First State Heritage Park-Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation
Salary: The position is a non-merit contractual position with Delaware State Parks. Salary is $44,094. Benefits include medical, dental, disability and life insurance.
Closing Date: March 14, 2014
Duties and Responsibilities:
First State Heritage Park-Delaware State Parks (DNREC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Park Superintendent, responsible for performing the following duties and responsibilities:
- Plans, coordinates and oversees implementation of First State Heritage Park.
- Develop short- and long-term goals for the park in collaboration with planning team members. Establish priorities for the planning process. Negotiate and incorporate input from planning team members, advisory groups and community.
- Maintain and enhance collaborative relationships with interagency partners, advisory groups, and community members. Facilitate the working relationship of the partner agencies as outlined in the Memo of Understanding.
- Develops and manages First State Heritage Park annual $250,000 operating budget.
- Recommend and monitor purchases and contractual services.
- Explore additional funding sources for the project.
- Work closely with accounting to provide regular fiscal reports as required by Department of State.
- Maintains and enhances a strong identity for First State Heritage Park
- Manage all First State Heritage Park signage, including highway signs, building and pole banners, interpretive waysides, and informational kiosks.
- Develop and implement annual marketing plan for First State Heritage Park, including advertising and media relations.
- Work closely with Delaware State Parks Creative Services and partner agencies on promotional graphics projects.
- Plans and manages the First State Heritage Park’s annual signature event – the 18th Century Market Fair.
- Hires, supervises and evaluates paid and volunteer staff positions that support the park’s programming and activities in accordance with Delaware State Parks management practices.
- Manages and oversees the park’s interpretive center (John Bell House) and office facilities.
Position Requirements: Applicants must have at least the following education and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, preferably in museum or recreation management, public administration or business management. Background in history or cultural heritage is strongly desirable. Strong management skills and significant experience managing staff and budgets are required. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary.
Applicants interested in applying for this position are encouraged to submit letter of inquiry and a résumé that outlines relevant and qualifying experience and education to:
Division of Parks and Recreation
152 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
The State of Delaware is an EOE.
Lead Interpreter-Ranching Heritage
George Ranch Historical Park
Supervisor: Director of Programs
Excellent benefit package includes health and life insurance; 10 days paid vacation and 11 paid holidays.
Workweek: Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional variances.
Starting Salary Range: $24,000-$27,000
We are seeking a highly motivated energetic career professional to provide leadership and management of ranching heritage interpretive programs, educational offerings, and related special events at the George Ranch Historical Park (an AAM accredited institution). Qualified candidates must have personal experience in both planning and delivering credible authentic
interpretive programs, possess traditional cowboy roping and riding skills, and be familiar with first person interpretation.
Minimum Job Requirements: High school diploma required; college degree highly desirable. 3 to 5 years relevant experience. Excellent verbal and written communication
skills. Proven personnel management, budgetary compliance, and interpretive/educational strategic planning experience. Computer software skills (Microsoft Office).
- Implements approved strategic plans for ranching programs.
- Provides regular oversight and review of departmental compliance relating to established organizational standards of performance.
- Supervises, manages and evaluates 2-3 subordinate hourly staff to successfully accomplish goals and objectives.
- Ensures budgetary compliance for departmental operating budget.
- Coordinates with other Lead Interpreters, Visitor Services, Site Rentals and Publicity senior staff to achieve daily operational goals and special event activities.
- Assists with development and implements an annual educational/interpretive strategic plan. Establishes departmental goals and programmatic content standards for onsite and off-site education; including exhibits, programs and special events.
- Provides innovative and creative leadership for development and expansion of educational/interpretive programs to keep pace with market trends and educational standards.
- Develops and leads a variety of interpretative programs including regular daily programming, school programming and special event programming.
- Maintains and oversees staff training, evaluation and staff continuing education.
- Recruits, trains and utilizes volunteers
- Recruits members for the Association.
- Represents the George Ranch as needed with organizations and individuals requesting historical knowledge or expertise.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to Krystal Willeby, Director of Programs at email@example.com.
Position is open until filled.
