Ohio Museums Job Board


The Western Reserve Historical Society seeks a Curator of Collections and Exhibits.

Responsible to the Director of the Cleveland History Center for the acquisition, care, management of collections, as well as the presentation of WRHS collections (onsite, offsite, and online) in exhibits, programs, outreach and engagement activities.

Classification: This position is classified as full-time professional and overtime exempt.

Coordination: The Curator of Collections & Exhibits reports to the Director of the Cleveland History Center (CHC) and coordinates with WRHS Division Directors, including the Director of Hale Farm & Village, the Director of Library & Archive and the Vice President of Development for the presentation, care, management and stewardship of WRHS collections.  He/she Develops and cultivates relationships within the museum, local arts and culture community and donors.  Public outreach and community engagement is an integral function of this position.

Supervision: Responsible for the supervision of WRHS Collections staff, including regular full-time and part-time employees, interns, volunteers and consultants engaged in the in the preservation, maintenance and presentation of collections in exhibits, programs, and outreach.

Duties:

  • Stewardship – of WRHS collections and management of collections staff, responsible for the organization, development, and implementation of collections care and management procedures.
  • Presentation – Responsible to the Director of the Cleveland History Center for the fresh, imaginative and ongoing presentation of WRHS collections in Cleveland History Center galleries.
  • Management – of WRHS collections stored and exhibited at other WRHS sites, including WRHS’s offsite storage facility in Macedonia, Ohio, Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio, Shandy Hall in Geneva, Ohio, and Loghurst in Canfield, Ohio as well as collections on loan to other museums and organizations.
  • Relationships – Develops and sustains relationships with the community to advance WRHS’s mission, vision, and activities.
  • Continuous Learning – networks with peers and maintains memberships in various professional organizations to remain current and relentlessly committed to the pursuit of best practices in collection care, management, and presentation.
  • Fundraising – Works with the CHC Director, President and CEO and the Development Department to secure funding for collection related activities through grant writing, sponsorship requests, requests for individual contributions, engagement activities, programs and tours, in-kind gifts and other forms of fundraising.
  • Compliance – Responsible for the ongoing implementation and adherence to WRHS Collections Policies and Procedures.
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the CHC Director.

Qualifications:

  • The Chief Curator of the WRHS is a professional position that requires an advanced degree in museum studies or American history, with a minimum of five years’ curatorial management experience.
  • A proven track record in management and administration, knowledge of professional museum standards and best practices, as well as skill in conceptualizing, organizing, and directing projects simultaneously, and the interpersonal skills to effectively work with a broad range of people are required.
  • The Curator of Collections and Exhibits must provide evidence of high quality written and verbal communication skills. Writing, including grant writing, and the ability to interpret collections and communicate knowledge relevant to the collections is also required.
  • This position represents the Society’s collections department both internally and externally and therefore requires demonstrated public speaking ability and professional demeanor and attire.
  • Learning agility is absolutely essential in a dynamic organization like WRHS. The incumbent must be comfortable with ambiguity, flexibility and have the ability and willingness to solve problems from different perspectives.
  • Personal characteristics that are essential include: flexibility, loyalty, respect, maturity, tact, diplomacy, originality, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, creativity, enthusiasm, problem-solving abilities, and a sense of humor. An understanding and respect for organizational behavior at all levels is essential.
  • Qualified candidates must embrace and role model each of WRHS’s core values: Integrity, Innovation, Stewardship, and Connectivity and work tirelessly to make WRHS the first stop for history in northeast Ohio.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to jwaterman@wrhs.org.

Posted: May 27, 2015


Lake Metroparks seeks a full-time Farmpark Administrator.

Brief description: Lake Metroparks Farmpark is a 235 acre agriculturally themed park, educational facility and special event venue which attracts up to 200,000 visitors annually. The Farmpark Administrator directs and leads staff to manage its facilities, grounds, physical plant, programs and special events in order to fulfill the mission of Farmpark and Lake Metroparks and to provide a high standard of customer service to the public.

Requirements:

  • Direct and manage staff: select, hire, train and coach; assure performance and morale; determine structure and staffing of the organization
  • Direct and monitor daily Farmpark operations and address issues, as required.
  • Oversee the development of the Farmpark operating and capital budgets, monitor expenses and revenues, approve all purchase requisitions; oversee large contracts with outside vendors.
  • Oversee the development of new facilities, events, programs and exhibits.
  • Serve on the Lake Metroparks Management Team to assist with the development of agency policies and initiatives, capital improvements, etc.
  • Demonstrate in-depth written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to write and edit for publication. Work with the Marketing department to develop and implement the marketing of the Farmpark facility, events and programs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Education, Parks and Recreation, Natural History, Horticulture/Agriculture or equivalent experience.

Rate: $61,508/annual minimum, Exempt

Method for applying: Apply online at www.lakemetroparks.com.

Closing date: Open until filled.
Posted: May 26, 2015

Lake Metroparks is an EEO employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability in employment.


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

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:  Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual operating fundraising efforts, including development of fundraising strategies, oversight and management of staff, and cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects in support of the Museum’s annual operating goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies that build upon and showcase the strengths of the Museum and enable the Museum to succeed in reaching the broader Northeast Ohio community.
  • Manage an active portfolio of quality prospects, to be determined in consultation with the Chief Development Officer.
  • Conduct research to identify goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors, or general donor markets.
  • Direct, oversee, and manage staff that manages foundation support, corporate support, membership and annual fund, and donor stewardship including events.
  • Work with Museum staff in planning for the philanthropic support of Museum and educational programming for education and research.
  • Direct fundraising activities such as annual giving campaigns and direct mail programs.
  • Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorship from individual businesses or government donors.
  • Monitor progress of all development fundraising initiatives relating to the annual campaign.
  • Secure commitments of donations from individual or corporate donors.
  • Attend community events, meeting or conferences to increase the awareness of Museum activities or needs.
  • Cultivate new and diversified funding sources to establish continued commitment to programs and research and the Museum as a whole.
  • Sustain and lead the growth of the development staff of the highest possible quality and a workplace of outstanding cohesion and effectiveness.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study; seven to ten years of experience in donor relations or frontline fundraising with experience working with volunteer leaders; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • High level of experience working with Microsoft office products to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with donor databases such as Tessitura, Constant Contact or other donor database management systems required.
  • Knowledge of fundraising laws and regulations and fundraising best practices.

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong and proven leadership skills including strategic vision and the ability to drive an aggressive and complex agenda with minimal oversight.
  • Passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information, both personal and professional.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; ability to vary writing styles to meet needs.
  • Strong problem solving and listening skills.
  • Ability to model effective results-oriented decision making and inspire staff through success.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, and meet stringent and overlapping deadlines.
  • Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three 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: 15A18
Posting Date:  May 18, 2015


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time Junior Medical Camp 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: The Junior Medical Camp Coordinator/Museum Educator is responsible for instructing, developing and coordinating Junior Medical Camp (JMC) as well as standards-based programs for school audiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement the Junior Medical Camp series, which is hands-on exploration of science, health and medical topics and careers for student’s grades 3-12.
  • Teach health and science education programs to school groups (pre-k-12) via three modes of delivery: in-house classroom programs, Health on Wheels/Science-to-Go!, outreach programs, and Distance Learning.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise summer JMC instructors.
  • Monitor and maintain program supplies, inventory and overall quality of teaching materials and equipment.
  • Assist with new school program development, updating 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 programs to the public.
  • Communicate and work with an audience that is diverse in culture, age, race and abilities in a pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Keep abreast of scientific knowledge and Museum research activities in areas of teaching duties.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Masters Degree (Masters preferred) in a field related to health, medicine, natural history, science or education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience teaching in a museum or other informal education setting.
  • Clinical experience including first aid and CPR certification preferred (training provided).

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 requires evenings and weekends.
  • 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.
  • Must have excellent, analytical and problem solving skills.

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: 15A17
Posting Date: May 18, 2015

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


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Green Corps Crew Assistant.

Objective: Cleveland Botanical Garden Green Corps is a seasonal work-study program for high school students in Cleveland.  Students work as a team to maintain Learning Farms, sell produce to neighbors and at markets, and make Ripe From Downtown™ salsa.  Throughout the season, students follow a curriculum based on life and work skills, agriculture, community and environmental stewardship, and sustainability.  As part of this dynamic program, students work together to make their own lives and communities better.

Date of Position: March 15 through October, 40 hours/week

Primary Function:  This seasonal full-time position requires a high-energy, flexible individual who will be an integral member of the Green Corps team.  This Garden ambassador will assist with the day-to-day operation of a Cleveland Botanical Garden Learning Farm including planting, maintenance and harvesting, and the overall education and management of student employees.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily field operations, supervising student activities and leading the youth crew in the performance of general farm maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, planting; pruning; watering; weeding; mulching; fertilizing.
  • Assist site manager with building and maintaining positive relationships with each Green Corps student.
  • Build and maintain a healthy, safe, and supportive work and learning environment within the Green Corps Learning Farm.
  • Reinforce weekly curriculum and ensure students meet work requirements.
  • Communicate positively and effectively with students’ parents and Learning Farm neighbors and community members.
  • Assist with the management of the day-to-day operation of a Learning Farm site, involving general garden maintenance tasks such as, but not limited to, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching and fertilizing.
  • Participate in production and marketing of Ripe from Downtown™ products.
  • Lead volunteer groups, tours, and community programming in the Learning Farm.
  • Assist with planning and carrying out Learning Farm Open House, other CBG events, and Green Corps’ farmer’s market stand.
  • Provide feedback to improve and grow Green Corps.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be at least 21 years old
  • Obtainment or work toward an Associate or Bachelor degree in education, child-youth development, agriculture or a related area is preferred and/or relevant experience or background required
  • Experience working with youth is highly desirable
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, as well as excellent communications skills in a positive, team-player environment is essential

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  • Satisfactory outcome on background and substance screenings.
  • Acceptable Driving record (3 points or less)
  • This position may be tailored to meet college internship or credit requirements. Extensive staff training provided on teaching skills and gardening/agriculture.

To 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=12072601

Re-Posting Date:  May 2015
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.


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

Ohio History Service Corps members provide service to Ohioans each year in the categories of historic site survey, collections digitization, and capacity building for local historical organizations. The latter includes volunteer recruitment and management, event planning, convening partnerships, K-12 education outreach, and more.

The Ohio History Service Corps program has two components: the Local History Corps and the Ohio Historic Preservation Corps. Each of these AmeriCorps volunteer groups will help local organizations put history to work in their community. Please contact the AmeriCorps member assigned to your community for more information on what this program can do for you.

Interested in joining the Ohio History Service Corps? We’re now accepting applications for our 2015-2016 program year, beginning in September! We have positions available around Ohio.

Learn more and apply for a:

Posted: May 12, 2015


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana, seeks an Exhibits Specialist (part-time exhibits technician).

Science Central is seeking a highly skilled and self-motivated jack-of-all-trades person to assist with daily and long-term exhibits maintenance, repairs and fabrication, building operations, and facilities maintenance. Work will occur in and on-site of a large historical building. This position requires experience in exhibits (interactive and static, electronic and mechanical), materials (woods, metals, plastics, electronics, etc.), facilities maintenance (HVAC, construction, electrical, plumbing, etc.), and exhibits and facilities cleaning. Primary duties will include – exhibit upkeep and repairs; daily operational activities such as turn-on and closure procedures for exhibits and equipment; perform regularly scheduled maintenance of exhibits, equipment and facilities; repair, maintain and install permanent and temporary exhibits and large-scale exhibitions. Secondary duties will include – building and facilities maintenance and cleanliness; purchasing and installation of exhibits components, and facility and cleaning supplies; care for and storage of museum property and equipment. This position requires high visibility work in a public facility, so must be friendly and like people.

Required Skills: Educational training (mechanical/electrical/industrial) and/or significant relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job; requires strong analytical, design, and planning skills; exceptional experience with hand tools and shop tools; strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience with all divisions of facilities and equipment; ability to complete multiple complex projects; effective organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills; knowledge of materials and electronics associated with interactive science exhibits; flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook) and related programs; ability to use a fork lift; valid Drivers License and a successful completion of Criminal Background Check is required.

Physical Demands: The position requires frequent standing, walking, kneeling, stooping, climbing, balancing, pushing, and lifting; exposure to high and low temperatures, and outside weather conditions; exposure to loud sounds, heights, and moving mechanical parts.

Schedule: Approx. 10-20 hours per week, irregular schedule, part-time position, non-exempt, schedule will include weekends, holidays, early hours and evenings, must be flexible

Salary: $10/hour

To Apply: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online:www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf.  Send completed application, cover letter, resume and list of 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: May, 2015


The Springfield Museum of Art seeks a Curator of Collections & Exhibitions. The Springfield Museum of Art is a small, AAM Accredited American Art Museum and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum serves a local community of nearly 60,000 Springfield city residents and a larger regional community of over 500,000 people. The Museum recently renewed its focus on art education to better engage the community in relevant ways. This was instrumental in a “turn around” for the Museum and resulted in significant increases in attendance, membership, grants, and contributed revenues. The Museum staff is small in number however formidable in their work together to implement a shared vision for the Museum’s role to engage the whole community through partnerships and programs.

