Ohio Museums Job Board


Ohio Humanities seeks an Office Assistant.

This is a full-time position. Duties include general office chores, answering telephone/email, mail distribution, records management, database entry, meeting arrangements, assisting program staff as needed.  Required experience: MS Word, Excel, database management, and comfort with basic IT tasks. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to accuracy and deadlines, as well as collegiality. Nonprofit experience a plus.

Salary $11-12/hour, generous benefits, parking.  EOE.  To apply send cover letter, resume, three references to:
Pat Williamsen
Executive Director
Ohio Humanities Council
471 E. Broad Street – Ste 1620
Columbus OH 43215
patw@ohiohumanities.org
www.ohiohumanities.org

Posted: February 4, 2016


The Association of Midwest Museums seeks an Executive Director.

The Executive Director  of the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) serves as the chief administrative officer of the organization, initiating and/or implementing policies and programs approved or defined by the AMM Board. The ED is responsible for the day-to-day operations. The Executive Director, working with the AMM President and Board, provides a long-range vision for the organization and executes the strategic plan for the association. The Executive Director reports to the President of the AMM board while working closely with the AMM Board and board committees. S/he must be willing to travel throughout the eight-state region, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Iowa, to national museum conferences, and to Washington, DC. S/he must be a firm and enthusiastic self-starter, adept at making connections and energizing a community.

Responsibilities:

Membership

  • Builds an effective membership program that includes a variety of products, programs, and services that meet the needs of museums, museum professionals and related organizations and individuals
  • Facilitates electronic and traditional communications for members, including but not limited to newsletters, directories, job listings and other services
  • Seeks feedback from membership regarding concerns and needs
  • Provides effective and timely response to requests for information and/or assistance

Program Development

  • Develops programs to address emerging trends and best practices in the museum profession to create and enhance value for the association’s membership
  • Explores opportunities to collaborate with other organizations and groups to develop programs and services to meet the needs of AMM members and the museum profession
  • Plans and executes the association’s annual conference (includes selection of host city, venues, development of program, committee organization, keynote speakers, catering, audio-visual, special events, hotel room blocks, and all related contract negotiations)
  • Coordinates, creates, and refines other professional education programs, such as AMM Leadership Academy and Workshop Series
  • Works with American Alliance of Museums to coordinate AMM’s participation in the annual museum Salary Survey
  • Develops other programs and services as needed
  • Manages the AMM website and the development and dissemination of the AMM quarterly newsletter
  • Represents AMM at the Council of Regions with the American Alliance of Museums

Marketing, Promotion, and Fundraising

  • Represents AMM in all business negotiations, fundraising, publicity, and professional meetings
  • Serves as the primary spokesperson for AMM
  • Assures the interests of the association are clearly advanced, taking care to foster AMM’s leadership in the museum field
  • Coordinates all marketing initiatives to promote AMM and its programs and services
  • Develops partnerships and sponsor relationships that will bring sufficient support to meet budget goals
  • Coordinates AMM annual fund
  • Explores fundraising opportunities to secure funds to support AMM operations

Budget and Finances

  • Develops operating and conference budgets for Board approval
  • Oversees revenue receipts and spending; maintains accurate and timely financial accounts
  • Reports to AMM Treasurer and AMM Board on a regular basis on the status of funds and budgets; alert Board to potential problems in advance and suggests proactive solutions
  • Works with outside auditor to coordinate annual audit
  • Maintains approved internal control systems
  • Coordinates appropriate tax filings and non-profit status filings
  • Maintains insurance policies on behalf of AMM (General Liability and Officers)

Administration and Supervision

  • Oversees daily administration of the association offices and business matters
  • Executes and leads periodic review of the AMM strategic plan
  • Secures association property, including computers, office furniture, telephones, fax machines, and other equipment
  • Manages all association records, including archives (both electronic and paper)
  • Writes and disseminates annual report
  • Facilitates communications with Missouri History Museum (AMM’s host institution) and assists with negotiation of agreement for office space
  • Oversees part-time and contract staff, volunteers, and interns to maintain office operations, including payroll and performance reviews

Board Relations

  • Works effectively with Board members and provides timely and useful information to the Board
  • Supports Board meetings and committee activities
  • Assists with Board recruitment, orientation and engagement

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management and Program Planning
  • Budget Planning and Fiscal Management
  • Strong Organization Skills and Time Management
  • Effective Communications (Written and Verbal)
  • Staff Supervision and Volunteer Management
  • Marketing and External Communications
  • Board Governance and Stewardship
  • Collaboration and Community Development
  • Resource Development and Fundraising
  • Advocacy

Training and/or Education:

  • A./B.S.degree (minimum)
  • Master’s degree ( ideal)

Experience: Minimum of five years of managerial experience in non-profit membership organization, museum, or similar organization

Send a Letter of Intent and a CV to: Melanie Adams, AMM Board President: madams@mohistory.org.

Posted: February 4, 2016


Slate Run Living Historical Farm seeks an Intern.

The purpose of this internship is to provide assistance to the farm staff while allowing students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program or within two quarters/semesters of graduation the opportunity to gain professional experience through on-the-job training as part of their educational experience. Students may receive college credit for internship period.

Interns assigned to Slate Run Living Historical Farm, a working 1880s farm that interprets cultural, agricultural and natural history to the public, will participate in costumed living history demonstrations for school groups and the general public while learning 1880s agricultural and domestic skills. Interns may also help with the maintenance and care of the site and may be involved with record keeping, public program planning, and historical research.

Interns must enjoy working with the public, be willing to learn 1880s skills and share them with visitors and be comfortable in a rural environment.  Farm interns are expected to work most weekends and some holidays.

This is a paid internship, $10.00 per hour and is available for 1040 hours.

For more information or to apply, visit www.metroparks.net/about-us/job-opportunities/.

Posted: February 3, 2016


The Holden Arboretum seeks a Horticulturist.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden 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.

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

  • Salary Negotiable
  • Hourly, non-exempt position
  • Benefit packages

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=15063231.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a Conservation Intern.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden has internship positions available in the horticulture & conservation department. This position will expose interns to the many facets of sustainable of natural areas management practices in a public garden setting.

Supervisor

  • Natural Areas Manager
  • Work with Seasonal Workers
  • Work with Volunteer

Work Location

  • Holden Arboretum – Kirtland Ohio in the hills of Northeast Ohio’s Lake and Geauga county – just outside Cleveland.
  • Encompassing over 3600 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

  • Manage invasive plant species.
  • Conduct upland forest assessments.
  • Electronic mapping using GPS and GIS technology.
  • Collecting detailed information on plant populations and site conditions.
  • Monitor heritage (rare) plant species.
  • Work on restoration projects.
  • Work with Conservation Biologist on deer monitoring and control, and other biological surveys.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student, or recently graduated.
  • Degree focus must be in a Natural Science major or related field of study and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in conservation or related field.
  • Previous plant identification experience preferred but not required
  • Applicants must have their own transportation

Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  • Sitting, standing, kneeling and bending on uneven work surfaces.
  • Must pass a criminal background check/drug test
  • Acceptable driving record – 3 points or less

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

  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • 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

  • Work in and around poison ivy and poison sumac, shallow water, mud, brush, and stinging insects. Anything you might expect to encounter working outdoors in natural areas
  • Some outside work is required (in all weather conditions)
  • April through September (prefer minimum 12 week commitment).
  • Starting / ending dates flexible.
  • Five days per week, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Approximately 40 hours per week

Educational Benefits

  • Gain practical, hands-on experience invasive plant control, conducting upland forest assessments, monitoring heritage species, restoration projects and work with Conservation Biologist on deer control and other biological surveys.
  • Field trips to relevant natural areas, nurseries, relevant local training, meetings, etc.
  • Attend Holden classes and programs for free (unless materials fee applies).

Housing

  • Holden provides housing on site for a nominal charge.
  • Intern is responsible for transportation.