Hale Farm and Village
Responsibility: The Glassblower of Hale Farm and Village is responsible to the Education and Public Program Manager of Hale Farm and Village.
Classification: Full Time / Non-Exempt
- Provide in-depth interpretations on the craft, its products and services in the community, region and world, the technology, processes, skills, organization and working environment of the craft; the lives and times of those who pursued the craft to a variety of audiences in the glassworks factory at Hale Farm and Village.
- Expand proficiency in the skill of 19th century glassblowing and use the information to expand the interpretation and demonstration to the visitor.
- Research available information on the craft and practitioners of the craft. Work with other WRHS departments including research, Sales, crafts & Trades and interpretation in developing new/varied interpretive programs.
- Produce the Hale Farm Glass line to meet the specifications for wholesale, retail sale or for use in the restoration programs at Hale Farm & Village.
- Follow the safety and security procedures established for the site, the tools, materials and equipment.
- Perform general maintenance and repairs on all glassworks equipment, both fixed and portable, used at Hale Farm & Village.
- Purchasing supplies and materials necessary for production and demonstrations at Hale Farm
- Teach workshops with skill levels from beginner to advance.
- Schedule and coordinate ordering necessary supplies/materials for all crafts and trades at Hale Farm & Village
- Undertake other specific duties as assigned.
- Must have the physical strength and agility to select,
- produce, and process all materials and use equipment
- and tools needed for the demonstration/production of
- glass products.
BA in related field of study preferred. Previous experience in a production glass house. Previous public speaking experience. This position requires skill in the appropriate craft and the capability to study and present a historically accurate picture of the craft. Since the incumbent represents Hale Farm and Village to the public, an ability to be articulate, accurate, enthusiastic and sensitive to the needs of the public is a must. Knowledge of chemistry, electronics and construction skills is desirable.
- Must be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
- Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Pinkston via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through mail at Western Reserve Historical Society, Attn: HR – Glassblower position, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106.
Supervisor of Plimoth Grist Mill
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum in Plymouth, MA. The Supervisor of Plimoth Grist Mill involves support and assistance for the Program Manager in the daily operations at a busy historic site in downtown Plymouth that includes operating a 17th-century mill in a recreated mill building, grinding grain to produce flour and meal and overseeing the interpretation of the mill. It also involves assistance in planning, scheduling, and managing the daily milling exhibit at the Mill.
The Supervisor is expected to create a positive and welcoming atmosphere at all times for Museum guests, staff and volunteers. Passion for this mill project is needed. Must be eager to learn the mechanical operations of the Plimoth Grist Mill in order to become proficient at grinding grain that, in terms of quality and quantity, can be used in our foodways programs and sold in our Museum Shops.
A general background in a manual trade such as carpentry, masonry, agriculture or mechanical technology is beneficial in this position but not required. Must have a good speaking voice, and be able to conduct interpretive talks for a diverse audience in an engaging manner. Must be able to multi-task (for example, respond to guests’ questions while ensuring that the millstone and mill wheel are turning properly and grain is being fed into the hopper at the appropriate rate).
To Apply: See website for full job description www.plimoth.org/jobs. Send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock email@example.com.
New Hampshire Farm Museum
New Hampshire Farm Museum, a non-profit educational organization located in Milton, NH seeks a resident farmer/grower committed to organic agriculture. We are looking for someone with at least three years of growing/farming experience with a strong interest in heirloom varieties of vegetables, heritage breeds of animals and farm based education. The farmer position is a partnership between the Museum and farmer and viewed as a vital part of the NH Farm Museum’s operation and mission to preserve and present New Hampshire’s rural and agricultural heritage. The farmer is responsible for care of a small flock of farm animals along with running a growing/farming operation and small CSA. The farmer performs occasional special farm tours, and works with and supervises farm volunteers and interns to grow vegetables for market/CSA to sustain the farm. The NH Farm Museum consists of two historic farmsteads on 50 acres of land on Plummer’s Ridge in Milton. The museum has more than 3 acres of cultivated land for market gardening, with possibility for expansion, an established small CSA, a small orchard area and about 12 acres of pasture. We seek someone with an interest in historic farming methods and a strong work ethic. We offer a base salary of $1000. per month augmented by a share of farm profits along with free housing and utilities in an apartment in our historic farmhouse. The apartment is suitable for two adults. The NH Farm Museum does not allow dogs on site. Applications due by February 25, 2014 Position to start ideally in early March or April. Check us out at www.farmmuseum.org.
