Ohio Museums Job Board


Science Central in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks 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.

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: August 20, 2015


The Ohio History Connection seeks a Curator I.

This position works with the curatorial staff to acquire, manage, research, exhibit and promote historical objects that represent the history of Ohio and its people. Experience managing museum collections, particularly agricultural, industrial, manufacturing, technology, and transportation artifacts. Knowledge of Ohio history, particularly pre-statehood up to the Civil War, American Indian history and U.S. history is highly preferred. Collections management activities require travel to the organization’s network of over 50 sites and transportation of all types of objects, including large objects such as furniture and vehicles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicates with donors, evaluates potential donations and makes recommendations for new acquisitions.
  • Develops collecting plans for exhibits and subject specialties; makes recommendations for potential deaccessions.
  • Participates in management of collections, including evaluating objects for exhibits and loans, ensuring proper handling and storage of objects, transporting objects, collection inventories and photography.
  • Participates in exhibit planning and installation, including researching and writing object labels and exhibit scripts.
  • Communicates with staff and the public about collections and exhibits through phone and e-mail reference, social media platforms, writing for the organization’s print publications and tours.
  • Provides engaging programs for affinity groups and general public.
  • Participates in professional organizations and represents the organization at professional conferences.
  • Curiosity to learn new skills and welcome new opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assists to supervise volunteers and interns as needed.

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 Requires a Master’s degree in museum studies, public history, history, historical administration or a related field plus one to three years working with museum collections.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Intuitive and proactive in regards to the needs of others.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences having differing levels of knowledge.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, provide feedback, and utilize feedback from managers and co-workers.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Intermediate level mathematical skills, including computation and measurement.

Technical Skills:

  • Computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office and data-base programs.
  • Additional skills/knowledge that would be helpful are experience with automated collection records systems, digital photography, environmental monitoring for collections storage and project management.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail and deadlines. Requires refined reasoning ability with aptitude in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.

Work Environment:

  • Work takes place in offices, laboratories, collections storage areas and museum exhibit spaces.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work. Travel to the organization’s network of over 50 sites. Work may be stressful at times.

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

Posted: August 20, 2015


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden invites applications for a full time Scientist to conduct basic and applied research in plant biology. We are targeting two particular areas of specialization: plant community/restoration ecology and ecological genetics; we will select the best candidate in either area.

Supervisor

  • Research Chair
  • Scientists have the opportunity for academic appointments and interdisciplinary interactions with students and faculty from neighboring universities including Case Western Reserve University (www.cwru.edu), Kent State University (www.kent.edu), and The Ohio State University (www.osu.edu).

Work Location

  • The Holden Arboretum – Kirtland, Ohio – less than 30 miles east of Cleveland. * The Holden Arboretum (www.holdenarb.org) is an AAM accredited museum that promotes the beauty and importance of trees and plants and is one of the largest arboreta in the country 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
  • The research program is housed in a modern science center that contains 15,000 square feet of greenhouse and research facilities.

Responsibilities: The scientist will establish an internationally recognized research program in plant biology and must demonstrate the ability to lead a strong, independent, extramurally funded research program, and to be a spokesperson to diverse public and professional audiences regarding research activities. Staff Scientists currently conduct research in four broad areas: forest and soil ecology, plant physiology, plant breeding, and applied urban ecology. We are especially interested in individuals who may be able to incorporate our extensive natural areas and collection of woody plant species in their research program. The ability to work in both natural and manmade environments, potentially ranging from urban to forested ecosystems, is desired.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • D. in biology, ecology, horticulture or related discipline; postdoctoral experience. (preferred) However, candidates at any level of experience will be considered.
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening

Work Environment

  • Monday – Friday
  • 40 hours per week

Wages: Negotiable

To Apply: Review of applications will begin August 31, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may begin as early as January of 2016, but the start date is flexible.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three referees combined in a single document online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14113741

Questions concerning the position should be forwarded to Dr. David Burke, Scientist and Research Chair (dburke@holdenarb.org).

Posting Date: July 2015
Closing Date: Until filled

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


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden has a 12-month Plant Records Internshipopportunity. To qualify you must be a graduate with Horticulture major or in a related field of study from an accredited, two- or four-year college program. Horticulture majors, or related field of study, who have not yet graduated, may also be considered.

