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JOB TITLE
INSTITUTION
POSTING DATE
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City of Fort Atkinson, WI
12/15/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/11/14
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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI
12/9/14
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Mackinaw City and Historic Mackinac Island, MI
12/9/14
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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI
12/9/14
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Mill Creek Discovery Park, MI
12/9/14
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The Eugene Field House, MO
12/4/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/3/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
12/2/14
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Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
12/2/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
11/3/14
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Elmhurst Historical Museum, IL
11/24/14
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Vesterheim, The National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, IA
11/17/14

The Morton Arboretum, IL
11/5/14
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
11/4/14
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Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI
11/4/14
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Minnesota Historical Society, MN
11/3/14
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, IN
10/30/14
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Solid Light, Inc., KY
10/17/14
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, IL
10/9/14
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Lakeshore Museum Center, MI
10/6/14

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Image of a star MUSEUM DIRECTOR
City of Fort Atkinson, WI

The City of Fort Atkinson is accepting applications for full-time Director of the Hoard Historical Museum and National Dairy Shrine with responsibility for the overall management of collections, exhibits, and local historical museum buildings. Director coordinates policy making, fund raising, budgeting and educational programs with Historical Society Board of Directors. Needs knowledge of exhibit design, collections care and conservation, as well as public relations skills. Emphasis on volunteer and community interaction. Computer skills essential. Required qualifications include Bachelor's Degree in U.S. History, American Studies, Public History, or related field and 5-7 years progressively responsible history museum management experience. Starting salary is $46,842, plus benefits. For full job description visit www.fortatkinsonwi.net. To apply, send cover letter, resume and five professional references by January 5, 2015 to City Manager, 101 North Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI, 53538, mtrebatoski@fortatkinsonwi.net.

(Posted 12/15/14)

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Image of a star #1171 INTERPRETER I
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $13.33 hourly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Part-time, project (728 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 55L Service

HIRING MANAGER: Program Supervisor, Interpretive Programs

POSTING DATE: December 11, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by December 29, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for an Interpreter I to staff the "We Are Hmong Minnesota, Peb Yog Hmoob" exhibit and conduct educational programs that serve diverse audiences at the Minnesota History Center and to provide customer service to guests of the History Center Museum and its programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) conduct interpretive programs within museum exhibits; and supports ongoing museum operations such as maintenance, safety, and cleaning; 2) create a welcoming educational environment in the History Center exhibits by actively utilizing a variety of interpretive techniques and delivering excellent customer service; and 3) study and master program and exhibit related historical materials.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have strong Hmong language skills.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with issues of cultural diversity.
  • Familiarity with Minnesota history.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consistent, quality customer service.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in demeanor and appearance.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule of weekday, weekend, and evening hours, which would average 14 hours per week.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Familiarity with History Center interpretive programs and exhibits.
  • Experience working with children in an educational environment.
  • Experience in museum interpretation, theater or storytelling.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences of varying cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment.

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -
EEO

(Posted 12/11/14)

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Jewish Museum Milwaukee, WI

Organization
Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings with it, so that we may enhance the public's awareness and appreciation of Jewish life and culture.

Position Profile
The Executive Director provides leadership and directs policymaking, planning, organization, staff, and operations for Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Trustees to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum's fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities and community outreach. The successful candidate will possess solid leadership and problem-solving skills, be visionary, creative and forward-thinking.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Works in conjunction with the Board of Trustees to develop and maintain the strategic direction and established initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all Museum staff on an annual basis.
  • Leads all fundraising activities, grant writing and legacy procurement
  • Develops and monitors annual budget
  • Establishes and maintains an annual operating plan and human resource planning and management
  • Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement
  • Supervises overall marketing of the Museum, including publications
  • Manages and maintains the physical areas of the Museum as well as the collections
  • Helps cultivate strategic partnerships
  • Helps provide opportunities for volunteer involvement
  • Maintains ongoing relations with the Federation

Indicators of Success
  • Increased income from fund raising, memberships, and legacies
  • Strong programming that promotes the Museum and helps increase attendance and memberships
  • Adherence to budget
  • Strong attendance by individuals, groups and school groups
  • Growing participation by wide range of volunteers through committees and activities
  • Growth of archival and object collections
  • Continued excellence in publications and exhibitions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Minimum education of a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Proven ability to supervise and train employees
  • Strong record of success in fundraising and grant writing
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing and growing annual operating budget.
  • Strong business management skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with Boards
  • Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture with volunteers and staff
  • Effectively build public relations strategy and is an effective community relations liaison
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic planning
  • Understanding of the complexity of lay/professional relationships
  • Strong understanding of technology, software packages including spreadsheets, database, calendaring and presentation software, along with experience in social media.
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including Sundays and evenings as needed.

Working Conditions
  • The Executive Director will typically work in an office environment, but the mission of the Museum may sometimes take the Director to non-standard workplaces
  • The Executive Director will work a non-standard work week, but additionally will often work evening, weekend, and long hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representing the Museum at public events.

Please send cover letter, resume, and professional references to:

Executive Director
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-390-5730
kathieb@milwaukeejewish.org
www.jewishmuseummilwaukee.org

It is the policy of Jewish Museum Milwaukee to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Mackinaw City and Historic Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac State Historic Parks has seasonal positions as well as internships available in many areas for the upcoming 2015 season. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit our web site at: www.mackinacparks.com to complete an application. All applications and resumes should be mailed to: Mackinac State Historic Parks, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Wages start at $8.15/hr. and go up from there based upon experience. Affordable housing is available with MSHP in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. Positions are available in the following areas: Apply now positions are limited.
  • SEASONAL GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE
  • EXHIBIT CLEANER
  • ARCHAEOLOGY ASSITANT
  • COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT (INTERNSHIP)
  • MALE INTERPRETERS FORT MACKINAC
  • MALE INTERPRETERS (Fort CM & Lighthouse)
  • FEMALE INTERPRETERS
  • GUEST SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES
  • ADVENTURE TOUR GUIDES
  • MACKINAC ART MUSEUM (INTERNSHIP)

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Mackinac State Historic Parks, MI

NOW HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

Wages begin at 8.15/hr. and go up from there based upon experience. Affordable housing is available.

