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Living History Museum Supervisor
Fort Nisqually
Tacoma, WA

Salary; $4,807.67 - $5,546.92 Monthly
$57,692.00 - $66,563.00 Annually

Job Description:

Under the direction of an assigned manager, provide overall direction and supervision of museum collections, events, exhibits, programs and services provided on a day-to-day basis by the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Directly responsible for providing interpretation, programming,leadership and organizational vision for the continued growth and development of the Museum, itscollections, and its personnel and is also responsible for the fiscal health of the museum by directlyparticipating in budget preparation, budget oversight, fundraising, grant writing, and endowmentefforts in conjunction with appropriate assistance. In the performance of their  respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide an inspired, forward-thinking culture for the museum, which encourages employee development and practices effective leadership by empowering staff to make decisions; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate and arrange for appropriate employee training programs to provide for opportunity for advancement and to acquire necessary skills while keeping staff focused on history and living history.
  • Manage the on-site activities of the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, which includes, budgeting, planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating maintenance services, programs, projects, processes,  procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, rules and/or standards.
  • Implement Strategic Master Plan, Mission Led Comp Plan, Fort Nisqually Business Plan and current Fort Nisqually Master Plan directives and initiatives;establish benchmarks and performance measurement objectives in accordance key goals.
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to professionalism, standards and best practices through aligning, where applicable, museum operations with industry standards-based programs and practices from the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Engage, expand, leverage and recognize participation of volunteers, docents, re-enactors, in the delivery of living history experiences at the museum; work collaboratively to expand living history experiences to provide more consistence opportunities and broadly grow its reputation; active commitment for developing new communities of engagement while supporting and growing existing ones.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of educational programming; explore and assist in historic interpretation opportunities within Point Defiance Park increasing awareness of the park’s history whileincreasing awareness for the museum; support and seek out programming partnerships with other museums and schools, both local and regional.
  • Develop/update and revise the business plan for the museum to ensure program delivery per its established revenue and business goals and master plan strategies; responsible for the implementation of business and work plans as well as seasonal board reports when applicable.
  • Develop and prepare the biennial budget for areas of responsibility; create cost centers and incorporate outcome measures within a monthly summary;analyze and review financial and outcome data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
  • Creatively move the museum into the future with demonstrated success in cooperation with fund development including major gifts, grant writing and support from corporations and others; work closely with the Fort Nisqually Foundation and staff on the development and implementation of strategic goals and priorities.
  • Cultivate an environment that encourages the visiting public to re-visit.
  • Oversee earned income activities such as on-site gift shop, site rentals and private events and explore potential future earned income opportunities.
  • Oversee routine and preventative maintenance, preservation and conservation of the site’s buildings, gardens, landscape and collections.
  • Research and interpretation of buildings and collections, including archaeology and archival research.
  • Participates in special projects; delivers both internal and public presentations; participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees; prepares,reviews, and submits a variety of reports, reconciliations, workpapers, communications, schedules, and/or statements to and from internal departments,financial institutions, and external agencies.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, museum management, public administration or related field. Master’s degree and experience with living history preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of museum experience at the senior level in a museum’s curatorial or education department with a measurable level of achievement of institutional goals.
  • The successful candidate will possess knowledge and enthusiasm for historical interpretation and scholarship along with the interest in the role of history/historical interpretation in the civic life and engagement of diverse audiences, the ability to communicate the museum’s mission with passion and  sensitivity; demonstrating an intense desire to share this passion for history with others; excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present information in a variety of formats; and computer literacy in current computer programs and social media platforms.

License & Other Requirements:

  • Valid Washington driver's license.
  • Obtain a valid First Aid and CPR Card within the probationary period.

Additional Information:


  • High comfort level in dealing with the public and media.
  • Emergency medical situations.
  • Indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Adverse weather conditions.
  • Noise, dust, pollen and insects.

Physical Abilities:

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard, other office equipment and a motor vehicle.
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Walking, kneeling, bending or crouching.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
  • Seeing to read and develop materials, prepare records and reports.
  • Walking over rough or uneven surfaces during field trips.
  • Ability to lift at least 10 lbs to shoulder height.
  • Ability to assist individuals with mobility limitations including, but not limited, in and out of vehicles and up and down stairs.


  • Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
  • May work in close contact with wild and dangerous animals.