Supervisor

  • Plant Records Curator
  • Work with Horticulturists, Nursery Supervisor and Plant Collections Supervisor.
  • Work with volunteers

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
  • The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden recently integrated, making the organization the 13th largest public garden in the U.S.

Responsibilities:
Assists in inventorying Holden’s plant collection by:

  • Assessing the overall condition of garden plants and measuring their dimensions
  • Locating plantings and other features on the grounds
  • Entering data into BG-Base and BG-Map databases
  • Creating and attaching plant labels throughout the collection
  • Gathering data on phenology – flowering, fruiting and fall foliage times in particular
  • Collecting and documenting herbarium voucher specimens from plants in the collection
  • Accessioning acquired plants and de-accessioning dead or discarded plants
  • Assisting in the production of maps and annual cataloging
  • May assist with planting or maintaining the living collection or be assigned to Holden’s Nursery operation for propagation activities and is encouraged to take advantage of our education program by attending or leading tours and classes.

Educational Benefits

  • Field trips to public and commercial horticulture facilities, relevant local training, meetings, etc.
  • Attend Holden classes and programs for free, unless materials fee applies

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student, or recently graduated from an accredited, two or four-year college program
  • Degree focus must be in horticulture or a related area of study such as botany, landscape architecture, etc.
  • Previous experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in horticulture or a related field.
  • Applicants must have their own transportation
  • 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

Dates of Position

  • Starting/ending dates flexible
  • May 2015 through June 2016, prefer minimum 12 month commitment
  • Five days per week Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm, generally 40 hours per week

Wages: $10.00/hour

Housing:

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

To Apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12961451

Posting Date: August 2015
Closing Date: Until filled

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


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

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

Supervisor

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

Work Location

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

Requirements

  • Highly skilled at speaking, writing and understanding the English language
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in garden management and/or professional horticulture
  • A Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany, or similar degree is preferred
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and an approved driving record
  • Acceptable driving record (3 points or less)
  • Must pass a criminal background check and substance screening

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

  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • Transport oneself by foot over a variety of terrain that may be wet, slippery, uneven or rocky
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity

Work Environment

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

Wages: Negotiable

To Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12758311

Posting Date: August 2015
Closing Date: Until filled

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


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

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

Supervisor:

  • Lead Horticulturist
  • Works with horticulturists
  • Works with volunteers

Work Location:

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements:

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

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:

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

Dates of Position:

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

Wages:

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

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

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

Posting Date:  August 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.


SPACES in Cleveland seeks a full-time Capital Campaign Manager.

This administrative position is 16+ hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours required.

Overview: SPACES is a 37-year old art organization that is dedicated to being the resource and public forum for artists who explore and experiment. Located on the near west side of downtown Cleveland, SPACES annually presents 13 public projects and hosts approximately 40 public events. SPACES is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization with an annual operating budget of approximately $500,000. The staff includes five full-time employees, 4 contracted employees, and numerous interns and volunteers who provide ongoing support throughout the year. A 25-member Board of Directors is active and engaged, reflecting a diverse range of expertise and perspectives.

Position Description: SPACES seeks a Capital Campaign Manager to fill this newly-created, part-time position (16 hours/week), responsible for implementing and completing a $3.5 million comprehensive campaign. This fundraising effort will support the organization’s adaptive re-use and move to a new location in the Hingetown area of Ohio City, and create an endowment to maintain the future of SPACES.

Primary Responsibilities: The Campaign Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, Development Director, Board of Directors, Capital Campaign Committee, and other volunteers, to carry out a broad-based fundraising plan. The Campaign Manager will take the campaign from private launch through building opening and campaign completion. We anticipate the campaign to last 3 to 5 years; the renewal of the Capital Campaign Manager position will be evaluated at the end of the second year.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Expanding donor prospect list.
  • Developing and executing targeted cultivation and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects, in consultation with Executive Director and Capital Campaign Committee.
  • Working collaboratively with the Development Director to prepare foundation and government grant proposals.
  • Overseeing campaign communications, including creating content for the e-newsletter, talking points for the media, and print and electronic campaign collateral.
  • Supporting Capital Campaign Committee activities by organizing meetings, monitoring assignments, and assisting in all aspects of Committee-led events.
  • Evaluating progress towards goals, preparing periodic reports on fundraising, and recommending revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals.
  • Tracking data related to prospects and donors; managing pledge agreements, payment reminders, and campaign gift acknowledgements.
  • Ensuring public recognition for donors.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and enjoy connecting with leaders in the arts and community development sectors. Prior fundraising and capital campaign experience is preferred, as well as an enthusiasm for supporting bold experimentation in the visual arts.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application: Please submit cover letter, including a salary range; resume; list of two relevant references; and one writing sample (request for support preferred) in a single PDF file tocvassallo@SPACESgallery.org. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Policies: SPACES is an equal opportunity employer. Our employment policies are administered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected status except as permitted by law.

