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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame seeks a Database Administrator.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is currently considering applicants for the position of Database Administrator. The Database Administrator reports to the Senior Director of Development and is responsible for ensuring data and entries related to all charitable gifts, stock donations, pledges and memberships are accurately recorded in the database, and reconciled appropriately.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and prioritizes the daily gift and membership processing activities and ensures accurate processing and stewardship of both.
    • According to guidelines, inputs information into the database (Raiser’s Edge and within 45 days, Tessitura), including address updates, new prospect/donor/member information, gift and membership information, and contact reports data.
  • Processes checks, credit cards, electronic fund transfers for charitable gifts, and generates acknowledgement letters and receipts.
  • Completes the same for memberships, and provides information to external partners to ensure that membership kits are fulfilled on a timely basis.
  • Accurately enters gifts and memberships into the database, ensuring that all are coded correctly according to campaign, purpose, gift amount, and other reporting requirements that may apply.
  • Generates, records and maintains donor pledges and related files.
  • Tracks outstanding pledges and coordinates with Senior Director of Development to generate reminder letters and reports.
  • Posts batches and assists with monthly reconciliation as needed, on a regular basis.
  • Processes gift acknowledgments ensuring that they are accurate and consistent with internal policies.
  • Runs timely reports to ensure that donors have been appropriately acknowledged and receipted.
  • Updates biographical data in database as provided by constituent’s information on checks, electronic communication and/or correspondence.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of department initiated fundraising and cultivation events and projects including invitation lists and ticket sales.
  • Works closely with the Senior Director, other Development and Membership team members and other Museum staff.

Duties include but may not be limited to the above.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High school graduate and equivalent professional experience. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • A minimum of two to three years’ administrative experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment. Prior development and membership experience, and knowledge of the local/regional community is helpful.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently without close oversight, and also a team player who will engage productively with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Museum.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with members and donors.
  • A professional and resourceful style; willingness to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and projects at a time; and willingness to learn.
  • Thinks of the big-picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution as a whole.
  • Understands implicitly how to work with different people and various working styles across the organization.
  • Sets a strong example for others by initiating collaboration and working consistently in a collegial manner.
  • Encourages teamwork, and anticipates and removes obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise.
  • Approaches others in a positive manner and builds solid long-term relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
  • Ability to get along with other people and regularly communicate status of assignments.
  • Computer literate in standard office management software, including Microsoft Office applications. Experience working with database software required, with proficiency in Microsoft Products with strength in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint; Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or similar database.

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

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience. (Full-Time/Non-Exempt)

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history online at http://rockhall.com/careers.

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

Posted: December 7, 2016
Will be removed: January 7, 2017


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives seeks a Library Assistant.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives is currently considering applicants for the position of Library Assistant. The Library Assistant reports to the Senior Director of Library & Archives and is responsible for the acquisition of library resources; handling the paperwork for library donations to the Library & Archives; managing the inventory and physical space for library collections; and assisting with public programming at the Library & Archives.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the acquisition of library resources, including books, periodicals, audio and video recordings.
    • Works with the Senior Director and the Catalog and Metadata Librarian to purchase library resources.
    • Confirms existing holdings of potential donations and purchases.
    • Handles the physical receipt of all library resources.
    • Keeps acquisitions and donation records and maintains related paperwork.
    • Serves as the primary contact person with library vendors.
    • Assists the Senior Director with monitoring the library acquisitions budget.
  • Processes all incoming library materials (including books, periodicals, audio and video recordings) and prepares them for cataloging; performs check-in and processes claims for periodicals.
  • Manages the inventory and physical space for all library collections.
    • Monitors the physical space and arrangement of library resources on the shelves among the closed stacks and public areas.
    • Manages the storage and location tracking of library collections in staging rooms.
    • Weeds and deaccessions library resources as needed.
    • Orders supplies for rehousing of library materials, including boxes, shelf files, and folders.
    • Advises on needs for rehousing, repair, and/or disposal of damaged library materials as needed.
    • Performs rehousing and basic repairs of library materials as needed.
  • Works with Library & Archives staff to improve procedures and workflow for all of the above.
  • Assists with public programming at the Library & Archives.
    • Works with the Senior Director to plan public events at the Library & Archives, including corresponding with special guests and preparing and executing performance agreements.
    • Under supervision of the Senior Director, carries out logistical aspects of program production, including booking travel arrangements, technical requirements, payments, event ticketing, scheduling and space reservations.
    • Works with other staff to set up for events in the Library & Archives reading room, including placement of chairs, podium, P.A. and video camera.
    • Under guidance of Senior Director, helps to promote events by editing website content and creating social media posts.
  • Staffs the Library & Archives Information Desk as needed.
  • May assist with library research requests and/or digital reproduction requests as needed.
  • May supervise interns and volunteers to assist with the tasks above.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Duties include but may not be limited to the above.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. A Master’s Degree in library or information science is preferred.
  • One (1) to two (2) years library experience, preferably in a special library or academic library.
  • Experience with libraries acquisitions functions preferred.
  • Experience handling special collections preferred.
  • Experience assisting with public events preferred.
  • Outstanding team orientation, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented with ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Knowledge of rock and roll history and related popular music genres is preferred.
  • A professional and resourceful style; willingness to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and projects at a time; and willingness to learn.
  • Thinks of the big-picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution as a whole.
  • Understands implicitly how to work with different people and various working styles across the organization.
  • Sets a strong example for others by initiating collaboration and working consistently in a collegial manner.
  • Encourages teamwork, and anticipates and removes obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise.
  • Approaches others in a positive manner and builds solid long-term relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
  • Ability to get along with other people and regularly communicate status of assignments.
  • Computer literate in standard office management software, including Microsoft Office applications.

Work Schedule:

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

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history online at http://rockhall.com/careers.

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

Posted: December 7, 2016
Will be removed: January 7, 2017


Holden Forests and Gardens seeks a Guest Services Representative.

Objective: Holden Forests and Gardens (Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden) is recruiting for an individual to fill a part time Guest Services Representative position in our Guest Relations & Communications department.