Wages: $10.00/hour

Apply Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15080821.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a Plant and Microbial Ecology Intern.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden has internship positions available in the Research department. This 12-week summer internship will provide you with an opportunity to work with scientists from The Holden Arboretum studying the effects of environmental change on plants and forests of Northeast Ohio. Internships typically run from late May thru early August but timing is flexible.

  • Supervisor
  • Plant Biologist
  • Works with Research Specialist
  • Works with Research Chair
  • 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

  • Assisting in soil and plant sampling
  • Plant data collection
  • Extracting, amplifying, and analyzing DNA from soils and roots.
  • Performs other activities as required

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Degree focus should be in related area of study
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in related field.
  • Applicants must have their own transportation
  • Excellent ability to communicate and interact with the general public.

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, credit 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

  • Some outside work is required (in all weather conditions)
  • 12-week summer internship
  • Typically May thru early August (timing is flexible)
  • Five days per week, Monday-Friday
  • Approximately 40 hours per week

Educational Benefits

  • Gain practical, hands-on experience.
  • Field trips to public and commercial facilities, relevant local training, meetings, etc.
  • Attend Holden classes and programs for free (unless materials fee applies).

Housing

  • Holden provides housing on site for a nominal charge ($30 weekly).
  • Intern is responsible for obtaining transportation.

Wages

  • $10.00 per hour (40-hour week)
  • Hourly, non-exempt position
  • 12 week position
  • On-site housing available

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

Persons with knowledge of or interest in ecology, microbiology, and plant biology are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume that discusses your prior experience, and two references.

Applicants should also indicate their primary research interest. Holden research staff and a description of their respective programs can be found at http://holdenarb.org/education/research-staff.asp. Questions concerning the internships can be addressed to Dr. David Burke (dburke@holdenarb.org).

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15058331.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Horticulture Intern.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden has internship positions available in the horticulture & conservation department. This position will expose interns to the many facets of an urban public horticultural institution, primarily in garden and glasshouse management.

Supervisor

  • Direct Supervisor, Grounds Manager
  • Work with Horticulturists
  • Work with Glasshouse staff
  • Work with Curator of Collections
  • Work with Seasonal Workers
  • Work with Volunteer

Work Location

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

Responsibilities

  • Accomplish daily hands-on, horticulturally-related jobs as well as long-term group projects
  • Assist with care of gardens and glasshouses, including duties such as, but not limited to watering, pruning, planting, weeding, mulching, fertilizing, mowing, propagating, and IPM pest control.
  • Conduct work for a season long project, culminating with a public presentation.

Qualifications

  • Completion of two years of college (horticulture, botany or related field) or technical program is preferred.
  • Proven genuine interest in plants, coupled with a desire to learn.
  • Experience in the field of horticulture is preferred.
  • Excellent ability to communicate and interact with the general public.

Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  • Sitting, standing, kneeling and bending on uneven work surfaces.
  • Must pass a criminal background check./drug test
  • Acceptable driving record – 3 points or less

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

  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • 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

  • Outside work is required (in all weather conditions)
  • May/June through August/September (minimum three month commitment).
  • Starting / ending dates flexible.
  • Five days per week with weekend work, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
  • Approximately 40 hours per week

Educational Benefits

  • Gain practical, hands-on experience in working with annuals & perennials, woody plants, herbs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, interior plants, turf, tropical & desert plants, and container plantings.
  • Learn and practice sustainable horticulture practices including Integrated Pest Management, organic fertilizers, etc.
  • College internship credit with sponsoring school.
  • Independent special project with a mentor.
  • Field trips to public and commercial horticulture facilities, relevant local training, meetings, etc.
  • Attend Holden / Garden classes and programs for free (unless materials fee applies).

Housing

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

Wages: $10.00/hour

Apply Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15080411.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks an Education Intern.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden has internship positions available in the education department. This position will expose interns to the many facets of management of plantings, structures, educational features and programming of Hershey Children’s Garden (HCG) and Education Department programs while enhancing individual horticultural and/or educational knowledge base.

Supervisor

  • Hershey Children’s Garden Manager
  • Work with Seasonal Workers
  • Work with Volunteer

Work Location

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

Responsibilities

  • Assist with HCG’s maintenance and horticulture upkeep, including all plantings, garden features, displays and other areas.
  • Lead inquiry based learning experiences including, but not limited to, tours of outdoor gardens and the glasshouses, as well as one-on-one guest interactions, and programs such as a storytime.
  • Assist in the instruction of school groups, scout programs, garden classes and camps.
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of informational hand-outs, signage and interpretation for HCG.
  • Create and implement educational programs in the Garden for families, schools and other youth organizations.
  • Assist with other tasks, programs, and events as necessary in the Department of Education, including but not limited to teach kits, exploration stations, and the kids nook.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate with minimum 2 years in college or post-secondary program: prefer education, environmental/natural resources, horticulture/agriculture, museum exhibit/interpretation studies or related field.
  • Experience in youth education, leadership or counselor roles.
  • Exemplary communications skills.
  • Availability to work week days, weekends, and some evenings.

Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  • Sitting, standing, kneeling and bending on uneven work surfaces.
  • Must pass a criminal background check / drug test
  • Acceptable driving record – 3 points or less
  • Work Environment
  • March – November or May –August
  • Starting / ending dates flexible.
  • Five days per week with weekend work, 9:00 AM to 5:30PM
  • Approximately 35-40 hours per week

Educational Benefits

  • Gain practical, hands-on experience
  • College internship credit with sponsoring school.
  • Independent special project with a mentor.
  • Field trips to public and commercial facilities, relevant local training, meetings, etc.
  • Attend Holden / Garden classes and programs for free (unless materials fee applies).

Housing

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

Wages: $10.00 per hour

Apply Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15071531.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a seasonal Guest Relations Representative.

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

Supervisor

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

Work Location

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

Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

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

Qualifications

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

Requirements

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

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

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

Work Environment

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

Wages: 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=15063361.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a seasonal Emergent Tower – Canopy Walk Monitor.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is looking to fill multiple Emergent Tower/Canopy Walk Monitor positions. The Emergent Tower/Canopy Walk Monitor will assists in monitoring the operations of the Emergent Tower and Canopy Walk. This position requires a flexible schedule which may include early mornings and/or evening. Weekend work will be required.

Supervisor

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

Work Location

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

Responsibilities

  • Receives guests at structures, providing prompt and courteous service.
  • Ensure proper admittance policies are being followed by guests and staff.
  • Ensure safety practices are being followed by guests and staff.
  • Ensure cleanliness of structures, which will include weather-related debris and trash removal.

Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team, as well as independently.
  • Ability to effectively solve small to complex problems.

Requirements

  • 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:

  • Ability to be on either structure for extended periods of time
    • Emergent Tower – 120’ high, 200 stairs
    • Canopy Walk – 65’ high
  • 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 10 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing, and reaching

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to a flexible schedule
  • March through November (until end of November, weather permitting)
  • Seven days per week operation
  • Full time or part time
  • Approximately 16 – 40 hours per week

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=15063491.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a seasonal Conservation Worker.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for seasonal workers to assist in its efforts to manage invasive plants within The Holden Arboretum’s 3,000 acre natural areas. The season typically runs from April to October, but shorter work periods may be arranged. Positions are full time Monday – Friday.

  • 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)

  • Collecting detailed information on plant populations and site conditions
  • Electronic mapping using GPS and GIS technology
  • Data entry and recordkeeping
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Use of hand pruners, loppers, hand saws, backpack sprayers and other application equipment trail maintenance
  • Other projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team, as well as independently.
  • Experienced gardeners preferred.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Speak, write and understand English

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Safe operation and routine maintenance of mowing equipment and power brush-cutters.
  • Use of hand pruners, loppers, hand saws and backpack sprayers

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

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

Wages: Negotiable

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=15071641.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a seasonal Public Programs Assistant.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden 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 and camps, conducting tours, and other activities as required.

