation, repair, and maintenance of the Museum property and building systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that Museum property and Museum public spaces are maintained at the highest standards of excellence.
  • Responsible for Museum quality standards to be such that protection and preservation of the collections are maximized.
  • Responsible for routine repairs and preventative maintenance to HVAC systems, life-safety systems, electrical and lighting systems and fixtures, plumbing systems and fixtures, hardware/locks, and other facility related functions.
  • Responsible for treated water systems testing, maintenance, and results documenting.
  • Responsible for moving furniture, picture/board mounting, light carpentry, painting, and grounds keeping.
  • Reads blueprints, design specifications or manufacturers recommendations to understand the design of all maintenance engineering systems and equipment of the Museum.
  • Maintain preventative maintenance records for all equipment to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • Record and report time, materials, faults, deficiencies or unusual occurrences on work orders.
  • Perform and maintain work to local, state and federal codes.
  • Performs other duties as required by Director of Facilities or management.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED, and post-secondary trade or vocational school certificate, or ten plus years of related experience.
  • CFC license required.
  • Experience working with steam boilers, hydronic heating boilers and systems, heat pumps, exhaust fans, ultrasonic humidifiers, medium and low temperature refrigeration, chillers, air dryers, water softeners, R.O. systems, steam traps, pneumatic controls, air handlers, cooling towers, emergency generators and systems, switchgear, and outdoor power equipment.

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
  • Ability to read and understand electric schematics, engineering blueprints, and building specifications.
  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team, including high-level division and department directors.
  • Intermediate knowledge and demonstrated ability working with computers and computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to operate computerized central systems.
  • Display effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including holidays.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions indoor and out.
  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50lbs and be comfortable working and elevated heights (up to 40 feet) from ladders and lifts with or without reasonable accommodations.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Human Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Hr@cmnh.org

No phone calls, please. Job Announcement Number: 16A20

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA employer, and a substance-free workplace.

Posted:  July 13, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a part-time Wildlife Specialist.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

CMNH is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong interpersonal, managerial and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working with people of all ages.

Summary:
Responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the wildlife collection including monitoring health, providing enrichment and training for a diverse collection of animals from amphibians and reptiles to mammalian carnivores and birds of prey.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for feeding and watering animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.
  • Prepare food by dry and liquid formulas, medications and supplements according to feeding and prescription instructions, and knowledge of the animal.
  • Do facility laundry, clean, organize, maintain and disinfect animal enclosures and exhibits, including equipment related to such.
  • Perform animal grooming activities such as washing, brushing, clipping nails and talons, and cleaning ears.
  • Respond to guest inquires and provide appropriate information about the animals such as behavior, habitat, breeding habits, or facility activities.
  • Order, unload and store feeding supplies.
  • Collect and record animal information such as weight, size, physical condition, treatments received, medications given, and food intake.
  • Responsible for monitoring the health of the animals
  • Responsible for providing training and enrichment of Museum animals, as well as exercise to maintain physical and mental health.
  • Responsible for the daily care of indoor and outdoor facilities, including ponds and grounds.
  • Train and supervise interns and volunteers.
  • Present formal and informal live animal programs.
  • Collaborate with wildlife staff and veterinarians on all areas of wildlife husbandry, health, training and enrichment.
  • Adjust controls to regulate temperatures and humidity of animal enclosures and exhibits to ensure adequate environment for animal to thrive.
  • Install, maintain, and repair animal care facility equipment such as infrared lights, feeding devices and cages.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Natural Sciences; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with safety and compliance regulations pertaining to wildlife resources and AZA standards.
  • Experience handling and training live animals, especially native wildlife.
  • Experience monitoring and maintaining the health of live animal collections.

Other Qualifications:

  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team, including high-level division and department directors.
  • Intermediate knowledge and demonstrated ability working with computers and computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Display effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including holidays.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50lbs and be comfortable working and elevated heights (up to 40 feet) from ladders and lifts with or without reasonable accommodations.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Hr@cmnh.org.

No phone calls, please. Job Announcement Number: 16A19

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer and a Substance-Free workplace.

Posting Date: July 12, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Wildlife Specialist.

CMNH, founded in 1920, is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America, the Museum offers an incredible visitor experience, attracting roughly 275,000 visitors a year. There are more than 140 public education programs and over 80,000 students served annually. The Museum employs about 160 people.

Building on its strong foundation of excellence in education and research, the Museum is poised to transform itself. The Museum will invite and engage a broader audience in the exploration of science and the natural world by revolutionizing the way it presents natural history. The Museum has currently launched a capital campaign to support a dramatic renovation and expansion of its facilities and exhibits. This ambitious plan will position the Museum to play a leading role in regional and national efforts to improve science education and increase scientific literacy.

CMNH is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic individual who is passionate about the Museum and its mission; exhibits strong interpersonal, managerial and organizational skills; is looking for new challenges; and enjoys working with people of all ages.