Please send resume and letter of interest to Kathleen Shea, Director NH Farm Museum PO Box 644, Milton NH 03851 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Historical Site Director
Lakeshore Museum Center
The Lakeshore Museum Center, a non-profit organization, is seeking a Historical Site Director for its newest project, Hilt’s Landing. This is an 18 acre heritage facility that is currently under construction and is expected to open in May 2015.
This position is to be filled in the spring of 2014. This will enable the individual to assist and oversee the construction of various historic structures, and once built assume management of day to day operations.
Candidates for this position must demonstrate knowledge of some or preferably all the following skills.
- 18th and 19th Living History Techniques
- Native American Culture, (Great Lakes region), fur trade time-period, early settlers life, Army of the Potomac, logging era, late 19th century farming practices and the CCC.
- Historic building trades
- Maintenance and janitorial skills.
- Ability to operate maintenance, snow removal and farming equipment.
- Historic farming practices.
- Previous experience supervising staff and volunteers a plus.
- Previous administrative and budgeting experience a plus.
- Working with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems.
This is a 40 hour week work schedule. This will include flexible scheduled hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with days off other than Saturday, Sundays, and various holidays. The workplace setting is at the historic site. It will consist of an office and an outdoor setting with exposure to various weather elements. Must be able to climb ladders and stairs independently and lift forty lbs.
Compensation will include living in a new three bedroom, one bathroom apartment located in the farm house on site. Residence at the site is a requirement of employment with the Lakeshore Museum Center. This position offers a generous benefit package which includes health insurance, contribution into a money purchase pension plan, (similar to a 403b plan), vacation and sick leave. Salary will be based on experience of the applicant.
Position open until filled.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Cheryl@lakeshoremuseum.org. For further information visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.
The Museum is an EOE.
Historic Skills Interpreter
Division: Exhibits, Programs, Interpretation, And Facilities
Reports To: General Manager Or Historic Trades Manager
Flsa Status: Full-Time Non –Exempt
Position Purpose: To provide engaging experiences while serving as a costumed 1st person facilitator and or interpreter in an historic area.
Nature And Scope: Historic Skills Interpreter provides Conner Prairie audiences with unique and engaging experiences. The interpreter will work in both a 1st person setting portraying a fictional character from the past, or a 3rd person role in modern clothing. Historic Skills Interpreter should possess skills in one or more of the following areas: gardening, textiles, blacksmithing, food preservation, cooking and woodworking. They will engage guests through hands-on crafts, games and other activities as specified by each area. They will assist managers and supervisors in coordinating and providing guest experience, training, mentoring and planning.
- Implement guest experiences centered around historic skills
- Facilitate hands-on activities
- Interact with the public using Opening Doors engaging techniques
- Participate in special programs as needed
- Activities may be both indoors and outdoors. Activities may involve handling tools, being around open flame, and heat, handling chemicals, and liquids
- Work well with adult and youth volunteers
- Serve on an interdisciplinary team
- Adheres and supports Conner Prairie’s Mission, Values Statements and Code of Conduct
- Other duties as assigned; not limited to those within the scope of this position
Supervisory Responsibilities: Serve as a mentor to part-time and seasonal staff
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:
- Outgoing, cheerful and engaging personality
- Enjoy working with youth, families and adults
- Ability to work in a team structure
- Skills in one or more areas: gardening, textiles, blacksmithing, food preservation, cooking and woodworking
- Show flexibility and creativity in support of park activities
- Ability to synthesize responsibilities with an awareness for their impact on the park as a whole
Education And Experience:
- High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor’s Degree in History, Museum Studies, Education, Theater or a related area preferred, or similar relevant experience
- Participated in similar interpretative activities at other like organizations
- One to two year experience preferred but not required, like experience will be considered
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, donors, and employees.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the position:
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach, push, and pull with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Employee must be able to traverse the uneven and gravel pathways on the Conner Prairie campus. The employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They also need to be able to stand for prolonged periods of time, withstand repetitive motion, and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, night vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: This position may include exposure to an environment with frequent interruptions and moderate noise levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Activities may be both indoors and outdoors, in temperature below 20 degrees and above 95. Activities involve handling tools, being around open flame, and heat, handling chemicals, and liquids.