Supervisor

  • Assistant Manager of Guest Services

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

  • Promotes Holden’s mission by assisting guests and answering questions on natural history, horticulture and history of Holden.
  • Greets new guests upon their arrival and ensures that they feel welcomed into the facility.
  • Provides guests with an overview of property and provide reorientation for returning visitors.
  • Troubleshoots problems, manages customer concerns, communicates effectively and provides prompt follow-up.
  • Performs housekeeping and set-up/tear-down for meetings, classes, and events
  • 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 merchandise
  • Responsible for point-of-sale register reconciliations and closing procedures
  • Provides clerical support as needed
  • Assists with special events and programs
  • Restocks brochures and other materials

Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public.
  • Attention to detail accurately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer experience in a Windows environment using Word and Excel
  • 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.

Requirements

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

Essential Functions

(Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation.)

  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Perform tasks in all weather conditions; temperatures may range from 0-100 F
  • Effective vision and hearing.
  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language.
  • Hand and arm dexterity.
  • Walk and work on wet, uneven, slippery terrain.
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing, and reaching.

Work Environment

  • Part-time
  • Non-exempt (hourly)
  • Evening and weekend availability is essential

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=15490111.

Closing Date: Until Filled

Holden Forests and Gardens (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: December 6, 2016


Holden Forests and Gardens seek a Maintenance Technician.

Objective: Holden Forests and Gardens (Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden) is recruiting for an individual to fill a part time Maintenance Technician position in our Facilities department.

Supervisor

  • Facilities Manager

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

  • General building repairs, painting, drywall, and vehicle maintenance.
  • Assists with the maintenance of all building systems (HVAC, plumbing, water features and lighting repairs, etc),
  • Performs emergency/unscheduled repair of building and mechanical equipment as required, and preventive maintenance.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate, technical school training a plus
  • Three–(3) to five-(5) years of relevant building maintenance experience
  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical aptitude

Requirements

  • Must pass criminal background and drug checks; driving record in good standing
  • Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25-50 pounds of force frequently
  • Climb ladders, walk over uneven terrain
  • Able to work indoors as well as outdoors in all weather conditions.

Work Environment

  • Part-time
  • Non-exempt (hourly)

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=15490001
Closing Date: Until Filled

Holden Forests and Gardens (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: December 6, 2016


The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame seeks a Museum Assistant.

Job Summary:
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is seeking a weekend Museum Assistant. Ideal candidates will possess excellent customer service skills, be familiar with museum practices, and be willing to take on new projects and challenges. Punctuality, maintaining professional standards, and ability to work independently are very important for this role. Knowledge of motorcycles preferred but not required.

Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm Saturdays
Pay: $9.00/hour

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Opening and closing the museum
  • Operating admissions desk
  • Processing sales from the museum gift shop
  • Answering phones
  • Assisting with museum collections management projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Diane Hall at DHall@ama-cycle.org. No phone calls please.

Posted: November 28, 2016


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks a Development & Marketing Director.

Position Description:
Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a self-motivated, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its development, grant writing, fundraising events, advertising, and public relations. This position is a professional, senior-level job reporting to the executive director and requires significant experience in those work areas, high-level writing skills, the ability to multi-task, and extensive knowledge of community/regional funding sources. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing. Duties will include – research, write, review and monitor grants; write interim and final grant reports; develop and update the grant/development databases and due dates; establish and cultivate sponsorships with businesses and corporations; fully manage fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing; both attend and plan staff and committee meetings; develop banners and tv/radio ads; coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases; direct graphic design activities; develop and coordinate partnerships with media, community organizations and foundations; maintain web site and social media outlets; organize and maintain all electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files and records; cultivate members as a donor base; supervise full- and part-time staff; manage Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans, annual fund, fundraising plans, etc.

Required Skills:
Must have a strong background in fundraising and marketing; ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced, high-stress, high-pressure environment (responsible, organized, time- and detail-oriented); be creative; comfortable with and interested in science and public education; have exceptional public speaking abilities (comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ages/backgrounds; must like people; must be outgoing, flexible, professional in attitude and appearance; energetic, and enthusiastic; have experience in management and staff training; team-oriented; have strong sense of humor; ability to work long hours; flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; the ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business/community associates; knowledge of MS Office, graphics design programs, donor programs/databases, strong spreadsheet skills; significant knowledge of and ability to research and write grants, and maintain master lists of submission and reporting dates; familiarity with granting organizations and foundations; maintain the web site (Joomla), and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); the ability to schedule and develop newsletters, brochures, banners, etc. on time; write all press releases and coordinate media (newspaper, tv, radio, billboards, social media) ads.

Qualifications:
This is not an entry-level position, only experienced professionals with non-profit fundraising and marketing backgrounds should apply. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; strong background in business and communications; minimum of 7 years of experience in development and marketing, preferably in the non-profit field; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; experience with managing staff; must have a flexible schedule. Ability to drive, valid Driver’s License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

Schedule: Full time. 40 hours/week. Schedule will include some weekends, early hours and evenings.

Salary: $35,000 per year, full benefits.

To Apply: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online – www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf. Send 1) completed application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume, 4) grant examples, 5) press release examples, 6) brochure/newsletter examples, and 7) professional references (minimum of 5) 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: November 28, 2016


The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center seeks a Major Gift Officer, Foundations.

The statements below reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major responsibilities of the identified position and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. An asterisk (*) indicates that this is an essential function of the job as outlined in the American with Disabilities Act.

Responsibilities: The Major Gift Officer, Foundations, is responsible for developing relationships and executing strategies to secure donations from local, regional and national foundations to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC). This position requires an applicant with strong interpersonal skills and an advanced command of grant or essay writing.  This position will identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective donors to advance the mission of the NURFC and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the NURFC.

The Major Gift Officer, Foundations, represents the NURFC to current and prospective donors as part of an overall effort to strengthen donor relationships and encourage increased levels of financial support.