Supervisor

  • Acting Director of Education
  • Works with Education Staff
  • Works with Interns
  • 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

  • Assist with the implementation of weekend programming and camps
  • Create activities for Buckeye Bud’s Area
  • Conduct tours (youth 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, Sunday – Thursday

Wages: $9.25

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=15063561.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a seasonal Private Event Representative.

The Holden Arboretum  is recruiting for a seasonal Private Event Representative to assist the Private Event Coordinator with all private rental events

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.

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • 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.

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Speak, write and understand English
  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public.

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.
  • Lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs.
  • Perform strenuous physical activities when necessary for event set-up and tear down.

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.
  • May through October (Flexible starting & ending dates)
  • Work days and evenings Thursday 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 position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15058381.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until Filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks a Seasonal Horticulture & Conservation Nursery Gardener.

The Holden Arboretum / Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting full and part time workers to perform propagation, plant care and monitoring of nursery stock. We will begin staffing this position for a period of four-(4) to eight-(8) months depending on the growing season and project needs. This person will assist the nursery staff in all aspects of greenhouse and nursery plant care.

Supervisor

  • Nursery Supervisor
  • 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)

  • Watering
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Propagation by seed and cuttings
  • Soil mixing
  • Transplanting
  • Pest control
  • Irrigation system maintenance

Qualifications

  • Strong customer service skills and experience working with the general public
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team, as well as independently
  • Experienced gardeners preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Speak, write and understand English

Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Basic greenhouse and nursery skills.
  • Application of herbicides and pesticides.
  • Safe operation and routine maintenance of power equipment.

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

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
  • April through October (Flexible starting & ending dates)
  • Seven days per week operation
  • Full time or part time
  • Approximately 16 – 40 hours per week

Wages

  • Candidates with no or minimal experience start at $8.10
  • Candidates with relevant experience start at $8.50 and up
  • Thirty-(30) and sixty-(60) day performance appraisals

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=15080301.

Posting Date: January 2016
Closing Date: Until filled

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


Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is seeking a Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving.

The Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving is a full-time position responsible for all details surrounding the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective major and planned gift donors and membership.  This position works under the direction of the Vice President of Outreach & Communications and assists with the planning and execution of fund development strategies particularly as they relate to major fundraising programs.

Qualified candidate must interact professionally with all internal and external constituents using strong interpersonal skills, will have a degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 5 years fundraising experience. CFRE designation is a plus.  Strong development relationships within the Northeast Ohio/Akron area is preferred.

The position is mid-level with a commensurate compensation package.  An attractive benefits package is provided.

Please submit questions and/or resumes to jobs@stanhywet.org.

Posted: February 2, 2016


The Dawes Arboretum is hiring a summer 2016 History Department Intern to assist with a variety of tasks including archival organization, research and Daweswood House tours.

The Dawes Arboretum’s History Archives houses numerous boxed and archived items including: photographs, tree dedicator items, books, paintings, letters, journals, manuscripts, booklets and catalogs, photograph albums, annual reports and ledgers.

Responsibilities/opportunities:

  • Sort through materials in archives
  • Assist with artifact conservation
  • Photographs of artifact collection
  • Complete research projects
  • Updates to collection management software
  • Lead weekend tours of Daweswood House Museum

Requirements:

  • An understanding of archives and public history
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Past Perfect
  • Major or minor in history
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Workweek would be a total of forty (40) hours per week, with some weekend work
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license, submit to background check and drug test

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.

Position Information:

  • $10 per hour
  • Free housing available
  • Beginning mid-May through mid-August 2016

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2016

Send cover letter, resume and references including phone numbers and addresses to:
The Dawes Arboretum
HR/History Internship
7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE
Newark, OH 43056
Fax: 740.323.4058
Email: jeromine@dawesarb.org

Posted: January 28, 2016
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2016


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan is offering a summer 2016 volunteer Museum Internship.

Housing and stipend provided. Candidates should have completed instruction in collections management. S/he will work under the supervision of the park curator.

For more information see www.nps.gov/slbe/getinvolved/upload/Intern-Brochure-2016.pdf or contact  Laura_Quackenbush@nps.gov.

Posted: January 28, 2016


The Columbus Museum of Art is seeking a Curatorial Assistant for the Aminah Robinson Project.

This position will assist the Curator-At-Large in the organization and management of material that has been bequeathed to the Columbus Museum of Art through the estate of Columbus artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. This is a temporary position that will begin at February 1 through November 30, 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inventory and document material that has been bequeathed to the Museum through the estate. Material (currently in the home) includes the artist’s work, work of other artists; correspondence; and contextual materials of historic interest.
  • Assist in removing objects from the house and moving them to the Museum.
  • Establish a database to record information about each object. This process will take place following an orderly plan that will begin processing units of the house one section at a time.
  • Oversee the photography of work for entry into the database.
  • Work on downloading the inventory of the artist’s work on slides (from the artist) and creating a database that will one day contribute to a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.
  • Assist the Curator-At-Large in working with the artist’s galleries in Columbus and New York to incorporate the artist’s work currently in these galleries in a separate section of the general inventory.
  • Organize the artist’s files currently in storage at the museum so that materials form the artist’s house can be incorporated.
  • Support researchers interested in studying the artist’s work.
  • May answer correspondence in regard to the artist and her work.
  • Should remain flexible as the contents of the artist’s house is not fully known and the process of inventorying and documenting will need to reflect the contents.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA degree preferred.
  • Relevant previous museum or gallery experience required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, with ability to learn EmbARK.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good verbal and communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

Performance Standards:

  • Must be professional and discreet in the performance of their duties.
  • Must be efficient and accurate in their work.
  • Must maintain excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable working with the scholarly community.
  • Must be willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed.

Physical Demands:
The staff member must be able to see, stand, walk, sit, talk and hear, use hands to touch, handle or feel. May occasionally need to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must be able to reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift, push or pull 25-50 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Work Environment:
Work environment will vary from working with objects in the artist’s home, to museum art storage and document files, and curatorial office setting.

To apply for this position, e-mail resume to employment@cmaohio.org, or mail to Columbus Museum of Art, Attn: Human Resources, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. No telephone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for interview will be contacted.

The Columbus Museum of Art is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted: January 28, 2016


The Zanesville Museum of Art seeks a Collections and Exhibitions Manager. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Museum Mission Statement: The Zanesville Museum of Art ignites human imagination and understanding through the visual arts.  Furthermore, its permanent collection, facilities, exhibitions, and public programs enhance the cultural life of the community and preserve its heritage.

Collections and Exhibitions Manager Position Summary:
The ideal candidate manages the ZMA’s collections, records, and documentation; ensures compliance with museum policies and AAM best practices of stewardship, accessioning, and deaccessioning; provides oversight with regard to outgoing and incoming loans and conservation of the collections; coordinates and installs temporary exhibitions; assists with the supervision of interns and volunteers; and interacts with the Board of Trustees, museum patrons, collectors, artists, museum colleagues, contractors, interns, volunteers, and press.

The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to quality control, excellent communication skills, and a collaborative nature. The Collections and Exhibitions Manager plays a vital role in improving visitor experience and ensuring the safety and preservation of art at the museum.

Major projects include the planning and reinstallation of the Gorsuch Gallery with work from the ZMA’s permanent collection; the coordination of museum-organized exhibitions including the Ohio Annual Exhibition now in its 72nd year. The ZMA recently completed an American of Alliance Museums (AAM) Assessment Program (MAP) grant and we are now participating in AAM’s Small Museum Accreditation Academy. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in preparing this institution for AAM accreditation.

Key Responsibilities:

Collection Stewardship

  • Provide proper storage and undertake physical inventory of all works in the collections. Upgrade storage materials and research new storage concepts and materials as needed.
  • Consult with contract conservators to identify artworks needing conservation, including frames.
  • Prepare condition reports for works in the collections, accessions, and incoming and outgoing loans.
  • Conduct ongoing database development and management including recording storage locations, cataloging artworks, unifying lexicon, accessioning, deaccessioning, and inventory.
  • Assess outgoing loan requests for suitability of artwork to travel and make recommendations to the ZMA’s executive director. Process loan requests and, if necessary, act as courier for outgoing loans.
  • Provide and oversee insurance policies for the collections.
  • Monitor (in cooperation with Facility Technician) HVAC conditions in the museum on a regular basis.
  • Maintain collection photo files and schedule new photography.
  • Coordinate all aspects of quarterly Collection Committee meetings.