Interpreters will work 30 to 40 hours per week and will start sometime between May 1st and June 1st and work until around Labor Day or through October 11th, paid training provided.

DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Demonstrations of rifles, muskets, cannon firing, fort life, lighthouse operation, open-hearth cooking, games, crafts, blacksmithing and music.
  • Talk with people from around the state of Michigan, the United States and the World. Guide tours & presentations through the sites providing guests with historical information and storytelling.
  • Learn new skills and talents that will be helpful in your future career choice while meeting new professional contacts and gaining valuable experience in public speaking.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested individuals may obtain an application by using one of the following methods:
  1. Download the application from our web page at: www.mackinacparks.com (or)
  2. EMAIL your request to FEGANK@michigan.gov (or) call (231) 436-4100 (or)
  3. Stop by our Mackinaw City office at 207 West Sinclair to pick up an application

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Mill Creek Discovery Park, MI

HIRING FOR THE 2015 SEASON

BEGINNING MAY & JUNE

Customer Service:
Mackinac State Historic Parks and the Mill Creek Discovery Park staff members are committed to providing friendly, courteous service to the public. All work related tasks will be performed in a professional, competent manner.

PAY RATE, WORK SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
This is a seasonal, hourly position with pay starting at $8.15 per hour and does not include fringe benefits other than those required by law. The employee will work approximately 40 hours per week, five days a week, 8:00am to 5:00pm, although hours and number of weeks worked may vary depending on park needs.

If interested please visit our web site at www.MackinacParks.com and complete an application for employment. Applications should be mailed to:

Mackinac State Historic Parks
PO Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Mackinac State Historic Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employee

(Posted 12/9/14)

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Image of a star EDUCATIONAL/PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR — EUGENE FIELD HOUSE AND ST. LOUIS TOY MUSEUM
The Eugene Field House, MO

Position Reports To: Executive Director — Eugene Field House and St. Louis Toy Museum

Position Description: Full Time The Educational/Program Administrator is responsible for the effective research, planning, design and implementation of creative exhibits and educational programs that further the organization's mission and generate public interest and involvement. The Educational/Program Administrator is also responsible for the effective research of and application for public and private grants to fund programs, events and operations.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Research, plan, design and implement (with Executive Director and Board support and approval) Museum exhibits and educational programs designed to promote the mission of the organization, educate, generate public interest, increase attendance, and increase revenues.
  • Research and apply for public and private grants to underwrite programs, events and operations.
  • Enthusiastically engage the public and provide guided tours of the historic House.
  • Update the standard, scripted tour of the Museum and research and develop special tour programs and presentations.
  • Develop an ongoing historical research effort to add to the historical depth of all exhibits and programs.
  • Maintain and preserve the historic House and all objects in the Museum's collection and integrate collection items into exhibits and educational outreach.
  • Recruit, train, develop and coordinate a volunteer base to assist with special programs, events and daily operations.
  • Update and maintain volunteer and docent handbooks and training programs to promote consistency and effectiveness.
  • Assist with normal House operations and daily staffing.

Position Qualifications:
  • Degree in museum studies, history, education or a related field.
  • Excellent managerial, planning, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong historical research skills.

Qualified Candidates can send their cover letter, resume and references to:

Executive Director
The Eugene Field House
634 South Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63102

(Posted 12/4/14)

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Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $4,055.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 14L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Editor In Chief

POSTING DATE: December 3, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: December 30, 2014

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Manager, MNopedia to perform planning, development, project management, evaluation and measurement, and outreach and marketing functions for the Minnesota Encyclopedia (MNopedia).

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) define and coordinate project activities for the development of the encyclopedia; 2) research, determine, and establish external partnerships to create content for the encyclopedia and to disseminate its contents; 3) as the recognized MNopedia expert, determine, develop, and execute content strategies to produce a regular flow of new entries tied to the MNHS strategic plan and MNopedia goals; 4) direct work of Program Associate and Editorial Assistant; 5) collaborate with other MNHS departments to provide content and to improve the delivery of MNopedia; and 6) participate in MNHS committees and task forces to represent the encyclopedia and MNHS Press and to increase knowledge of digital and publishing procedures, and historical methods, trends and theories.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master of Arts or above in history or a related field, such as English, anthropology, or journalism.
  • Experience working on or supervising a complex program delivering online educational content to the general public.
  • Knowledge of MNHS collections, reference materials, and databases.
  • Experience with successful grant writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow budgets and account for MUNIS transactions.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media responsibly and effectively.
  • Knowledge of MNHS policies and procedures related to work of the MNHS Press.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work with historic collections, material and costuming.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Knowledge of building, site maintenance and security methods, sufficient to monitor maintenance, supervise operations and maintain security.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/3/14)

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Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: Forest History Center

SALARY: $3,091.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: 09K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Site Manager II, Forest History Center

POSTING DATE: November 26, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by December 18, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Site Supervisor to recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate interpreters, sales associate, interns, and volunteers, as well as schedule and observe daily program operations. This position is responsible for the site's resale program, participates in annual and longrange planning and works with the Site Manager II, Forest History Center to implement the site's business, marketing, and interpretive plans. This position assumes full capacity supervision of the site during the absence of the Site Manager II, Forest History Center and is part of the site's management team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide day-to-day supervision and execute the recruitment, training, scheduling and evaluation of interpreters, interns, and volunteers within the scope of the site's annual program plans and budget; 2) provide administrative accounting, clerical, and logistical support for site operations; 3) administer and develop the site's resale operation; 4) ensure site security and visitor safety in daily site operations; 5) serve as a liaison between MNHS departments that work at the site; and 6) perform routine operational tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma plus two years experience or formal training within a professional discipline or a bachelor's degree in American history, education, museum studies or related field plus one year of program experience or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and skill to convey management techniques including: mentoring, coaching, and disciplining employees to encourage their motivation, professionalism and interpretive abilities.
  • Knowledge of retail operations, management and related duties.
  • Ability to organize, implement, and evaluate plans.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Ability to work with others and the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to use computer software to produce schedules, reports and presentations.
  • Ability to operate cash register.
  • Ability to answer phone in a professional manner and interact with clients.
  • Ability to perform in costume and deliver the educational programs of the site.
  • Ability to learn about Minnesota logging history and logging camp technologies specifically circa 1900.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and evenings.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work with historic collections, material and costuming.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Knowledge of building, site maintenance and security methods, sufficient to monitor maintenance, supervise operations and maintain security.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star #1168 PRESERVATION SPECIALIST, HERITAGE PROGRAMS
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants

POSTING DATE: December 1, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: First consideration will be given to application materials received by December 23, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Preservation Specialist, Heritage Programs to promote the growth in the capacity of the Society's many statewide partners that preserve the built environment, documenting Minnesota history and ensuring successful evaluation, nomination, and preservation of historic places through the Minnesota Historical Society's grants programs. An important component is outreach, which is accomplished through listening carefully to concerns and then coaching potential grant applicants and others by providing appropriate technical assistance, through nurturing networks among those considering similar projects, and by advising partners on appropriate sources of funding to accomplish necessary work.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide professional support to the Grants Office through consulting on, reviewing, evaluating, responding to, mentoring, coaching, awarding, reporting on, and monitoring historic preservation grant projects, including those seeking funding from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund; 2) develop and conduct public education and outreach activities to increase public awareness of the value of historic resources and the means for their preservation and interpretation; and 3) manage the monitoring of covenants, preservation easements, and letters of agreement for grant-assisted projects, including those funded through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program funded by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in history, architectural history, historic preservation, or a closely related field plus five years program experience or equivalent or an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in History or Architectural History:

    History — The minimum professional qualifications in history are a graduate degree in history or closely related field; or a bachelor's degree in history or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other demonstrable professional activity with an academic institution, historic organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of history.

    Architectural History — The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history, or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
  • Must meet the National Association for Interpretation's qualifications for certification as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer:

    Certified Interpretive Planner — The Certified Interpretive Planner must demonstrate a basic knowledge of history of the interpretive profession; principles of interpretation; current literature in the interpretive field; marketing, management, and maintenance of interpretive programs and facilities; and, demonstrate the following skills and abilities: meeting facilitation, cost estimating, business and strategic planning, assessment of natural, cultural, and operational resources, development of thematic guidelines, writing measurable objectives, formative and summative evaluation, development of media guidelines and descriptions, market analysis.

    Certified Interpretive Trainer — The Certified Interpretive Trainer must demonstrate a basic knowledge of history of the interpretive profession; principles of interpretation; current literature in the interpretive field; training opportunities available in the interpretive field; and, demonstrate the following skills and abilities: facilitation of training sessions, evaluation and coaching, writing measurable objectives, planning and administration of training sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects according to deadlines; complete complex projects independently; and work under time constraints.
  • Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests.
  • Basic knowledge of American and Minnesota history.
  • Valid driver's license, willingness to travel, and ability to work multiple overnights, evenings and occasionally weekends.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree in history, historic preservation, or closely related field.
  • A degree, minor, or training in business, public or nonprofit management, or a related field.
  • Direct experience in grantmaking (i.e., the review and awarding of grants), including knowledge in public funding, philanthropy and the nonprofit, education, and government sectors.
  • Familiarity and experience with federal historic preservation programs, including a thorough understanding of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation.
  • Thorough understanding of and direct experience with all aspects of heritage tourism and interpretive programs projects.
  • Certified by the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer.
  • Experience coordinating professional meetings.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star #1167 PROGRAM SPECIALIST, FIELD SERVICES
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $3,660.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position.

CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Manager of Outreach Services

POSTING DATE: November 24, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: First consideration will be given to application materials received by December 15, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Program Specialist, Field Services to implement planning, coordination, and evaluation of those programs through which the Minnesota Historical Society provides services to other historical institutions, agencies, and other groups seeking to preserve history. An important component of the position's responsibilities is to develop the capacity of the position's audiences, including the provision of technical and professional assistance, networking opportunities, access to grants, leadership coaching and training in decision making.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide technical and professional assistance for the field services function of the department that also serves county and local historical organizations statewide; 2) provide professional support to the department regarding projects of interest to county and local history organizations statewide; 3) coordinate the Minnesota State Historical Marker and State Monument programs; and 4) coordinate all Field Services communication channels for maximum effect.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in public or nonprofit administration, business, public history, U.S. history, museum studies, or closely related field plus five years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus three years program experience or equivalent.
  • Professional experience with capacity-development outreach, evaluation of outreach outcomes, and knowledge of outreach practices articulated in professional literature.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize projects according to deadlines; complete complex projects independently; and work under time constraints.
  • Strong computer skills; speed and accuracy in using word processing, database, web applications, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Practical application of business correspondence practices, record-keeping capabilities, and basic bookkeeping procedures.
  • Strong customer service experience, with solid communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse disciplines, backgrounds, education, and interests.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel, including prolonged overnight in-state trips, and ability to work evenings and occasionally weekends.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in public, nonprofit, or business administration, public history, U.S. history, museum studies, or closely related field.
  • Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications for History, or certified by the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Planner or Certified Interpretive Trainer.
  • One to three years experience working in a history organization with demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully with people in completing projects requiring adherence to specific, detailed, and technical guidelines.
  • One to three years experience with history organization management, operations, programming, and professional standards.
  • The ability to conceptualize training programs and strategies to achieve goals. The areas of knowledge include but are not limited to: museum education; data management, nonprofit administration and personnel policies; museum law; library and archives management and care; research and writing for historical publications; historic preservation; museum collections management and care; the management and interpretation of historic sites; and conservation.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN

A competitive salary is offered for all positions and a generous benefits package for full-time positions. To apply, please send your resume to: ATTN: Human Resources — 4000 Michigan Road; Indianapolis, IN 46208, e-mail to hr@imamuseum.org, or fax to 317-920-2655. No phone calls, please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MANAGER OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
(please specify "Manager of Volunteer Services" in your subject line if you email your resume)

Reports To: Director of Human Resources
Basic Work Week: 37.5 Hrs/Wk; some night/weekend event presence needed

OVERVIEW
The Manager of Volunteer Services maintains reporting systems and tour evaluation, and supports all logistics for the Volunteer program. He/she actively recruits and oversees the orientation of new volunteers; trains, ensures appropriate placement of and provides support for volunteer staff throughout the institution. He/she sets standards for and monitors volunteer performance and development.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Actively work within the Indianapolis and surrounding community to recruit new IMA volunteers through outreach opportunities, create partnerships with community groups and area service organizations, and occasionally attend local volunteer fairs.