To Apply: On-line Applications only at: http://connerprairie.hirecentric.com/pages/welcome/
Museum Educator/Lead Interpreter
St Charles, IL
The St Charles Park District has an opening for a Museum Educator/Lead Interpreter available at Primrose Farm, a 1930’s living history dairy farm located in west suburban Chicago. The position is full time with benefits and IMRF pension eligible. Interested parties should go to the following link for complete job description and application materials: http://www.applitrack.com/stcharlesparks/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Parks
Assistant Site Manager
1840s Garfield Farm Museum
M.A. in Historic Administration or related fields preferred, B.A. required.
On site security, animal care, gardening, event planning, interpretation, public relations, prairie restoration, volunteer management, collections, all aspects of museum management and development. Must be flexible, hard working and a team player. Ideal experience for individual career committed to historic sitemanagement. Work with executive director and staff.
Send resumes to Box 403, LaFox, www.garfieldfarm.org For information : email@example.com
The Accokeek Foundation
Reports to: Vice President
Team: Development and Communications
Direct reports include: Volunteers
Overview Of Position
The Development Associate organizes and supports all fundraising, including foundation and corporate grantseeking; cultivation of major donors and members; management of donor data; and coordination of fundraising events. The Development Associate also supports the organization’s communications efforts related to fundraising.The successful candidate will be smart, creative, organized, a stickler for detail, articulate on paper and in person, politically savvy, well connected in the community, and interested in using technology for fundraising.
- In consultation with the President and the Vice President, update and help to implement the organization’s annual development plan.
- Research and prepare grant proposals and grant reports, with input from program staff, assistance from consultants, and direction from the Vice President.
- Write, proofread, edit, and assemble proposals, update and assemble attachments, and develop new fundraising materials as requested.
- Work with program staff to develop project concepts, scope of work, deliverables, schedules, and budgets for proposals.
- Using the Foundation’s database, track and manage all deadlines associated with grant applications, management, and reporting.
- Support fundraising and cultivation events, including soliciting sponsors, preparing sponsor packages, following up with interested donors, and tracking RSVPs.
- In coordination with program staff, facilitate meetings and tours that highlight important aspects of our programs of interest to major donors and funders.
- Work with the Marketing Director and the Volunteer and Membership Coordinator on membership appeals and renewals, including database management to support fundraising.
- Research, develop, and manage the Foundation’s corporate matching gift program, to ensure that employee gifts are matched by supporting employers.
- To enhance fundraising, write for online communications, including website, blog, social media.
- Support program staff as they ensure fiscal sustainability of programming and project accounting to demonstrate appropriate use of donor funds.
- Support the Foundation’s public outreach and marketing efforts as needed, especially as related to fundraising, including workplace giving events and presentations to prospective funders.
- Support educational programs, events, and demonstrations as needed.
- Build the Accokeek Foundation’s visibility through participation at conferences and meetings, development of training workshops, and networking with colleagues.
- Work closely with and provide administrative support to the Vice President, as needed.
- Update the website and social media as requested and/or as appropriate.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Professional Experience And Qualifications:
- a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (or equivalent)
- demonstrated success in fundraising, at least two years of experience, is preferred,
- the ability to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision
- very strong organizational, research, marketing, and business process skills
- superior interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated writing skills
- public speaking and presentation skills
- ability to work with high level constituents (including donors and board members)
- creative problem-solving skills, initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and discretion,
- ability to maintain poise and professionalism under pressure.