We are seeking a museum professional with a keen interest in American art, particularly art of Ohio and the Midwest, and museum operations. The Curator of Collections & Exhibitions will collaborate on exhibition planning, prepare exhibitions, and manage all aspects of the Museum’s collection of approximately 2,000 works of art. This includes collections management (Past Perfect data base, care, access, storage, use,

Collections Plan, policies), caring for the physical spaces where the art is exhibited and stored, overseeing security for the collections and facility, and managing the Museum’s exhibitions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for implementing policies that relate to the care of the collection and exhibitions.
  • Oversee and implement routine Cleaning Program for collection storage areas and galleries, integrated pest management program, and climate monitor/tracking.
  • Oversee and implement security policies and procedures, including responsibilities for Front Desk staffing.
  • Manage all collection records including object files, rights and reproductions, and cataloging of new acquisitions.
  • Oversee incoming and outgoing loans, maintaining all related records.
  • Maintain the Collection Management Database (PastPerfect), including complete and accurate electronic and hard copies of all object records; responsible for all digital and paper documentation, and images related to the permanent collection and exhibitons.
  • Manage correspondence and logistics associated with loans to the museum including loan agreements, loan records, insurance, shipments, and condition reports.
  • Work with artists, organizations, guest curators, Museum staff, relevant committees, and others to install/de-install exhibitions as well as foster collaboration and build relationships in the broader community.
  • Fabricate exhibition text and labels, and/or manage outside contractors doing this work.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Supervise interns, and volunteers working on collections and exhibition projects.

Additional Duties:
As staff members of a small museum, we are flexible and able to work on tasks or projects outside our immediate scope of responsibilities. The Curator of Collections & Exhibitions will join a team that equally contributes to the overall operation and success of the Museum. S/he must be self-motivated, have excellent research, writing, problem-solving and communications skills, and be able to effectively work as part of a team. The position is full time and will require occasional evening and weekend work.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of accepted registration, collection management, art handling, and preventative conservation practices in line with AAM standards of care.
  • Working knowledge of PastPerfect museum database and other computer programs
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required
  • Skill with tools and knowledge of building materials
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50lbs or more
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Required Education and Experience:
  • A., M.A. or equivalent experience in art history, museum studies and/or fine art. · 2-3 years working with collections and exhibitions in a museum setting.

To apply: Please send a letter of application, resume, and list of references by June 15, to Ann Fortescue at afortescue@springfieldart.net.


The Holden Arboretum has one position available for a full-time Horticulturist responsible for The Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden as part of our Horticulture and Conservation Department. The horticulturist uses sound horticultural principles to create sustainable landscapes and ensure plants are cared for under optimal growing conditions. A strong knowledge of woody and herbaceous plants is expected with an emphasis on rhododendrons and shade gardens preferred.

Participates in short-term and long-range planning activities guided by Holden’s strategic objectives and assists in the setting of goals to accomplish those objectives. Takes initiative for: record keeping; developing improvements for themed gardens that maintain their design integrity; planning and scheduling garden tasks; leading and instructing seasonal workers and volunteers; and leading garden tours. Performs other activities as required.

Supervisor

  • Lead Horticulturist
  • Works with Horticulture and Conservation staff
  • Works with Seasonal 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

  • Landscape maintenance in assigned area(s)
  • Performs various tasks in care and maintenance of woody and herbaceous plants, which includes soil preparation, planting, watering, fertilizing, bed renovation, mulching, pruning, staking, transplanting, thinning, etc.
  • Uses sound, sustainable, horticultural practices.
  • Select, plant and maintain all plants to the highest standard.
  • Identifies, monitors and controls pests using sustainable practices.
  • Prunes young trees and shrubs for structure and aesthetics.
  • Maintains the design intent of themed garden spaces which may include creation of new beds and renovation of older beds as appropriate.
  • Takes part in plant propagation and the procurement of plants.
  • Evaluates garden areas for hazards and takes action to mitigate them.
  • Teaches and trains others, and performs record-keeping functions
  • Shares knowledge of sound horticultural principles for garden care techniques with other professionals and laypersons through classes, workshops, public tours, writing, educational displays and other outreach activities.
  • Works with Development Department with donors as appropriate.
  • Participates in conferences, shows and relevant professional organizational meetings.
  • Cooperates with arborists and outside contractors for all work related to assigned garden.
  • Interact with and answer questions from members and visitors.
  • Maintains accurate garden records and plant identification markers.
  • Coordinates, sets goals, trains, and monitors seasonal workers and volunteers.
  • Write garden related article for Holden publications.
  • Maintains accurate pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer records.
  • Safely operates a variety of machinery and equipment including skidsteer, tractor, dump truck, utility vehicles, pruners, shears, weed eaters, sprayers, and push and riding mowers.
  • Inspects and maintains small equipment in a safe operating condition which included sharpening and storage
  • Monitor and repair assigned irrigation system
  • Participate in leaf, ice and snow removal as required
  • Participate in planning and implementing educational exhibits and special events.
  • May assist with various other duties such as moving storage items, assembling tent structures, assisting other departments, etc.
  • Providing direction to seasonal workers and volunteers to accomplish tasks
  • Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to operate a variety of machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively solve medium to complex problems
  • Independent decision-making
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks

Requirements

  • Highly skilled at speaking, writing and understanding the English language
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in garden management and/or professional horticulture
  • A Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany, or similar degree is preferred
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and an approved driving record
  • 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
  • Transport oneself by foot over a variety of terrain that may be wet, slippery, uneven or rocky
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Monday – Friday
  • 40 hours per week (7:00 AM – 3:30 PM)

Wages: Negotiable

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=12758311

Posting Date: March 2015
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.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position ofDigital Asset Systems Manager. The Digital Asset Systems Manager reports to the VP of Technology. This position holds a critical role at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and will be a key player in the new Technology division as we architect the digital ecosystem that will support exhibits, web, mobile, and educational content for years to come. The Digital Asset Systems Manager evaluates, recommends, and implements methodologies, standards, and software for the centralized storage, management, preservation, and distribution of institutional digital assets. The Digital Asset Systems Manager also deploys, supports, and maintains technology resources in the Library and Archives, including specialized library applications and hardware. The ideal candidate will have experience with Digital Asset Management (DAM), Content Management, and library and archives management systems, with specific experience integrating these systems and creating public-facing portals to allow exploration and interaction with content. The ideal candidate will also bring a knowledge of, and passion for, the history of rock and roll and related music genres.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements software solutions, methodologies, and in-house process standards for the preservation and access of digital collections, including text, images, audiovisual recordings, and born digital assets.
    • Expands and enhances access to all institutional digital assets, including Library and Archives, educational, and collections-based digital resources.
    • Assists in the coordination of workflow for the digitization of archival materials.
    • Works with Library and Archives staff in the identification of materials to be transferred to digital media.
    • Remains current on issues and trends in the creation and preservation of digital collections, digitization processes, and digital library technology.
  • Deploys, supports, and maintains specialized applications, such as integrated library systems, archival management software, digital asset management systems, content management systems, and other applications.
    • Leads in the planning, implementation, and ongoing administration of these systems and other information resources.
    • Collaborates with all institutional divisions and departments to gather requirements, research solutions, and author digital asset management and distribution strategy.
    • Serves as the primary contact for vendors, consultants, and developers to ensure standards are met and sustained.
  • Evaluates, recommends, implements, and provides support for the integration of new technologies in the delivery of information.
    • Collaborates with staff to explore new technologies in the field, specifically in the field of collections management, digital asset management, and content management.
    • Provides advice and expertise on emerging technological trends and developments in museums, research libraries, and archives.
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates use of these new technologies to meet the strategic goals of the institution.
    • Provides technical systems-related training and assistance with asset management to staff as needed.
  • Provide first-level support to the Library and Archives, which may include basic guidance and troubleshooting in the following areas:
    • Managing and updating hardware and software.
    • Maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing network issues.
    • Performing system upgrades, new installations, and backups.
    • Ensuring operability of public and staff workstations.
    • Supporting photocopiers and phones. Timely escalation of issues to Technology department as warranted.
  • In conjunction with the Catalog and Metadata Librarian, monitors and supports adherence to associated national and international standards for content description, metadata, and exchange, including but not limited to AACR2, DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, MARC21, MARCXML, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRA, and PBCore.

Duties include but may not be limited to the above.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in library science, information studies, information technology, or related degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years providing support for information technology and experience with applications of digital technologies in a library or archives.
  • Experience working on digitization projects.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, archival collection management systems, digital asset management systems, and/or content management systems.
  • Experience with researching, assessing, implementing, and troubleshooting storage technologies.
  • Basic programming/scripting experience.
  • Experience writing, modifying, and troubleshooting SQL queries.

Preferred

  • Experience with Hydra and Blacklight applications.
  • Experience with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager.
  • Experience with Linux distributions and server management, specifically CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux.
  • Experience with web design and development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP)
  • Experience with implementing/managing CMS platforms such as Drupal. Custom module or integration work a plus.
  • Experience working in non-profit, cultural environments
  • Successful track record of participating in grant writing and implementation of grants.

Unique Expertise/Certification/Registrations:

  • Thorough understanding of technology in museums, libraries, and archives.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digitization and the long-term management and preservation of digital objects.
  • Knowledge of collections, library, and archives-related metadata standards and schema.
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP, servers, and peripherals.
  • Knowledge of Windows client configuration and support.
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, the history of rock and roll and related music genres preferred.
  • Outstanding team orientation, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize concurrent tasks and projects.
  • 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.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation, and drug screen.
  • Ability to get along with other people.

Work Schedule: Ability to work up to 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/Exempt)

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history online.

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

To be removed: June 8, 2015


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position ofSenior Director of Development.  The Senior Director of Development reports to the Vice President of Development and External Relations and is responsible for management of the philanthropic fundraising function for the Museum, including individual and corporate giving. This position will play a critically important role in collaborating with Museum volunteers, donors and staff to attract charitable support.

Responsibilities:

  • As aligned with the Museum’s strategic plan, plans and oversees the implementation of the Museum’s fundraising plan that includes the following:
    • Contributions programs from corporations, small businesses and individuals
    • Coordination of the annual giving, matching gifts, grants program, direct mail and web/social-media based, and special program fundraising
    • Advances annual, capital and project fundraising
    • Works with staff, members, and volunteer committees to promote and pursue fundraising opportunities
    • Actively participates in Museum events with an understanding of overall development priorities, and engages in fundraising events
    • Establishes relations with Museum members, donors and volunteer advisory committees to secure financial support
  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of Development staff:
    • Works with Vice President to ensure that long and short-term departmental goals are aligned with the strategic plan and operational priorities
    • Reviews workloads, schedules, assignments, and monitors status of ongoing projects
    • Assigns specific duties and projects, based on individual knowledge, experience and objectives
    • Coordinates work activities with other departments
    • Recommends appropriate action to resolve issues
    • Evaluates performance, provides feedback and conducts performance evaluations with Vice President
  • Establishes and actively manages pool of gift prospects comprised of individuals and corporations:
    • Regularly reviews the current donor base to determine if any should be targeted for cultivation and solicitation
    • Conducts prospect research and identification to help identify new gift prospects
    • Meets with volunteer committee(s) to secure their support in engaging prospects
    • Engages in ongoing cultivation and solicitation strategies
    • Handles a portfolio of approximately 150-200 donors and prospects
    • Prepares funding proposals and case statements
  • Travels off-site and/or out of state as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Duties include but may not be limited to the above.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s preferred.
  • 8 – 10 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization preferably with campaign experience; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources).
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Museum.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • High energy and passion for the Museum’s nonprofit mission is essential
  • Ability to articulate and implement annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • A professional and resourceful style; takes initiative, manages multiple tasks and projects at a time. Acquires business culture knowledge of the Museum, is open minded and willing to learn all aspects of the Museum.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
  • Computer Literate: Microsoft Products; Database Management System; Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ability to get along with other people.

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

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

For consideration, submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free Workplace.
To be removed: June 8, 2015


The Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for a creative and versatile Volunteer Coordinatorwho will be responsible for recruitment, selection, orientation, recognition, training and retention of its volunteer resources.

Supervisor:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Works with Holden Arboretum Volunteer Coordinator

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:

  • Work with department leaders and others to identify areas for volunteer involvement and develop volunteer position descriptions;
  • Help develop and implement volunteer recruitment plan for identified needs, including interacting with various special interest groups and agencies to effectively recruit volunteers;
  • Maintain volunteer database; analyzes recruitment and tenure reports, including demographics, attrition, etc.; create volunteer reports and queries from a wide array of segments of the database as needed and sorting volunteers based on attributes and criteria
  • Help develop and implement volunteer selection process, including appropriate filing of volunteer forms, interviews, selection, screening and placement of qualified volunteers;
  • Provide support and guidance to staff regarding volunteer issues; coordinate the performance review process for volunteers and provide appropriate training to volunteer supervisors on performance management.
  • Help develop and implement recognition plan; including special events
  • Write, edit and distribute volunteer print and e-communications;
  • Work with marketing and membership department to promote volunteerism at the Botanical Garden to the public and members through print and social media and outreach activities
  • Administer and maintain volunteer policies, operating procedures and practices consistent with the organization’s vision
  • Facilitate new volunteer orientation program and other volunteer training, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively interact with staff, volunteers, donors and the public
  • Highly computer literate and proficient with Word, PowerPoint and Excel; experience with constituent (volunteer/donor/customer) databases preferred with experience creating queries and reports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Planning and organizational skills are essential, Must have ability to manage multiple priorities
  • An appreciation for the Botanical Garden’s vision, place and purpose, and a love of the outdoors

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years experience in volunteer program administration or any equivalent combination
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Acceptable driving record – 3 points or less

Dates of Position: Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed/scheduled.

Wages:  Negotiable

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=13293991

Posting Date:  May 2015
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.


The Sutliff Museum is seeking a creative, flexible, and enthusiastic individual with and interest in public history and museum and a commitment to excellent visitor services for the position of Collections Intern. The Collections Intern will work with the collections of the Sutliff Museum located in Warren, Ohio. Under the supervision of the Museum Director, the Collections Intern will document, process, inventory, photograph, and store a wide variety of artifacts, including paintings, furniture, household goods, and documents. The Collections Intern will also assist with the development of exhibits. Successful candidates should have or be pursuing a degree in history, art history, museum studies, or a related field, must be willing to take initiative, and will be highly organized, have excellent computer skills, and be comfortable interacting with the public. Basic knowledge of PastPerfect software and artifact handling is helpful but not required. At the completion of their internship, the Collections Intern will have accomplished a project in their area of focus (i.e., collections) and will also understand how all of the areas overlap within the wide variety of tasks required of the staff at the Museum. The Intern will participate in committee meetings and will be involved in many aspects of the Museum’s operations. The Collections Intern can expect to work hands-on in a variety of capacities at the Sutliff Museum, including:

  • Providing guided tours,
  • Assisting with special events and programs,
  • Exhibit design, research, development, and installation,
  • Updating social media,
  • ​Assisting with daily operational tasks as needed.