Applications May Be Filed Online At: www.metroparkstacoma.org/jobs

For More information:

4702 S. 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 305-1089

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Supervisor Supplemental Questionnaire

  • *Do you have at least five (5) years of museum experience at the senior level in a museum? If yes, please explain the roles you've played prior to senior level, as well as describing in more detail whatmuseum functions you currently provide at the senior level?
  • *Please explain why you feel you are the most qualified candidate for this position, highlighting specific skills, personal attributes or other experience and knowledge that you will bring to the position.
  • *Please describe, if any, your experience working within a living history setting.
  • *Please describe, if any, your experience working with museum volunteer interpreters, re-enactors,docents, etc.

* Required Question

Closing Date: 10/20/15 11:59 PM

Posted 10-5-15

Assistant Farm Manager (Maintenance Worker 1)
Historic Wagner Farm"
Glenview, IL

Job Summary
Wagner Farm is an award-winning living-history museum depicting American farming in the 1920’s and offers educational programs, special events, and is open for regular visitation by the general public.  The Maintenance Worker 1 position reports to the Farm Operations Manager and is responsible for:

  • Assisting with the care of livestock and crops.
  • Maintenance, cleanliness, and security of the buildings and grounds.
  • Construction projects.
  • Customer service.
  • Serving as the manager-on-duty, including opening/closing facility.
  • May lead/direct part time staff and volunteers.
  • Seasonal retail sales (fall mums, pumpkins; winter Christmas trees, wreaths, etc.).
  • Set up and take down for special events.
  • Cash-handling and closing out register sales.
  • And more!

Qualifications:  Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age with one to two years relevant work experience; prior experience in general farming methods and livestock care highly desirable.  Knowledge of or ability to learn proper handling of draft animals, general farming, planting, care of crops; operation of grounds equipment; general maintenance, repair, mechanics, construction, carpentry, and landscaping a must.  Valid Illinois Class B Driver’s License required.  Note that this position requires a SIGNIFICANT amount of PHYSICAL ABILITY, including regularly lifting 50 pounds, working predominantly outdoors in all weather conditions, working with large livestock and other animals, walking, bending, stooping, climbing, and more.
Scheduling & Pay:  This is a year-round full time position.  Regular work schedule is Wednesday through Sunday (off Mondays and Tuesdays), 9am – 5pm, plus special events as needed..  Target hiring range is $15.04 - $16.92 / hour, depending on qualifications.
Benefits We Offer:  In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including:

  • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO
  • Dental Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Vision Reimbursement Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
  • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)
  • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits

To Apply: Visit us at www.GlenviewParks.org – click on “Jobs” in the upper right corner

For More Information
Trae Hestness 224-521-2191
If interested, please apply early.  Recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.
The Glenview Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 9-24-15

Agriculture Lead
Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge, MA

Within the Department of Museum Program, the Agriculture Lead will manage daily operation of program, livestock, and exhibits. He/she will take a frontline management role and facilitate the OSV experience for all learners in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
Responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to Coordinator for the day-to-day operation of the Ag program.
  • Mentor paid and volunteer staff as well as provide content training, hand-skill development, and writing/giving input into staff reviews
  • Lead staff in performance of outstanding customer service, content of interpretive information, judicious use of time, and historical appropriateness of costume appearance.
  • Oversee and ensure daily checks of Livestock, Fields, Fenno Bar, Town Cattle Yard and Sheds, Freeman Barn and Sheds, Town Pounds, Meetinghouse Horse Sheds, and Cidermill.
  • Occasional travel may be required to schools or other sites to conduct programs.
  • Work for evening programs (i.e., DCV, Christmas by Candlelight, Hearthside Bounty, Evening of Illumination, sleepovers) may be required.

The B category position requires holiday work as well as 5-day/week unrestricted availability April through October, with a minimum of 4 weekends days/month during this season. November through March this position will require weekend availability with possibility of reduced hours. Starting rate of $11.05/hr, wages commensurate with experience/negotiable, full benefits package.

To Apply: Applicants can send cover letters and resumes to jobs@osv.org or download an employment application from our website and mail to OSV, Inc. c/o HR to 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA  01566. 

Posted 9-22-15

Program Supervisor III (Site Manager)
Texas Historical Commission- Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
Mexia, TX

Job Posting Number:  16-400-01
Salary:  $3,883.34 - $4,200.00 (Monthly)
Historic Site Contact:  Brett Cruse, Historic Sites Supervisor

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site:

The 76-acre Confederate Reunion Grounds (www.visitcrg.com) is located in Limestone County at the confluence of the Navasota River and Jack’s Creek. Historic architectural features include the 1893 dance pavilion, entrance marker and iron archway, 1920s pump house, ruins of Miss Mamie Kennedy’s “Delight House,” Colonel Humphrey’s Arch and Spring, rock and concrete barbecue pits, and rock chimneys, ponds, fountains, cisterns and wells throughout the site.