Posted: August 5, 2015


The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum seeks a History Docent.

This position is paid on a per tour basis.  Training is provided and year around availability is preferred.  Must enjoy working with children and adults.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Christopher Kenney, Director of Education at ckenney@mckinleymuseum.org.

Posting date: August 4, 2015


The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum seeks a Camp In Supervisor.

This paid position is for the 2015-2016 school year.  Must enjoy working with children and adults.

Duties include:

  • Conducting tours of the history and science areas of the Museum
  • Serving a pizza supper, snack and continental breakfast
  • Operating the Museum’s Gift Shop

Training for all duties will be provided.  Must be available Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

For more information or to apply, please contact Christopher Kenney, Director of Education at ckenney@mckinleymuseum.org.

Posting date: August 4, 2015


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

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

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

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

Summary:
The Guest Service Manager is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all front-line activities while ensuring the highest quality guest experience possible for all museum guests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Guest Service desk to ensure that guests receive the best experience possible while visiting the Museum.
  • Continually monitor processes and procedures and implement changes when necessary to improve efficiencies.
  • Recruit, hire, and train Guest Service Associates on museum policies, admissions software and customer service excellence.
  • Monitor and maintain supplies, inventory and overall quality of Guest Service materials and equipment.
  • Communicate and work with an audience that is diverse in culture, age, race and abilities in a pleasant, tactful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Manage the Museum reservations database and verify admissions deposits on a daily basis.
  • Act as the primary contact person for information on reservations, public scheduling, admissions, group sales, and lobby polices.
  • Responsible for the management and supervision of Guest Service Associates including performance evaluations.
  • Generate weekly and/or monthly reports for Senior Manager of Guest Services.
  • Monitor the admissions database including data integrity and information technology upgrades.
  • Plan and implement Guest Service strategies that will enhance and optimize processes and procedures for the Admissions desk.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university; or three to five years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and computer systems, including membership/admissions and ticketing software. Experience with Tessitura a plus.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products to include Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Prior management/supervisory experience required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to function in a fast pace environment with time constraints, and within established deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with many different partners.
  • Ability to effectively manage and track multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, which requires evenings and weekends.
  • Must have excellent, analytical and problem solving skills.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Human Resources Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio 44106hr@cmnh.org

No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 15A26 Posting Date: July 31, 2015

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


The National First Ladies’ Library is looking to hire student interpreters to assist with tours and other museum –related events for the 2015-2016 academic school year as part of a student internship.

Qualifications:

  • Interested applicants must be enrolled in college courses for the 2015-2016 school year and must be working toward completion of a degree. Coursework must include History, Women’s History Studies, Education and/or Museum Studies.
  • Candidates must be able to work approximately 15 – 20 hours per week, Tuesdays thru Saturdays between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm; occasionally they may also need to work an evening shift or on a Monday.
  • Candidates should have good public speaking and interpersonal skills and be comfortable around large groups of people
  • Job Functions:
  • Student interpreters will be trained by the National First Ladies’ Library, with input from the National Park Service as well. The focus of their training will revolve around the individual histories of the First Ladies of the United States and their impact on women’s history.
  • Student interpreters will lead guided AND semi-guided tours of First Ladies National Historic Site. Students will be tasked to creatively lead their tours and must be able to modify their information to fit the needs and interests of the group.
  • Students may be given short term projects that coincide with their interests and the needs of the National First Ladies’ Library. Students would be notified of these ahead of time. All projects must be completed in a timely fashion.
  • Assist the staff with set up and tear down of special exhibits and events.

Interns will be paid on an hourly basis, with time for lunch if they work a full day.