Internships take place during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.  A schedule will be coordinated between the Intern and the Museum Director.  The Intern may typically work any hours between 12:00–4:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday.  Work outside this schedule may also be arranged.
The Sutliff Museum is committed to supporting the mentorship aspect of the internship experience.  We will work with you to ensure your internship meets your academic and professional goals.  With the many aspects of museum management that can be explored, an internship plan may be developed to cater to your specific interests.

Credit Hours: This internship is unpaid.  Students who wish to attain course credit for this internship must first notify the faculty representative/internship coordinator of their department.  The Museum Director will correspond with the faculty representative regarding the student’s progress, and will work with the student to ensure academic requirements are met.

How to Apply: Internship applications are accepted at all times of the year.  The Sutliff Museum accepts applications from upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.  Students in programs such as history, art history, museum studies, or a related field are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, please mail or email a resume, two references, and a cover letter that describes your interests and background to the following:
Melissa Karman, Museum Director
444 Mahoning Avenue NW
Warren, Ohio 44483
melissa.karman@sutliffmuseum.org


The Holden Arboretum seeks part-time Retail Sales Associates.

Objective: Responsible for the timely processing of all sales in an efficient, friendly and professional manner. These are part-time positions averaging approximately 20 hours per week, mostly weekends, Wednesday evenings and an occasional week day.

Supervisor: Floor Supervisor/Store 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 U.S.

Responsibilities:

  • Process sales transactions quickly and accurately
  • Provide friendly, helpful customer service with good communication skills to all visitors and patrons
  • Proactively attain product knowledge of store merchandise
  • Work closely with all staff/volunteers to ensure maintenance of the highest standards in visitor service, per-cap sales and customer service
  • Open/close POS station(s), including monetary deposits and reporting
  • Help maintain proper visual merchandising standards, store cleanliness (sweeping, dusting and spot cleaning) and restocking
  • Assist in pricing new merchandise
  • Help keep management informed of store needs in merchandise, supplies, visitor requests and similar needs
  • Assist with physical inventories

Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Cash handling in a retail environment preferred
  • Customer Service experience desirable
  • Computer/POS knowledge preferred
  • Horticulture knowledge desirable, but not required

Requirements:

  • Proper phone skills and etiquette required
  • Position requires extended periods of standing
  • Ability to walk, kneel, bend, stoop and crouch
  • Ability to lift 15 pounds unassisted
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Dates of Position

  • Available to regularly work weekends, evenings and special events
  • Approximately 20 hours per week, mostly weekends, Wednesday evenings and an occasional week day.

Wages:  Negotiable

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=13295621

Posting Date:  May 2015
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.


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a part-time Security Officer.

Objective: Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for individuals to help us serve visitors, members and staff by maintaining the safety and security of people and property. Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule; weekdays, evenings and weekends

Supervisor

  • Protective Services Shift 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

  • Maintaining the safety of visitors, employees and property at the Botanical Garden while enforcing Botanical Garden rules and regulations through regular patrols
  • Proving information and assistance to visitors in a pleasant, professional manner
  • Work closely with guest services to provide the best information and service to visitors
  • Prepare accurate and clear reports of accidents, illness, theft, vandalism or any other unusual occurrence.
  • Controls traffic whenever needed
  • Performs security rounds for building, parking garage and grounds
  • Secures public and staff areas
  • Provide assistance during regular hours of operation for special events and private after-hours rentals.

Qualifications:

  • One year experience in security work preferred
  • Ability to work flexible schedule on an as needed basis
  • Excellent ability to communicate and interact with the general public.

Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Sitting, standing, kneeling and bending on uneven work surfaces
  • Position includes frequent walking both inside and outside
  • Sitting for long periods in both mild and extreme weather
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Acceptable driving record – 3 points or less

Dates of Position

  • Evening and weekend hours are required

Wages:  $9.50

To 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=13277521

Posting Date:  May 2015
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.


The Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum seek a Marketing Specialist.

Objective: Position supports the Marketing/Communications department by managing the website(s), executing the social media strategy and coordinating the flow of jobs in the department.  Responsible for providing external relations assistance to the Executive Vice President.

Supervisor:

  • Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

Work Location:

  • Based at the Cleveland Botanical Garden but will maintain regular hours at both Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum
  • 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:

  • Ensures that the Botanical Garden website is updated and accurate at all times. These updates include major show information along with program updates.  Supports the updating of The Holden Arboretum website as needed.
  • Implement the Botanical Garden’s content marketing plan.
  • Ensure that all available free listings for the Botanical Garden and Arboretum on external websites are current and regularly updated.
  • Increase fan engagement with the Botanical Garden by managing social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Fan engagement will be measured by the number of likes, followers, subscribers and engagement.
  • Be the professional but unique social media voice of Cleveland Botanical Garden.
  • Manages the job requests that come into the Marketing/Communications department for both the Botanical Garden and Arboretum.
  • Prioritizes the jobs and identifies the resources needed to complete the jobs efficiently.
  • Continually communicates the status of jobs to all involved parties.
  • Develop presentation materials for external presentations made by the Executive Vice President and other staffers.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of website function, including HTML and CMS.
  • Strong command of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including PowerPoint.
  • One year of social media experience for a professional organization.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Strong writing skills.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in marketing, advertising or communications
  • Valid driver’s license required with less than 3 points.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Wages:  Negotiable

To 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=13277941

Posting Date:  March 2015
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.


The Visual Resources Association Foundation welcomes applicants to serve as Instructors for the VRAF Regional Workshop Program. This new pilot program, supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, is dedicated to providing localized education and professional development opportunities in visual resources and image management.  The program will offer a menu of workshops and roster of qualified instructors, allowing host institutions and regional chapters who are selected for workshop funding to choose which workshop is the best suited for their community.  The workshops will provide an immersive experience on a single topic, framed in a manner that is relevant to image management professionals, image users, and the broader information community.

They seek instructors with the appropriate background and experience to teach the following workshops:

  • Collaboration: Visual Resources Centers, Libraries, and Archives
  • Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: Using Omeka
  • Fundamentals of Visual Resources
  • Metadata and Image Management: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
  • Visual Literacy

Instructors will receive a stipend, and travel and lodging expenses will be compensated. If you are interested in serving as an instructor for the VRAF Regional Workshop Program, please submit your curriculum vitae and a statement of interest outlining your experience and qualifications to Maureen Burns, moaburns@gmail.com by May 22, 2015. For more information about the VRAF Regional Workshop Program, preliminary descriptions of the workshops, and compensation, contact Betha Whitlow, bwhitlow@wustl.edu.

For more information about the Visual Resources Association Foundation, and its mission, projects, and giving opportunities, please visit us at: www.vrafoundation.org, or read the latest issue of our annual report at: http://vrafoundation.org/downloads/2013_Annual_Report.pdf


The Lake County Historical Society seeks a Marketing Intern. This position reports to the Executive Director. The Executive Director is a regular public speaker on digital marketing and has won numerous awards for her marketing work including an Ohio Travel Association “Citation of Excellence,” Gold Apex Awards from Lake Communicators, and a finalist mention from the national SoMe (Social Media) Awards out of Portland, OR.

Objective: Create marketing campaigns that integrate our collections and education departments to educate the public on Lake County’s heritage. Under the supervision of our Executive Director, the Marketing Intern will work closely with our Collections Manager and education department to create videos, social media campaigns, and general marketing pieces to teach visitors about Lake County, Ohio.

Lake County Historical Society: From 1938 until 1983 a version of the Lake County Historical Society maintained President James A. Garfield’s home in Mentor, Ohio. In 1983, the National Park Service assumed operation and we moved operations to Shadybrook in Kirtland, Ohio. The site included a museum, living history village, and research center. In 2007, the Lake County History Center was created through a purchase of 8-acres from Riverside High School and the former 30,000 sq.ft. Lake County Home. Today, we offer a wide range of changing exhibits, programs and workshops for both adults and youth, site rentals, special events, publications, and outreach programs.

Job Description:

  • Create social media campaigns, blog posts, and online videos to educate our audience about the collections and history of Lake County
  • Research facts about Lake County through LCHS collections and general history to create themed and concise print and digital marketing pieces for local and national publications
  • Coordinate posts with the Executive Director to contribute to the general social media content calendar
  • Work with the marketing committee to improve the LCHS website’s educational and exhibit pages

Portfolio Builders

  • The Marketing Intern will take with them an analytical report of their social media campaign(s), links to all posts/videos created, and a printout of an exhibit/education webpage the intern has created for the LCHS website. Webpage can include text, photos, videos, engagement tools, etc. and may be published on the LCHS website. Successful interns may request to stay on for an additional semester to increase their portfolio.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Previous use of social media and creating campaigns for a company/organization
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other website CMS platform
  • Photography and Videography editing and creating
  • Ability to research and write articles effectively and with pizzazz

Email resumes and cover letters (with previous work links) to econnor@lakehistory.org.
Start Date: June 15, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a part-time, temporary Exhibition Assistant.

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, organized and energetic individual who is passionate about science education in our region and beyond.

Summary:

The Exhibition Assistant will be responsible for the upkeep and monitoring of the World’s Largest Dinosaurs special exhibition and its interactive dig pit activity. This component of the exhibition will allow children to use hand tools similar to those used by paleontologists to excavate cast dinosaur bones from a large trench.  The Exhibition Assistant will work in the exhibit during public hours to assist visitors with the dig pit activity, and will also work after hours to clean and maintain the activity area and other parts of the exhibition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain hand tools and safety accessories around the dig pit activity area.
  • Hand out tools and safety accessories as guests come into the space, and orient visitors to the activity.
  • Receive tools and safety accessories as guests leave the space.
  • Provide a safe, orderly, and welcoming environment to guests.
  • Answer questions from visitors about The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit, Museum way finding, and membership programs.
  • Maintain cleanliness in the activity area and exhibition before, during and after public hours.
  • Work in teams to prepare and refill the dig pit with a sand/wax matrix multiple times a week.
  • Communicate and work with an audience who 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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Some experience working in education (especially with young children and families), retail or visitor services preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • Friendly and helpful demeanor and excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes weekdays, evenings and weekends, and approximately 16-28 hours per week.
  • Ability to spend much of the day on your feet and moving around, and lift up to 50lbs with our without reasonable accommodation.
  • Strong time management skills to maintain required maintenance schedule.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively-both verbally and written.
  • Must have excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must have an enthusiasm for nature, science, and education.

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: 15A16
Posting Date: May 1, 2015

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


The Toledo Museum of Art is seeking a School and Tour Programs Coordinator. This full-time, hourly position reports to the Manager of Curriculum in the Education Department.

Summary: Working with the Manager of Curriculum and the Docent Program Manager, assure positive relationship with customers and efficient and effective scheduling of all TMA tours. Serve as the primary liaison for schools and universities as well as provide support to the Manager of Curriculum for the development of K-12 curriculum resources

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver excellent Customer Service for tours by promoting programs through communication with schools, docents, the community, internal partners, and other organizations, including assisting with queries regarding these programs.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with the scope of the Museum collection, and docent tours to provide information regarding all tours, and specialized programs. Act as an ambassador for education department and Museum staff.
  • Use critical thinking and decision-making skills to respond to and troubleshoot situations as they arise.
  • Responsible for all data processing facets of curriculum, group, and public tours from contact through payment and reconciliation, using EMS, Volgistics, TMA website and other software as required.
  • Responsible for all accounts receivable records for tours, including, but not limited to, invoicing, recording payments, processing payments, distribution of bus funds, and reconciling with Finance.
  • Assist in establishing goals, objectives, strategies, and evaluation methods, as well as collecting data, for all K12 curriculum materials.
  • Maintain and provide effective communication regarding tours with all members of the Education staff, docents, and other staff as necessary.
  • Provide routine administrative support for the Museum tour programs, such as the development of catalog copy.
  • As a public benefit corporation, the Museum requires every staff member to act as a visitor advocate at all times. This includes acknowledging visitors and striving to make them feel welcome, comfortable, and eager to return.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Relationships:

  • Reports to Manager of Curriculum. May receive assignment/work direction from Docent Program Manager.
  • Works closely with other members of the Education Team and other Museum staff as appropriate.

Specialized Knowledge, Competencies and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art education or related field with two years of experience in a position requiring customer service, basic Word and Excel skills, and accurate recordkeeping and report generation employing a database; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Coursework in education preferred with an understanding of Ohio’s New Learning Standards and Model Curriculum.
  • Previous experience with a complex scheduling process preferred, EMS and/or Volgistics ideal.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Basic knowledge of art techniques and art history with a strong preference for individual with coursework in art history and/or studio art.
  • Work Management – ability to manage work that includes working both independently and with a group to accomplish tasks; schedule and plan time to accomplish tasks while still maintaining reference desk and assisting customers; must understand the urgency of deadlines and effectively complete time-sensitive tasks. Must be a self-starter able to identify projects/staff in need of assistance during slow periods.
  • Adaptability – ability to change with new situations, policies and modes of production as well as working with a variety of diverse backgrounds; ability to handle a varied workload, to multi-task, be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills and good follow-through.

Work Environment: Standard open office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer and printer noise. Position requires ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer and phone system; the person in this position communicates with other museums or museum professionals and must be able to conduct themselves accordingly; Hours may include some evenings and weekends as necessary.

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to jobs@toledomuseum.org.

The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against I employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes the Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

Listed April 30, 2015.