Exhibition Development and Management

  • Coordinate, prepare, install, and de-install exhibitions from the ZMA’s permanent collection and traveling exhibitions as required.
  • Supervise all incoming museum loans.
  • Prepare loan contracts in collaboration with partner organizations, museums, and individual lenders.
  • Manage crating and shipping arrangements for exhibitions, including receiving and releasing of all incoming and outgoing exhibition loans, and local deliveries.
  • Oversee insurance policies for loans, including providing supplemental insurance, certificates of insurance, and processing any claims.
  • Create and manage condition reports for all artwork in exhibitions. Oversee all packing and crating of artwork.
  • Identify and implement security plans for exhibitions as needed. Write security reports and inform security personnel of exhibition layout and artwork security issues.
  • Monitor and maintain artwork for duration of exhibition.
  • Supervise and ensure maintenance of temporary storage areas.
  • Maintain and update standard policies of museum, including the facility report, and standard registrarial documents.
  • Cut mats and mount art works for collection and exhibition purposes as needed.

Supervision

  • Assist the director with the supervision of our PT collection assistant and collections interns.

Budget

  • Assist the director in the oversight of the fiscal year collection and exhibition budgets.

Other Duties

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and collection and exhibition meetings as needed.
  • Assist with grant writing projects as necessary and prepare grant reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • At least three years work experience in museum collections and/or registration required.
  • Experience working on collaborative exhibition development and interdepartmental projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry best standards and practices: preservation practices, risk assessment, art-handling procedures, and art installation procedures.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong, positive relationships with community partners.
  • Ability to resourcefully solve problems and work flexibly and accurately under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Excellent project management skills.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and interdepartmentally.
  • Computer skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, Past Perfect or other Collections Management systems, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Position Status

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Relocation stipend is available.
  • Excellent benefits package includes 100% paid health insurance with vision, dental, and an HSA contribution, life insurance, vacation, personal, and sick pay, and an institutional matching contribution of 3% to a 403(b) plan.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, and phone numbers of three references via email to Laine@zanesvilleart.org.  The subject line should include: Collection and Exhibition Manager Position.

Submission deadline is February 12, 2016. The Zanesville Museum of Art is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

About The Zanesville Museum of Art:
In its 80th year, the Zanesville Museum of Art maintains an encyclopedic collection of nearly 7,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts that span thousands of years and represent diverse cultures. We hold particularly strong collections of regional American Art Pottery and glass and works on paper.  Select works are displayed in one of eighteen galleries in the 34,000 square foot modern structure constructed in 1977 and expanded in 2001. For more information visit us at www.zanesvilleart.org.

Posted: January 12, 2016
Deadline: February 12, 2016


The Hale Farm & Village seeks a Development Manager.

Responsibility: The Hale Farm & Village (HFV) Development Manager is responsible to the Western Reserve Historical Society VP of Development for fundraising activities that directly support HFV operations and projects, including but not necessarily limited to annual support, special events and educational programming as well as capital and preservation projects. The Development Manager will be headquartered at HFV, working closely with the Director of HFV to achieve fundraising objectives that support and advance the mission of HFV.

Classification: This position is full-time professional position and is exempt from overtime compensation.

Supervision: Volunteers as assigned.

Coordination: HFV is a site that is owned and operated by the Western Reserve Historical Society, a nearly 150-year old institution with five sites across a four county area of northeast Ohio. Although this position is responsible for fundraising at and for HFV, coordination with the WRHS Development Office is required. Working with the team to create successful fundraising strategies that take into consideration and leverage WRHS dynamics, and that may involve not only the Director of HFV, but also the President and CEO and key Board members and stakeholders is essential to success in this new position.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the VP of Development, HFV Director, and President and CEO to create and implement fundraising strategies that directly benefit Hale Farm & Village. This work involves managing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to Hale Farm & Village, including individual, foundation and corporate donors.
  • Maintain an active and visible presence in the Greater Akron/Summit County community of Funders. Represent HFV at community events as part of WRHS’s and HFV’s continuing efforts to raise the profile and visibility of HFV in the community.
  • Work with the VP of Development and the HFV Director to develop a plan for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors.
  • Maintain contact with key foundation and corporate personnel throughout the grant/sponsorship/giving/reporting/stewardship process. Prepare and submit grant proposals, corporate solicitations and acknowledgements. Monitors all grants to ensure that all deadlines are met – from application to final reports, including ongoing stewardship of funders. Prepare all interim and final grant reports.
  • Conducting research to identify prospects in the corporate and foundation communities to grow donor prospect database.
  • Work with HFV Director and Sales Manager to plan and execute fundraising and cultivation events for HFV, in coordination with the WRHS Development Office.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have an undergraduate degree. Professional experience should include at least two years of development work with a nonprofit organization, preferably a museum or other cultural institution, knowledge of the Akron/Summit County funding community with proven experience in identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts. Must possess strong communication skills, both in speaking and writing, and demonstrate excellent organization skills with attention to detail. A good working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Must have the ability to problem-solve and multitask under tight deadlines. Maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, donors and staff. Must maintain donor confidentiality at all times. The ability to work in a positive team-oriented environment, but also function autonomously is essential. Nights/weekend hours will be required.

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Janet Waterman at jwaterman@wrhs.org. No phone calls please.

Posted: January 7, 2016


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is seeking a Marketing Manager.

Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to assist with its marketing, advertising, public relations, media, social media, web-based campaigns, graphics design and print layout. This is a mid-level position reporting to the Development & Marketing Director. Applicants should have strong writing skills and graphic design experience. This is a “hands-on” position. Duties will include: develop print and web banners, price, develop and place tv/radio ads; help coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases, etc.; create new layouts/templates or use existing layouts for various print materials; design and coordinate the layout of exhibit interpretive signs; design Gift Shop merchandise; help maintain partnerships with media and community organizations; act as the primary person to maintain web site and social media outlets; organize and maintain electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files, and records; participate in and help lead Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans; attend and possibly lead internal committee meetings and external community meetings.

Required Skills:
Comfortable with and interested in science and public education. Must be knowledgeable of and already have experience in writing, advertising and graphics design. Will develop numerous materials including advertisements, newsletters, brochures, banners, exhibit signs, shirts, Gift Shop merchandise, etc. Write press releases and media ads (newspaper, tv, radio, billboards, social media). Maintain Science Central’s web site and social media (Facebook, Constant Contact, etc.). Able to keep detailed notes and records, maintain master lists of design, printing and due dates. Fully proficient with numerous graphics design packages such as InDesign, Adobe graphics packages, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher. Experienced with web-based software like Joomla CMS and Constant Contact. Must have the ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced, high-stress, high-pressure environment (responsible, organized, time- and detail-oriented). Be creative. Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds; must like people. Must be outgoing, professional in attitude and appearance. Energetic, and enthusiastic, communicative and team-oriented with other staff, sense of humor. Able to work long hours; flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities, schedules and deadlines. The ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business/community associates.

Qualifications:
Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, with a background in marketing, communications, graphics design, English, business, etc.; minimum of 3 years of experience, preferably in the non-profit field; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; must have a flexible schedule. Ability to drive, valid Driver’s License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

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

Wage: $23,660 salary, with benefits, full-time, exempt position

To Apply: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application at www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf.
Send 1) completed application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume, 4) examples of writing skills (press releases, articles, etc.), 5) examples of graphic design (brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, etc.), 6) five professional references, 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: January 7, 2016


Science Central seeks a Development Manager.

Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to assist with its grant writing, sponsorships, and fundraising events. This is a mid-level position reporting to the Development & Marketing Director. Applicants should have strong writing skills, previous experience with fundraising events, and knowledge of community/regional funding sources. This is a “hands-on” position. Duties will include: Grant writing – acting as the primary person to research funding sources; write, review and monitor grants; write interim and final grant reports; develop and update the grant/development databases and due dates records; communicate and coordinate with associated staff. Sponsorships – continue existing and establish new sponsorships with businesses, corporations, foundations, individuals and families. Fundraising events – help manage special  events and fundraisers such as the annual gala and golf outing; attend and plan for staff and committee meetings; help coordinate meetings and maintain calendars for the events; obtain silent auction items; write request and follow-up letters.

Required Skills:

  • Must be knowledgeable of and already have experience in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Should have a knowledge of local, regional, state foundations, corporations and funding sources, and the ability to research funding opportunities.
  • Familiarity with granting organizations and foundations.
  • Able to keep detailed notes and records, maintain master lists of submission and reporting dates.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced, high-stress, high-pressure environment (responsible, organized, time- and detail-oriented).
  • Be creative.
  • Comfortable with and interested in science and public education.
  • Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds; must like people.
  • Must be outgoing, professional in attitude and appearance.
  • Energetic, and enthusiastic, communicative and team-oriented with other staff, sense of humor, able to work long hours; flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules, the ability to partner with a wide variety of diverse colleagues and business/community associates.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, some graphics design programs, ability to learn donor programs/databases, spreadsheet skills

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, with a background in business, fundraising, communications, etc.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising and development, preferably in the non-profit field
  • Must be comfortable working in a science-related organization
  • Must have a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to drive, valid Driver’s License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

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

Wage: $23,660 salary, with benefits, full-time, exempt position

Apply: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online: www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf.

Send 1) completed application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume, 4) grant/fundraising examples, 5) five professional references 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: December 29, 2015


ICA-Art Conservation seeks an Office Manager. This is a part time, exempt (not benefits eligible) position.

Position Summary: The Office Manager’s primary objective is to assure the smooth running of day-to-day activities at ICA. S/he accomplishes this through a series of interrelated responsibilities: office management and support services for the Administrative and Outreach departments. Through these functions, the Office Manager coordinates and supports the day-to-day operation of ICA.

This position reports to the Registrar & Project Manager. S/he liaises with the entire ICA staff and coordinates and/or supervises student interns as needed. S/he works 20 hours per week, on a flexible schedule.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
NOTE: “Other duties” should be discussed with supervisor so that appropriate priorities can be set

Office:

  • Manages phone, mail, postage machine, copier, FedEx, deliveries, visitors and ICA Outlook calendar
  • Monitors and orders office supplies
  • Point of contact between ICA staff and contractor for computer issues; resolves computer issues on own when possible
  • Tracks staff vacation & sick time
  • As necessary, updates staff contact list, in/out board, phone list, phone programming, mailboxes
  • Records and distributes minutes of ICA staff meetings
  • Other office duties as assigned

Administration:

  • Compiles and distributes staff reports for board meetings
  • Maintains calendar of and distributes reminders for Board and Board committee meetings
  • Distributes Board committee minutes as requested
  • Prepares new Board orientation packets
  • Updates and distributes Board contact list
  • Creates and manages mailing lists, transferring contact information from Quickbooks, as needed
  • Manages mailing of ICA annual fund letters: merging, printing, stuffing and stamping
  • Manages acknowledgment letters for annual fund and other donations
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Outreach:

  • Updates ICA website and social media in consultation with Education & Outreach Officer
  • Manages ICA membership, tracking dues payment and annual member benefit
  • Manages annual mailing for membership renewal, and periodic mailings to solicit new members
  • Assembles ICA information packets
  • Manages mailing or emailing of invitations for ICA special events
  • Tracks RSVPs for ICA special events and prepares guest lists and nametags • Other outreach duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts preferred.
  • Work experience in office management or similar required. Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, and to meet firm deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, including but not limited to telephone, correspondence, and recording of minutes. Position is keystone for communication between staff, clients and public.
  • Attention to detail, grace under pressure, and outstanding public service orientation required. Ability to interact at all levels and maintain a high energy level.
  • Proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite necessary; Adobe Creative Suite, Quickbooks and social media platforms desirable.

Interested candidates should forward a letter and resume to Ms. Lou Holt, Registrar & Project Manager, lou@ica-artconservation.org. No telephone inquiries please. Position is open until filled.

Posted: December 18, 2015


The Western Reserve Historical Society seeks an Archives & Special Collections Manager.

This position is in the Cleveland History Center Library, and is responsible to the Director of the Library. This position is classified as full-time, professional and is exempt from overtime compensation.

Supervision: Supervises all staff, interns and volunteers of the Archives and Special Collections program, including archivists, processors, curators, and technicians.

Duties:

  • Provide leadership and supervision of day to day activities in Archives and Special Collections program – including cultivating, collecting, processing, organizing, preserving and making accessible collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, digital collections and other rare and special material in alignment with the WRHS strategic vision and goals.
  • Work in cross-functional teams to support and strengthen all services of the Library and Institution. Lead cultivation and ongoing stewardship efforts with potential and current donors – including communication and coordination through all phases of the process with WRHS Development and Executive staff.
  • Foster diverse professional and educational environment and workplace, including the ability to collaborate with a diverse donor base, WRHS staff, other museum professionals, researchers and students. Serves as staff liaison to ethnic community auxiliary and volunteer groups.
  • Maintain professional standards for work environment and records of collections – including deed of gifts, stewardship, processing, storage, et cetera.
  • Manages and oversees the recruitment and training of staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Determine work priorities of staff in alignment with WRHS strategic vision and goals.
  • Actively involved in fundraising, as well as grant writing, implementation, and reporting. Works to identify new sources of funding for projects that enhance use of special collections and the archival program.
  • Serves as the institutional archivist, developing, implementing and managing WRHS’s program for preserving WRHS’s permanently valuable records and documents, in consultation with Human Resources and Senior Leadership Team, including document retention policies and procedures and born digital materials.
  • Supports and contributes ideas, content, and other information to the WRHS website.
  • Develops, implements, and manages the archives and special collections outreach activities.
  • Collaborates with the Cataloging staff and WRHS IT systems manager to insure the accurate and timely entry of catalog data for archival collections in the Library’s online cataloging system and with OCLC.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours will be necessary to accommodate institutional events and needs.
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by direct supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capacity to thrive in the face-paced, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to strategic priorities and tactical needs
  • Evidence of active membership, participation and involvement in professional and scholarly associations –commitment to stewarding professional standards and involvement.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish library and institutional goals.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and stewarding community relationships
  • Excellent written, verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Two years minimum supervisory experience of full time employees.
  • Successful completion of a background check and drug screening
  • Public speaking is a customary duty of the position, and essential to outreach efforts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of a special collections library and archival program. Familiarity with digital collections and management platforms, document imaging and conversion systems, metadata standards, electronic records preservation activities, database management, and Internet access issues.
  • Experience with legal and ethical standards associated with archival and manuscripts collections.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel locally.
  • Requires prolonged sitting (chiefly at a computer terminal). Some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Occasionally may require lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Education – MLIS with an emphasis on archives, manuscripts and special collections libraries.
  • Experience in an archival or manuscripts repository with senior supervisory experience.