General Job Description
Under the direction of the Historic Sites Supervisor, the Site Manager is responsible for effective administration, management and operation of Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: budget development and management; maintenance of the site; resource management and curatorial care of original, period and reproduction artifacts, furnishings and exhibits; interpretive and educational program planning, development, scheduling, production and evaluation; development of beneficial partnerships, volunteer management, media relations, promotional and marketing activities; records management and reporting; management of minor repair projects; and personnel management. Assists the Historic Sites Supervisor with effective coordination and interaction with THC headquarters staff, land owners, and local government entities on matters affecting the site. Provides leadership to site staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to successfully manage and conserve the site’s cultural and natural resources.  Employee will comply with all agency policies and procedures.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Examples Of Work Performed

  • Hiring and supervision of site staff, including an Administrative Assistant, Educator, and Maintenance staff.
  • Oversees operation of the historic site for public visitation.
  • Responsible for program planning, development, and implementation.
  • Develops and implements effective techniques for evaluation of operation and programs.
  • Insures appropriate care for historic artifacts at the site.
  • Studies and analyzes operations and problems, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Prepares justifications for and assists in implementing procedural changes and policy compliance.
  • Works with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical problems.
  • Works with and speaks to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the program and to secure support for local programs.
  • May develop procedure manuals and planning documents.
  • May train others.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

General Qualifications Guidelines
Experience and Education
Required:  A Bachelor’s degree in History, American Studies, Museum Studies or a closely related field that included course work in museum studies plus four years’ experience in the museum field and one year of administrative and supervisory experience in directing a museum or historic site.
Preferred:  A Master’s degree in History, American Studies, Museum Studies or a closely related field that included museum studies course work, plus two years’ experience in the museum field and one year of administrative and supervisory experience in directing a museum or historic site.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of historic site administration and operations.
  • Knowledge of cultural resource management.
  • Knowledge of museum interpretation/education.
  • Skill in overseeing facility/equipment/grounds repair programs and repair techniques.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to supervise employees while maintaining a team environment.
  • Ability to develop marketing, promotional activities and special events.
  • Ability to manage programs and projects.
  • Ability to develop and maintain financial systems.
  • Ability to develop relationships and professional partnerships with diverse communities.
  • Ability to travel and drive a state vehicle.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure
Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles.

Working Conditions

  • Required to work 40 hour week that includes flexible schedules, hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with days off other than Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
  • Required to travel with occasional overnight stays.
  • Required to respond to emergency situations.
  • Required to work with varied and diverse segments of the public as well as fellow employees.
  • Non-smoking work environment in all state buildings and vehicles.

Remarks (Application Procedures, Special Requirements)
Application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office.

Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.  Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed state application.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with a MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 641X LDO – Administration, 60CO Program Director, or 86M0 Operations Management or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.   Please call Human Resources at (512) 305-6729 with questions or for additional information.

Opening Date:  September 10, 2015
Closing Date: Until Filled


Posted 9-14-15

Executive Director
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Tamworth, NH

The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth, NH,(www.remickmuseum.org)  in the scenic Lakes Region, seeks a visionary and practical Executive Director to lead this 19-year-old organization to its next level. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced museum professional with a passion for rural and agricultural history to guide an institution with a great beginning and many possibilities for growth to its full potential. The Remick is a financially stable, well-endowed organization with a budget of $700K, a staff of 10 FT and 6-8 PT/seasonal employees, and an over-200-year-old working farm and a collection of historic buildings that provide glimpses into the contributions and way of life of Tamworth’s country doctors, agricultural, domestic and foodways practices, rural pastimes, and New Hampshire lore. There is also a Museum Center, an Education Center, a museum store, and the seasonal Farmhouse Kitchen and farm stand offer food raised on the farm or nearby. The facility is housed on over 100 acres, and the Remick owns an additional 300 acres throughout the town.  
The Remick offers unique, season-based educational programming for all generations, including fiber, foodways, and farm-related activities and events, a Harvest Festival, Ice Harvest/Winter Carnival, Maple Sugaring Day and an Earth Day celebration. A small changing exhibit program and walking trails round out the Remick’s offerings. Collections include the personal effects—objects and archival materials—of the Remick family as well as farm equipment, the doctors’ medical equipment, and other materials.

Live and work in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where you can also enjoy the nearby White Mountains and Seacoast yet still be only a two hour drive from Boston, and less than that from the vibrant cities of Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME. Concord, NH’s capital, is an hour away. Tamworth itself provides strong support for cultural organizations and is home to several other cultural institutions, art galleries, and two libraries as well as numerous conservation-related non-profits and a year-round Farmers’ Market. The Arts Council of Tamworth offers additional cultural and educational opportunities, including music, art exhibits and workshops. Portsmouth and Portland, as well as Concord and Manchester—NH’s largest city— provide further educational and cultural amenities.