Develop a complete information network/database designed to maximize communication between the IMA and volunteers and to provide a more efficient way to expedite the handling of volunteer placement requests. The database will, therefore, provide a placement service for volunteers designed to match the needs and opportunities within the IMA, with the interests and skills of the potential volunteer. The database will also allow the Manager of VS to provide statistics and relevant data regarding the volunteer staff.

Develop a strategic plan for deploying volunteers by matching existing museum needs with volunteer skill sets. Work closely with Department Heads to ensure best match for their departments, assist with training format for these needs.

Responsible for organization of concession stand (staffing, setup) for in-house programming (summer and winter nights, other events as needed).

Plan well in advance for large events, schedule and train all volunteers to perform specific tasks for the events. Attend the events and adjust the volunteers according to needs.

Develop and implement an orientation program for all IMA volunteers, appropriate to the jobs they are asked to perform.

Create and maintain reference materials which would be available to volunteers for study and access to help visitors with art experiences (information about galleries, special exhibitions, gardens/grounds, audio guides, etc.).

Work with Director of Human Resources to plan and coordinate a volunteer recognition program.

Work with the Director of HR to define appropriate budget items and maintain expense annually within the established budget. Oversee account and reporting functions for the Volunteer Services area.

Maintain communication with all departments and groups within IMA (staff, affiliates, docents, etc.) to identify volunteer opportunities and then diligently work to provide volunteers with corresponding abilities; thereby, supporting designated initiatives throughout the institution with necessary resources.

Develop a strategy to cultivate diverse partnerships and collaborations within the community thereby tapping into a diverse volunteer base.

Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining volunteer staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work to realize the full potential of IMA volunteers while creating meaningful art experiences to the diverse communities the IMA serves.

Expand the regular, ongoing opportunities for volunteers to experience IMA offerings (i.e. audience engagement, docent and curator led tours).

Create a culture of customer service within the volunteer staff.

Other duties may be assigned.

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recruiting experience and/or HR experience a plus.

Knowledge of volunteerism functions, including interviewing and recruiting skills, training, and motivational skills, knowledge of market and visitor research, computer skills, knowledge of community organizations and ability to interact with them as well as with volunteer, city, state, and national groups, and organizational skills.

Ability to work with spreadsheets and IMA data collection and reporting systems. Proficiency in Excel and excellent organizational skills a must. Volgistics experience a plus.

(Posted 12/2/14)

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Image of a star #1165 HEAD OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS & LIFELONG LEARNING
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $5,142.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 23K Supervisory

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Education

POSTING DATE: November 20, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials received by December 15, 2014 will be considered first. This position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Head of Public Programs & Lifelong Learning to provide institutional leadership in audience development and engagement and to direct the program operations at the Minnesota History Center, including Museum Interpretive Programs, Family Programs, Adult Programs, Young Adult Programs and Lifelong Learning Outreach Programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) develop long range and annual program plan for the Minnesota History Center and MNHS Lifelong Learning project that delivers on brand promise and supports institutional goals and initiatives; 2) manage the budget, operation and staff of Public Programs & Lifelong Learning department; 3) provide leadership in institutional sustainability and stewardship through evaluation, audience research, business planning, and fundraising activities; 4) provide institutional leadership in audience development, visitor engagement and public programming; and 5) participate in and assist the Director, Education with divisional planning and management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree in History, American Studies, Education or related field plus eight years program experience or equivalent OR and advanced degree plus six years program experience or equivalent.
  • Five years managerial experience, including fiscal and operational administration.
  • Five years direct experience with public program implementation for diverse audiences in a variety of program formats and venues.
  • Two to three years of experience with audience research and evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of audience segments and associated motivations, behaviors and learning preferences.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership and familiarity with business planning practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in program development, implementation and operations.
  • Experience working on exhibit development teams and familiarity with exhibit-based live programming models.
  • Strong skills in human relations, personnel management, interpersonal communication, team building, tact and diplomacy.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education or a related field.
  • Broad knowledge of American and Minnesota history and familiarity with current trends in historiography.
  • Knowledge of current trends in museum studies, audience research and education theory.
  • Highly developed project management skills.
  • Experience with development work, including member cultivation, donor relations and grant writing.
  • Familiarity with ADA requirements and best practices in program accessibility for audiences with diverse physical and cognitive needs.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 11/3/14)

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Image of a star PROGRAMS & MARKETING INTERN — SPRING 2015
Elmhurst Historical Museum, IL

Museum Internship Summary
The Programs & Marketing unpaid internship is a dynamic opportunity, ideal for an energetic candidate interested in marketing, public relations, event planning, museum programming and education. Interns are teamed with staff members and exposed to a variety of projects and assignments in planning and implementing programs, and promoting these programs and related exhibits to a variety of media. The unpaid internship will be divided equally between Museum Marketing & Programming, reporting to the Community Programs Coordinator.

Requirements
  • Recent or current college junior or senior, or graduate student in relevant field (e.g., marketing, museum studies, history).
  • Previous experience in museums preferred. Experience with children and adult museum programs a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be detail oriented.
  • Microsoft Office suite, Facebook and other social media experience. Basic graphic design experience is a plus.

Time Commitment: Approximately 16-20 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Currently, accepting applications for Spring 2015 internship. Please submit completed application and resume online at www.elmhurst.org. Successful completion of a background check is required. Internship is unpaid and open until filled.

The Elmhurst Historical Museum is a convenient five-minute walk to the Elmhurst Metra train station.

(Posted 11/24/14)

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Image of a star PRESIDENT AND CEO
Vesterheim, The National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center, IA

Vesterheim — Norwegian for "western home" — explores the diversity of American immigration through the lens of Norwegian-American experience and highlights the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. The campus and museum, which embody the living heritage of Norwegian immigrants to America, showcase the world's most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts.