Summary:
Responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the wildlife collection including monitoring health, providing enrichment and training for a diverse collection of animals from amphibians and reptiles to mammalian carnivores and birds of prey.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for feeding and watering animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.
  • Prepare food by dry and liquid formulas, medications and supplements according to feeding and prescription instructions, and knowledge of the animal.
  • Do facility laundry, clean, organize, maintain and disinfect animal enclosures and exhibits, including equipment related to such.
  • Perform animal grooming activities such as washing, brushing, clipping nails and talons, and cleaning ears.
  • Respond to guest inquires and provide appropriate information about the animals such as behavior, habitat, breeding habits, or facility activities.
  • Order, unload and store feeding supplies.
  • Collect and record animal information such as weight, size, physical condition, treatments received, medications given, and food intake.
  • Responsible for monitoring the health of the animals
  • Responsible for providing training and enrichment of Museum animals, as well as exercise to maintain physical and mental health.
  • Responsible for the daily care of indoor and outdoor facilities, including ponds and grounds.
  • Train and supervise interns and volunteers.
  • Present formal and informal live animal programs.
  • Collaborate with wildlife staff and veterinarians on all areas of wildlife husbandry, health, training and enrichment.
  • Adjust controls to regulate temperatures and humidity of animal enclosures and exhibits to ensure adequate environment for animal to thrive.
  • Install, maintain, and repair animal care facility equipment such as infrared lights, feeding devices and cages.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Natural Sciences; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with safety and compliance regulations pertaining to wildlife resources and AZA standards.
  • Experience handling and training live animals, especially native wildlife.
  • Experience monitoring and maintaining the health of live animal collections.

Other Qualifications:

  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team, including high-level division and department directors.
  • Intermediate knowledge and demonstrated ability working with computers and computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Display effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including holidays.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50lbs and be comfortable working and elevated heights (up to 40 feet) from ladders and lifts with or without reasonable accommodations.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History One Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106 Hr@cmnh.org.

No phone calls, please. Job Announcement Number: 16A18

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity, ADA Employer and a Substance-Free workplace.

Posting: July 12, 2016


The Cleveland Botanical Gardens seeks a Horticulture Intern  – Plant Documentation.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden has internship positions available in the horticulture department. The plant documentation intern will assist the horticulture department in updating the plant records database and with the labeling of Cleveland Botanical Garden’s plant collections. The purpose of labeling is to accurately identify all of the significant plant taxa in the collection for guests, staff and volunteers and to provide interesting and relevant information about the plants to engage and educate guests about plants.

Supervisor

  • Direct Supervisor, Plant Records Manager & Grounds Manager
  • Work with Horticulturists
  • Work with Interns
  • Work with Volunteer

Work Location

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden – Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
  • Located in the heart of Cleveland’s cultural, health, and education district, 10 minutes east of downtown Cleveland.
  • The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden recently integrated, making the organization the 13th largest public garden in the U.S.

Responsibilities: The intern will perform the following assignments under the supervision of the grounds manager and plant records manager:

  • Produce and place plant tags, exhibit labels, and interpretive signage in the collections
  • Maintain display on current blooming ornamental plants
  • Find information on seasonal ornamental plants to create seasonal bloom guides
  • Inventory plant labels for needed replacement
  • Assist in the inventory, identification, and location of plants to enter into the plant database (BG-Base).

Qualifications

  • Completion or near completion of a two-year or four-year college degree in horticulture, botany, landscape design, or a life science;
  • Computer literacy with high degree of attention to detail, manual dexterity;
  • Experience with botanical terminology and/or machine shop helpful;
  • Must be able to sit, stand, kneel, and bend on uneven surfaces;

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years or over.
  • Must pass criminal background and drug checks;

Physical Demands
Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Climb ladders, walk over uneven terrain
  • Ability to walk, kneel, bend, stoop, crouch
  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • Transport oneself by foot over a variety of terrain that may be wet, slippery, uneven or rocky
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity

Work Environment

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden (Cleveland, Ohio) including its Plant Records office and workshop, outdoor grounds, Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, and Eleanor Squire Library. May also spend time at the Holden Arboretum.
  • Approximately 40 hours per week thru November 2016
  • End date flexibility is possible depending upon college enrollment or other commitments.

Educational Benefits

  • Gain practical, hands-on experience in working with updating the plant records database and with the labeling of Cleveland Botanical Garden’s plant collections.
  • College internship credit with sponsoring school.
  • Independent special project with a mentor.
  • Field trips to public and commercial horticulture facilities, relevant local training, meetings, etc.
  • Attend Holden / Garden classes and programs for free (unless materials fee applies).

Housing

  • Intern is responsible for obtaining housing and transportation.
  • Assistance in locating very affordable housing is available (if requested on application.)

Wages: $10.00/hour

Apply Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15335641

Posting Date: July 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. We seek skilled, knowledgeable and experienced individuals to join our staff and enhance our reputation as one of the country’s foremost arboreta.

Posted: July 12, 2016


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