This position works as a member of a team responsible for every aspect of giving, including organization and implementation of the Annual End of Year appeal as well as at least two annual major gift ($1,000+) campaigns. The team functions on a collaborative, donor-centered model devoted to growth and donor relations. Core duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Develops ongoing relationships with major donors ($5,000+) for the benefit of the NURFC
  • Manages a portfolio of 150 – 200 donors and prospects
  • Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal for the current fiscal year as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue
  • Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward local, regional and national foundations
  • Is proficient at clearly articulating NURFC programs, listening to donor’s needs and aligning programs to their interests thus helping corporate donors strengthen their brand, marketing and employee engagements
  • Accountable for cultivating relationships with foundation donors personally and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach, if appropriate
  • Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying suspects and moving them to prospect status using tools such as small cultivation events, research, and community networking, with a goal of 30% of the portfolio having been identified
  • Personally solicits assigned donor portfolio, including preparation of customized materials when needed.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect.
  • Updates donor records in NURFC database and Salesforce.com following donor contacts.
  • Assists in other philanthropy projects as assigned.
  • Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the NURFC.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Conducts a minimum of 15 in-person meetings per month with current and prospective donors. At minimum, five of these meetings will be solicitation meetings.
  • Reaches and exceeds annual revenue goals assigned by the Vice President, Philanthropy.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable.

Experience:  Minimum 3 years of major gifts leadership experience.  Corporate and/or Business-to-Business sales leadership experience may be substituted for fundraising experience.  Significant expertise with the area’s funding community highly desirable.  Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development.

Skills and Abilities:  Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.  Excellent verbal and written skills, including strict attention to detail.  Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.  A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation.  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and perform under tight deadlines.  Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (Raisers Edge).

Working Conditions: Normal office environment with doing administrative tasks associated with position. Long periods sitting. Use of computer terminal. Occasional standing, bending and stooping. Ability to lift 35 pounds. Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Occasional weekends and evenings as necessary. Substantial local travel by automobile required.

Additional Information: Position is full-time, exempt. 3 writing samples required for job application.

If you are interested in applying in this position, please our jobs page at www.cincymuseumgroup.org.

Posted: November 28, 2016


The Dawes Arboretum seeks a Seasonal Marketing Team Member.

About The Arboretum: At The Dawes Arboretum we share the love and knowledge of trees, history and nature with our community in Licking County, just 30 miles east of Columbus, Ohio. As a nearly 2,000 acre accredited Arboretum, or tree museum, we are unique locally. We ensure access to memorable experiences in nature that create lifelong engagement with our supporters.

Position Description: The Seasonal Marketing Team Member is part of the advancement team at The Arboretum, which includes the marketing and fundraising staff. Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Seasonal Marketing Team Member is responsible for writing and designing some Arboretum communications and supporting the advancement team’s ongoing activities. This position offers a flexible schedule, up to 24 hours per week. This non-exempt position is expected to begin in spring 2017 and runs for approximately four months or 300 hours of work. Occasional evening and weekend work is required to support the promotion and awareness of our programs and events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides creative input for social media posts.
  • Writes blog posts and other communications.
  • Designs flyers, brochures, advertisements and hand-outs.
  • Supports special events on Arboretum grounds and assists with partner events off grounds.
  • Provides support to ongoing Development and Marketing activities.

Qualifications

  • Significant course work toward a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field.
  • Experience with writing web communications, designing print pieces and delivering outstanding customer service preferred.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and the WordPress platform preferred.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resource Manager, The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Newark, OH 43056 OR email jeromine@dawesarb.org with the subject line: Seasonal Marketing Team Member. Position posted until 12/20/2016. To learn more about The Dawes Arboretum, please visit www.dawesarb.org.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Deadline: December 20, 2016


The Dawes Arboretum seeks a Marketing Associate.

About The Arboretum: At The Dawes Arboretum we share the love and knowledge of trees, history and nature with our community in Licking County, just 30 miles east of Columbus, Ohio. As a nearly 2,000 acre accredited Arboretum, or tree museum, we are unique locally. We ensure access to memorable experiences in nature that create lifelong engagement with our supporters.

Position Description: The Marketing Associate is part of the advancement team at The Arboretum, which includes the marketing and fundraising staff. Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Marketing Associate is responsible for implementing The Arboretum’s electronic communications program and supporting the advancement team’s ongoing activities. This is a 30-hour per week, non-exempt position that is benefit eligible. Occasional evening and weekend work is required to support the promotion and awareness of our programs and events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Helps develop The Arboretum’s social media strategy and executes timely and effective social media posts.
  • Provides prompt and helpful responses to inquiries received from members, partners, and the general public through electronic communications.
  • Evaluates and updates The Arboretum’s website content, mobile application and event calendar.
  • Creates and coordinates the production of blog posts and a monthly e-newsletter.
  • Provides support to ongoing Development and Marketing activities.
  • Independently performs job requirements to meet deadlines.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field.
  • Experience working on social media campaigns and website content maintenance preferred.
  • Proficiency with the WordPress platform and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite preferred.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resource Manager, The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Newark, OH 43056 OR email jeromine@dawesarb.org with the subject line: Marketing Associate. Position posted until 12/7/16. To learn more about The Dawes Arboretum, please visit www.dawesarb.org.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Deadline: December 7, 2016


The Dayton Art Institute seeks a Chief Curator.

Reporting to the Director and CEO, and leading a team of four, The Chief Curator is responsible for all aspects of art collections and programming, including collections management, permanent collection and special exhibition installations, publications, and programming.  Duties include developing and overseeing the safekeeping of our diverse art collections, developing interpretive exhibitions and publications that enhance understanding of and appreciation for art, cultivating donors, developing and monitoring project budgets, contributing to grants for ongoing and special projects, and interpreting the art to multiple audiences through diverse media.

Additional responsibilities include strategic design, development, and supervision of the Curatorial Department; and ongoing development of plans for the department, its staff, volunteers, and associated programs. Acts as a general art resource to the institution and the community and a liaison between the curatorial department and other departments within the museum.