Opportunities of the Position

  • Lead an organization that is so financially well-resourced, thanks to a substantial endowment plus an earned income stream, that outside fundraising was not required in the past. It has the ability to expand its funding base through increased membership, annual giving, corporate sponsorships, and grants, all of which have hardly been tapped.
  • Guide the organization in creating an overall vision for the future and in developing and implementing a strategic plan.
  • Oversee a working farm that encompasses animals, including heritage breeds; an heirloom vegetable and herb garden; farm outbuildings including a barn, stable, ice house and working sugar house; farm equipment; and “Doc” Remick’s home and barn, now used as a Museum Center.
  • Serve as a steward of the 1808 Captain Enoch Remick House—also on the property—with its family furnishings and 19th-century murals attributed to the American painter John Avery. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Manage and mentor an enthusiastic staff and further develop the largely local Board.
  • Develop new program and exhibit ideas that focus on the farm, the historic buildings, the collections, and the Remick family—particularly father-and-son country doctors Edwin Remick and Edwin "Doc" Crafts Remick, who provided medical care to Tamworth and surrounding towns for a combined 99 years.
  • Engage with a community that is supportive of the arts, culture, and history.
  • Be a member of the Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail a regional consortium of museums that share promotional opportunities and ideas.

Job Duties

  • With the Board, staff, and appropriate stakeholders, develop a unified vision for the museum and create and implement a strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with and help guide and shape the Board to best meet the museum’s future needs.
  • Oversee the operation of the farm, museum, programs, collections, and buildings.
  • Lead and inspire staff. Create a culture of teamwork among employees.
  • Develop the annual budget and effectively manage resources.
  • Build connections in the community. Promote the museum throughout the community and beyond.
  • Develop strategies to increase earned and donated income to provide for expanded programming and provide appropriate care for the buildings and collections.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Minimum of five years’ museum management experience, preferably at a farm museum or outdoor/living history museum or historic site
  • B.A. required, M.A. desired, in history, museum studies, or related field
  • A passion for rural history and farm museums
  • A big-picture thinker, able to develop and advocate for one’s ideas, listen to divergent views, and ultimately unite constituents in a vision for the Museum. Management skills to make the vision a reality. Experience with strategic planning highly desirable.
  • Patient, willing to invest time in gradual changes. Willing to listen and learn before taking action
  • Excellent communication skills; able to gain the respect of both the staff and Board. A management style of quiet authority could work well.
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate paid and volunteer staff. Experience hiring and retaining museum staff members
  • Experience and ability to collaborate with and continue to develop a Board that includes long-time and new members
  • Knowledge of  best practices in the care of historic buildings and collections and museum education
  • Knowledgeable about fundraising; familiarity with grant sources, membership, and annual appeals preferred
  • Outgoing, sociable person who can relate to and engage a variety of people; Enjoys meeting people, being the public face of the Museum, marketing it, and expanding its audiences


  • Experience in successfully transitioning a new or small museum to enhanced stature and professionalism
  • Working knowledge of traditional and current farming practices
  • A desire to work in a scenic New England town that is busy with vacationers and seasonal residents in summer and fall and quieter in winter

How to Apply:  Nominations welcome.  EOE.  Apply in confidence: Email résumé, (Word document preferred) cover letter, list of 3 references with contact info, and salary requirement to retained search consultant: Gail Nessell Colglazier, Museum Search & Reference at SearchandRef@museum-search.com  by October 13.

For more information, visit www.museum-search.com

Posted 9-10-15

Education & Public Programs Manager
The Western Reserve Historical Society/Hale Farm & Village
Bath, OH

This position is responsible to the Director of Hale Farm & Village for the development and successful implementation of all education & public programs presented by Hale Farm & Village to public and school-based audiences, both on and off site.

This position is classified as full-time professional and is exempt with regard to overtime compensation.

This position is responsible for the supervision of the Farm & Horticulture Coordinator, the Crafts & Trades Coordinator, the Education & Public Program Coordinator, museum educators and volunteers.


  • Works with all HFV staff responsible for the implementation and promotion of HFV strategic and operational initiatives, specifically regarding educational and public programs.
  • Coordinates the operational with the Director of Hale Farm & Village, Marketing, Development, Business Office and Sales Managers.
  • Contributes to and participates in collaborative efforts between HFV and community partners.  Offers ideas and suggestions for improving and expanding these opportunities.