Interested candidates should mail or email their cover letter, resume and 3 references to Megan Early:
205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702
mearly@firstladies.org

Deadline to apply is August 31, 2015 or until the position is filled.

No phone calls please.


The Holden Arboretum seeks an Emergent Tower/Canopy Walk Monitor. This is a seasonal, part-time position.

Objective: 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

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 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing, and reaching

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to a flexible schedule
  • July through November (until end of November, weather permitting)
  • Seven days per week operation
  • Approximately 25 hours per week

Wages:  Negotiable

To Apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=14068681&t=1.

Posting Date:  July 2015
Closing Date:  Until Filled

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


The Holden Arboretum seeks Seasonal Staff in Guest Relations.

Objective: 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

Work Location:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Requirements:

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

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Stand and/or sit for extended periods of time
  • Effective vision and hearing
  • Hand and arm dexterity
  • Walk and work on wet, uneven, slippery terrain
  • Regular lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing and reaching

Work Environment

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions
  • Ability to a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends
  • April through October
  • Seven days per week operation
  • Approximately 30 hours per week

Wages:  Negotiable

Apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12265721

Posting Date:  July 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 Western Reserve Historical Society seeks a Museum Interpreter.

Responsibility: Responsible to the Education & Public Programs Manager for providing excellent guest service and coordination for museum guests including, but not limited to, daily visitation, group tours, and private events.  Also responsible to Lead Interpreter.

Classification:  This position is classified as part-time, and is non-exempt from overtime compensation.

Objective:  To advance the mission of the Western Reserve Historical Society by engaging with the general public (children, adults, families).

Coordination: Coordinates activities with the front line staff at the Cleveland History Center.  Coordinates with vendors, security, and event lead for private events.  Coordinates with programming to greet and direct school and adult groups.

Job Overview:  Museum Interpreters utilize the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling to engage guests during their museum visit. The interpreter encourages guests to explore the Cleveland History Center in its entirety and advocates upcoming programs and events.

Duties:

  • Complete training programs, study selected readings and accompany other museum staff on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in leading groups and engaging museum guests.
  • Promote WRHS visitor feedback and evaluation systems for individual and group visits.
  • Ensure a positive visitor experience, school children, residents, and tourists alike.
  • Engage visitors in hands-on activities, share information that is not easily seen, and encourage guests to explore all the museum has to offer.
  • Support signature events.
  • Promote and sell memberships.
  • Maintain Core Performance Standards:
  • Commit to a regular schedule
  • Follow dress code and other codes of conduct as explained in the WRHS employee handbook.
  • Stay alert at all times to prevent damage and theft.
  • Support a positive overall impression of the Cleveland History Center including visitor reception, way finding, and general museum cleanliness.
  • Support income generation initiatives by identifying and recommending programs and activities based on the strengths of the department that will contribute to the financial success of WRHS.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Characteristics, Training, & Experience:   Museum Interpreters must be enthusiastic team players who are cooperative, willing to learn, and able to take direction. They should have an interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Cleveland History Center. Experience or education in history, art, performing arts, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.

Training, & Benefits: Interpreters will be trained by a team of staff including the Director of Operations, Education & Public Program Manager, Curatorial/Collections Staff, and Museum Educators.  Interpreters will acquire teaching skills, public speaking, and gain an understanding of the purpose and activities of the Western Reserve Historical Society.  He/She will have access to resource publications, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museum, Library, and exhibits.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairways.
  • Must be able to lift minimum 25 lbs.
  • Must have flexibility to work nights and weekends.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org
Posted: July 6, 2015


The Western Reserve Historical Society seeks a Museum Educator for the History Center. This part-time position is responsible to the Education and Public Programs Manager.

Coordination: Works closely with the Education and Public Programs Manager to facilitate and enhance educational programming, including school, group and public programs.  Participates in programs and activities that significantly enhance public understanding of and access to History Center exhibits and collections.  Efforts to engage and educate the public will occur in all public spaces of the History Center, including but not limited to the Hay McKinney Mansion, Main Exhibit Galleries, the Crawford Galleries, and the Research Center.