The Cleveland Museum of Art has a full-time opportunity for a Web Developer. The Web Developer applies web-based technology to disseminate information about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, educational and entertainment programming, and opportunities to support the museum. The Web Developer leads efforts to identify and implement web-based functionality to support the museum’s communications and technology objectives.

Candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and strong attention to detail.

Minimum Qualifications:
BA in Computer Science or related field or equivalent industry experience. Three to four years direct web development and website management experience. Experience with common software development lifecycle (SDLC) approaches and commercial and open-source Content Management Systems, Drupal 7 preferred. Strong knowledge of SQL Server 2010/12, Oracle 11g, and/or MySQL. Technical fluency with JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, PHP, and (X)HTML.

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2015. To apply, or for more information, visitwww.clevelandart.org/about/employment/web-developer.


The Ohio History Connection seeks a State Coordinator for Ohio History Day.

The Ohio History Day State Coordinator in the Educational Partnerships and Outreach Department (EPOD) is responsible for the vision setting, supervision, and administration of the Ohio History Day program. Ohio History Day promotes historical inquiry, knowledge, and understanding among students in grades through twelve. The Coordinator is responsible for administration of the program at the district and state level, and provides assistance at the national level. Candidates will be strategic thinkers who are able to develop and implement a vision for the program which will work toward increasing participation, improving program quality, and further integrating the program into the work of the organization. This position required overnight travel both in-state and out of state.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Along with their department manager, sets the vision for the program and develops an effective approach for reaching the vision.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with school districts to increase participation in the program.
  • Develops classroom and teacher professional development materials.
  • Coordinates the appointment or selection and training of District Coordinators across the state.
  • Coaches District Coordinators on program administration and operation of district contests, rules and regulations that govern the program, instructions on how to conduct teacher and student workshops, etc.
  • Coordinates outreach events and efforts, including classroom visits, teacher professional development programs, the District 6 Ohio History Day Competition, and the Ohio History Day State Competition.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department in developing informational and promotional materials.
  • Collaborates with Institutional Advancement in the preparation of and implementation of grants.
  • Maintains and tracks the Ohio History Day budget.
  • Coordinates administrative and communications functions, including database management and informational mailings and online postings.
  • Assists other in EPOD as needed.
  • 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 in education, history, or other humanities, equivalent work experience plus a minimum of three or more years working at public history organizations, schools, colleges, or universities. Middle school and/or high school classroom experience preferred. Grant writing experience a plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed and flexible
  • Personable and presents well in front of groups
  • Attitude for technology
  • 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

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

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

Mathematical Skills: Requires budget preparation and monitoring skills.

Technical Skills: Experience with MS Office and database management.

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, responsibilities, and projects. Strategic thinker with the ability to put vision into action.

Work Environment Normal office environment. Days, hours and locations of work may vary to accommodate specific program and participant needs, and will include seasonal weekend and evening work. Willingness to undertake substantial in-state and limited out-of-state travel with occasional overnights. Work may be stressful at times as it involves frequent contact with staff, school administrators, teachers, students, and the public.

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.


Dayton History at Carillon Historical Park seeks an Education Assistant. Education Assistants at Carillon Historical Park are responsible for the instruction of the Park’s educational workshops and for performing historical interpretation in the Park’s exhibit buildings.  Individuals in this position are responsible for mastering the instruction of educational workshop programs, contributing to their evaluation and assisting in the maintenance of associated materials.  This position reports to the Assistant Director of Education.  The position is part-time and hourly with a schedule of 15-25 hours per week, including weekend assignments.  Pay rate is $8.10 per hour.

Qualifications:  A degree in education, history, or a closely related field, as well as experience in teaching or an equivalent supervisory role is required.  The individual in this capacity must be a skilled teacher who enjoys all ages and backgrounds, be efficient and flexible, and have strong organizational skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and at least three references to:
Merry Masterson
Assistant Director of Education
Dayton History
1000 Carillon Boulevard
Dayton, OH 45409

or email: mmasterson@daytonhistory.org.


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks a Visitor Services Specialist.

Position Description: Involvement in an informal, hands-on, educational science center (physical, natural and applied sciences); represent Science Central as the first staff that visitors see when they enter the building; the position is responsible for presenting a positive and friendly image to all visitors during the admissions process (greet visitors, sell admissions tickets, communicate daily activities information, promote and sell memberships) and during their stay (serve as an information desk, handle Gift Shop transactions); daily visitor services activities include greet school groups and special groups into the building, deal with issues such as lost kids or upset visitors in a tactful manner, and communicate with visitors and staff in a courteous and professional way.

Required Skills: Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced chaotic environment; demonstrated ability to work independently, taking responsibility for the ever-changing needs of a sales/retail environment in a family-oriented atmosphere; must like people, comfortable and patient working with customers of all types, ages and backgrounds; cheerful and professional in attitude and appearance, prepared and flexible; responsible and organized; creative problem solver; sense of humor; interest in science; must have “sales” skills and comfortable encouraging the sales of memberships, Gift Shop merchandise, programs, events, etc.

Qualifications: Experience handling money in a retail environment preferred; experience with sales; experience and comfort with working with computers; ability to follow procedures, both written and verbal, with great accuracy; must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced chaotic environment; demonstrated ability to work independently, taking responsibility for the ever-changing needs of a sales/retail environment in a family-oriented atmosphere; must like people, comfortable and patient working with customers of all types, ages and backgrounds; cheerful and professional in attitude and appearance, prepared and flexible; responsible and organized; creative problem solver; sense of humor; interest in science.

Schedule: Approximately 10-25 hours per week; schedule will include weekdays, weekends, holidays and some evenings; must be flexible.

Salary: $7.50/hour, some limited time-off benefits, no medical benefits

Apply: Posting is open until filled. Obtain application online atwww.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf. Send completed application, 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.

Post updated: May, 2015


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana is seeking 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 include weekends, 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

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.

Post updated: May, 2015


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks a Facilities & Exhibits Director.

Position Description: Science Central is seeking a highly skilled and self-motivated facilities/building operations person to oversee the daily and long-term operation, maintenance and housekeeping of a hands-on science center located within a large historical building. This position is a professional, senior-level job requiring significant experience in buildings (HVAC, construction, electrical, plumbing, etc.), exhibits (interactive and static, electronic and mechanical), materials (woods, metals, plastics, electronics, ceramics, etc) and management (housekeeping and exhibits). Will report to the Executive Director, be a part of the senior management, lead committees, and participate in long-range strategic plans. While it is a management-level position, this is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend most of their time doing rather than directing. Applicant must be a jack-of-all-trades and duties will include – lead the cleaning, maintenance and exhibit repair staff; develop operational and maintenance protocols and procedures for existing and future equipment and exhibits; perform regularly scheduled maintenance of equipment and facilities; coordinate purchasing of facility and cleaning supplies; manage capital improvement projects; repair, maintain and install permanent and temporary exhibits and large-scale touring exhibitions; care for and storage of museum property and equipment; obtain and analyze bids, manage and administer contracts and coordinate work with contractors; develop and monitor budgets; prepare reports and maintain records; and serve as the safety officer; work in a public facility, so must like people, be friendly, outgoing, communicative and team-oriented.

Required Skills: This is NOT an entry-level position, so only individuals with significant relevant experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the job should apply; 10+ years of extensive experience with all divisions of facility management, property manager experience, leading of maintenance and construction projects is a must; a degree/certificate in engineering, manufacturing, property management, etc. is preferred; requires strong analytical, design, and planning skills; exceptional experience with hand tools and shop tools; knowledge of cleaning and housekeeping equipment and materials; strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience as a supervisor; proven ability to manage multiple complex projects; effective organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills; ability to work in a high-paced, high-stress, high-pressure environment, must be time- and detail-oriented; must be comfortable with working in a science and public education/cultural facility; significant experience in developing capital projects from conception to execution; ability to maintain a historical building, and provide for the storage and security needs of objects and properties is required; experience in exhibit design, construction and installation, and knowledge of materials associated with interactive science exhibits; flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; the ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business associates; knowledge of MS Office; ability to use a fork lift; valid Drivers License and a successful completion of Criminal Background Check is required.

Physical Demands: The position requires frequent standing, walking, kneeling, stooping, climbing, balancing, pushing, and lifting; exposure to high and low temperatures, and outside weather conditions; exposure to loud sounds, heights, and moving mechanical parts.

Schedule: Full-time, exempt, schedule will include weekends, early hours and evenings, often requires long days, must be flexible

Salary: $32,000-35,000, with full benefits.

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online atwww.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf. Send completed application, cover letter, resume and list of 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.

Post updated: May, 2015


The Western Reserve Historical Society seeks a Marketing Manager for the History Center.

Responsibility – Reports to Director Operations, History Center; Responsible to drive audience development and community engagement for the History Center.

Classification – This position is classified as full-time, professional and is exempt from overtime compensation.

Coordination – Works closely with all areas within WRHS and associated with WRHS, including as needed, with the Board of Trustees, auxiliary groups, vendors, the news media, and the public.  Collaborate with the Marketing Manager at Hale Farm & Village and the Development team to maximize visibility to drive the WRHS reputation and brand.

Duties: Digital Marketing and Engagement – effectiveness measured by web and email analytics, social media analytics and online sales

  • Develops and places optimized online content for upcoming events, exhibits, collections, and departments for the WRHS website.
  • Edits existing online content at the request of internal departments and event committees.
  • Manages online ticketing system and provides timely updates to event staff in regards to ticket sales, online activity, etc.
  • Works closely with departments and event staff to create content and design elements for the eblasts outlined in an email marketing schedule.
  • Manages the updates to online community calendars by providing approved content and links. Ensure information is consistent, current, and accurate.
  • Drives an active and responsive social media presence for the History Center on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest, and Instagram through strategic content around events, exhibits, and collections.

Communications & Media Relations for History Center – effectiveness measured by admission results and earned media results

  • Drafts news releases, marketing plans, and media outreach plans for events, exhibits, and sustained messaging.
  • Proactively pitches media outlets and journalists on behalf of the History Center. Responds to media inquiries and filters requests for interview, data, photos, etc. to the appropriate staff members.
  • Effectively steward media relationships with prompt response time, follow through, and follow up including thank you’s.
  • Effectively analyzes the success of PR and communications efforts through event marketing reports and sharing reports in a timely fashion.
  • Actively participates in special events sponsored by or at the WRHS History Center.

Marketing material for the History Center

  • Creates and implements annual marketing plan and budget that follows the program and events plan for the History Center.
  • Manages the production schedule, design, display, and distribution of marketing materials such brochures, rack cards, advertisements, and direct mail promotional pieces. (Either by outside graphic designer or the Marketing Manager themselves.)
  • In addition to the creation of marketing materials, the Marketing Manager will also be responsible for managing the print production process with outside vendors.
  • Coordinate photographic documentation of all History Center exhibits, special events, public programs, and special projects.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to develop content for the News. Has oversight of the production and design with a contracted designer in coordination with the Hale Farm & Village Marketing Manager.

Other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Operations for the History Center.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or Marketing. 1-3 years of experience. Non-profit experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proven success using social media and media relations to promote a for-profit or non-profit brand/organization. Applicants should provide their personal Twitter handles as well as any brand handles they currently manage (if applicable).
  • Familiarity with the print production process.
  • Mid-level skills in graphic design; experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, mainly InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Project and time management skills; the ability to manage multiple projects at once all while meeting deadline is key.
  • Experience managing budgets in regards to ad buying, paid social media, etc.

All interested candidates can send resumes and cover letters to Angie Lowrie, Director of Operations at the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center at: 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland OH; oralowrie@wrhs.org.


The Holden Arboretum has one position available for a Guest Relations Specialist in the Education and Public Programs Department. The Guest Relations Specialist receives guests at the Corning Visitor Center (CVC); performs housekeeping and set-up duties; promotes membership; provides information and support for featured and upcoming attractions, classes, activities and seasonal programming; assists guests at the information desk, gatehouse and special events; provides direction to other staff members and volunteers. Performs other activities as required. This position requires evening and weekend work.

Supervisor

  • Manager of Guest Relations
  • Works with Guest Relations staff
  • Works with Library 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

  • Greets guests upon their arrival and ensures that they feel welcomed into the facility
  • Provides exceptional customer service to Holden’s guests
  • Provides prompt and courteous services to guests, providing new guests with an overview of the property and reorienting returning visitors
  • Performs housekeeping and set-up/tear-down for meetings, classes and events
  • Answers telephone calls and promotes Holden’s mission by assisting customers and answering 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 for the visitor center, gift shop and library
  • Assists with special events and programs
  • Troubleshoots problems, manages customer concerns, communicates effectively and provides prompt follow-up
  • Restocks brochures and other material within CVC
  • Serves as Holden’s liaison at the front desk gatehouse, and throughout other areas of the organization
  • Promotes membership
  • Provides information on featured and upcoming attractions, classes, activities, and seasonal programming
  • Performs other activities as required

Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public
  • Computer experience in a Windows environment using Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Requirements

  • Ability to effectively solve medium to complex problems
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Must have completed high school or have an equivalent GED certificate
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years working in a position where customer service was a major job duty and responsibility.
  • Highly skilled at speaking, writing and understanding 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
  • Transport oneself by foot over a variety of terrain that may be wet, slippery, uneven or rocky
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language
  • Hand and arm dexterity

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes nights and weekends
  • Evening and weekend availability is essential
  • 40 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=12984671

Posting Date:  February 2015
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.


The Holden Arboretum has one position available for a full-time Horticulturist responsible for The Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden as part of our Horticulture and Conservation Department. The horticulturist uses sound horticultural principles to create sustainable landscapes and ensure plants are cared for under optimal growing conditions. A strong knowledge of woody and herbaceous plants is expected with an emphasis on rhododendrons and shade gardens preferred.