  • Works on collegial basis with HFV professional staff to develop and implement creative and dynamic educational program bookings for on-site, outreach programs and special programs.
  • Recruits, trains and evaluates all museum educators In conjunction with the Director of Hale Farm & Village, insures and maintains the highest standards of quality for educational programs presented by Hale Farm & Village, Supports income generation initiatives by identifying and recommending educational programs and activities based on the strengths of HFV that will contribute to the financial success of WRHS.
  • Plans, orders and maintains materials and supplies needed for Hale Farm & Village program department, and is responsible for the timely and thorough submission of paperwork to supervisor and the business office
  • Supports and contributes ideas and information to the HFV section of the WRHS web site to ensure that the HFV Educational program web site is consistently current, contains accurate information, and is used to the fullest extent possible to promote access to and use of the educational programs as well as to generate income.
  • Coordinates and schedules all Outreach programs for HFV and requests for Educational Trunk rentals
  • Serves on WRHS committees and community outreach, as assigned.  
  • Undertakes other specific temporary duties as assigned by the Vice President of Hale Farm & Village.                            


  • The ability to perform historic research to supplement new and existing programs is essential to the success of this position. Ability to prepare and manage a budget is essential.  The ability to communicate effectively with others, manage details, maintain stability under pressure, and have the flexibility to handle multiple tasks is highly desirable.
  • The incumbent must possess an undergraduate degree in history, museum studies or related field.
  • 1-3 years museum management, educational and/or interpretative experience may be substituted for the educational requirement.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, positive demeanor, confidentiality, and reliability are crucial to the success of this position. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to assist with and manage the periodic weekend and evening program needs of HFV.
To Apply:
Please send resumes to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org
Posted 9-3-15

Marketing Manager, Hale Farm & Village
Western Reserve Historical Society
Bath, OH

Job Summary:
The Marketing Manager will work closely with and report to the director of Hale Farm & Village to develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies that meet site objectives. Additionally the person will coordinate with all Hale Farm Managers to appropriately market every aspect of general admissions, Educational Programming, concessions, Rentals and Retail.   

This position is classified as full-time, professional and is exempt from overtime compensation


  • manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional activities
  • develop and implement marketing plans and projects for new and existing products/programs
  • expand and develop marketing platforms including but not limited to social media, web based and grass roots
  • manage the productivity of the marketing plans and projects
  • monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results
  • deliver marketing activity within budget
  • create marketing presentations
  • Coordinate with media and advertising outlets
  • collaborate with all areas of WRHS
  • monitor industry best practices
  • Engage with community based marketing organizations including but not limited to CVB’s, Business Associations and Partner Groups

Key Competencies:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to think strategically
  • problem analysis and problem-solving mind set
  • adaptability
  • creativity
  • strong organization and planning skills
  • Works well in a team environment


  • business or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional experience
  • experience in all aspects of developing, managing and implementing marketing strategies
  • technical marketing skills including but not limited to graphic design and social media
  • experience in customer and market research
  • experience with relevant software applications including but not limited to InDesign and Constant Contact

To Apply:
Please send resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org

Posted 9-3-15


Maintenance & Preservation Lead
Western Reserve Historical Society-Hale Farm & Village
Bath, OH

Responsibility: Responsible to the Director of Hale Farm & Village

Classification: This position is classified as full time operational and exempt from overtime compensation.

This position supervises maintenance, custodial, grounds and tram driver positions.

Coordination: Under the guidance of the Director, works with Hale Farm & Village’s department Managers and auxiliaries on a daily basis.


  • Performing general site and vehicle maintenance including, but not limited to buildings, systems, and equipment routine and scheduled maintenance.
  • Performing Historic Preservation cyclical and capital construction projects and management
  • Coordinates all maintenance contracts with subcontractors including but not limited to cyclical maintenance, capital projects and historic preservation projects.
  • Landscape maintenance including, but not limited to, trash pick-up, weeding, mowing, trimming and snow removal.   
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Director and the operations manager of Hale Farm and Village

Understanding of Historic Preservation philosophies and NPS practices. Experience in the construction field in a supervisory role with an understanding of electrical, plumbing and carpentry procedures preferred.  Physically fit to lift, bend, and carry 50 pounds. Ability to work in inclement weather and stand for long periods of time.  Pleasant, honest, reliable, self-motivated, team worker, punctual, neat, with an ability to follow policies and work details.

To Apply:
Please send resumes to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org

Posted 8-17-15

Lead-Interpreter – 1860s Ryon Prairie Home
George Ranch Historical Park
Richmond, TX
Supervisor:    Director of Programs
Workweek: Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional variances.
Starting Salary Range:  $25,000+ commensurate with experience and education and excellent benefits
The George Ranch Historical Park, an AAM accredited institution, is a living history museum in Richmond, Texas. The Park aims to educate people of all ages about Texas history. We develop programming that connects and inspires learners of all ages. We believe that understanding the past is a key to succeeding in the future.