This is an extraordinary time in the museum’s history, as The Dayton Art Institute prepares for its Centennial in 2019.  A key initiative in the Museum’s 2015 – 2020 Strategic Plan is to refresh, reinstall, and reinterpret the permanent collection galleries to reflect key strengths of the collection.  This planning has already begun.  In addition, exhibitions have been planned for the next two years.  This is an amazing time to join the DAI team and make a significant impact on the future of the museum and community.

Complete Position Specification available at http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/about-dai/employment

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in art history or a related field; Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) preferred.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in a curatorial position in an art museum or in the field, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment, and/or considerable experience in developing and presenting exhibitions of works of art.
  • Demonstrated senior level experience in a small to medium size art museum.
  • Specialization in European Art from the 15th to the 20th centuries preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills with an emphasis on setting direction, executing goals and providing coaching to inspire success.
  • Demonstrated experience in fiscal management, project management, budget oversight, financial analysis and team leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing imaginative and innovative exhibitions on complex subjects designed to appeal to broad audiences.
  • Awareness of all necessary building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations, and the ability to troubleshoot, and identify and respond to any conditions that are outside norm that may impact care of collection.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, electronic mail, and calendar software applications. Familiarity with collections databases (TMS) a plus.
  • Comfortable with technology, including use of social media, mobile devices and other relevant media.

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

  • Enthusiastic and engaging personality that exudes a charismatic and engaging image to the public – able to communicate sensitively and effectively to diverse audiences fostering goodwill among the museum’s many members and guests and recognizes the dynamics involved in working with board members, donors, and current and prospective vendors; media contacts, and the city’s social, business and civic leaders and organizations.
  • Innovative thinker who is able to perform well in a changing work environment and passionate about being a member of a team that is developing new art initiatives with a strong visitor-centered community dynamic.
  • Exemplary written communication, planning and research skills – adept at writing in a variety of voices and styles; eagle –eye editor and proofreader.
  • Excellent project management skills – able to plan and organize multiple projects, prioritize duties, meet deadlines and work effectively both as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.  Many events are on weekends and evenings.  Work schedule may vary to accommodate special events schedule.

How to Apply: For consideration, please submit letter of interest including salary expectation, curriculum vitae, writing sample and four (4) references to The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Monica Walker, Human Resources/Administration Director or email mwalker@daytonart.org. Email is the preferred method for applying, with all attachments in MS Word or .pdf format only.  The subject line of your email must include your full name and title of the position for which you are applying (for example: Jane Doe, Chief Curator).  Please do not include the cover letter and/or resume in the body of your email.

Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, nicotine/tobacco test and criminal records check.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2017.  Please note that incomplete application materials may not receive full consideration for the position.

The Dayton Art Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Posted: November 18, 2016
Deadline: January 31, 2017


Holden Forests and Gardens seeks a part-time Guest Services Representative at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Holden Forests and Gardens (Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden) is recruiting for an individual to fill a part time Guest Services Representative position in our visitor services department.

Supervisor

  • Guest Services Manager

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 the 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 transaction.
  • Performing end of day reconciliation for all sales transactions.
  • Maintaining count of all guests, groups and other visitors that visit.
  • 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 criminal background and drug checks; driving record in good standing
  • Ability to work flexible schedule on an as needed basis

Work Environment

  • Part-time
  • Non-exempt (hourly)
  • Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturdays 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sundays 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • During the holiday show (Friday evenings 5:00pm – 9:00pm)

To 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=15478691

Closing Date: Until Filled

Holden Forests and Gardens (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: November 18, 2016


The Roscoe Village Foundation seeks a Director.

The Roscoe Village Foundation, a private 501c3 non-profit organization is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director. Roscoe Village Foundation is operated in Historic Roscoe Village of Coshocton, OH. Roscoe Village, a restored Ohio and Erie Canal Town dating to the 1830s, is one of Ohio’s premier cultural heritage attractions drawing over 250,000 visitors per year to take the living history tour, enjoy the beautiful gardens and experience the unique, privately owned shopping and dining establishments located in the Village. You can find additional information on our website at www.roscoevillage.com.

Roscoe Village Foundation is seeking an individual with commitment to quality cultural heritage programming, visionary leadership, and strong administrative skills. The chosen candidate will be able to connect Historic Roscoe Village to the local community, tourists and visitors, and the regional and national bodies that support the preservation and interpretation of American cultural heritage.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Education, Museum Studies, Administration/Management or a related field and at least three years of related experience. The Director will report to the Board of Trustees of the Roscoe Village Foundation and will serve as the chief executive officer with full revenue and expense responsibility including the development of the annual budgets, financial planning and reporting, and fund-raising activities. The director will oversee a diverse staff including education, marketing and maintenance personnel.

The Director will:

  • Provide the vision, leadership, and operation skills needed for the organization to reach new levels of growth and prominence locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Be responsible for developing Historic Roscoe Village’s cultural and education programs.
  • Be responsible for developing marketing strategies that will increase public awareness of Historic Roscoe Village.
  • Be responsible for implementing a full development program which includes revenue from visitors, members, grants, and support from local foundations.
  • Be responsible for staff development, management and supervision.
  • Be responsible for community relations including the businesses and organizations present in Roscoe Village as well as the wider community of Coshocton County.
  • Be responsible for maintaining the highest guest service standards and the integrity of the stated mission of the Foundation.
  • Be responsible for the long-term preservation and maintenance of the RVF’s physical assets including buildings, grounds and artifacts.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Compensation includes a full benefits package.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) by December 5th, 2016 (postmarked): Director Search Committee Roscoe Village Foundation 600 N. Whitewoman St. Coshocton, Ohio 43812

Posted: November 16, 2016
Deadline: December 5, 2016


The Salem Historical Society seeks a Museum Curator.

The Salem Historical Society is an all-volunteer 501 c(3) organization formed in 1947 to collect, preserve and explain Salem’s history. The first Museum building was opened in 1971. Today we have a campus of 4 buildings with offices, library/research space, archives, a meeting room 2 gift shops/bookstore, and nearly 13,000 square feet of exhibit space.