Participates in short-term and long-range planning activities guided by Holden’s strategic objectives and assists in the setting of goals to accomplish those objectives. Takes initiative for: record keeping; developing improvements for themed gardens that maintain their design integrity; planning and scheduling garden tasks; leading and instructing seasonal workers and volunteers; and leading garden tours. Performs other activities as required.

Supervisor

  • Lead Horticulturist
  • Works with Horticulture and Conservation staff
  • Works with Seasonal 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

  • Landscape maintenance in assigned area(s)
  • Performs various tasks in care and maintenance of woody and herbaceous plants, which includes soil preparation, planting, watering, fertilizing, bed renovation, mulching, pruning, staking, transplanting, thinning, etc.
  • Uses sound, sustainable, horticultural practices.
  • Select, plant and maintain all plants to the highest standard.
  • Identifies, monitors and controls pests using sustainable practices.
  • Prunes young trees and shrubs for structure and aesthetics.
  • Maintains the design intent of themed garden spaces which may include creation of new beds and renovation of older beds as appropriate.
  • Takes part in plant propagation and the procurement of plants.
  • Evaluates garden areas for hazards and takes action to mitigate them.
  • Teaches and trains others, and performs record-keeping functions
  • Shares knowledge of sound horticultural principles for garden care techniques with other professionals and laypersons through classes, workshops, public tours, writing, educational displays and other outreach activities.
  • Works with Development Department with donors as appropriate.
  • Participates in conferences, shows and relevant professional organizational meetings.
  • Cooperates with arborists and outside contractors for all work related to assigned garden.
  • Interact with and answer questions from members and visitors.
  • Maintains accurate garden records and plant identification markers.
  • Coordinates, sets goals, trains, and monitors seasonal workers and volunteers.
  • Write garden related article for Holden publications.
  • Maintains accurate pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer records.
  • Safely operates a variety of machinery and equipment including skidsteer, tractor, dump truck, utility vehicles, pruners, shears, weed eaters, sprayers, and push and riding mowers.
  • Inspects and maintains small equipment in a safe operating condition which included sharpening and storage
  • Monitor and repair assigned irrigation system
  • Participate in leaf, ice and snow removal as required
  • Participate in planning and implementing educational exhibits and special events.
  • May assist with various other duties such as moving storage items, assembling tent structures, assisting other departments, etc.
  • Providing direction to seasonal workers and volunteers to accomplish tasks
  • Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to operate a variety of machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to effectively solve medium to complex problems
  • Independent decision-making
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks

Requirements

  • Highly skilled at speaking, writing and understanding the English language
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in garden management and/or professional horticulture
  • A Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany, or similar degree is preferred
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and an approved driving record
  • 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
  • Transport oneself by foot over a variety of terrain that may be wet, slippery, uneven or rocky
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Monday – Friday
  • 40 hours per week (7:00 AM – 3:30 PM)

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=12758311

Posting Date: March 2015
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.


The Oberlin Heritage Center has opened a search for Executive Director (to replace its current Executive Director who has served since 1993). The Executive Director provides leadership, vision and direction for the organization’s achievement of its mission and financial objectives in accordance with its strategic plan, the American Alliance of Museum Standards for Accredited Museums, the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations’ Standards for Excellence, and federal, state and local regulations.

The award-winning non-profit, community-based Oberlin Heritage Center, a historical society and historic preservation organization in the city of Oberlin, Ohio, operates a complex of historic sites and offers extensive programming and tours. It preserves, collects and interprets the history of this nationally significant, diverse college town located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is certified by the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations’ Standards for Excellence program.

The 700-plus member organization has two endowed full-time staff positions, including the executive director position, and also has 4 part-time employees, an AmeriCorps member, and numerous interns and volunteers.  The Oberlin Heritage Center is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org.

The Executive Director reports to and maintains a close relationship with the Oberlin Heritage Center Board of Trustees. He/she is an ex-officio member of all committees and plays a central role in building an effective board-staff-intern-volunteer team to accomplish the organization’s goals. He/she is responsible for leadership in:

  • Long-range and strategic planning and implementation
  • Budget development and financial management
  • Fundraising, including grant preparation and administration
  • Staff, intern, and volunteer recruitment, supervision, training, and direction
  • Management, stewardship and interpretation of the collections, including the historic buildings
  • Facilities planning, property management, and preservation
  • Educational and public program development, delivery, and administration
  • Community and public relations and collaborative partnerships

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation or a related field
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communication and organization
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the history, museum and preservation field
  • Experience in working with a non-profit Board of Trustees
  • Experience in history museum/historic site and non-profit management
  • Experience in community engagement/volunteer management
  • Experience in building successful and creative public programs
  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing
  • Experience in public relations
  • Strong ties to the public history, museum and historic preservation worlds

Starting Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits include:  Flexible health care allowance, sick leave, vacation time, opportunity to participate in 403b retirement plan with employer match, and opportunities for professional development.

Evaluation:  6-month probationary period.  The Director is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors and receives a written performance appraisal.

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, copy of college and graduate school transcripts, list of three professional references with contact information, and copy of most recent performance appraisal from current or most recent position by e-mail to the Search Committee atexecdirOberlinHeritage@gmail.com.  Include your surname in the subject line of the e-mail.

Application deadline:  May 18, 2015
Anticipated start date:  August 17, 2015

No phone calls and no walk-in inquiries.


Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is seeking a Development & Membership Coordinator.

The Development & Membership Coordinator is a regular full-time employee hired to lead membership programs and promote internal and external philanthropic support for Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.  He/she will utilize expert Raiser’s Edge database skills in directing the organizational, technical, administrative and creative support for the development and membership programs.  He/she should be able to work with little direct day-to-day supervision and possess strong written and oral communication skills.

A high school education is required, with some college and/or business courses preferred.  Qualified candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in a membership organization, development experience preferred.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Raisers’ Edge software is required.

For further information regarding Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and application information, visitwww.stanhywet.org

Stan Hywet is Akron’s first and largest National Historic Landmark, and is also the nation’s 6th largest historic home open to the public. It is an accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums, one of only 26 in Ohio and one of only 776 in all of the United States. The Estate includes five historic buildings and eight historic gardens on 70 acres. The collections and furnishings in the Manor Houseare all original.


 

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a 2015 Conservation Seasonal worker. 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 Conservation Seasonal will work with a team to maintain biodiversity on the Museum Preserve system, which encompasses over 49 natural areas totaling more than 6,500 acres of land in Northern Ohio. Work will also be conducted on lands maintained by the Museum in NW Pennsylvania.

CMNH Preserves are intended to function as “living extensions” of the Museum’s in-house exhibits focusing on natural environments and communities. As a Conservation Seasonal working for the Natural Areas division, you will be a part of a unique approach to stewardship and biodiversity protection.

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 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.

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

  • Assist with invasive plant management and eradication.
  • Assist the Natural Areas Land Steward with mapping of invasive plant populations and rare, threatened, or endangered plant species and communities.
  • Will perform data collection and data entry.
  • Assist in the restoration and management of natural communities on Museum Preserves including Sand Barren, bog and fen communities.
  • Assist in plant identification using taxonomic field guides.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in college with a concentration in Biology-or Natural Resource-related field.
  • Experience or familiarity with taxonomic keys and/or field identification guides for plants and animals.
  • Experience in field work using a variety of hand tools, backpack sprayers, and garden tools.
  • Experience or familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Arc9.3

Other Qualifications:

  • A passion for science, nature and conservation.
  • A familiarity with the local, native flora of Northeast Ohio.
  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team.
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • A desire to learn a variety of invasive species management techniques.
  • Ability to lift 30lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Be able to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Be able to provide your own transportation to work sites.

This position involves potentially strenuous field work in remote locations under a variety of conditions such as inclement weather, biting or stinging insects, and physically challenging terrain.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three 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: 15A05
Posting Date: February 20, 2015

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


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks Camp Counselors for Circle Sampler Camp.

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 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: “Dare to Discover!” is the theme of this unique camp experience hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Campers will discover the wonders of University Circle at nine of Cleveland’s premier institutions in a week of scientific, artistic, musical, theatrical and cultural exploration at Circle Samper Camp. This all day program taps into the many fun educational resources in University Circle to enrich children’s perception of their world.

Camp Counselors will be responsible for the supervision of campers participating in Circle Sampler Camp and will also assist with the planning and programming of recreational activities related to the Camp.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise 25 campers Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, the weeks of June 15 & 22 and the weeks of July 6, 13, & 20.
  • Escort children to and from CMNH and the green at Wade Oval to other participating institutions.
  • Assist in programs at participating institutions as needed.
  • Responsible for lunch time every day, and plan recreational activities as needed.
  • Act as a liaison for campers, parents and museum instructors.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, as well as experience in, and commitment to, working with children utilizing interactive learning techniques.

Other Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be able to communicate well and work with an audience that is diverse in culture, age, race, and abilities in a pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Candidates should have an enthusiasm for and interest in the cultural diversity of Circle Sampler Camp and the participating University Circle Institutions.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Human Resources
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
hr@cmnh.org

No phone calls, please.
Job Announcement Number: 15A06
Posting Date: February 20, 2015

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


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a Junior Medical Camp Instructor. This is a summer position.

Summary:
Junior Medical Camp is an exciting summer opportunity that inspires middle and high school students to careers in science and medicine. We are looking for an instructor to help teach, assist, and prepare lessons and activities. We are proud to offer real hands-on science activities, including blood-typing, DNA testing, dissections and field trips. Please refer to www.cmnh.org/jmc for more details on our camps.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct health, medical science and laboratory lessons and activities for summer campers.
  • Help with preparation and activity cleanup. Monitor and maintain program supplies, inventory, and overall quality of props and equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, respectful lab environment. Assist with watching over students during field trips and at the Museum.
  • Check in and check out campers on a daily basis.
  • Perform other camp-related duties as directed by the Junior Medical Camp Coordinator.

Schedule:

Instructors are expected to work 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday during the dates of the camps. There are four (4) positions available; one (1) three-week position and two (2) six-week positions.

Dates and grades of the Junior Medical Camp three-week position are as follows:

  • June 8-12: Training/Summer Camp Prep Week
  • July 6-10: Junior Medical Camp II –or- Junior Medical Camp III
  • July 13-17: Junior Medical Camp II –or- Junior Medical Camp III

Dates and grades of the Junior Medical Camp six-week positions are as follows:

  • June 8-12: Training/Summer Camp Prep Week
  • June 15-19: Junior Medical Camp I
  • June 22-26: Junior Medical Camp I
  • July 6-10: Junior Medical Camp II – or- Junior Medical Camp III
  • July 13-17: Junior Medical Camp II –or- Junior Medical Camp III
  • July 20-24: Junior Medical Camp II
  • Junior Medical Camp I: Humans vs. Wild (Grades 3-5)
  • Junior Medical Camp II: Wide World of Medicine (Grades 6-8)
  • Junior Medical Camp III: Beyond the Exam Room (Grades 9-12)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a field related to health, science or education.
  • Prefer experience teaching in museum or other informal education settings.
  • Preference will be given to those with teaching certification, although not required.
  • Preference will be given to instructors experienced with the Junior Medical Camp curriculum.
  • Excellent organizational, hands-on educational programming and teaching skills.
  • Must be available to work all of the dates listed for the position you are applying for.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three 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: 15A10
Posting Date: March 6, 2015

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


The Perrysburg Area Historic Museum is seeking a local part-time Curator for the 1823 Spafford House Museum in Perrysburg. Must be able to write grants.   Contact Judith Justus athistory2u@sbcglobal.net.


Holden Arboretum is currently seeking a part-time Guest Relations Representative in the Education and Public Programs department. The Guest Relations Representative receives guests at the Corning Visitor Center (CVC); performs housekeeping and set-up duties; promotes membership; provides information and support for featured and upcoming attractions, classes, activities and seasonal programming; assists guests at the information desk, gatehouse and special events; provides direction to other staff members and volunteers. Performs other activities as required. This position requires evening and weekend work.

Supervisor:

  • Manager of Guest Relations
  • Works with Guest Relations 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:

  • Greets guests upon their arrival and ensures that they feel welcomed into the facility
  • Provides prompt and courteous services to guests, providing new guests with an overview of the property and reorienting returning visitors
  • Performs housekeeping and set-up/tear-down for meetings, classes and events
  • Answers telephone calls and promotes Holden’s mission by assisting customers and answering 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 for the visitor center, gift shop and library
  • Assists with special events and programs
  • Troubleshoots problems, manages customer concerns, communicates effectively and provides prompt follow-up
  • Restocks brochures and other material within CVC
  • Performs other activities as required

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public
  • Computer experience in a Windows environment using Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively solve medium to complex problems
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Highly skilled at speaking, writing and understanding 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
  • Transport oneself by foot over a variety of terrain that may be wet, slippery, uneven or rocky
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language
  • Hand and arm dexterity

Work Environment:

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes nights and weekends
  • Evening and weekend availability is essential
  • 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=12589631

Posting Date:  February 2015
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.


The Holden Arboretum is recruiting for a seasonal Private Event Representative to assist the Private Event Coordinator with all private rental event activities and deliver outstanding customer service to our members and guests during our busy season.

Supervisor:

  • Private Event Coordinator
  • Works with Event Specialist
  • 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 are not limited to:

  • Special event set-up and tear-down (tents, tables, chairs, equipment and trash removal).
  • Performing general housekeeping activities and maintaining the general cleanliness of facilities before, during and after events.
  • Serving as Holden’s representative/liaison for catering and other vendor needs while events are taking place.
  • Providing prompt and courteous customer service.
  • Bartending duties may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Requirements:

  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Speak, write and understand English
  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and perform effectively in a team environment.
  • Catering and/or bartending experience is a plus.

Work Environment:

  • Work indoors and out in a variety of weather conditions where there may be extreme variations in temperature, and the weather ranges from clear and sunny to windy and rainy.