We are seeking a highly motivated energetic career professional to provide leadership and management of the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home Site, educational offerings, and related special events. Qualified candidates must have personal experience in both planning and delivering credible authentic interpretive programs, have strong interpersonal skills, and be familiar with first person interpretation.

Minimum Qualifications: 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).

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Implements approved strategic plans for the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home. The Prairie Home currently includes the Ryon Prairie Home, pig pen, chicken coop, assorted gardens, Chuckwagon site and sugar press.
  • Gives regular house tours on-site and leads school programs of 25-100 consistently throughout the year.
  • Supervises and evaluates 1-2 subordinate hourly staff to successfully accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Provides credible, authentic and engaging interpretive programs at the 1860s Site including but not limited to educational and family programming, tours, workshops and special events
  • Assists with development and implementation of programmatic endeavors for the Park including school programming, special event programming and daily family programming. 
  • Provides regular and routine site maintenance such as gardening, cleaning and small repairs. Coordinate with other departments for larger maintenance issues and repairs.
  • Must believe in and promote GRHP’s mission and act in accordance with GRHP policies and procedures.
  • Must display emotional stability and mature judgment
  • Must have ability to work effectively with diverse persons and groups
  • Must be customer service oriented, be able to communicate effectively, and be organized.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a peer management team.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to analyze and problem solve in order to identify, research and solve a wide range of work related problems
  • Routinely moves furniture, program items and other heavy equipment weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be comfortable in an unairconditoned space and be able to facilitate continuous house tours in a multi-storied historical home.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to Krystal Willeby, Director of Programs at kwilleby@georgeranch.org. Position is open until filled.
Posted 7-13-15

Assistant/Sous Chef
George Ranch Historical Park, Richmond, TX
Richmond, TX
Supervisor:    Executive Chef
Workweek:    Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional variances
Status:    Full Time (pay and benefits commensurate with experience)
The George Ranch Historical Park is seeking an industry professional with both culinary and interpretive skills to work in the Foodways Department. The ideal candidate will have a strong culinary background and a strong grasp of food and food history as it applies to 19th and 20th century early Texas cuisines. The foodways program at George Ranch Historical Park prepares meals for private catering at our many site rentals facilities, and for historical programs. The food prepared for our programs department is served at one of our many historical sites and is required to be period correct in content and presentation; thus the ideal candidate must also have strong interpretive skills. The site rentals event meals cater to the guests’ menu desires, so strong customer service skills are essential. The foodways department has been in operation for 15 years and is well known for its creative menus and strong presence doing meal interpretations across 100 years of Texas history.

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in the culinary arts field, required
  • Working understanding of all modern health department guidelines pertaining to food service, including HACCP policies
  • Must be proficient in cooking techniques, food and menu preparation and presentation; good knife skills required
  • Must be able to work clean and maintain a clean workstation
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in public speaking, presentation and/or interpretation
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Self-motivated, independent worker who is task oriented and has a positive attitude and mature judgement
  • Must be focused on customer service, be able to communicate effectively and be able to work well with diverse persons and groups
  • Computer literacy in basic office applications:  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Will be moving containers, food products and equipment from various locations throughout each day, including but not limited to: ovens, shelves and counters, tables, vehicles, ground, floors

Summary of Position:

  • This position provides expertise in developing and implementing the Historic Foodways program, which includes multiple, rotating Saturday historic meals, companion historic meals and special historical events, including, but not limited to historic suppers and Chuckwagon breakfasts.
  • Responsible for attaining short- and long-term Foodways goals as identified by the Executive Director in conjunction with the Programs Director and the Executive Chef.
  • Food Preparation and Set-Up
    • Responsible for menu planning, shopping, meal preparation, and clean up under the guidance of the Executive Chef.
    • Routinely moves kitchen and serving equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for historical meals and special events
    • Responsible for the set-up and break-down of historic meals.
  • Historic Foodways Programmatic Delivery
    • Responsible for communicating related foodways history for each meal in an educational and engaging way for the public
    • Have an interest in food history and an eagerness to share that with the general public
    • Be willing to research and prepare for all historic lunches, events and lectures that may be presented by the Foodways Department
    • For special programs that don’t rely on our modern kitchen, be prepared to adapt to a more rustic kitchen environment with 19th century tools.
General Information:
Must be available to work a flexible schedule, nights and weekends as needed.
Must believe in and promote GRHP’s mission and act in accordance with GRHP policies and procedures.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to:
Chef Nick Castelberg, George Ranch Historical Park
Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview after July 31, 2015.
Position open until filled.