The Museum Curator oversees:

  • Oversees acquisition, appraisal, cataloguing, preservation, exhibition, education about Museum holdings
  • Cares for and maintains the permanent collection
  • Plans and coordinates rotating and special exhibits
  • Recruits and supervises volunteers who assist with these duties including clerks, researchers, designers, educators and docents.
  • Oversees year-round visits to the Museum with emphasis on seasonal Sunday hours (May 1-October 31), spring school groups, custom/bus tours, and special events
  • Makes monthly reports at Board and membership meetings

Requires volunteering 9 hours a week minimum, generally Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon. Appointed by the Board. Significant experience required. Prefer some relevant education. Must have good interpersonal and written/oral communication skills and attention to detail and historical accuracy. Able to manage, organize, research, budget, and use technology including computer, database software, and digital imaging.

Submit letter of interest and resume to: Curator Search, 208 South Broadway, Salem, OH 44460, or email gingergrilli@aol.com.

Posted: November 14, 2016
Deadline to apply: November 28, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Creative Director.

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:

  • The Creative Director is a leadership position that reports to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and will oversee the strategy and execution of internal creative design and copywriting services for the Museum through the direction and management of graphic design, copy, and photography, print and other internal creative services team and outside vendor activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs Creative Services team, assigns team projects, manages workflow and ensures that creative standards and deadlines are met. Mentors the team to enhance performance, expand capabilities and build a skilled and knowledgeable team.
  • Partner with key business stakeholders within the organization to understand business objectives and direct the creative team to ensure creative services are needs are met and deliverables are completed on time, and within brand standards.
  • Provide a high level of creative collaboration, cross training, inspiration, mentorship and motivation to team members, both staff and contractors.
  • Develops, designs and delivers creative strategies and projects for ongoing business operating teams.
  • Participates in new development creative work and manages the execution of creative deliverables.
  • Champions brand positioning, graphic design standards and copy/style guide adherence, at every point of customer contact. Sets and maintains the integrity of creative standards.
  • Develops relationships with, selects and manages external vendors, freelancers, photographers, stock photo companies, print services and other outside partners.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders, clients, colleagues and partners in all CMNH areas, to understand, facilitate and deliver creative services work, and develop integrated strategic marketing plans and programs for the Museum.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Communications or Marketing. Seven (7) to ten (10) plus years of related job experience in creative design and layout.

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.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products, and CRM software such as Tessitura, Constant Contact, and other donor database software, web platform development software, webpage creating software, graphics and photo imaging software, video creation and editing software, marketing software, and project management software.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based collaborative applications such as Dropbox, Basecamp, Google Apps, iCalendar, Outlook and related programs.
  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently prioritize assignments while working independently.
  • Ability to perform all job responsibilities as assigned 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: November 10, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Astronomy Education 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:

  • The Astronomy Education Coordinator is responsible for researching and coordinating production and presentation of planetarium and observatory programs as well as assisting with maintaining the Astronomy Department’s technological assets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and develop astronomy programs for school field trips, public visitors, and private events in the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium and Mueller Observatory.
  • Assist with astronomy-related summer camps.
  • Instruct outreach astronomy programs in schools, libraries and other settings using portable planetarium and/or telescopes.
  • Research upcoming presentation topics and assist in the production of images, audio, and video to enhance the program.
  • Share responsibility working evenings and weekends to present public programs and assist with lectures and special events.
  • Assist with general monitoring and maintenance of the planetarium and observatory. This includes but is not limited to computers, video projectors, and telescopes.
  • Communicate and work with an audience that is diverse in culture, age, race and abilities in a pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy, Physics, Education or related field; or three to five years related experience/ training; or equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Production Suite, Blender, Maya, 3D Studio Max, and/or Sky-Skan’s DigitalSky 2 software preferred.
  • Experience teaching in a museum or other informal education setting preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate modern research in astronomy and physics to diverse audiences.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends and evenings as needed.

Physical Demands: Position may require sitting, walking, standing, reaching including stooping, kneeling, and crouching. Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Human Resources
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 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: November 10, 2016


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Adult 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 museum programs for adult audiences. 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:

  • Develop and conduct new and existing adult education programs including non-credit classes (e.g., Back-to-Basics), field trips, and national travel programs.
  • Assist with planning, coordination and implementation of the Explorer Lecture Series program, which brings in speakers from around the country to speak on a variety of natural history topics each year.
  • Prepare and monitor annual Adult Programs budget, monthly and annual reports.
  • Develop and coordinate and evaluate all activities for the Naturalist Certificate program, including course offerings, participant record management and engagement of program graduates.
  • Develop, promote and coordinate a Museum Speaker’s Bureau in collaboration with the Collections Division and other Museum employees and volunteers.
  • Develop, coordinate and conduct on and off-site programming for the following populations and locations: senior citizens, senior centers, libraries, community centers, local universities, and community events.
  • Develop, promote and coordinate Citizen Science projects in collaboration with the Collections & Research Division and other Museum employees and volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the development and teaching of 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 adults, especially in an informal science setting.
  • Experience teaching school programs 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.

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: November 10, 2016


The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center seeks a PR & Social Media Coordinator.

The statements below reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major responsibilities of the identified position and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the PR/Social Media Coordinator include –

Public Relations:

  • Draft and distribute press materials.
  • Research press opportunities.
  • Work with Director of Marketing & Communications to pitch media stories to reporters.
  • Provide exhibition/programming/institutional information and images to media.
  • Staff media events, escort media onsite at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
  • Adapt key messages into press materials, spokesperson talking points, and stakeholder communications.
  • Coordinate spokesperson opportunities with leadership team members as needed.
  • Update and maintain media contact lists.

Social Media:

  • Represent the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center brand online and in social media.
  • Track metrics to measure success of digital engagement activities and initiatives.
  • Create/update and edit web copy for website or other partner websites as needed.
  • Manage social media process—executing digital engagement strategies via digital channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Develop monthly social media editorial calendar to guide social media activity.
  • Assist Director of Marketing & Communications in managing relationships with local and regional bloggers, including pitching content, organizing promotional giveaways and arranging blogger preview events.
  • Track social media trends and research new opportunities.
  • Monitor the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s presence on the web and in social media channels, responding to inquiries and comments as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to adapt to fast moving, ever changing situations
  • Emotional maturity and ability to work with senior executives and leadership volunteers
  • Ability to work well with others across all teams
  • Strategic thinking
  • Detail focused, deadline focused, pleasantly aggressive, get-it-done attitude
  • Passion for museum, nonprofit work
  • Bachelor’s degree

Additional Information: This is a full-time position. Additional information, including how to apply, is available at www.cincymuseumgroup.org.