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

  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Walking and working on wet, uneven, slippery terrain.
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing, and reaching.
  • Good vision and hearing.
  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language.
  • Hand and arm dexterity.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs.
  • Perform strenuous physical activities when necessary for event set-up and tear down.

Dates of Position:

  • June through October (Flexible starting & ending dates)
  • Work days and evenings Friday through Sunday, with flexibility to work other days as needed.
  • Approximately 10-15 hours per week.

Wages: $9.00 per hour

Apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12530951

Posting Date:  February 2015
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.


Joseph Editions, a new project from Ron and Ann Pizzuti, seeks an Art Administration Assistant.

Art administration assistants focus on the day-to-day operations of Joseph Editions, entering data, filing, photocopying, and maintaining the office, as well as helping to manage art inventory and art handling materials. Intern may work on exhibition and environmental design and install, plus conduct and organize research on artists, galleries, and more.

We seek a team minded volunteer who wants to sharpen his or her skills and take on new challenges. Volunteers should possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Office, and experience with or a desire to learn about social media and online marketing. Ideally, an intern should also have experience handling artwork or working in a gallery, retail or customer service setting. All Joseph Edition team members are expected to work well independently, take initiative, and take direction. Volunteers should be passionate about fostering the arts in our community, nationally, and beyond.

Joseph Editions was created by eminent collectors and tastemakers Ron and Ann Pizzuti. The Pizzuti’s are celebrated for seeking out and preserving the best in contemporary art, having recently founded the critically acclaimed Pizzuti Collection. This new project, Joseph Editions, provides both experienced and novice collectors with opportunities to own and experience the best in contemporary art and life.

The Ohio Portfolio—Joseph Editions’ premiere project—showcases the best Ohio artists working today, including artists across a wide spectrum of mediums: photographers, ceramicists, painters, and others. This first Ohio Portfolio is an impressive collection of 31 unique works. Artists in the portfolio work as collaborators with the New York based team Forth Estate and Axelle Editions to create hand crafted limited edition works of art.

The Ohio Portfolio is currently on view at the Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph hotel at 620 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

What you’ll gain:
Joseph Editions internships and volunteer positions encourage transformative growth, expand worldviews, offer hands-on practical experiences in the arts, and develop career skills. All internships are available for course credit as required by academic institutions. Positions are unpaid but offer additional benefits to course credit, including: being a part of the wonderful team, professional skill development and work training, and letters of recommendation.

Qualifications: Applications should have experience working in an office setting and managing spreadsheets.

For more information or to apply, visit www.internships.com/administration/Art-Administration-Assistant.


Joseph Editions, a new project from Ron and Ann Pizzuti, seeks a Communications Assistant: Professional Writing / Marketing / Website / Social Media.

We seek Interns who have excellent professional writing skills to assist Joseph Editions with public relations efforts. Assistants may proofread, edit and update website content; write promotional blurbs and press releases for programs and exhibitions; create and distribute materials tailored to various constituents; and update website and social media sites. Communications Assistants are encouraged to use their own creativity and personal interests to create new and exciting communications materials and strategies for Joseph Editions.

We seek a team minded volunteer who wants to sharpen his or her skills and take on new challenges. Volunteers should possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Office, and experience with or a desire to learn about social media and online marketing. Ideally, an intern should also have experience handling artwork or working in a gallery, retail or customer service setting. All Joseph Edition team members are expected to work well independently, take initiative, and take direction. Volunteers should be passionate about fostering the arts in our community, nationally, and beyond.

Joseph Editions was created by eminent collectors and tastemakers Ron and Ann Pizzuti. The Pizzuti’s are celebrated for seeking out and preserving the best in contemporary art, having recently founded the critically acclaimed Pizzuti Collection. This new project, Joseph Editions, provides both experienced and novice collectors with opportunities to own and experience the best in contemporary art and life.

The Ohio Portfolio—Joseph Editions’ premiere project—showcases the best Ohio artists working today, including artists across a wide spectrum of mediums: photographers, ceramicists, painters, and others. This first Ohio Portfolio is an impressive collection of 31 unique works. Artists in the portfolio work as collaborators with the New York based team Forth Estate and Axelle Editions to create hand crafted limited edition works of art.

The Ohio Portfolio is currently on view at the Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph hotel at 620 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

What you’ll gain:
Joseph Editions internships and volunteer positions encourage transformative growth, expand worldviews, offer hands-on practical experiences in the arts, and develop career skills. All internships are available for course credit as required by academic institutions. Positions are unpaid but offer additional benefits to course credit, including: being a part of the wonderful team, professional skill development and work training, and letters of recommendation.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate should be a fantastic editor of his/her own work, and possess efficient research skills. Design and/or web skills are appreciated (and utilized) though not necessary. All applicants for these roles should be detail-oriented, organized, consistent, take direction well, and able to carry out routine assignments.

For more information or to apply, visit www.internships.com/marketing/Communications-Assistant-Professional-Writing-Marketing-Website-Social-Media.


Joseph Editions, a new project from Ron and Ann Pizzuti, seeks a Design Assistant.

This role works closely with the Director to create visual representations of Joseph Editions ranging from the development of packaging to brochures, posters, signage, and much more. The Design Assistant should be comfortable working with varying guidelines, both independently and also with close supervision, and sometimes take on a project idea and run with it.

We seek a team minded volunteer who wants to sharpen his or her skills and take on new challenges. Volunteers should possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Office, and experience with or a desire to learn about social media and online marketing. Ideally, an intern should also have experience handling artwork or working in a gallery, retail or customer service setting. All Joseph Edition team members are expected to work well independently, take initiative, and take direction. Volunteers should be passionate about fostering the arts in our community, nationally, and beyond.

Joseph Editions was created by eminent collectors and tastemakers Ron and Ann Pizzuti. The Pizzuti’s are celebrated for seeking out and preserving the best in contemporary art, having recently founded the critically acclaimed Pizzuti Collection. This new project, Joseph Editions, provides both experienced and novice collectors with opportunities to own and experience the best in contemporary art and life.

The Ohio Portfolio—Joseph Editions’ premiere project—showcases the best Ohio artists working today, including artists across a wide spectrum of mediums: photographers, ceramicists, painters, and others. This first Ohio Portfolio is an impressive collection of 31 unique works. Artists in the portfolio work as collaborators with the New York based team Forth Estate and Axelle Editions to create hand crafted limited edition works of art.

The Ohio Portfolio is currently on view at the Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph hotel at 620 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

What you’ll gain:
Joseph Editions internships and volunteer positions encourage transformative growth, expand worldviews, offer hands-on practical experiences in the arts, and develop career skills. All internships are available for course credit as required by academic institutions. Positions are unpaid but offer additional benefits to course credit, including: being a part of the wonderful team, professional skill development and work training, and letters of recommendation.

Qualifications: Applicants should have the following: experience in design with in-depth knowledge of the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; ability to take initiative; attention and adherence to deadlines; ability to self-edit his/her own work; project management experience and/or ability to work on several projects as needed.

For more information or to apply, visit www.internships.com/design/Design-Assistant-I4331389.


Joseph Editions, a new project from Ron and Ann Pizzuti, seeks Media: Video / Photography Assistants.

Video Assistants document events and programs and synthesize the raw video footage/still images into promotional materials for the Joseph Editions website and social media venues, which include but are not limited to commercials/promotional videos, video/audio podcasts, image slide shows, interviews, and live documentation.

Photography Assistants are integral to the team, as they document exhibitions, events, programs, and patrons for use in all design and promotional endeavors. Assistants are also in charge of maintaining a digital photo archive. Ideal candidates are confident and outgoing, self-starters, organized, communicative, and able to take photographs to serve a specific purpose.

We seek a team minded volunteer who wants to sharpen his or her skills and take on new challenges. Volunteers should possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Office, and experience with or a desire to learn about social media and online marketing. Ideally, an intern should also have experience handling artwork or working in a gallery, retail or customer service setting. All Joseph Edition team members are expected to work well independently, take initiative, and take direction. Volunteers should be passionate about fostering the arts in our community, nationally, and beyond.

Joseph Editions was created by eminent collectors and tastemakers Ron and Ann Pizzuti. The Pizzuti’s are celebrated for seeking out and preserving the best in contemporary art, having recently founded the critically acclaimed Pizzuti Collection. This new project, Joseph Editions, provides both experienced and novice collectors with opportunities to own and experience the best in contemporary art and life.

The Ohio Portfolio—Joseph Editions’ premiere project—showcases the best Ohio artists working today, including artists across a wide spectrum of mediums: photographers, ceramicists, painters, and others. This first Ohio Portfolio is an impressive collection of 31 unique works. Artists in the portfolio work as collaborators with the New York based team Forth Estate and Axelle Editions to create hand crafted limited edition works of art.

The Ohio Portfolio is currently on view at the Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph hotel at 620 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

What you’ll gain:
Joseph Editions internships and volunteer positions encourage transformative growth, expand worldviews, offer hands-on practical experiences in the arts, and develop career skills. All internships are available for course credit as required by academic institutions. Positions are unpaid but offer additional benefits to course credit, including: being a part of the wonderful team, professional skill development and work training, and letters of recommendation.

Qualifications: Applicants to the Video Assistant role must have experience in video production and editing, proficiency with Macs and some or all of the following programs: iTunes, YouTube, Photoshop CS2, iMovie, and/or Quick Time Pro. Time management, organization, and interpersonal skills are a must.

Qualifications: Those applying to the Photography Assistant role will have expertise in using a digital SLR camera, editing images, and photographing still and live action. Skills and interest in art directing/styling a plus.

For more information or to apply, visit www.internships.com/photography/Media-Video-Photography-Assistants.


The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium seeks a Seasonal Scout Instructor.

  • Responsible for instruction of planned lessons and activities for assigned aged children.
  • Responsible for overall safety and well-being of assigned groups (e.g. being aware of any medical problems or special needs of the children).
  • Responsible for the care and handling of animals used for assigned programs within acceptable safety protocols.
  • Delivers programming and actively participates in activities.
  • Set-up and clean-up of program activities and/or arts and crafts.
  • May maintain proper check-in and checkout procedures and assists in enforcing rules of the program.
  • May ensure all badge requirements are completed by the end of the program.
  • May prepare classroom, teaching materials and art supplies prior to student’s arrival.
  • Be available to work weekends.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • BA/BS in education, natural sciences, or other related field preferred with junior/senior status required if not degreed.
  • Experience teaching informal classes or in a camp environment preferred.
  • If assigned to camp-ins: require overnight stays, afternoons and weekends.
  • Able to work well with children.
  • Able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Able to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, rain).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Able to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
  • Able to maintain courteous and helpful behavior.
  • Able and willing to rotate time within and outside of assigned region.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance (see uniform guidelines in the employee handbook).
  • New Hire TB test required.
  • Able to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check.

To apply for this position, or for more information, please visithttps://columbuszoo.org/home/about/employment/seasonal-employment-opportunities.


The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium seeks a Seasonal Camp-In Instructor.

  • Responsible for instruction of planned lessons and activities for assigned aged children.
  • Responsible for overall safety and well being of assigned groups (e.g. being aware of any medical problems or special needs of the children).
  • Responsible for the care and handling of animals used for assigned programs within acceptable safety protocols.
  • Delivers programming and actively participates in activities.
  • Set-up and clean-up of program activities and/or arts and crafts.
  • May maintain proper check-in and checkout procedures and assists in enforcing rules of the program.
  • May prepare classroom, teaching materials and art supplies prior to student’s arrival.
  • Must deliver evening education programming during Friday/Saturday night Camp-Ins.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • BA/BS in education, natural sciences, or other related field preferred with junior/senior status required if not degreed.
  • Experience teaching informal classes or in a camp environment preferred.
  • If assigned to camp-ins: require overnight stays, afternoons and weekends.
  • Able to work well with children.
  • Able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Able to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, rain).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Able to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
  • Able to maintain courteous and helpful behavior.
  • Able and willing to rotate time within and outside of assigned region.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance (see uniform guidelines in the employee handbook).
  • New Hire TB test required.
  • Able to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check.

To apply for this position, or for more information, please visithttps://columbuszoo.org/home/about/employment/seasonal-employment-opportunities.


The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium seeks a Seasonal ZooKids Instructor.

  • Responsible for instruction of planned lessons and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years.
  • Responsible for overall safety and well being of preschool age children (e.g. being aware of any medical problems or special needs of the children).
  • Responsible for the care and handling of animals used for assigned programs within acceptable safety protocols.
  • Delivers programming and actively participates in activities.
  • Set-up and clean-up of program activities and/or arts and crafts.
  • May maintain proper check-in and checkout procedures and assists in enforcing rules of the program.
  • May prepare classroom, teaching materials and art supplies prior to student’s arrival.
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday for the duration of the camp.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Pursuing BA/BS in education, natural sciences, or other related field preferred with junior/senior status required if not degreed.
  • Experience teaching preschool aged children preferred.
  • Able to work well with young children.
  • Able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Able to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, rain).
  • Able to work successfully in a team setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Able to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and upholding the Make it G.R.E.A.T. standards required.
  • Able to maintain courteous and helpful behavior.
  • Able and willing to rotate time within and outside of assigned region.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance (see uniform guidelines in the employee handbook).
  • New Hire TB test required.
  • Able to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check and fingerprinting.

To apply for this position, or for more information, please visithttps://columbuszoo.org/home/about/employment/seasonal-employment-opportunities.


The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium seeks a Summer Experience Camp Instructor.