Duties:

  • Works directly with school groups, youth and the general public, facilitating hands-on educational programming at the History Center and outreach locations, including but not limited to schools.
  • Meets, greets, and checks in groups before the assigned time for their education program.
  • Reads and researches, as assigned, in preparation for teaching all of the programs offered through the Education and Public Programs Department.
  • Prepares and maintains the materials used in the educational programs, including site set-up, clean-up and general assigned maintenance duties.
  • Participates in the evaluation of programs and provides feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • May be asked to help with the development of new program content and methodologies, partnerships, training of new staff, interns and/or volunteers.
  • Participates in special events sponsored by or at the History Center, including mandatory attendance for select History Center signature events.
  • Takes on duties of Museum Interpreter as assigned. See Museum Interpreter Job Description for duties.
  • Accountable to the Education and Public Programs Manager for authentic, thorough, and engaging presentations to all audiences. This includes but is not necessarily limited to authenticity of dress/appearance, program materials and props, as well as the cleanliness and safety of assigned sites.
  • Accepts other duties as may be assigned by the Education and Public Programs Manager

Qualifications:

  • Have a desire to teach and work with young people;
  • Have the ability to work with a wide range of museum personnel, to work independently, but willingly function as a member of a team;
  • Be able to prioritize, but also have extreme flexibility;
  • Must exhibit tact, enthusiasm, and professional behavior;
  • Be dependable and reliable; be able to work to a time schedule;
  • Possess knowledge of American and Western Reserve history, and training or experience in education is helpful, preferably having an undergraduate degree in social studies, social sciences, humanities, or education; teaching experience in the K-12 range of grades or experience in a museum or youth educational program is beneficial.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate, jwaterman@wrhs.org.

Posted: July 6, 2015


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

Supervisor

  • Private Event Coordinator
  • Works with Event Specialist
  • Works with volunteers

Work Location

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements

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

Work Environment

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

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Walking and working on wet, uneven, slippery terrain.
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing, and reaching.
  • Good vision and hearing.
  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language.
  • Hand and arm dexterity.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs.
  • Perform strenuous physical activities when necessary for event set-up and tear down.

Dates of Position

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

Wages: $9.00 per hour

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

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

Posting Date:  June 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 an Assistant Curator for Manuscripts. This position works with curatorial staff to provide for the use, care and preservation of the Ohio History Connection manuscript collections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to identifying and evaluating archival collections for acquisition and deaccession.
  • Processes, prepares finding aids and catalogs archival collections and assists to maintain physical control of archival collections.
  • Contributes to exhibits by participation in exhibit teams and locating relevant archival documents, photographs and audiovisual recordings.
  • Assists with inventory, bar coding and preservation of archival collections.
  • Participates in providing reference and paging services in the Archives/Library Research Room.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assists to supervise volunteers and interns who process manuscript collections.

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this posting are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in museum studies, American history, library and information science, public history or related field or the equivalent work experience, plus a minimum of one to three years of experience working directly with collections in a special library or archives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival practices and proven ability to physically process collections, including political papers, organizational records and collections comprised of multiple formats.
  • Experience with automated collection records systems and cataloging and vocabulary standards such Describing Archives, A Content Standard (DACS), Library of Congress Subject Headings and Resource Description and Access (RDA).

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently without supervision.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Language Skills:
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse audiences.
  • Interpersonal Skills:
  • Ability to coordinate work with curatorial and collections management staff to achieve mutual goals.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts.

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software suite and database programs.
  • Familiarity with scanning two-dimensional materials, such as documents and photographic materials.
  • Ability to perform basic conservation treatments for archival materials such as encapsulation, humidification and creating custom enclosures.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to review potential acquisitions and deaccessions and make professional recommendations regarding disposition.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively and work well with minimum supervision.

Work Environment:

  • Work takes place in office and collection storage areas.
  • Scheduled for reference service approximately one Saturday each month.
  • Occasional travel to Ohio History Connection sites may be required.
  • Collections management and reference duties require being able to lift up to 50 pounds.

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: June 10, 2015


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History seeks a part-time Volunteer Coordinator.