Posted: November 9, 2016


The Holden Arboretum seeks an Interpretive Services Coordinator. This position is in the Education & Information Services – Interpretation department.

Objective: The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for an individual to develop and implement informal educational programs and interpretation for adult and family audiences at both Arboretum and Botanical Garden campuses and monitor their quality and effectiveness; maintain on-site interpretive features; teach and conduct classes. This is a new position. Position will have responsibility at both campuses. Holden Forests and Gardens is the 12th largest public garden in the U.S.

Supervisor

  • Vice President of Education

Work Location

  • The position will work at both campuses but will be based at the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland.
  • 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
  • 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

  • Works with Manager of Public Programs, Manager of Family Engagement and other staff to create and implement self-directed and directed interpretive programs and other informal education offerings
  • Monitors quality and effectiveness of programs through design and implementation of program assessment tools.
  • Makes recommendations based on the results
  • Uses project management techniques to identify critical needs and to ensure process completion for program development
  • Directs education seasonal to maintain existing on-site interpretive and informal programs
  • Develops and manages program budget
  • Conducts classes and workshops
  • Coordinates tour development, trains volunteer guides and oversees guide scheduling at Arboretum campus
  • Interacts with the informal education community of NE Ohio to develop partnerships and collaborate for program development

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science education, interpretation, horticulture, environmental or museum studies or related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years successfully leading informal education programs and coordinating and developing interpretive features for adult and family audiences
  • 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

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Candidate must possess a current valid driver’s license – less than 3 points.

Work Environment

  • Full Time 40 hours per week
  • Non-exempt (hourly)
  • Tuesday through Saturday
  • Evening and weekend hours as required.

To 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=15472201

Closing Date: November 18, 2016

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: November 9, 2016
Deadline: November 18, 2016


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Seasonal Worker: Train Operator.

Dates of Position

  • Seasonal Mid – November through January 6, 2017 (flexible start & end dates)
  • Full and Part-time
  • Flexible schedule- must be able to work some evening and weekend hours.

Objective: Provide safe and comfortable transport of guests who choose to ride the Garden Express Train. Individual will adhere to all safety checks, operating the train according to its operation manual, properly storing the train when not in use all the while providing excellent customer service

Supervisor

  • Manager of Special Exhibits
  • Works with Guest Services Supervisor

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

  • Properly drive and park the vehicle under conditions in which the vehicle will be used.
  • Properly load and unload passengers.
  • Recognize maintenance problems and report them to Facilities personnel or supervisor
  • Ensure that each guest receives outstanding Guest Service by providing a Guest friendly environment.
  • Actively participate and engage with guests to deliver a fun and memorable holiday experience.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of all train operation controls after training.
  • Understand and follow all relevant safety guidelines.
  • Assist horticulture department with snow removal from train paths and elsewhere when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age; preferably 21 years of age.
  • Enjoys working with families and children.

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Candidate must possess a current valid driver’s license – less than 3 points.
  • Successful completion of The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden’s organizational driving and safety procedure program.

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

  • Position will work indoors and outdoors (weather permitting)
  • Must be able to lift and transport up to 50 lbs
  • There may be long periods of standing and walking

Wages: 10.00 hour

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=15468331

Posting Date: November 2016
Closing Date: Until filled

This position will be employed through a staffing agency service.

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: November 4, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Marketing and Sales Manager.

The Marketing and Sales Manager works with the Director of Marketing and Communications to communicate and deliver the value of the Ohio History Connection’s products and services. This position manages the daily marketing activities in support of the organization’s marketing and sales plans and priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage marketing, advertising, and promotional activities to raise awareness for and drive attendance and participation to Ohio History Connection sites, events and functions.
    • Coordinate the planning and staffing of special events, outreach opportunities, trade shows that advance the mission of the organization.
    • Serve as a liaison to internal clients, marketing consultants, and site partners.
    • Identify and secures advertising and promotional partners.
    • Manage the budgets for advertising, promotional materials, and tourism.
    • Track, analyze, and update marketing and metrics to measure effectiveness or promotional campaigns.
  • Manage the organization’s strategic sales plan for Ohio As America, a fourth grade electronic textbook, and other education products.
    • Manage the Education Partnership Sales Coordinator and to help the coordinator identify sales opportunities for tradeshows, sales calls, and personal visits.
    • Help coordinator set, track and analyze quarterly and annual sales goals.
    • Manage education sales budget.
  • Serve as the organization’s representative within the tourism industry, participate in tourism cooperatives, events, and groups to promote the Ohio History Connection’s sites, products and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises Education Sales Coordinator and, as assigned, third-party vendors, volunteers, and part-time or seasonal workers.

Qualifications

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, business or a field related to the functions required of this position.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in marketing, sales public relations, or tourism for arts/cultural organizations or other related fields.

Communication Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills are essential, particularly the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with colleagues and the ability to build and maintain partnerships and relationships.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, evaluate situations and identify solutions quickly.

Mathematical Skills: Ability and experience with managing budgets and setting, tracking, and analyzing metrics.

Technical Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience with customer relation management systems, content management systems, and social media is a plus.

Work Environment: Work is performed in an office environment and involves frequent contact with the public and coworkers. It will involve frequent evening and weekend work at the Ohio History Center, special events in Columbus and throughout the organization’s statewide network of historic sites.

We are committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse work environment, and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are committed and dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in reaching and serving all Ohioans.

Salary: $45,000-$55,000

Application Process: 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. Job posting is posted online at www.ohiohistory.org/jobs.

Posted: November 4, 2016


The Zanesville Museum of Art seeks a Visitor Services Specialist/Education and Exhibition Assistant.