PRESIDENT AND CEO: Vesterheim seeks a dynamic and skilled professional to lead the institution as it expands and strengthens its campus and programming in accordance with its long-range plan and campus development plan. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO has all the leadership and management responsibilities normally associated with the position of chief executive officer.

Leading candidates will have significant leadership and administrative experience, including understanding of institutional budgeting, finance and development; familiarity with educational and cultural organizations; and a strong interest in the immigrant experience, ideally the Nordic experience. The position is available summer 2015 or earlier.

MUSEUM: Through its collections, exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications, and tours to Norway, Vesterheim tells the story of Norwegians in America and, increasingly, the story of "Norway today." Founded in Decorah in 1877 in conjunction with Luther College, an esteemed liberal-arts institution, Vesterheim moved in 1933 to a larger location in downtown Decorah where it occupies its own campus now featuring a collection of 12 relocated historic buildings, some of which are on the National Historic register. (Vesterheim formally separated from the college in 1964.) The museum's campus and collections currently encompass more than 24,000 artifacts, a folk art school, a library and archives.

Vesterheim, an AAM-accredited 501(c)(3) organization, is governed by a national board of trustees with H.M. King Harald V of Norway as Honorary Chair. It has an endowment (exclusive of its collections) of approximately $5.8 million. Operating on a budget of $2 million, the museum's 25-person staff and 300 volunteers annually host over 15,000 visitors and 2,600 students from 50 states and 35 foreign countries. The museum is in the planning stages of a multi-million-dollar capital campaign expected to be launched in 2015. Detailed information is available at vesterheim.org.

Applications and nominations should be directed to directorsearch@vesterheim.org. Applications should include a current resume and letter explaining interest and relevant experience. Applications will be accepted between November 15 and December 31, 2014. All communications will be held in strict confidence.

(Posted 11/17/14)

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INTERPRETATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
The Morton Arboretum, IL

Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt

Department: Interpretation

Position Summary: Research, develop, and deliver a wide variety of exhibit and event-based interpretive content and experiences to engage visitors with the mission of The Morton Arboretum. Coordinate with Arboretum staff or other subject-matter specialists, interpretation and exhibit contractors, and volunteers who will assist with these programs.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Interpretation, Museum or Environmental Education, Plant Sciences or related field. 2+ years program coordination experience required, preferably in a museum, public garden or educational environment. Supervisory experience with staff and volunteers desirable. Excellent communication and organization skills, professional demeanor, and articulate verbal presentation with a strong command of the English language required. Must become certified and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR (classes provided). Must possess a valid driver's license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, digital delivery channels, Adobe Creative Suites, Gmail, and other Google applications beneficial. Position regularly requires working one weekend day and some holidays.

If interested, please forward cover letter, salary requirements, and resume or application, to The Morton Arboretum, Human Resources, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532-1293, or email to: jobs@mortonarb.org.

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

(Posted 11/5/14)

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Image of a star GUEST SERVICES MANAGER
Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI

Position Summary
The Guest Services Manager is responsible for coordination and supervision of the welcome desk, gift shop, lobby and galleries to ensure an exceptional guest experience at all touch points. This individual serves as the front of house greeter, publicly representing the Krasl Art Center in person, on the phone and in email and web based interactions. The ideal candidate has a passion for sharing art with others, for advocating for sales of artwork and for promoting the creative communities of southwest Michigan.

This individual is actively involved in activities with and for the Cur-Ed department, staying informed of programs, activities, exhibitions. He/She supports the needs of the department staff and assists guests as they discover the KAC and explore opportunities to engage with the organization.

Required Skills
  • Strong customer relations mindset with the ability to ensure all visitors have an excellent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in sales.
  • Ability to handle concurrent, time sensitive projects and prioritize work accordingly.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and skill levels.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work extended and weekend hours as needed.
  • Ability to manage/oversee part time staff and volunteers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Adobe CS4.
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems and processes.

Education & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in museum studies, arts administration or art education.
  • Two years experience in hospitality, customer relation and sales, preferably in a museum setting
  • Experience with point of sale (POS) systems
  • One year supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge regarding southwest Michigan.

Physical Demands
  • Regularly sit for long periods of time; walk, bend over, stoop, and kneel.
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle objects, operate equipment such as a 10-key pad, calculator, PC keyboard and mouse.
  • Regularly use hands and arms to reach, lift, move, carry, pull and push files/objects up to 20 pounds while sitting, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Regularly use eyesight for close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
  • Regularly use the sense of hearing.
  • Regularly speak clearly, using the English language.

Reports to: Director of Community Relations (marketing & events) with a strong dotted line to the Curatorial-Education department.

Collaborates with: All staff

Status: Regular, Full Time (32 hours/week), Non Exempt

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday; hours may be flexed due to Krasl Art Center events

Benefits: Paid time off, Eligible for pre-tax medical & dental insurance, Business casual dress code in a creative & fun environment

To Apply
For the full position description, please visit us at www.krasl.org then email cover letter and resume to cvilla@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Department Overview:
The Community Relations department guides the experience of all KAC patrons through the development and execution of branded and engaging marketing programs and events, including but not limited to the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, the Artisan Market, and other programs, events, sculpture collections, exhibitions and educational programs that support the KAC's mission of Bringing People and Art Together.

Organization Overview
The Krasl Art Center (KAC) offers exciting opportunities for success in an established visual art center in a culturally vibrant community. Located in St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan, KAC is 90 miles northeast of Chicago, IL and 80 miles south of Grand Rapids, MI. The KAC staff and teaching faculty are comprised of fun, creative and enthusiastic professionals.

The KAC strives to provide excellent experiences for all visitors while fulfilling our mission, Bringing People and Art Together. The KAC's varied audience base includes rural populations, second home owners, local families and retirees, community organizations and schools, along with weekend and summer tourists. KAC staff provides excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect and professionalism within all facets of organizational advancement.

The Fine Print
This job description details the basic scope of responsibilities of the position but should not be considered all-inclusive. Additional duties should be expected including some non-traditional work hours which may include additional evening and weekend hours.