Posted: December 1, 2015


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position of Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement.  The Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement reports to President and CEO and is responsible for establishing and directing all interpretive activities and programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, while providing inspired leadership for museum customer facing visitor engagement activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and leadership to engage, teach and inspire visitors, students, event attendees and museum staff.
    • Lead the team that creates and delivers interpretive content through experiences that capitalize on the power of rock and roll to connect and inspire.
  • Develop and implement educational and public programming.
    • Create educational programs and materials relating to Rock and Roll. Develop interpretive content and curriculum and learning materials to teach target audiences, about rock and roll and its social and historical significance.
    • Implement existing and develop new programs for pre K-12 students on site and through digital channels.
    • Provide public educational services to K-12 teacher through digital learning and occasionally on-site.
    • Organize, oversee, and conduct educational programs, such as live interviews with artists and music business notables, performances, conferences, and lectures, at the Museum and offsite.
    • Produce the Annual Music Masters series and lead the team that organizes the weeklong event.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of strategy for programs that maximize the visitor experience, build membership, and engage regional audiences in the power of rock and roll music.
  • Serve as key liaison to College/University Programming.
    • Build productive high-level relationships with institutions of higher education locally, nationally, and internationally, serving as appropriate as the Museum’s ambassador.
    • Build on successful distance learning program to use  digital technology to work with educational partners
  • Oversee all facets of the Education Division and Visitor Engagement
    • Devise and implements the division’s strategic plan.
    • Supervise division staff and reviews workload, schedules, assignments, and monitors status of on-going projects.
    • Monitor daily operations, provides direction and assists with completion of work when necessary.
    • Prepare quarterly reports for CEO .
    • Coordinate work activities with other departments.  This includes working with the exhibits and curatorial departments on the creation of the overall themes and content for Museum exhibits as well as working with marketing and development to secure exposure and support for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    • Develop a comprehensive visitor experience program that aligns the Museum’s mission to all elements of programming and visitor engagement.
    • Train all Museum staff to be extensions of exhibits and programs with a special emphasis on customer facing positions.
    • Develop long and short-term division goals and prepare and monitor division budget.
    • Evaluate performance, provide feedback and conduct performance evaluations.
    • Manage division objectives; troubleshoot as necessary; monitor status of work-in-progress; set deadlines to ensure completion of division tasks and objectives; and oversee work accomplished.
  • Travel off-site and/or out of state when required.

Duties include but may not be limited to the above.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, Museum Studies, Museum Administration, Musicology or related field.
  • Minimum of eight to ten years professional managerial experience in educational programming, curriculum development, guest experience, preferably in a museum, cultural institution or educational setting.  Prior experience in classroom teaching and curriculum development is necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to create broad-based educational programming, both onsite and through digital channels that emphasizes collaboration and creativity.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills, including public speaking.  Applicant will be comfortable addressing large groups on a regular basis.
  • Extensive knowledge of Rock and Roll and its related music forms is essential.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all assignments.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check and background investigation.
  • Computer Literate in standard office management software Microsoft Products and Excel.
  • Experience in educational technology.
  • Ability to get along with other people.

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Skills

  • Thinks of the big-picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution as a whole.
  • An effective facilitator with excellent persuasion and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to contribute to a culture that exemplifies institutional thinking. Balances Divisional goals with institutional priorities and budgetary imperatives.
  • Understands implicitly how to manage and work with different people and various working styles across the organization.
  • Sets a strong example for others by initiating collaboration and working consistently in a collegial manner.
  • Involves others in decision-making but comfortable leading.
  • Encourages teamwork, and anticipates and removes obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise.
  • Possesses a sophisticated understanding of what relationships are important to the organization and how to leverage them to meet the overall mission.
  • Approaches others in a positive manner and builds solid long-term relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
  • Sees and acts on the need to gain broad support for ideas and initiatives; consistently engages others throughout the organization to gain buy-in and commitment.
  • Involves staff in various processes to share information and provide input on policies and practices; solicits ideas and opinions to help shape specific decisions or plans.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
  • Computer Literate:  Microsoft Products; Database Management System..
  • Ability to get along with other people.

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

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

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

Posted: November 24, 2015


The Creative Learning Factory seeks a Coordinator.

The Creative Learning Factory Coordinator position in the Local History Services department is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the Creative Learning Factory, the Ohio History Connection’s professional development arm. This includes creating and presenting engaging and innovative humanities-based activities, lessons, and programs for K-12 teachers and museum educators in a fast-paced environment. Additional duties include managing relationships with external partners, grant writing, and grant administration. This position requires overnight travel both in-state and out of state.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement engaging and innovative humanities-based activities, lessons, and programs, including, but not limited to curriculum; lesson plans historical thinking activities; workshops; field trips; distance learning programs etc.
  • Develop and present presentations for K-12 educators and museum professionals.
  • Create and manage a Teacher Advisory Committee.
  • Develop and manage budgets.
  • Work with other members of the Outreach Division to identify potential grant opportunities and write grants.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects.
  • 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: Requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in the appropriate field from an accredited university or equivalent work experience plus a minimum of three to five years’ experience in museum education, with social studies educators and/or in the social studies classroom. Experience in presenting and grant writing is required. Experience working with educators required. Classroom experience preferred.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed and flexible
  • Resourcefulness and initiative
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Incredible attention to details important to relationships and strategy.
  • Able to work independently without supervision
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Discrete and prudent in discerning confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings as needed.

Knowledge: An understanding of Ohio’s educational landscape, including educational standards is required. An understanding of museum education theory and practice is preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to communicate internally and with external partners, both orally and in writing, on professional and educational levels in all areas of responsibility.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to create and manage a budget.

Technical Skills: Computer skills including Microsoft office suite, Adobe Photoshop, website design and maintenance a plus.

Reasoning Ability: A self-starter. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, pay attention to detail, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.

Work Environment: A majority of the work in this position is performed in an office environment travel is required both in Ohio and out of state. Will include evenings, weekends, and overnights.

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

Posted: November 4, 2015


The Akron Art Museum seeks a Director of Development.

The Akron Art Museum is seeking an experienced and effective development professional to direct all aspects of fund development, including foundation and government grants, capital and endowment campaigns, annual and planned giving, membership, special projects, as well as internal and external events and the museum’s shop.

Reporting to the Executive Director and CEO, the Director of Development will sustain the mission of the museum; develop a fundraising strategy and implement the museum’s fundraising plan; direct and monitor all grants; develop and cultivate prospects for annual gifts, capital gifts and bequests; develop and maintain relationships with the board of directors and individual patrons; coordinate and attend committee meetings involving fundraising; supervise and monitor the activities of the Development Officers (Grants, Annual Giving, Major Gifts), Events and Museum Shop Manager.

This position is full-time exempt with competitive benefits and compensation. B.A. in relevant field is required; M.A. preferred. CFRE certification required with minimum of five years successful fundraising experience required, including grant-writing, corporate sponsorships and individual donor relations. Administrative and supervisory experience required. Nonprofit experience preferred.

Candidate should possess exceptional verbal and written skills, excellent people skills, strategic planning ability, proficiency with MS Office and eTapestry or other fundraising software.

For additional information please visit akronartmuseum.org/employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.

Please send cover letter with salary history, resume, and three professional references to:
Human Resources
The Akron Art Museum
One South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
HR@akronartmuseum.org

Posted: October 23, 2015


The Schumacher Gallery at Capital University seeks a Director and Scholar-in-Residence.

Schumacher Gallery Mission: The mission of the gallery is: a) to enhance academic programming and experience; and b) to contribute to an intellectually stimulating, creative cultural environment for the university and the community. With its special responsibility to students and faculty, the university gallery enriches curriculum and promotes independent study in the university’s liberal and professional programs. It augments student life and fosters personal growth by encouraging and enabling exploration and expansion of educational horizons. The campus museum builds relationships, reaches out to key populations and connects to the community. The museum’s multi-faceted program promotes lifelong learning and serves as a continual, positive reminder to the community of the variety of benefits and services a university bestows upon a region.

Brief History: Capital University’s art collection began in 1964 with the bequest of two tapestries from Frederick Schumacher. Other works, primarily by local artists, were added to the collection that was housed in Huber-Spielman Hall. Major growth took place in the 1970’s. In 1974, with active administrative support and approval of the University’s Board of Trustees, the art collection was moved to the conference center on the fourth floor of the library building. Based on the recognition that art objects have the power to educate and enrich our lives, a gallery was created, and a full-time director and staff were employed. Since its founding the gallery has enjoyed a high level of community support. The collection now encompasses more than 2,000 objects. It is important to note that none of the gallery’s holdings have been financed through student tuition money. The richness and diversity of the university’s collections are due to the generosity of the university’s friends and donors.