- excellent independent decision making skills, but openness to taking direction,
- understanding of the significance of organizational culture, and support for organizational standards
- comfort working in a fast-paced, collegial, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment
- knowledge of development department functions, with proficiency in using MS Office and Salesforce and fundraising and donor applications (Accokeek Foundation uses Causeview)
- skills in using social networks and multimedia technology to enhance fundraising (peer-to-peer fundraising – Crowdrise, Razoo, etc.)
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter describing your experience, skills, interests, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Please include a two-page writing sample from a project you have done (can be excerpted from a report, grant proposal, etc.).
This position is open until filled.
The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Prescott Historical Society
The State of Arizona is currently seeking an Executive Director for the Prescott Historical Society. This position is the chief executive of both the Prescott Historical Society, a state agency, and the Sharlot Hall Historical Society, a 501-c-3 nonprofit corporation. The role of the Executive Director is to:
- Plan, develop, and administer a regional history program for one main museum complex (Sharlot Hall Museum) and one historic property (Fort Whipple Museum)
- Work with Board of Trustees to develop long range plans, including strategic, for the agency
- Develop and adhere to the budget
- Ensure both private and public funds held by the agency are available and used to the benefit of the agency’s mission
- Handle the administration of personnel
- Represent Prescott Historical Society and Sharlot Hall Historical Society with the Governor, Legislature, other State agencies, and the public (including public events, historical activities, educational programs)
- Make all operational decisions for the agency and decide program development, management, fiscal, staffing and fundraising for the agency
- Cultivate productive relationships with community and business leaders, membership, public officials, relevant professional organizations and potential donors
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- High level of knowledge of Arizona History, its people, its territory (emphasis on the Central Highlands of the state), and its relationship to the west
- Leadership skills in organizational management, staffing, planning, and development
- Proven fund-raising ability
- High level of verbal and written communication
- Strong decision making abilities
- Ability to multi-task
- Flexibility to assure the agency remains current and viable
- Master’s degree in history, archaeology, museum studies, or related field is required. A PhD in relevant field is preferred.
- Minimum of five years of progressive experience in directing an appropriate multi-layered organization
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
- Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance
- Vacation and sick leave
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Deferred compensation plan
- Credit union membership
- Wellness plan
415 West Gurley Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
This posting will remain open for 60 days or until the position has been filled.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.
Apply directly here: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=8M0
Or email your résumé to Human Resources at email@example.com
Historic Farm Lead
Land Between The Lakes Association/The Homeplace
Golden Pond, KY
Land Between The Lakes, located in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, is a 170,000-acre peninsula surrounded by over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline. The property is designated as a National Recreation Area and is managed by the USDA Forest Service.
The Land Between The Lakes’ primary purposes are outdoor recreation and environmental education. Facilities include a living history farm, nature center, planetarium, observatory, elk and bison wildlife viewing area, an equestrian activity and off-highway vehicle area, group camp facilities, and numerous campgrounds. There are more than 200 miles of trails and abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting. Find out more by visiting www.lbl.org.
Qualifications: 4-year college degree and at least 2 years related experience including staff supervision, excellent communication, effective listening and positive interpersonal skills, strong public speaking skills, integrity, trustworthiness and credibility
This full-time position oversees the daily operations of an active mid-19th century farm with 16 restored log structures. The lead position is responsible for the supervision, training, and evaluation of 8 to 10 permanent and seasonal staff and the development and presentation of interpretive programs and special events for the general public and organized groups in the areas of agriculture, architecture, environmental education, and domestic interpretation. In addition, this position is responsible for coordinating and/or assisting in maintaining exhibit areas and exhibit items, making budget recommendations and site purchases, and maintaining administrative records. The successful candidate must be available for weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, be team-oriented, and be quality customer service driven.Salary/Benefits:
$27,000 to $33,000, $125/month flexible health benefits allowance, 10 paid holidays, 15 days paid leave.Starting Date/Duration:
Immediate opening/Permanent position.Closes:
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to: Jim Taylor, Director of Operations, LBL Association, 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211-9001, or e-mail the same to jtaylor@FriendsofLBL.org.
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