  • Responsible for instruction of planned lessons and activities for assigned aged children.
  • Responsible for overall safety and well-being of assigned groups (e.g. being aware of any medical problems or special needs of the children).
  • Responsible for the care and handling of animals used for assigned programs within acceptable safety protocols. (select returning staff only)
  • Delivers programming and actively participates in activities.
  • Set-up and clean-up of program activities and/or arts and crafts.
  • May maintain proper check-in and checkout procedures and assists in enforcing rules of the program.
  • May prepare classroom, teaching materials and art supplies prior to student’s arrival.
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday for the duration of the camp. Position also includes a few Thursday overnights during the extent of the program.
  • Camps begins Monday, June 9 and runs through Friday, August 15, 2014. Staff training is Monday, June 2-Friday, June 6 from 8:00-5:00.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • BA/BS in education, natural sciences, or other related field preferred with junior/senior status required if not degreed.
  • Experience teaching informal classes or in a camp environment preferred.
  • If assigned to camp-ins: require overnight stays, afternoons and weekends.
  • Able to work well with children.
  • Able to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Able to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, rain).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Able to maintain courteous and helpful behavior.
  • Able and willing to rotate time within and outside of assigned region.
  • Able to maintain appropriate employee appearance (see uniform guidelines in the employee handbook).
  • New Hire TB test required.
  • Able to work flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check.

To apply for this position, or for more information, please visithttps://columbuszoo.org/home/about/employment/seasonal-employment-opportunities.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position ofEducation Assistant.  The Education Assistant reports to the Vice President of Education and Public Programs and the Director of Education and is responsible for performing a variety of administrative duties to assist in the efficient operation of the Education Department and for providing administrative support to the Vice President of Education and Public Programs as needed.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assists Vice President of Education and Public Programs in coordinating logistical aspects for all educational programs.
    • Schedules meetings, travel, conferences/programs as necessary
    • Prepares documents for presentation including reports, letters, and program information.
    • Sends out mailings and related correspondence
    • Assists with logistical aspects of program production, technical requirements, payments, scheduling and space reservations
    • Assists in developing and editing PowerPoint presentations
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the Education Department under the supervision of the Director of Education.
    • Coordinates aspects of the Museum’s digital learning initiative including asset management, imports videos, uploads materials to the website, maintaining function of website, edits videos and photos for website use.
    • Coordinates aspects of the Museum’s on-site education program (Rockin’ the Schools) including processing evaluations, assisting with daily set-up, maintain and proof materials, update Patron’s Edge database, and maintain the teaching schedule and evaluation system.
    • Monitors Rockin’ the Schools reports and EDU email inbox
    • Maintains accessible filing system
    • Assists in developing and editing PowerPoint presentations
  • Provides support for Education Department events:
    • Assists in the production of certain events
    • Films events
    • Annotates video content
    • Coordinates artist/speaker travel itineraries for Museum and Library & Archives programs
    • Updates general website content as advised

Duties include but may not be limited to the above.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High school graduate and one (1) to two (2) years professional administrative experience required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Digital media knowledge and experience preferred – audio/video recording and editing.
  • Knowledge of rock and roll history and related popular music genres is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of music reference sources and research tools is strongly preferred.
  • Ability as a performing musician is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with artists, educators and employees.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all assignments.
  • Ability to read and demonstrate basic oral, written, mathematical and manual skills and ability to communicate in Standard English.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screen.
  • Computer Literate: Microsoft Office Suite (specifically PowerPoint and Excel) required; experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie or Final Cut Pro preferred; Patron’s Edge
  • Ability to get along with other people.

Work Schedule: Ability to work up to 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.  (Hourly/Non-Exempt)

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary history online at http://rockhall.com/careers

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


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden is seeking a Seasonal Celebration Associate in the department of Visitor Services.

The objective of this position is to provide exceptional guest service and representation of the Botanical Garden during seasonal celebrations.

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 theU. 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
  • 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
  • Performance, theater, or teaching background recommended
  • Must enjoy working with families and children
  • Willingness to work with animals

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check.

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

Dates of Position

  • Seasonal March 10 – April 29 (some flexibility on start & end dates)
  • Part time (10-25 hrs per week)
  • Flexible schedule- must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Wages:  Negotiable

To 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=12392201

Posting Date:  February 2015

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.


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Seasonal Costumed Character Entertainer for 2015 Shows and Events

The objective of this position is to represent the core values and brand of Cleveland Botanical Garden while delighting and entertaining guests as the Botanical Garden’s official mascot.  Interact and greet guests while dressed in costume, or while guiding and assisting others in costume.

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

  • Appear up to several times daily while wearing costume
  • Ensure safety of all participants, including self, while in or out of costume
  • Interact and greet Botanical Garden guests in a fun, family-friendly and welcoming way
  • Maintain “character” at all times while in view of guests when wearing costume
  • Costume maintenance and cleaning, as directed
  • Maintain general knowledge of ongoing Botanical Garden activities to promote through entertaining appearances both onsite and offsite at special events
  • Other duties as requested

Qualifications

  • Ability to wear a full-body costume for a minimum of thirty minutes at a time in varying temperature conditions
  • Ability to work flexible schedule on as needed basis
  • Ability to interact effectively and courteously with Botanical Garden staff and guests while being in character and communicating through actions, or while out of character and communicating verbally about the Botanical Garden’s educational mission
  • Strong customer service skills, enthusiasm and creativity
  • Desire to work with children and families
  • Experience working with children or entertainment industry background is preferred, but not required

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check

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

  • Match physical size limitations based upon costume dimensions. (approximately 5’2” – 5’7”)
  • Frequent standing/moving about
  • Periodic kneeling/crouching
  • Frequent reaching at or above shoulder level
  • Frequent bending/stooping/squatting
  • Some repetitive movement
  • Position will work indoors and outdoors (weather permitting)
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Dates of Position

  • Seasonal March 10 – April 29 (some flexibility on start & end dates)
  • Part time (10-25 hrs per week)
  • Flexible schedule, must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Wages:  Negotiable

To 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=12391611

Posting Date:  February 2015

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.


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks seasonal Horticulture Gardeners.

The Holden Arboretum is recruiting people to perform hands-on work in our gardens. We will begin staffing these positions for a period of three-(3) to seven-(7) months (starting in April depending on the growing season and project needs.)  Positions are full time.  Monday – Friday 7am- 3:30pm

Supervisor:

  • Lead Horticulturist
  • Works with horticulturists
  • 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 are not limited to:

  • Planting and maintaining a variety of woody and herbaceous plants
  • Pruning, deadheading and weeding
  • Applying mulch and soil amendments
  • Transplanting, dividing perennials, watering and fertilizing
  • Hauling brush, mowing and raking
  • Pest control
  • Installing and removing deer fencing
  • Operating and performing routine maintenance on power equipment

Requirements:

  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Experienced gardeners preferred.
  • Experience in the operation of stick shift vehicles and other machinery (Cushman, tractor, chippers, mowers, weed eaters, sprayers, pick up trucks, etc.) a plus.
  • Use of hand pruners, loppers, hand saws and backpack sprayers
  • Able to work independently and within small work teams
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Speak, write and understand English

Work Environment

  • Work outdoors in temperature ranges typical for Northeast Ohio
  • Work in and around poison ivy, poison sumac, water, mud, brush and stinging insects

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
  • Climb, reach, pull, push, grab

Dates of Position:

  • April through October (Flexible starting & ending dates)
  • Five days per week, Monday-Friday, 7am to 3:30pm
  • Approximately 40 hours per week

Wages:

  • Candidates with no or minimal experience start at $8.00
  • Candidates with relevant experience start at $8.50 and up
  • Thirty-(30) and sixty-(60) day performance appraisals
  • Opportunity (not guaranteed) for up to a dollar increase after sixty-(60) days

To Apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12358361

Posting Date:  February 2015

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.


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a seasonal worker for the Leach Research Station.

The Holden Arboretum is searching for a seasonal worker to assist at the David G. Leach Research Station in Madison, Ohio, from April through November. Responsibilities include helping with the installation and maintenance of field and display plants, which are part of Holden’s ornamental plant breeding program.

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

Supervisor:

  • Station Director
  • Work with Field Station Specialist

Work Location:

  • Leach Research Station in Madison, Ohio, a 40-acre  satellite field station operated by The Holden Arboretum

Qualifications:

  • Experience with plant growth and care in garden, greenhouse or farm settings
  • Knowledge of appropriate and safe use of common garden hand and power tools, as well as light farm equipment including a small tractor and front end loader.
  • Mowing skills with rider mower and hand trimming (mowers/string trimmers
  • Light maintenance/repair work on equipment or facilities
  • Herbicide weed control with appropriate training from Holden.
  • Able to work independently or within small work teams of volunteers.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.

Requirements:

  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Physically fit to perform various tasks in all weather conditions with or without reasonable accommodation: Requires good vision and hearing; ability to understand basic instructions using the English language; hand and arm dexterity; walking and working on wet, uneven, slippery terrain; occasionally lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs; and bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching.

Dates of Position:

  • April through November
  • Five days per week Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
  • Approximately 40 hours per week.

Wages:  $10.00/hour

To 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=12266301

Posting Date:  February 2015

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.


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a seasonal Public Programs Assistant.

The Holden Arboretum has one position available for a Public Programs Assistant for the period April through September 2015. The Public Program Assistant supports Holden’s Education Program by assisting with the implementation of weekend programming, teaching classes, conducting school and adult tours, and other activities as required.

Supervisor:    Manager of Information 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:

  • Assist with the implementation of weekend programming
  • Teach classes
  • Conduct tours (school and adult)
  • Program site and activity maintenance
  • Other activities as required

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an associate’s degree in natural sciences and/or education
  • Experience teaching diverse audiences with an emphasis on family group populations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience in a Windows environment using business application software including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher
  • Experience with public program development in a museum and/or public garden setting is preferred

Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively solve medium to complex problems
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Highly skilled at speaking, writing and understanding 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
  • Transport oneself by foot over a variety of terrain that may be wet, slippery, uneven or rocky.
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Work outdoors where the ambient temperature spans 0 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Independent decision making.
  • Work independently as well as on a team

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes occasional nights and weekends
  • April through September
  • Approximately 40 hours per week, Tuesday – Saturday

Wages:  $9.25

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=12353021

Posting Date:  February 2015

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.


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a seasonal worker in Guest Relations.

The Objective of this position is to perform 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:    Manager, Guest Relations

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:

  • 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 October
  • Seven days per week operation
  • Approximately 30 hours per week

Wages:  Negotiable

To 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=12265721

Posting Date:  February 2015

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.


The Pro Football Hall of Fame is seeking students for an internship in Museum Registration in the Curatorial Department for the Summer of 2015. The intern will work with the Curatorial staff to accomplish the museum’s mission to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to professional football; to preserve professional football’s historic documents and artifacts; to educate the public regarding the origin, development and growth of professional football as an important part of American culture; and to promote the positive values of the sport.

Eligible students are those interested in pursuing a career in the museum field with a concentration in museum registration and collections care. The intern should have an appreciation of professional football or an interest in learning the history of the game. The intern will assist the Registrar with the following: processing new donations to the permanent collection, updating exhibits, assisting with the ongoing inventory of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s vast collection, and assist with the documentation and record keeping of the permanent collection.

Candidates are required to work 20-40 hours a week for a continuous 12 week period. The Museum Registration Intern is required to have recently completed or working to complete an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields: history, museum studies, art history, American studies, anthropology, arts administration, or equivalent. Preference will be given to students working towards a graduate degree in one of the aforementioned fields and those with experience volunteering or working within a historical organization. The Museum Registration Internship is an unpaid internship.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Christy Davis, Registrar, Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708, (330) 456-8207.


The Western Reserve Historical Society seeks a Hale Farm Sales Associate.

Responsibility:  Responsible to the Sales Manager for assisting with the operations of the gift shop including front line sales and customer service, accuracy, and profitability.

Classification:  Part-time, Seasonal & non-exempt from overtime compensation

Supervision:  N/A

Coordination:  Coordinates with the Sales Manager and Visitor Services to carry out daily admission and retail operations.

Duties:

  • Maintains a flow of merchandise to support level of sales:
    • Works with Sales Manager to coordinate sales and merchandise receipts.
    • Assists the Sales Manager to manage the point of sale system for the store, keeping consistent with the guidelines of WRHS;
    • Accurately record all transactions on the point-of-sale system.
  • Implements an effective visual presentation of merchandise including appropriate signage:
    • Maintains a clean, safe work environment, including store, café, and common areas.
    • Maintains fixtures and equipment.
    • Works with Sales Manager to maintain professional and attractive signage and promotional windows.
    • Works with Sales Manger to maintain effective merchandise presentation.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service:
    • Develops personal relationships with customers.
    • Handles customer exchanges and returns.
    • Places special orders and notifies customers of their arrival.
    • Performs all admission functions.
  • Maintain Core Performance Standards:
    • Commits to a regular schedule.
    • Follows dress code and other codes of conduct.
    • Provides additional assistance for key events
  • Comply with the Society’s accounting systems and procedures:
    • Follows procedures for transfer of shop receipts to the business office on a timely basis.
    • Assists to controls operating expenses, including, but not limited to, supplies, merchandise, and equipment.
  • Performs all aspects of Guest Services and Admissions:
    • Maintains communication with all departments regarding special events and programs.
    • Carries out all policies and procedures for guest services
  • Supports income generation initiatives by identifying and recommending programs and activities based on the strengths of the department that will contribute to the financial success of WRHS.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Hale Farm Sales Manager

Qualifications:

  • Job-related skills include, but are not limited to initiative, goal orientation, creativity, and communication. Ability to walk/stand for long periods of time is necessary.
  • Essential personality traits include enthusiasm, dependability, flexibility, and integrity.

Please submit your resume to Jennifer Atkins at jatkins@wrhs.org. No phone calls please.


Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens seeks a Collections Technician Specialist.  The Collections Technician Specialist is a full-time employee of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens hired by the CEO upon the recommendation of the Curator/Director of Museum Services.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Collections staff as Stan Hywet Hall embarks on a multi-year project to restore a select number of rooms in the Manor House to their original 1915 appearance.  This position will be heavily involved throughout the project and responsible for providing the Collections team with necessary research as well as an array of general collections management related duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report regularly to Curator/Director of Museum Services.
  • Assist Collections Department with ongoing collections management and related issues.
  • Handle multiple projects or tasks with careful attention to detail.
  • Lead efforts to complete research of spaces and collections items ear marked for work as part of the room by room restoration project.
  • Organize collections files related to room by room restoration.
  • Complete entry of condition reports, conservation treatments and research information into PastPerfect collections database.
  • Assist in the maintenance of environmental control monitoring and systems.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Stan Hywet’s pest management program.
  • Check security and condition of all collection objects on a daily basis; report any damaged/missing objects to Curator/Director of Museum Services.
  • Attend and assist with in-house training and internal education of basic proper handling techniques and assist in policy development.
  • Attend planning and informational meetings with other departments.  Share information    through departmental meetings
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the interpretation of the historic site, museum rooms, and exhibits.
  • Provide assistance to internal staff, consultants, researchers, and the public with collections materials.
  • Assist with other ongoing museum activities including the planning and implementation of museum public programs.
  • Assist with regular inventory and ordering of maintenance supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with regular inventory of collections and documentation of condition, location, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to work directly with staff and volunteers to implement museum policies and procedures regarding the protection, care, documentation, presentation and interpretation of the museum collections as well as public and private spaces.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with visitors, staff and volunteers in person or over the telephone and maintain a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Flexible work schedule.  Evening work and weekend work may be required at times.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • A high school diploma is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Museum Studies or related field required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Computer proficiency, Microsoft Office products.
  • Previous similar experience preferred (museum setting highly desirable).
  • Experience using PastPerfect software preferred

To apply: Visit www.stanhywet.org/careers  and follow the application instructions listed there.


The Castle historic house museum seeks a full-time Building and Grounds Supervisor. The successful applicant will be responsible for all maintenance and upkeep of museum and its landscaping, including custodial work, general interior/exterior repairs and groundskeeping. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds. Drug and background screening is required. For more information or to apply, contact:

Scott Britton, Executive Director The Castle 418 4th St. Marietta, OH 45750 scott@mariettacastle.org; 740-373-4180.


The Great Lakes Science Center seeks a Vice President of Marketing, Communication and Sales. The Vice President of Marketing, Communication & Sales is Great Lakes Science Center’s (GLSC) strategic leader for marketing, communications, special events, and sales, with a goal of optimizing these synergistic responsibilities to strengthen the organization’s value and role in the community, increase attendance, and improve sales volume. In the last fiscal year, GLSC launched a brand transformation. The VP will continue to deepen the organization’s audience research, develop the brand, prioritize messaging, and elevate the position of GLSC. The successful candidate is a sophisticated strategist, lifelong learner, creative thinker, and collaborative leader with audience-centric approaches, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to create a clear, compelling, and differentiated message that resonates with the organization’s diversity of stakeholders.

The Organization: Serving more than 8 million visitors since opening in 1996, GLSC is a community-focused, forward-thinking regional asset. GLSC’s annual budget is more than $8 million, including more than 70% earned revenue, and four national, highly-competitive grants funded by federal agencies. Education programs, including summer camps in ten locations throughout Northeast Ohio and an award-winning afterschool youth program, have increased more than 50% over the last two years. Home of 9th students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) award-winning MC2 STEM High School, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, the historic William G. Mather Steamship, and the Cleveland Water Alliance, GLSC is committed to keeping pace with community needs through collaborations and partnerships that improve STEM education, and cultivate creative, critical thinkers that will shape our future.

The Candidate: This is an opportunity to join a mission-oriented, dynamic, dedicated, experienced, passionate, and diverse leadership team that is aggressively pursuing growth at GLSC and raising its profile nationally. The ideal candidate values the opportunity to work and to lead in an environment that fosters a sense of fun, creativity, risk taking, data-driven decision making, and accountability.

This position requires a proven track record of setting and implementing innovative marketing and communication strategies and serving as a catalyst and leader within organizations. The successful candidate will have a reputation for driving breakthrough thinking on brand development and management based on audience needs and consumer insights. Requires experience with digital marketing, social media, and nontraditional tools for enhancing the guest experience both on and offsite, driving repeat visits and monitoring guest satisfaction.

This is a proactive position that needs a strong communicator who can play a leadership role in strategic and collaborative planning. Requires a good energy level and sense of humor with an upbeat personality and inclination to develop and motivate staff. Candidates must demonstrate passion for the mission of GLSC.

Great Lakes Science Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

Apply at: http://museumjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=75365.


ICA-Art Conservation objects department is excited to announce an opening for Third-Year conservation intern for 2015. The position will start in June 2015. Compensation will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications.

Please contact Mark Erdmann by email at merdmann@ica-artconservation.org, or mail at ICA-Art Conservation 2915 Detroit Ave., Cleveland OH 44113.

The department sees a wide range of projects with an emphasis on outdoor sculpture. Recent projects have included works by Claes Oldenburg, Tony Smith, Viktor Schreckengost, Henry Moore, and Manolo Valdez. Upcoming projects include an extensive restoration of an English lead garden sculpture, complete repatination of a trio of bronze sculptures by Caroline Stacey, restoration and repainting of two sets of Samuel Yellin wrought iron gates, and an aluminum architectural artwork by Viktor Schreckengost. In the lab we regularly encounter glass, ceramic, and metal artifacts, and less frequently wood, ivory, and other organic materials.

The successful candidate would assist department head, Mark Erdmann with large projects, as well as taking on smaller projects under his supervision, gaining experience with estimating, client interaction, project management, treatment, documentation and research relating to specific treatments. There may also be opportunities to assist in the Paintings, Paper or Textile labs depending on the skills and interest of the candidate and the projects in the lab. ICA is a regional conservation lab, with no collection of our own, consequently we encounter a great variety of projects reflective of the many public and private collections in the region and beyond.


COSI seeks a Member Operations Specialist. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Position Requirements/Education and Experience: Ideal candidate should be detail oriented, accurate, and well organized; possess excellent communication abilities; and be personable, articulate, and friendly.   Previous experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, data entry, and customer service required.  Experience with Raiser’s Edge, CounterPoint, and Outbound databases is ideal, but the ability to adapt to new applications and databases is sufficient.

Hours: Regular business hours which may include weekends, evenings or holidays

Age Requirement: Age 18+

Objective: Support the data entry and fulfillment process for membership in order to provide timely, accurate, and helpful customer service to members. Support and train front-line teams and assist with member sales at the COSI Box Office and Member Services Desk.

Accountabilities/Essential Job Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Accurately enter, maintain, and audit membership records in Raisers Edge database, CounterPoint, and Outbound ticketing systems following data entry procedures and standards to ensure consistency in all records.  Gather and process updates to member records, including corrections, changes in contact information, etc.
  • Prepare and complete outgoing mailings for membership cards in a timely and accurate manner.  Prepare items for volunteer assistance when available.
  • Assist with Member Check-in and Box Office admission sales as scheduled by supporting frontline teams and assisting with member sales, questions, or issues, with goal of spending ten hours weekly supporting frontline operations. Provide ongoing coaching for frontline teams for processing and fulfilling memberships, selling COSI experiences, and providing concierge-level service to members. Adhere to all Box Office and Membership sales procedures and protocols.
  • Provide excellent customer service to members and donors through phone, email, and written correspondence. Ensure accurate and timely responses to membership email inquiries in coordination with the Membership Team.
  • Train with and assist the Member Operations Supervisor with processing and tracking membership purchases including verifying daily membership batches, processing member payments or check deposits, and recording membership payments. Perform database cleanup as needed.
  • Assist the Membership Team as needed. Tasks include assisting with membership events, direct mail projects, and fulfillment of benefits. Fulfill seasonal projects for the Advancement Division as needed.
  • Support general COSI operations through participation in meetings as appropriate.
  • Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI paid and Volunteer Team Members and Guests.
  • In accordance with COSI’s Guest Services Strategy, and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in Guest Services by assuring Guest safety, using courtesy to drive each Guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Membership or Member Operations Supervisor.

Please apply directly at https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=970377.


The Aullwood Center and Farm seeks an Executive Director.

Note: All applications are made through Audubon’s online system: https://careers‐audubon.icims.com/jobs/2250/executive‐director%2c‐aullwood‐audubon‐center‐and‐farm/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false

Overview: Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on‐the‐ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in‐country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 22 state offices, 44 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Aullwood:

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm (Aullwood) is a treasured resource in Southwest Ohio. Marie S. Aull, founder, presented an unprecedented gift to the National Audubon Society in 1957 ‐ Audubon’s first nature center in the Midwest, as well as, one of the first educational farms (1962) in the country.  Aullwood’s 200‐acre sanctuary includes six miles of hiking trails winding through prairie, forests, ponds, farmland and meadows.  At Aullwood’s sustainable farm, visitors explore the century‐old bank barn and other farm buildings that house rabbits, pigs, horses, cows, chickens and other livestock. With a staff of 38 (13 full‐time and 25 part‐time), 1,000+ volunteers and a current operating budget of $1,428,000, Aullwood inspires visitors, young and old, to expand the mind and spirit in an atmosphere of fun, excitement and discovery. One hundred twenty thousand (120,000) people visit Aullwood annually ‐ families, youth groups, seniors, singles, and individuals with special needs.  They enjoy special events, weekend and evening activities, outreach programs and classes offered in Aullwood’s Center for Lifelong Learning.

Position Summary: Dually reporting to the Friends of Aullwood Board of Directors and the Vice President of the Mississippi Flyway, the Executive Director for Aullwood will have four core functions: manage all Aullwood operations for the nature center and farm, develop and implement best practices in land management and sustainable agriculture through education and citizen science research, play a significant and proactive role in fundraising for Aullwood’s facilities and operations; and participate as an active member of the Mississippi Flyway.

S/he will be responsible for developing Aullwood’s strategic direction in concert with local partners, and aligning with National Audubon’s strategic plan.

Essential Functions:

Strategic Leadership and Staff Management

  • Provide dynamic and collaborative leadership for Aullwood’s mission, strategy, core program areas and operating departments consistent with National Audubon’s strategic plan.
  • Oversee all operational aspects of Aullwood’s sanctuary, farm, buildings, budgets and programs; hire and effectively manage staff.
  • Maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with the Friends of Aullwood Board, while also building Board capacity and engagement; develop and enhance relationships with local environmental and other community leaders, organizations, and stakeholders.
  • Build Aullwood’s organizational capacity through empowerment and professional growth opportunities for staff and volunteers.
  • Cultivate and maintain a strong team by creating a culture based on for mutual respect, open communication, collaboration, individual initiative and collegiality

Program Development and Implementation

  • Work with education staff and other internal/external stakeholders to develop and implement educational, interpretive, and restoration programs that advance the understanding and conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.
  • Establish on‐site educational and outreach programs that contribute to Aullwood’s mission and the mission of the National Audubon Society.
  • Develop and implement with Audubon’s Mississippi Flyway, Grange Insurance Audubon Center and other organizations, Bird Friendly Communities conservation and education initiatives.
  • Implement methods for evaluating the success of initiatives or programs.

Budget and Fundraising

  • Work with Office Manager to develop and deliver required budgeting and financial reporting.
  • In collaboration with the Development/Marketing Manager and guidance from the Friends of Aullwood
  • Board, create and implement a financially sustainable development plan for the Center that cultivates and maintains relationships with current donors while identifying and expanding new funding sources.
  • Enhance existing sources of earned income, including program revenue, camp and school program tuition, store sales, rental income, admissions, etc.
  • Effectively and enthusiastically communicate the case for support of the Center’s program at community and fundraising events.
  • Seek new revenue opportunities, write grants, ensure grant reporting and compliance; assist with and staff special fundraising events at Aullwood. Marketing and Community Outreach
  • In collaboration with Aullwood staff, Friends of Aullwood Board and third‐party vendors, develop and implement marketing and promotions plans for Aullwood and its programs.
  • Develop and deliver effective oral and written presentations, and serve as Aullwood’s spokesperson and as Audubon’s voice within the local community.
  • Oversee Aullwood’s marketing and communication materials including but not limited to Annual Report,
  • Annual Appeal, Special Event publications, Membership brochure, Newsletter, Planned Giving, Aullwood Information/Map, etc.
  • Host and/or coordinate relevant community, state and national forums or conferences.  Provide relevant programs for conferences. Land, Farm and Facilities Management
  • Oversee the maintenance and protection of Aullwood’s 200acre sanctuary, sustainable farm and more than 25 permanent structures/buildings.  With the maintenance/farm staff, implement a maintenance plan for the farm.
  • With the Farm Manager create and implement a sustainable agriculture plan that provides an educational and safe interface between visitors, livestock and farm practices.
  • Collaborate with other institutions to create needed habitats for birds, especially tallgrass prairies, etc.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management, Science, Education, Non-profit Management, Development, Environmental Studies or related field is required. Graduate degree is preferred.
  • 5‐8 years’ progressive leadership experience in nature centers, science museums, zoos/aquariums, non-profit organization, research or field studies programs that include experience in staff, budget and program management.
  • Demonstrated non‐profit fundraising success.
  • Experience in environmental education program design and assessment.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to think strategically,organizationally and creatively, juggle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, work in a dynamic environment and effectively manage change.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing complex or multiple projects through to success, including meeting financial goals, project deadlines, and coordinating the work of key staff and partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences.  Prepare proposals, reports, program summaries, newsletters, brochures and other documents.
  • A passion for conservation, education, and the mission of the National Audubon Society.  A working knowledge of education and conservation issues and the capacity to articulate the mission and inspire involvement.
  • The ability to build a team with a can‐do and positive attitude.  Other characteristics include ‐friendly, respectful, collaborative, a good listener and communicator, honesty and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent organizational skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and experience with social media/marketing efforts.
  • Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and nationally, as required.

All applications are made through Audubon’s online system: https://careers‐audubon.icims.com/jobs/2250/executive‐director%2c‐aullwood‐audubon‐center‐and‐farm/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false


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