The Collections: The Schumacher Gallery offers a diverse selection of 2200 works for study and enjoyment, encompassing more than 2000 years of cultural history.

  • Period Works. The paintings, prints, sculpture, and tapestries found in the Period Collection date from the 16th through 19th centuries. Included in this exhibit are Albrecht Durer woodcuts; 16th and 17th century Flemish paintings representing the work of Jacob Jordaens, Willem Key and Willem Drost; and works by John Frederick Herring, Sr.
  • The Ohio Collection. This collection features paintings, sculpture and prints by Ohio artists of international status. Works by Robert Henri, David Blythe, Alice Schille, Frank Duveneck, George Bellows, and Elijah Pierce are of special significance to those interested in Ohio’s major artists.
  • Ethnic Arts. The Ethnic Collection includes significant holdings of African Art, Oceanic Art, Native American Works, and Mesoamerican Ceramics.
  • The Asian Collection. This exhibition includes painted scrolls, calligraphy, woodcuts, ceramics, and sculpture to acquaint visitors with the styles and beauty of traditional Asian art.
  • Modern Works. This collection features artists such as Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Tom Wesselmann, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Joan Miro, Roy Lichtenstein, Larry Rivers, and Salvador Dali.
  • This permanent display of original graphics includes works by Mary Cassatt, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Francisco Goya, Albrecht Durer, and Rembrandt. These are but a few of the names represented in The Schumacher Gallery print collection.
  • Inuit Collection. This gallery includes sculpture and prints from the Arctic North. It represents one of the largest collections of this work to be found between New York and Chicago.
  • Temporary Exhibits and Showcase Gallery. The gallery maintains a temporary exhibit gallery and a smaller showcase gallery, which hosts regular exhibitions throughout the academic year designed to enhance the academic offerings of the university and to bring to the area works of historical and contemporary significance.

Facilities: The Schumacher Gallery encompasses 16,849 square feet on the top floor of the Blackmore Library and has 1,339 linear feet of wall display space. The gallery incorporates its exhibition space, a meeting/classroom, workroom, storage, and offices.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline complementary to the gallery’s educational mission, such as art history, art administration, cultural anthropology, or public history. The candidate will have relevant college-level teaching experience, familiarity with gallery or museum administration, and a demonstrated commitment to liberal education. The director will have primary responsibility for the administration of the gallery, annually teach two to four courses in their academic specialty, and collaborate with the faculty, Advancement division, and Alumni Relations to fulfill the university’s mission.

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement, family education benefits, long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send 1) a letter of interest outlining the applicant’s interest in the position and educational and leadership experience, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial copies of all academic transcripts, and 4) names and addresses of three references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The position is available on July 1, 2016.

All inquiries about the above position and application materials should be directed to:
Dr. Andrew J. Carlson
Professor of History
Chair, Search Committee
gallery@capital.edu

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a part-time Building Services Attendant. This position is in the Visitor Services department.

Objective: Cleveland Botanical Garden is recruiting for individual who is responsible for setup and tear down of equipment and cleaning involved in rentals taking place on the Botanical Garden’s grounds. Also responsible for cleaning of the building, including public spaces and offices.

Supervisor: Manager of Building Services

Work Location:

  • Cleveland Botanical online casino 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:

  • Set up and tear down of Tables and chairs involved in private event rentals
  • Clean up throughout private rental events
  • Trash removal from the building and garage and assist with the recycling program
  • Cleaning (dust, mop, wash, buff and vacuum) building including offices and restrooms
  • Stock supply rooms
  • Maintain cleanliness of break areas/kitchens
  • Deliver excellent customer service with staff, visitors and private rental clients

Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work inside and outside for set up and teardown of private rental events
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
  • Climb ladders, walk over uneven terrain
  • Ability to walk, kneel, bend, stoop, crouch
  • Climb ladders, walk over uneven terrain
  • Ability to walk, kneel, bend, stoop, crouch

Dates of Position

  • Part time 20-30 hours per week
  • Mostly weekends, some weekdays and evenings

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=13598211.

Posting Date: October 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 a part-time Visitor Studies Evaluator.

The Visitor Studies Evaluator supports Ohio history Connection’s audience evaluation work, particularly in regard to assessing the effectiveness and impact of the organization. The Evaluator works with all departments to develop and implement evaluation plans, identify and define measurable outcomes, design evaluation tools and methods, write reports, and collaborate with leaders to use the process of evaluation as a learning tool for continuous improvement. The Evaluator is responsible for providing staff with information about their visitors/audience from a variety of perspectives including, but not limited to, visitors’ experiences in museums, sites, and digitally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement evaluations to inform program, exhibit, and other experience development, including:
    • Assist in the development and implementation of staff training in regard to evaluation.
    • Collaborate with various colleagues throughout the organization in the implementation of evaluation projects.
    • Develop and implement other evaluation projects as assigned assist others in implementation of Ohio History Connection research and evaluation projects.
  • 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: Familiarity with museums, educational theory, environmental design, developmental psychology, communication theory, leisure studies and/or evaluations. Associates degree required. Bachelors preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to approach public for data collection. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to conduct quantitative analysis and understanding of statistics.

Technical Skills: Familiarity of Microsoft Office with working knowledge of Excel.

Reasoning Ability: Excellent analytical skills.

Work Environment: General office/museum setting. Involves frequent contact with staff, visitors, and outside groups or organizations. Weekday schedule, however, days and hours of work and location of work may vary to accommodate specific data collection activities.

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

Posted: October 13, 2015


The Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc. seeks a Site Manager.

Employment Type: Part-time hourly, 20-25 hours per week (Some schedule flexibility available. Some evening and weekend work may be required)

Application Process: Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Program Director, Caitlin Tracey-Miller at caitlintracey60@gmail.com

Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc. in Walnut Hills is seeking a reliable and personable candidate to serve as an administrative site manager. The applicant must be able to work in a collaborative team environment as well as independently. Candidates must be effective communicators with strong organization, writing, speaking, and technical skills. Candidates should be aware of the importance of volunteers to the life of a small historic house. Customer Service skills and a love for local history are also required.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining Docent schedule and Tour Calendar
  • Facilitating volunteer training sessions
  • Volunteer Recruitment efforts
  • Responding to e-mail, phone and in-person inquiries
  • Promoting Stowe House tours and programs
  • Liaising with educators and expanding educational tour offerings
  • Communicating with the Stowe House Board and Volunteers
  • Tracking visitor and tour numbers
  • Attending committee meetings and presenting reports
  • Managing house tasks and logistics
  • Writing monthly Site Manager reports

About the Harriet Beecher Stowe House:
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is operated as an historical and cultural site focusing on Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom”s Cabin. The site also includes a look into the family, friends, and colleagues of the Beecher-Stowe family and the Lane Seminary. The abolitionist, civil and human rights, and Underground Railroad movements in which these historical figures participated in the 1830″s to 1860″s, as well as African-American history related to these movements, are a special focus of the House.

The site offers cultural events, programming, and tours. The house and grounds are also available to groups for rental for meetings and special events. Harriet Beecher Stowe House is an Ohio History Connection site.

Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Inc. Mission:
Our mission is the preservation and interpretation of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House by increasing its community use and visibility, ensuring its financial stability, and providing educational and cultural enrichment programs and public events through partnerships with other organizations.

Website: http://stowehousecincy.org/
Phone: 513-751-0651
E-mail: friendsharrietbeecherstowe@gmail.com
Address: 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206


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

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

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

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

Schedule: Part-time; variable hours each week; schedule will 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

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

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: October 7, 2015


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

To Apply:
Posting is open until filled.  Obtain application online www.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.

Posted: October 7, 2015


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is looking for a Part-Time Housekeeping Specialist.