Position Summary:  A Visitor Services Specialist plays a vital role in welcoming our visitors and providing the necessary information to make each visitor’s experience enriching and memorable. The ideal candidate for this position promotes excellent customer service, in person and over the phone, and creates a welcoming environment for everyone.

The ZMA’s Education and Exhibition Assistant supports the museum’s education and exhibition staff performing routine administrative duties. The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and is a highly organized and efficient individual.

Hours: Part Time, 10-15 hours each week. Thursday or Friday, 9 to 1 pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm. Weekday hours may vary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide information to visitors about the ZMA and our collections, public programs, and special exhibitions.
  • Proactively approach visitors and answer questions, including the location of amenities and works of art, as well as general museum inquiries.
  • Remain knowledgeable regarding ZMA exhibitions and programs.
  • Provide general information on museum membership, programs, admissions and admission prices.
  • Generate computer documents and correspond with staff using email.
  • Work with other visitor service specialists to maintain a neat and orderly information desk and kiosk.
  • Answer the ZMA’s telephones and process Museum Store orders.
  • Assist staff with a range of administrative projects on an “as needed” basis including the administration of select public programs and the maintenance of evaluation data.
  • Assist staff with the exhibition-related duties including the creation of exhibition object lists and labels.

Reporting Relationships: This position reports to the Collection and Exhibition Manager and the Education Coordinator.

Minimum Suggested Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license with clean driving record required. Job offer dependent on successful background check.
  • Outgoing personality and ability to proactively interact with visitors and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and think critically and to work independently and with initiative.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Facility with technology and computers including Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to walk and stand for several hours if necessary.

Application Information: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, and phone numbers of three references via email to sarah@zanesvilleart.org. The subject line should include: Visitor Services Specialist/Education and Exhibition Assistant Position Application.

The position is open until filled. Submission deadline is November 11, 2016.

For more information about the organization, visit www.zanesvilleart.org.

Posted: October 27, 2016
Deadline: November 11, 2016


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Seasonal Celebration Associate.

This position is in the Department of CBG Visitor Services for Glow.

Dates of Position:

  • Seasonal November 14 – January 06 (some flexibility on start & end dates)
  • Full and Part (10-25 hours per week) time position(s) available
  • Flexible schedule- must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Supervisor: Director of Guest Services & Special Exhibits

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:

  • Actively participate and engage with guests to deliver a fun and memorable experience
  • Help to maintain the appearance, cleanliness, safety and quality of workspace
  • Process sales transactions quickly and accurately using a computerized cash register and/or standalone credit card machine
  • Sell admission tickets at the ticket sales desk using a computerized cash register
  • Provide friendly and helpful customer service with good communications skills to all guests
  • Assist with maintaining adequate stock levels of merchandise and supplies, and communicate guest needs and special requests so they may be fulfilled
  • Contribute toward building teamwork among staff and volunteers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate preferred
  • Retail and/or cash handling experience preferred
  • Experience with customer service in a similar setting desired
  • Must enjoy working with families and children

Requirements: Must pass a criminal background check.

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

  • Position will work indoors
  • Must be able to lift and transport up to 50 lbs
  • There may be long periods of standing and walking

Wages:  $8.50

Apply

Posting Date:  October 2016

Closing Date:  Until filled

This position will be employed through a staffing agency service.

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: October 26, 2016


The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia seeks a Deputy Director.

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia, PA is seeking an energetic, thoughtful, entrepreneurial, and dynamic individual to fill the newly-created position of Deputy Director. CCAHA is a non-profit organization that provides conservation and preservation services to clients that range from large nonprofit organizations to private individuals. We specialize in the conservation treatment of works of art and artifacts on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, photographs, books, scrapbooks, manuscripts, wallpaper, as well as related materials such as parchments and papyrus. In addition to conservation treatment services, CCAHA provides reference and consulting services that assist museums, libraries, and archives with the tasks of assessing, preserving, and safeguarding their collections. The education department presents workshops and conferences attended by a wide ranging audience. Our state-of-the-art digital imaging lab creates facsimiles and digital images that provide access to fragile objects, and our housing and framing technicians create custom frames and storage with the latest technology. All of these services come together to help meet CCAHA’s mission to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

CCAHA’s new Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director to implement the organization’s strategic vision by providing financial management, operational support, project management, and client relations and development assistance.

Duties & Responsibilities
Organizational Leadership

  • Work closely with the Executive Director on the development and execution of strategic plan goals and special projects.
  • Through policy implementation and by example, establish standards and foster a workplace culture and environment of excellence, learning, collaboration, flexibility, cooperation, and inclusion throughout the organization.
  • Supervise staff and consultants as determined.
  • Represent CCAHA at conferences, professional associations, and other public venues.

Finance

  • Lead the annual organizational budget process.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with CCAHA’s contract accountant, auditor, and Board Finance Committee.
  • Monitor monthly budget and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
  • Develop tracking systems and direct financial strategy, planning, cash flow analysis, and forecasting to inform and drive real-time decision making by the leadership team.
  • Oversee grant budgets. In cooperation with the Director of Development, submit interim and financial reports to funding agencies.
  • Oversee budgets for multi-year special projects.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Director of Development to develop and implement fundraising strategies.

Client Relations and Business Development

  • Lead initiatives and implement systems, where necessary, to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Provide oversight and direction in all of CCAHA’s operational areas. Leverage business acumen to evaluate business models, assess financial viability, and make and implement recommendations.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships and partnerships. Some travel may be required.
  • Work with the Executive Director to implement CCAHA’s Strategic Business Plan and marketing strategies.
  • Lead project planning in cooperation with the Director of Development and Director of Conservation, including responses to requests for proposals.