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

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

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

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Engagement, the Volunteer Coordinator will support coordinate, and act as a liaison for Museum volunteers in various capacities to maintain the integrity of the volunteer program and ensure a positive volunteer experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain volunteer records in the volunteer database ensuring that records are complete and current and implement a yearly audit of this information.
  • Pull monthly donated hours reports for compliance and tracking requirements.
  • Respond to volunteer inquiries within 48 hours of initial contact.
  • Maintain up-to-date inventory of departmental needs and capacities, enabling transparency in placement discussions and filling vacancies proactively.
  • Manage the initial onboarding of new volunteers, including orientation, and coordinate the ongoing diversity and sensitivity training, code of conduct policy review and security protocols of both new and existing volunteers.
  • Ensure that all required compliance paperwork is completed prior to placement.
  • Identify volunteer milestones and recognize volunteers as appropriate.
  • Triage internal staff and volunteer complaints.
  • Plan and execute the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications or related filed; one (1) year of professional service in a customer/external-facing capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes the solicitation of feedback from volunteers and staff, establishing best practices and implementing an annual volunteer evaluation process.
  • Process improvement knowledge including evaluation of current practices, identifying inefficiencies and areas for improvement, creating workflows and implementation of standard operating procedures.
  • Experience working with CRM databases, such as Tessitura, a plus.

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.
  • 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.

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

No phone calls, please.
Job Announcement Number: 15A19
Posting Date:  June 2, 2015


The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden is seeking a part-time Guest Services Representative.

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

Supervisor

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

Work Location

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications:

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

Dates of Position

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

Wages: Negotiable

Apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13599741

Posting Date: June 2015
Closing Date: Until filled

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


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a part-time Building Services Attendant.

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

  • Director of Private Rentals & Special Events

Work Location

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

Responsibilities

  • Set up and tear down of equipment 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

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

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: June 2015
Closing Date: Until filled

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


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world’s first museum dedicated to the living heritage of rock and roll music, is currently seeking candidates for the position of Manager of Annual Giving.   Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for executing and managing the Museum’s annual philanthropic campaign.  This position is responsible for soliciting a portfolio of donors and members to support the Museum’s general operations, programs and special project support.

The qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of three years in a nonprofit organization, preferably with demonstrated interest in museum, cultural or performing arts institution.

For consideration and to view the complete job posting, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary 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: June 2015


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

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

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

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

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

Duties:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Posted: May 27, 2015


Lake Metroparks seeks a full-time Farmpark Administrator.

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

Requirements:

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

Rate: $61,508/annual minimum, Exempt

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Education and/or Experience:

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

Other Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

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

No phone calls, please.

Job Announcement Number: 15A18
Posting Date:  May 18, 2015


The Cleveland Botanical Garden seeks a Green Corps Crew Assistant.

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12072601

Re-Posting Date:  May 2015
Closing Date:  Until Filled

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


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

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

The Ohio History Service Corps program has two components: the Local History Corps and the Ohio Historic Preservation Corps. Each of these AmeriCorps volunteer groups will help local organizations put history to work in their community.

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

Learn more and apply for a:

Posted: May, 2015


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

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

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

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

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

Salary: $10/hour

To Apply: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online:www.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf.  Send completed application, cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 5) to:
Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
amanda@sciencecentral.org

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: May, 2015


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

Supervisor:

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

Work Location:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Wages:  Negotiable

Apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13293991

Posting Date:  May 2015
Closing Date:  Until filled

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


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

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

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

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

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

Posted: May 2015


The Holden Arboretum seeks part-time Retail Sales Associates.

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

Supervisor: Floor Supervisor/Store Manager

Work Location:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Requirements:

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

Dates of Position

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

Wages:  Negotiable

Apply: Review of applications with begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13295621

Posting Date:  May 2015
Closing Date:  Until filled

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


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

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

Supervisor

  • Protective Services Shift Supervisor

Work Location

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications:

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

Requirements

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

Dates of Position

  • Evening and weekend hours are required

Wages:  $9.50

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

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13277521

Posting Date:  May 2015
Closing Date:  Until filled

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


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

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

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

or email: mmasterson@daytonhistory.org.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply: Posting is open until filled. Obtain application online atwww.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf. Send completed application, cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3) to:
Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
amanda@sciencecentral.org

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post updated: May, 2015


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

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

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

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

Schedule: Part-time; variable hours each week; schedule will include weekends, holidays and evenings; must be flexible. Note that this is not temporary, seasonal employment.

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

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

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post updated: May, 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online atwww.sciencecentral.org/Supportpdfs/applicationforemployment.pdf. Send completed application, cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 5) to:
Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
amanda@sciencecentral.org

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post updated: May, 2015


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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