Position Description: Involvement in an informal, hands-on, educational science center (physical, natural and applied sciences). Responsible for cleaning the building for general public, school group visitors and special groups. This includes all parts of the building (restrooms, lunchroom, exhibit areas, lobby, classrooms, offices, etc). Will also do some cleaning product stocking, and could involve minor repairs.

Required Skills: Must be able to multi-task in a high-visitation, fast-paced, busy environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Must be a self-starter with high standards and follow-through skills. Might work alone unsupervised after hours, as well as during visiting hours. Must be friendly, outgoing communicative – must like people. Dependable, honest, a team player and energetic. Must be able to do moderate physical labor.

Qualifications: Must have previous cleaning experience. Knowledge of cleaning methods, equipment and chemicals. Dependable and productive.

Schedule: Approx. 10-20 hours per week, but will be variable. Schedule includes weekdays, weekends, evenings, must be flexible.

Salary: Part-time, $9.00/hour, limited time-off benefits.

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

Science Central is a Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: October 7, 2015


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

Position Description:
Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a self-motivated, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to assist with its development, grant writing, fundraising, special events, advertising, social media, and public relations.  This is a mid-level position reporting to the Development & Marketing Director. Applicants should have strong writing skills, previous experience with fundraising events, and knowledge of community/regional funding sources. This is a “hands-on” position. Duties will include acting as the primary person to research, write, review and monitor grants; write interim and final grant reports; develop and update the grant/development databases and due dates; establish sponsorships with businesses and corporations; help manage fundraising events such as the annual gala and golf outing; attend and plan for staff and committee meetings; develop banners and tv/radio ads; help coordinate and maintain the calendar for, and write and design newsletters, brochures, press releases, etc.; help maintain partnerships with media, community organizations and foundations; act as the primary person to maintain web site and social media outlets; organize and maintain electronic and hard copy marketing and funding files, and records; participate in and help lead Strategic Plan components such as marketing plans, annual fund, fundraising plans, etc.; attend and possibly lead internal committee meetings and external community meetings.

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

Qualifications:
Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, with a background in business, fundraising, communications, etc.; minimum of 3 years of experience in marketing and development, preferably in the non-profit field; must be comfortable working in a science-related organization; must have a flexible schedule. Ability to drive, valid Drivers License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

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

Wage: $23,660 salary, with benefits, full-time, exempt position

To Apply: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online at: www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf.

Send 1) completed application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume, 4) grant/fundraising examples, 5) examples of press releases, 6) examples of brochures/print materials, and 7) professional references (minimum of 3) to:
Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN  46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
amanda@sciencecentral.org

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: October 7, 2015


The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Gardens seek a Communications Manager.

Objective: It is an exciting time filled with opportunity for an experienced public and media relations professional to join the newly integrated Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden.  We have an immediate opening for a Communications Manager.

Supervisor:

  • Vice President of Brand Experience
  • Work with Editor/Writer
  • Work with Marketing Specialist

Work Location:

  • The Holden Arboretum – Kirtland, Ohio – less than 30 miles east of Cleveland.
  • Encompassing more than 3600 acres of cultivated gardens, woody plant collections and natural forested areas
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden – Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
  • Located in the heart of Cleveland’s cultural, health, and education district, 10 minutes east of downtown Cleveland.
  • Position will work at both locations.
  • The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden recently integrated, making the organization the 13th largest public garden in the U.S. and finds itself at a new level of national leadership and prominence within Northeast Ohio.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing internal and external communication strategies for the integrated organization.
  • Manage all media and public relations.
  • Oversee the messaging for the website(s) and social media.
  • Lead the development of the quarterly magazine and all email newsletters.
  • Develop and manage the public and media relations plan for the year.
  • Counsel organization leadership on public relations including speech writing.
  • Some supervisory responsibility.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have their own transportation
  • Excellent ability to communicate and interact with the general public.
  • Strong writing skills.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of five (5) years working as a public and media relations professional
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Marketing, Advertising or Communications
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs.
  • Sitting, standing, kneeling and bending on uneven work surfaces.
  • Must pass a criminal background check/drug test
  • Acceptable driving record –  3 points or less

Dates of Position:

  • Starting date flexible
  • Evening and weekend work as necessary with some scheduling flexibility

Wages:  Negotiable, Exempt Employee

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=14904041.

Posting Date:  October, 7 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 Dawes Arboretum seeks an energetic Public Relations Associate to help with PR and Marketing efforts. This position provides deadline-driven support and organization for multichannel marketing efforts to attract and engage audiences for The Dawes Arboretum. This is a part-time, 24-hour position offering a flexible schedule with occasional work on weekends. Strong organization and communication skills are required.

Success Factors:

  • Positive attitude with the ability to work to deadline, often under pressure
  • Curiosity about new communication channels and opportunities as well as the social trends that inform them
  • Confident, comfortable public demeanor with strong verbal skills
  • Customer service oriented

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Draft marketing pieces such as print and e-newsletters, promotional campaigns that enhance The Arboretum’s brand
  • Help develop social media marketing strategies as well as coordinate execution of these strategies on multiple platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or communications preferred with experience in promotional writing/editing/proofreading
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously required
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Google software, Microsoft Office and multiple social media platforms preferred

Located east of Columbus, The Dawes Arboretum is dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world. The Arboretum is a living museum dedicated to plant conservation and habitat restoration. At more than 1,800 acres, 260,000 visitors and 20,000 education participants annually, The Arboretum is the most visited year-round attraction in Licking County and a partner to many local organizations.

Position is open until filled. Submit cover letter, salary requirement and resume to:
HR Manager/PRA
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd SE
Newark, OH 43056 or jeromine@dawesarb.org.

Posted: October 2, 2015


The Akron Art Museum seeks a full-time Development Officer to oversee, implement and provide support for various efforts as they pertain to fundraising.

These activities include but are not limited to grant writing for corporate and private foundation grants, management of donor/prospect research, reports and acknowledgements and planning assistance of fundraising events. Works with Development staff to form and support departmental strategy and tactics to attain financial goals set by the Museum Executive Director and Board of Trustees.

Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree, knowledge of modern and contemporary art, and a minimum of four years professional development experience with increasing areas of responsibility, and a proven track record of grant success.

Excellent verbal and written skills, computer proficiency, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines are essential.

For additional information please visit www.akronartmuseum.org/employment. Application will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Posted: October 1, 2015


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

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

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

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

Summary: The Development Associate is responsible for the processes of gift entry and acknowledgement, data entry and provides office and administrative support to the Development and Membership Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gift Entry and Data Entry:
    • Process contributions, generate reports and acknowledgement letters.
    • Responsible for the data entry process into Tessitura, including the creation and updating of records.
    • Provide support and/or information to donors regarding fundraising initiatives and the donation process.
  • Donor Stewardship and Acknowledgement:
    • Draft and produce a segmented and compelling thank you letter and acknowledgement program.
    • Produce acknowledgement and stewardship packages for members of Leadership Circles and Corporate Partners.
    • Work with the Database Manager to provide updates to the donor recognition wall in the Museum and ensure the accuracy of donor recognition in the annual report.
    • Ensure that cards are sent or phone calls are made by appropriate staff/trustees from the Museum to acknowledge our most generous donors to recognize significant events in their lives such as birthdays, weddings, funerals, religious rites of passage, personal and professional awards and other significant events.
  • Development Support:
    • Assist Development staff as needed, including coordinating meetings, department calendar scheduling, ordering office supplies, and special events support.
    • Perform daily office tasks such as, answering telephones, retrieve and distribute incoming mail, make copies and file documents such as gift reports and acknowledgement letters.
    • Assist with all departmental mailings and other duties required by the Manager, Annual Fund and Member Relations.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study; one to three years of experience in development; 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.

Other Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with exceptional attention to detail and strong organization skills.
  • Strong problem solving and listening 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 and participate in early morning meetings.

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: 15A30
Posting Date: October 1, 2015

 


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