Operations

  • Build systems and processes that will enable teams to work together collaboratively and effectively.
  • Working with the Director of Conservation and Director of Administration, provide project management expertise and oversight over conservation treatment and consulting projects to ensure appropriate financial performance and client satisfaction.
  • Regularly evaluate internal systems and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Oversee risk management by providing oversight and management of legal issues and insurance.
  • Working with the Director of Administration, oversee facilities maintenance and business systems to ensure that they are well maintained, effective, and efficient.
  • Oversee supply management and ordering.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of experience in a senior management role, with non-profit experience or comparable for-profit experience desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis. Skill and passion for developing strong systems and business processes that improve performance and organizational impact.
  • Experience in marketing, sales, and/or client relations.
  • Practical and working knowledge of nonprofit accounting and financial reporting.
  • Experience in project management, including implementation of project management software.
  • Exceptional analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Disciplined self-starter with the ability to execute multiple priorities.
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and exercise tact and diplomacy with internal and external teams.
  • Desire to work in an open, inclusive, and collaborative working environment.
  • A strong interest in conservation and preservation.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with experience. CCAHA provides a robust benefits package.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references via email or regular mail to:
Della Keyser
Records Coordinator
Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
dkeyser@ccaha.org

Application packages received by November 15, 2016 will be given priority for review.

Posted: October 24, 2016


The Armstrong Air & Space Museum seeks a Museum Educator.

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is seeking a self-starter with the ability to work alone and in small teams to meet the educational mission of the Museum. Candidates must have a degree in education, the sciences, engineering, history, or museum studies. A valid driver’s license is required. A teaching license, experience in a museum setting, and a strong science or engineering background is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver outreach programming and tours and direct classroom activities
  • Create and update lesson plans
  • Plan and implement major educational programming like Astronaut Camp, Young Astronauts, and enrichment programs
  • Schedule tours and manage tour logistics
  • Distribute teacher surveys and compile feedback
  • Write and distribute the education newsletter
  • Plan and implement overnights and other scout events
  • Implement exhibit engagement programs with the general public
  • Create marketing plans for Education Service Centers, schools, and home school groups
  • Coordinate holiday or anniversary events
  • Represent the museum at professional development events, conferences, speaking engagements, and public demonstrations of the lunar rover
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to the Director of Programming and Education.

Supervises docents and other volunteer staff.

Salary will be based on level of education and past experience. Fulltime benefits include paid vacation and monthly health insurance stipend.

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum will welcome over 30,000 visitors in 2016, including guests from every state and six continents. The Museum draws largely from schools in western Ohio and Northeast Indiana. The Museum is a 17,000 square-foot facility employing 11 staff.

This is a fulltime position and immediate opening. Evening and weekend hours are required. Submit a resume and cover letter to programs@armstrongmuseum.org by October 31, 2016.

Posted: October 19, 2016


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Site Historian.

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

This position is responsible for documenting the history of Ohio History Connection sites and supporting projects to preserve, restore and interpret sites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform primary and secondary research on sites, events and historical figures.
  • Write site histories for professional and non-professional audiences.
  • Research and write Historic Furnishings Plans.
  • Document provenance of museum collections associated with sites.
  • Identify artifacts to furnish house museums.
  • Create and maintain a digitized collection of all site-related documentation.
  • Serve on inter-divisional teams responsible for site projects.
  • 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

  • Requires a master’s degree in history or a related discipline, plus a minimum of three years’ experience working with museum collections and historic sites. Knowledge of furniture history, production methods, finishes, hardware and upholstery is desired.

Personal Attributes

  • Enjoys learning about Ohio history.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • 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.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Discrete and prudent in discerning confidentiality.

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, and in a timely manner, with diverse audiences having differing levels of knowledge.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. Remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.

Mathematical Skills

  • Intermediate level mathematical skills.

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Basic photography and photo editing skills.

Reasoning Ability

  • Accuracy and attention to detail and deadlines. Requires refined reasoning ability with aptitude in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions. Ability to work cooperatively with others. Ability to manage multiple tasks.

Work Environment

  • Majority of the work in this position is performed in an office or library environment. Some in-state travel to sites is required.

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: October 6, 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: October 5, 2016


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks a Development & Marketing Director.

Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a self-motivated, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its development, grant writing, fundraising events, advertising, and public relations. This position is a professional, senior-level job reporting to the executive director and requires significant experience in those work areas, high-level writing skills, the ability to multi-task, and extensive knowledge of community/regional funding sources. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing. Duties will include – research, write, review and monitor grants; write interim and final grant reports; develop and update the grant/development databases and due dates; establish and cultivate sponsorships with businesses and corporations; fully manage fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing; both attend and plan staff and committee meetings; develop banners and tv/radio ads; coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases; direct graphic design activities; develop and coordinate partnerships with media, community organizations and foundations; maintain web site and social media outlets; organize and maintain all electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files and records; cultivate members as a donor base; supervise full- and part-time staff; manage Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans, annual fund, fundraising plans, etc.

Required Skills:
Must have a strong background in fundraising and marketing; ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced, high-stress, high-pressure environment (responsible, organized, time- and detail-oriented); be creative; comfortable with and interested in science and public education; have exceptional public speaking abilities (comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ages/backgrounds; must like people; must be outgoing, flexible, professional in attitude and appearance; energetic, and enthusiastic; have experience in management and staff training; team-oriented; have strong sense of humor; ability to work long hours; flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; the ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business/community associates; knowledge of MS Office, graphics design programs, donor programs/databases, strong spreadsheet skills; significant knowledge of and ability to research and write grants, and maintain master lists of submission and reporting dates; familiarity with granting organizations and foundations; maintain the web site (Joomla), and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); the ability to schedule and develop newsletters, brochures, banners, etc. on time; write all press releases and coordinate media (newspaper, tv, radio, billboards, social media) ads.

Qualifications:

This is not an entry-level position, only experienced professionals with non-profit fundraising and marketing backgrounds should apply. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; strong background in business and communications; minimum of 7 years of experience in development and marketing, preferably in the non-profit field; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; experience with managing staff; must have a flexible schedule. Ability to drive, valid Drivers License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

Schedule: Full time. 40 hours/week. Schedule will include some weekends, early hours and evenings.

Salary: $35,000 per year, full benefits.

To apply: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online (http://www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf). Send 1) completed application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume, 4) grant examples, 5) press release examples, 6) brochure/newsletter examples, and 7) professional references (minimum of 5) 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: October 5, 2016


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


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