Posted 7-13-15

Curator of Collections & Exhibits 
Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to jwaterman@wrhs.org
Posted 5-27-15 

Farmpark Administrator
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Kirtland, OH

Brief description: Lake Metroparks Farmpark is a 235 acre agriculturally themed park,
educational facility and special event venue which attracts up to 200,000 visitors annually.
The Farmpark Administrator directs and leads staff to manage its facilities, grounds, physical
plant, programs and special events in order to fulfill the mission of Farmpark and Lake
Metroparks and to provide a high standard of customer service to the public.
  • Direct and manage staff: select, hire, train and coach; assure performance and morale; determine structure and staffing of the organization
  • Direct and monitor daily Farmpark operations and address issues, as required.
  • Oversee the development of the Farmpark operating and capital budgets, monitor expenses and revenues, approve all purchase requisitions; oversee large contracts with outside vendors.
  • Oversee the development of new facilities, events, programs and exhibits.
  • Serve on the Lake Metroparks Management Team to assist with the development of agency policies and initiatives, capital improvements, etc.
  • Demonstrate in-depth written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to write and edit for publication. Work with the Marketing department to develop and implement the marketing of the Farmpark facility, events and programs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Education, Parks and Recreation, Natural History, Horticulture/Agriculture or equivalent experience

Rate: $61,508/annual minimum, Exempt
Method for applying: View online listing and apply online at lakemetroparks.com.
Closing date: Open until filled.

Lake Metroparks is an EEO employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability in employment.
Posted 5-26-15

Curator of Object Collections
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site
Honolulu, HI

Salary: $40,000 ($19.23 per hr.); then $20,000 ½ time
Status: Full-time for the first year to manage a major project; but will likely be reduced to half-time in subsequent years; with benefits, nonexempt
Opening Date: Immediately
Closing Date: Until Filled
Reports to: Executive Director

Position Purpose:
This position is responsible for the management and care of the HMHSA’s object collection. It includes management responsibility of the HMHHSA object collections storage areas, and related curatorial activities and oversees all collections staff and volunteers that may work in the collections areas. While the Curator of Object Collections manages the collection within the historic buildings, the Executive Director is responsible for management and care of the historic buildings themselves. For the first year, under the direction of the executive director, this person will manage the restoration of the 1841 Annex interior, design and installation of a new climate control system for the object collection, and restoring a 1920s perimeter fence, all part of a state grant-in-aid.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
Collections responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate and ensure that the Museum’s collection policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Maintain collections according to appropriate professional standards to include collections processing, care, and monitoring collections storage areas.
  • Oversees the care and maintenance of the object collections within the historic houses and storage areas.
  • Oversees the care and conservation of collections.
  • Properly registers artifact collections, including maintenance of the permanent accession records.
  • Advises regarding collections acquisitions (whether by donation or by purchase) and deaccessioning.
  • Participates in developing grants for projects related to the collections.
  • Participate in the planning and development of exhibitions.
  • Present training and programs as necessary.
  • Assist various departments as necessary.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of collections management principles, practices, and procedures
  • Ability to develop and implement administrative procedures and to evaluate their
  • efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment with patrons in person and on the
  • telephone;
  • Ability to present recommendations clearly and concisely, both orally and in
  • writing;
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting
  • organizational policies and procedures;
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other
  • departments and the general public;
  • Ability to exercise initiative, imagination and sound judgment in making
  • decisions conforming to organizational policies;
  • Knowledge of 19th century American and Hawaiian history;
  • Knowledge of historical research techniques and strategies;
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret secondary and primary source material
  • and collection artifacts;
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity with Past Perfect, MS Office Suite, and a variety of other software.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors or Master’s degree
in Collections, Museum Studies, History, or other closely related field, plus five (5) years
of experience in a field closely related to these duties; OR an equivalent combination of
related education and experience.


Must be able to stoop, bend, reach, crouch, climb ladders and lift up to 60 pounds to
retrieve and objects and records. This position must support other departments in a small
organization doing many special events with set-up and take-down, so physical fitness is
Must have a valid drivers’ license and access to an automobile.


Send a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample to Assistant to the Executive
Director, Lisa Solomine at lsolomine@missionhouses.org or to 553 South King St.,
Honolulu, HI 96813. Call 447-3926 if you have questions.
Posted 5-19-15

Director, 2019 Commemoration
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia

Job Profile

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF), which operates two world-class museums, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, seeks a qualified candidate to direct efforts to commemorate four national landmark historical events of 1619:
  • The first representative legislative assembly in British America, at Jamestown,
  • The arrival of the first recorded Africans in Virginia,
  • Recruitment of women to expand the Virginia colony,
  • A precedent for Thanksgiving in America at Berkeley Hundred.
The 2019 commemoration provides the Commonwealth of Virginia with opportunities to expand economic and tourism initiatives, as well as programs and events to educate the public on the importance of Virginia in the creation of the United States.