This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" working relationship.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

(Posted 11/4/14)

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Image of a star OFFICE/SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER
Krasl Art Center (KAC), MI

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Office/Special Projects Manager is responsible for functions related to an effective business office including but not limited to - all business systems, document retention and accurate record keeping & reporting, basic human resources, data management, organizational security, managing office supply inventories and equipment contracts, daily cash balancing and reconciliation, accounts payable and accounts receivable in addition to assisting in the management of executive level special projects. The Office/Special Projects Manager is in regular communication and provides support to all departments.

Office/Special Projects Manager provides a constant assessment of organizational processes and is willing to lead change for increased economy and efficiency in getting work done to advance the organization's strategic plan.

Qualifications
  • Associates degree or greater preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience excelling in an office or financial management position
  • Extensive computer knowledge; experience in developing and maintaining Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and graphs; management of QuickBooks; and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Exceptional customer service while being a motivated problem solver and collaborator with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally (verbally and written) both within and outside of the organization.
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize actions and demonstrate ability to develop efficiency in the workplace for self and others
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, ever changing environment with frequent urgent interruptions.

Physical Demands
  • Regularly sit for long periods of time; walk, bend over, stoop, and kneel.
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle objects, operate equipment such as a 10-key pad, calculator, PC keyboard and mouse.
  • Regularly use hands and arms to reach, lift, move, carry, pull and push files/objects up to 20 pounds while sitting, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Regularly use eyesight for close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
  • Regularly use the sense of hearing.
  • Regularly speak clearly, using the English language.

Reports to: Executive Director

Collaborates with: All staff

Status: Regular, Full Time (32 hours/week), Non Exempt

Benefits: Paid time off, Eligible for pre-tax medical & dental insurance, Business casual dress code in a creative & fun environment, Flexible work schedule as approved by supervisor

To Apply
For the full position description, please visit us at www.krasl.org then email cover letter and resume to jgourley@krasl.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Organization Overview
The Krasl Art Center (KAC) offers exciting opportunities for success in an established visual art center in a culturally vibrant community. Located in St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan, KAC is 90 miles northeast of Chicago, IL and 80 miles south of Grand Rapids, MI. The KAC staff and teaching faculty are comprised of fun, creative and enthusiastic professionals.

The KAC strives to provide excellent experiences for all visitors while fulfilling our mission, Bringing People and Art Together. The KAC's varied audience base includes rural populations, second home owners, local families and retirees, community organizations and schools, along with weekend and summer tourists. KAC staff provides excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect and professionalism within all facets of organizational advancement.

The Fine Print
This job description details the basic scope of responsibilities of the position but should not be considered all-inclusive. Additional duties should be expected including some non-traditional work hours which may include evening and weekend hours.

This job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" working relationship.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

(Posted 11/4/14)

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Image of a star #1162 NATIONAL REGISTER ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN
Minnesota Historical Society, MN

OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.

LOCATION: History Center

SALARY: $4,055.00 monthly minimum

STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position

CLASSIFICATION: 14L Professional

HIRING MANAGER: Director, Historic Preservation, Field Services & Grants

POSTING DATE: October 30, 2014

DEADLINE DATE: Application materials received by November 26, 2014 will be considered first. Position will remain open until filled.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a National Register Architectural Historian to provide expertise, direction, coordination, and review for all aspects of the programs of the State Historic Preservation Office relating to history, including survey, the evaluation of historic properties and their nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, comprehensive planning, review of federal and other undertakings, which may affect properties listed in or eligible to be listed in the National Register, review of properties eligible for state and federal tax credits, and public education.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) initiate and direct the process of nominating properties to and removing properties from the National Register of Historic Places; 2) participate in the review of grant projects for the evaluation and registration of properties with historical and architectural significance; 3) oversee and coordinate Part 1 Applications for the Federal Tax Certification Process; 4) participate with the survey program to identify and evaluate properties of historical and architectural significance; 5) provide expertise and advises the SHPO Manager of Government Programs & Compliance in the review of projects that may affect properties eligible for or listed in the National Register; 6) participate in the development and implementation of the statewide comprehensive preservation planning process; and 7) participate in public education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree plus six years program experience or equivalent OR an advanced degree plus five years program experience or equivalent.
  • Must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for Architectural History: A graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history; or a bachelor's degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field plus one of the following:
    • At least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or
    • Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.
  • Basic knowledge of Minnesota history and basic knowledge of American architectural styles.
  • Familiarity and experience with cultural resource survey work, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation, the National Register Program, the applicable Code of Federal Regulations, and applicable Minnesota Statutes and state enabling legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent an agency program and to maintain positive, strong long-term working relationships with a wide variety of clientele.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to speak effectively to small and large groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to be attentive to detail and follow exacting program procedures.
  • Valid driver's license and a willingness to travel and work on evenings and occasionally on weekends.
  • Working knowledge of photography (digital and 35mm) and its use in recording buildings and structures.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Five to seven years recent experience in working with federal Historic Preservation Fund programs, particularly the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation, the National Register Program, and the applicable Code of Federal Regulations.
  • An advanced degree in architectural history.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to negotiate, mediate and collaborate with a wide variety of people with a diverse range of knowledge and skills and diverse backgrounds, education and interests.
  • Extensive knowledge of the state and federal laws and regulations relating to historic preservation and the larger environmental review process within which these laws function.
  • Experience in completing a nomination successfully listed in the National Register within the past three years.

TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO

Applications will be acknowledged
- No phone calls please -

(Posted 11/3/14)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT FABRICATOR CARPENTER
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, IN

REPORTS TO: Construction Services Manager

OVERVIEW:
The Exhibit Fabricator/Carpenter will work as part of the Experience Production team at The Children's Museum. The Fabricator/Carpenter will work with colleagues and contractors to fabricate, install, and maintain exhibit elements, interactive elements, environmental decor, thematic graphics and special effects in exhibition spaces and throughout the Museum facility and campus. The incumbent will work to achieve the department and museum high standards of quality, professionalism and excellence.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Proficiently fabricates, remodels, repairs, installs, de-installs and maintains exhibit and decorative elements throughout the Museum. Employs methods and techniques appropriate to each project in style, durability, quality, and safety while meeting established standards of excellence at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
  2. Creates exhibits structures and constructs elements from design sketches and drawings by using a working knowledge of fabrication methods, carpentry skills and construction processes. Works with the designers and their project team leader to order necessary materials, develop detailed design drawings as needed, and determine fabrication methods required for a durable, operational product.
  3. Installs exhibit elements for long-term and temporary exhibits by moving exhibit elements from one location to another within the museum building. Arranges exhibit elements according to established designs and plans while adhering to museum standards of excellence; consistently considers appropriate compliance and the best possible aesthetic. Sets up and takes down traveling exhibit elements within the museum. Travels, as necessary, to set up and take down traveling exhibit elements produced by The Children's Museum at other museum venues or institutions across the United States.
  4. Plans work sequences at the direction of the Construction Services Manager or Team Leader. Communicates and collaborates effectively to move production processes forward in the most cooperative, safe, economical, efficient and resourceful manner. Works with the Team Leaders to meet production deadlines and conduct work within established production budgets.
  5. Assists with planning for production of exhibit and decorative elements by producing simple design sketches, working drawings showing fabrication methods or simple computer diagrams representing construction details and dimensions.
  6. Identifies and researches sources for supplies, materials and specialized equipment. Completes any and all necessary training requirements to operate fabrication equipment and tools. Establishes and maintain contacts with materials suppliers and vendors. Maintains adequate records and paperwork supporting purchasing procedures.
  7. Serves as a point of contact for outside vendors as they perform work in The Children's Museum. Assists with getting the manpower and materials into the project site, provides information to vendors on scheduling and sequencing work,
  8. Serves as point person for traveling exhibit for set up and take down up to six times a year. Works with the venues to perform repairs and troubleshooting on exhibit elements. Assists venues with the connection and startup of AV Equipment, if appropriate.

REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience as a carpenter or fabricator.
  2. Three years' experience in a professional three dimensional production field similar or related to production work needed at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis; theme park, museums, theater, themed retail space, etc.
  3. Ability to easily generate and communicate innovative verbal and visual ideas that are the result of fresh viewpoints and combinations of idea possibilities in brainstorming situations and in routine conversations.
  4. Very strong interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work effectively in a people oriented, changing, flexible environment within the museum and at different locations during the on-site set up/take down of traveling exhibits. Must be able to work effectively to coordinate and facilitate the traveling exhibit setups
  5. Spanish fluency desired but not mandatory.
  6. Ability to work in a self-directed manner with a minimum of explicit structure and guidelines, but with very high levels of accountability and reliability. Ability to manage multiple priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  7. Must provide some representative examples of work (portfolio) materials and references during the interview process which will not be retained by the Museum. Must provide some representative examples of work that may be retained by the Museum such as photo prints (rather than slides or transparencies), paper prints or copies, tearsheets, etc.

ADA REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Must be able to perceive space and colors and to make esthetic assessments of installations, to review drawings of designs and fabrication diagrams, to view documents and computer monitor.
  2. Must be able to engage in extensive communication during brainstorming and planning situations and strong presentations of ideas. Team and group dialogue is required for communication of plans and concepts. Must be able to effectively communicate during complex installation situations involving coordinated group work.
  3. Must be able to safely negotiate and maneuver within carpenter and production shop environments and production sites. Agility and dexterity required for onsite inspections of fabrication and installation of complex elements. Must be able to lift, carry and move 40lbs. Must physically maneuver through small spaces and to climb on elevated platforms to view job progress. May be required to perform intricate operations with computer graphics equipment. Must tolerate dust in the work environment.
  4. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time and negotiate local, regional and international overnight air and vehicular travel.

(Posted 10/30/14)

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Image of a star EXHIBIT DESIGNER
Solid Light, Inc., KY

Reports To: Design Director
FLSA Status: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Exhibit Designer reports directly to the Design Director and assists the Design team in the creative implementation of projects and in upholding the firm's standards of excellence in design. The Exhibit Designer provides project visualizations, graphic designs, elevations, plans, and 3D modeling, graphic production files, and fabrication drawings as needed. The Exhibit Designer also works with the entire project team to assist in the successful planning, design, and build of projects on budget and on time.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with project team to create designs that best address the client's vision and goals.
  • Report to the Design Director and follow company process to create designs for each project phase—planning, schematic design, final design, and construction drawings—and ensure that the project adheres to project vision, budget, and schedule.
  • Interface with the full project team and subcontractors, following the lead of the Project Manager, to facilitate project schedules and successful client deliverables
  • Collaborate with the Production Director and assist the Design team in selection of materials and finishes that accomplish the goals of design and meet the project budgets.
  • Work with Design team to create project visualizations and support drawings that incorporate all necessary components for the fabrication.
  • Work with the Design team to create presentations necessary for project deliverables.
  • Work with Design team to create graphic files for print production and coordination documents for fabrication.
  • Collaborate with the Production Director and Exhibit Architect to coordinate with fabrication and construction subcontractors.
  • Coordinate with the Design Director in creating promotional materials as necessary to assist the company in business development.
  • Help to promote Solid Light and its values and provide support in reaching its goals.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in related subject or equivalent work experience and training.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in exhibit design.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Google SketchUp.
  • AutoCad and/or Revit proficiency preferred.
  • Construction and fabrication knowledge preferred.
  • Proficient understanding of computer applications to include Microsoft Office Suite.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Creativity and the ability to develop innovative solutions for client demands and project vision.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to include team collaboration, presentations, and internal and external client deliverables.
  • Ability to professionally and efficiently correspond with external and internal clients and vendors via phone, email, and written correspondence.
  • Excellent attention to detail in an environment with rapidly changing data.
  • Interpersonal skills, which promote open communication, candor and trust, both internally and outside of the Company.
  • Accurate and timely completion of projects and/or reports.
  • Maintenance of Company information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting in a fast paced environment.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Must be capable of handling a high stress environment.
  • Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to travel domestically utilizing both automobile and airplane.

SEND RESUME, PORTFOLIO, AND REFERENCES

Cynthia Torp, Owner/President Solid Light
ctorp@solidlight-inc.com

(Posted 10/17/14)

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Image of a star VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, IL

About the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference.

