Spring Hill Historic Home seeks a Historic Site Manger.

The Historic Site Manager’s most important responsibility is active engagement with the community regarding Spring Hill Historic Home & Underground Railroad Site. This active engagement assumes many different forms including communication; outreach; event creation; and program planning while stimulating attendance and contributions.

The community in which Spring Hill resides is comprised of numerous local civic organizations, non-profit groups, cultural assets, churches, and schools. It is located only a few miles from a revitalized downtown and is actively engaged as a major partner in community events and projects.       

If the engagement is the activity, and the community is the target audience, then the key to success is synchronizing these many moving parts, like a conductor of an orchestra, with support from the volunteers who are the backbone of Spring Hill.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Public Relations/Publicity
    • writes news releases
    • maintains media contacts    
    • attends meetings (tourism, city partnerships, etc.)
    • reads & acts on state & county tourism mailings
    • represents Spring Hill in the community
  • Programming
    • leads planning of calendar of events / develops new opportunities in cooperation with the Collections Committee
    • coordinates projects and programs
    • works in cooperation with Activities/Women’s Committee to facilitate implementation & encourage involvement    
    • reviews effectiveness of offerings
    • manages rental of property
  • Tours:
    • schedules & organizes all tours
    • recruits/trains/schedules Tour Guides
    • receives payments / records attendance
    • updates / writes tour materials
  • Office Management
    • responds in a timely manner to inquiries: phone/email/USPS -including filing/delegating to responsible person
    • coordinates needed updates to website    
    • manages social media platforms
    • inventories gift shop / places order to maintain stock
    • maintains board & committee minutes/financials for institutional archives
    • develops budget in cooperation with the board & create reports
    • reports directly to the President of the Board of Trustees
    • manages volunteers    

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required
  • Museum experience preferred    
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills    
  • Strong computer operating system and database management experience. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products that include Word, Excel, Power Point, and Office 365    
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally    
  • Ability to work successfully with members, Board of Trustees, volunteers, and the general public    
  • Ability to function in a fast- paced environment with time constraints, and within established deadlines    
  • Ability to speak effectively with the public to communicate Spring Hill’s mission    
  • Ability to function and act independently   

Salary range: $30,000

Job classification: Full-time; salary; 40 hours per week, for 50 weeks per year; 5 sick days per year. Paid vacation accrues after one year of employment. Some paid holidays.

To apply: Required Application Materials include: Cover letter of intent, Resume, Names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will be accepted through May 16, 2021 at 5:00pm. Walk-ins and phone calls will not be accepted. Emailed applications may be sent to [email protected] Mailed applications may be mailed to:
Spring Hill Historic Home
Attn: Jobs
1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, Massillon, Ohio 44646

Posted: April 22, 2021
Deadline: May 16, 2021

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