This position will serve as the principal liaison to the 2019 Commemoration Steering Committee and will provide overall staff direction and management of activities and resources.  The individual will work closely with an array of historical, educational and tourism organizations and individuals to maximize opportunities related to the commemorative period.   The staff director will develop and implement communication systems to build awareness of the 2019 commemoration and engage key organizations.  Focus also will be placed on leveraging public and private resources and providing effective management as projects and events are developed and implemented.   The individual will work closely with other state and local agencies and state and national officials, and will manage paid and volunteer staff. 
To Qualify: Proven senior management experience working with state and local officials, boards, and educational and tourism-related organizations.   History of strategic marketing experience needed.  Strong budget and project management skills are required.  Outstanding writing and editing skills with experience delivering clear and persuasive oral, written and digital communications.  Fundraising experience helpful.  Experience planning and executing events with national significance is a plus. 
Salary:  $125,000 with state benefits package.  This is an excepted and restricted position that will end no later than June 30, 2020.

To Apply:  You must fully complete a Commonwealth of Virginia employment application.  To apply please go to virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Applications must be received by, May 31, 2015 at 5:00PM.   Background Check/E-Verify Required.   EEO/AA/ADA.

Patrick O. Teague

Posted 5-4-15

Domestic Arts Specialist
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, VA

Primary Duties:

The primary function of the Domestic Arts Specialist is to rediscover, learn and preserve the varied domestic skills on an 18th-century farm and interpret those skills and processes to the public. The interpreter must become proficient in these skills in order to teach others.

Application Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of historic domestic arts and aptitude to learn the techniques, skills, and history of this specialty area.
  • Must be able to do strenuous physical work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule; including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Previous public contact experience (similar to that gained working in a living history museum).
  • Ability to clearly and effectively interpret historical information to the public.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research and present results in an effective manner oral and written.

Qualifications are generally gained through a high school degree/G.E.D. Candidate must be able to demonstrate physical endurance and hand/eye coordination applicable to the skills; tolerate the effects of pollen, dust, tobacco leaves, and other organic material associated with an agricultural setting.

Highly desired: Four-year degree in History, Anthropology, or American Studies or subject matter related to the trade. Previous living history museum experience.

Hiring rate:  $10.00 - $13.32  

Register and apply online at: http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/careers

Questions: careers@cwf.org

Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. AA/EOE

Posted 4-23-15  

Program Specialist II (Educator/Curator)
Fort McKavett State Historic Site
Fort McKavett, TX

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Site Manager the Educator/Curator is primarily responsible for planning, developing, and implementing a full range of interpretive, educational, and outreach programs and events based on the interpretive master plan intended to promote the site’s history, increase visitation, and encourage stakeholder participation. Additional duties include collections documentation, inventory and storage, collections care, and oversight of historic housekeeping and conservation evaluation. Duties may also include routine historic site operations, such as revenue collection, cash register and credit card machine operation, Point of Sale (POS) entry, and museum shop sales. Some assistance with light maintenance and housekeeping is also required. The Educator/Curator will assist with supervision of interns and volunteers from time to time, particularly in the absence of the Site Manager. Additional related duties may be assigned.  Complies with all agency policies and procedures.

Examples Of Work Performed:

  • Conducts interpretive programs at the site.
  • Improves and modifies existing programs, events, and exhibits as required.
  • Researches, develops, and delivers new interpretive programs.
  • Performs research related to the site’s collections, exhibits, and cultural/natural resources as needed.
  • Analyzes and evaluates data and research findings in order to formulate conclusions and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Monitors and reviews programs for policy compliance and adherence to site goals.
  • Assists with the development of site policies and procedures as related to collections.
  • Recruits volunteers and stakeholders to assist with programs and events.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records, particularly in regard to site programming.
  • Conducts outreach programs both on and off site for diverse audiences.
  • Writes articles for newsletters and publications, print or electronic, for all audiences.
  • Assists in site marketing efforts by creating advertisements, print materials, and website/social media posts to promote programs and special events.
  • Assists with light maintenance and housekeeping as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
To See Full Job Description: Work in Texas Website Listing
Job Posting Number:  15-900-11
Salary:  $3,293.41 Monthly
Opening Date:  1/28/2015
Closing Date: Until Filled

To Apply:
Application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to log in and complete the application.

Posted 1-29-15 


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