When neo-Nazis threatened to march in Skokie, IL in the late 1970s, Holocaust survivors around the world were shocked. They realized that, despite their desire to leave the past behind, they could no longer remain silent. In the wake of these attempted marches, Chicago-area survivors joined together to form the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, Inc. They pooled their resources to purchase a small Skokie storefront and made it available to the public, especially to schoolchildren, focusing on combating hate through education and giving voice to "Never Again!"

Now known nationally as a leader in its field, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC) opened in 2009 in Skokie, IL, and is a culmination of 30 years of hard work and dedication by the local Holocaust survivor community and many others. According to President Emeritus Sam Harris, "We dreamt of creating a place that would not only serve as a memorial to the millions lost, but also where young minds could learn the terrible dangers of prejudice and hatred."

The Opportunity: Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
The Vice President of Marketing and Business Development will serve as the visionary and strategic leader for IHMEC in two critical areas. With equal priority, the newly hired VP will increase earned revenue in new and existing categories; and secondly, develop and ensure the marketing and communications supporting the institution are inspiring to all potential audiences. Outcomes and accomplishments of the VP's efforts will include:
  • Strengthening the Museum's visibility in Chicagoland and the Midwest.
  • Increasing the number of annual visitors and members that experience the mission.
  • Expanding and increasing opportunities for earned income, including: admissions, membership, facility rental, the Museum store, and new sources of revenue.

The successful candidate will shape Museum branding and messaging and guide the communication of the Museum's priorities to external audiences across all available channels. S/he will lead efforts to establish and strengthen partnerships with area cultural and civic organizations; as well as provide input on fundraising initiatives, inclusive of IHMEC's partnerships and outreach initiatives.

The Vice President will oversee the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, and ultimately design and expand the team to support enhanced efforts. Team growth is expected with the accomplishments and visions of the successful candidate, new initiatives, and corollary revenue. Additionally, the Vice President will indirectly supervise two roles with revenue accountability (the Development Associate/Membership and the Operations Coordinator/Facility Rentals.)

The position reports to Susan Abrams, Chief Executive Officer, and serves on the senior leadership team along with executives who oversee the operations, finances, education, and fundraising areas.

The newly designed role requires a strategic thinker and experienced team leader with business development acumen and past proven revenue generation experience. Experience cultivating partnerships, and high-level work with board committees and organizational leadership are essential. The Vice President of Marketing and Business Development will collaborate extensively with other members of the leadership team and other internal and external stakeholders.

The Qualified Candidate
IHMEC seeks an entrepreneurial and strategic professional with demonstrated success in increasing earned revenue while executing successful marketing and communications strategies. An ideal candidate will demonstrate a successful track record in enhancing, strengthening and diversifying revenue streams and developing consistent messaging for large organizations with diversified programming. The Vice President will maximize the opportunities to communicate the mission of IHMEC and increase visibility and attendance.

Specific Requirements
The successful candidate will have:
  • A passion for the mission of IHMEC.
  • A demonstrated and quantifiable track record in achieving results from business development and marketing efforts.
  • Proven expertise in taking initiative, building and maintaining strong rapport and positive relationships with various internal and external constituencies.
  • Excellent project management and budgetary skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required; advanced degree(s) and credentialing is preferred; as are concentrations in business and marketing.
  • 5 to 7 years of related experience with proven skills in growing earned income revenue streams and/or leading marketing initiatives that positively impact revenue.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media.
  • Ability to work outside standard work hours and to travel locally and nationally; a current driver's license is required.

This position offers a competitive salary with generous benefits. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

To Apply
This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, CFRE, President and CEO of Alford Executive Search. To apply, candidates must complete the online application at alfordexecutivesearch.applicantstack.com/x/openings and thereon submit their cover letter and resume. No applications will be accepted via email. Questions may be addressed to Laura Weinman at lweinman@alfordexecutivesearch.com

Alford Executive Search is a retained search firm dedicated to providing recruitment services of exceptional quality and strengthening the not-for-profit community through professional staffing solutions

(Posted 10/14/14)

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Image of a star ARCHIVIST
Lakeshore Museum Center, MI

The Lakeshore Museum Center, located in Muskegon, Michigan, is seeking an Archivist to work with its collections and curatorial team. The mission of the Lakeshore Museum Center is to preserve and interpret through exhibits, education, and programs the natural and cultural history of Muskegon County. The archivist's leadership will ensure that the best practices of preservation and access of the institutional archives will be used.

Candidates for this position must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Master's degree in Museum or Library Science with emphasis on archival studies.
  • Two to three years experience with archival management, including the principles of fair use, logical arrangement of collections, and storage methods and materials.
  • Excellent customer service/interviewing skills to efficiently assist the public with research
  • Proven time management and records management skills
  • Strong Excel, Word, PastPerfect, Photoshop and Scanning skills
  • Cooperative nature, able to work well within a team structure
  • Able to work independently while communicating relevant information to others
  • Moderate to heavy lifting — 30-50 pounds
  • Ability to frequently climb stairs and stand for long periods of time

Position accountabilities will include:
  • Curatorial: Perform fundamental procedures for collecting, accessioning, inventorying, cataloging, and housing archival collections according to established procedures.
  • Research: Fill research requests for staff and patrons accurately and in a timely manner. Supervise, supply, and staff the public reading room as needed.
  • Exhibits: Serve as Exhibits Project Manager as assigned. Assist with temporary and permanent exhibit research, project management, and label writing. Conduct two dimension artifact searches for exhibits. Physically number archival artifacts. Assist with preparation of archival objects for exhibit.
  • Volunteer Management: Train and supervise archives volunteers and interns. Keep track of volunteer hours and projects.
  • Administrative: Manage assigned budget line items and assist supervisor/CEO with development of such items for annual budget. Submit purchase orders; purchase equipment and supplies. Produce monthly report for supervisor.

Compensation: Full time salary position with a benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement contributions, vacation, and sick leave.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Cheryl@lakeshoremuseum.org, subject Archivist, or mail to Cheryl Graves at Lakeshore Museum Center, 430 W. Clay Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440. The LMC is an EOE. For more information see www.lakeshoremuseum.org.

(Posted 10/6/14)


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