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Curator
Sharlot Hall Museum
Prescott, AZ

The Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona is now advertising to fill a newly created Museum Curator II position. This is a State of Arizona job and may be applied for by visiting the Arizona State Job web site. The job description is MUSEUM CURATOR II (Job Id 12471). This will be advertised until filled with the idea that the hiring process will be completed by the end of December and the successful applicant is on board in January, 2015. Questions regarding the hiring process may be directed to Nancy Hans nancyh@sharlot.org, work 928-445-3122 ext. 19 or cell 928-515-4630

Posted 10-1-14   

 

Historic Interpreter - Male Role
The Homeplace
Golden Pond, KY


The Land Between The Lakes Association invites applications for the position of Historic Interpreter - Male Role at the Homeplace. The Land Between The Lakes Association, dba “Friends of Land Between The Lakes”, is a private, nonprofit (501-c-3) partner to the USDA Forest Service at the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The position is located at our main office at 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211.  This position IS NOT a federal job.

Qualification: Applicant possessing 4-year college degree and some related experience preferred. Applicant possessing National Association for Interpretation credential Certified Interpretive Guide or Certified Heritage Interpreter desirable. Energetic and willing to learn new skills and historic content.  Excellent interpretation and communication skills, including the ability to relate historical facts to a wide range of audiences and age groups.  Ability to work unsupervised as well as in a team environment.  Ability to work flexible hours and days as well as weekends.
 
Duties performed in this position include, but are not limited to: The incumbent of this full-time position primarily functions as a living history interpreter on an active mid-19th century farm with 16 restored log structures. He conducts programs which may include guided walks, demonstrations, environmental education activities, illustrated talks, roving interpretation, or first-person portrayals.  He demonstrates 19th century farm work including woodcrafts, plowing using animals, period specific tool use, animal care, and special events for the general public and organized groups. He serves as host to visitors, carrying out a variety of duties related to sharing necessary information with the visitor to LBL.  He should possess a helper spirit to support the extended staff of the HP in its efforts to serve the public.  The successful candidate must be available for varied schedule with weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, should be team-oriented, and quality customer service driven.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency with the following: generally accepted Interpretation techniques and positive customer service techniques.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience ($10-$11/hr).

To Apply: Send (1) Letter of Interest, (2) Current Resume’ and (3) a minimum of three (3) work references to:

Male Role Interpreter Search, Land Between The Lakes Association (Director of Opns), 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211. To apply by email, send the above material to jtaylor@friendsoflbl.org and indicate “Male Role Interpreter Search” in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of this position.

Applications must be in our office no later than close of business Oct 30, 2014.

Land Between The Lakes Association is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Posted 9-25-14   


Historic Interpreter - Female Role
The Homeplace
Golden Pond, KY


The Land Between The Lakes Association invites applications for the position of Historic Interpreter - Female Role at the Homeplace. The Land Between The Lakes Association, dba “Friends of Land Between The Lakes”, is a private, nonprofit (501-c-3) partner to the USDA Forest Service at the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The position is located at our main office at 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211.  This position IS NOT a federal job.

Qualification:
Applicant possessing 4-year college degree and some related experience preferred. Applicant possessing National Association for Interpretation credential Certified Interpretive Guide or Certified Heritage Interpreter desirable. Energetic and willing to learn new skills and historic content.  Excellent interpretation and communication skills, including the ability to relate historical facts to a wide range of audiences and age groups.  Ability to work unsupervised as well as in a team environment.  Ability to work flexible hours and days as well as weekends.
 
Duties performed in this position include, but are not limited to: The incumbent of this full-time position primarily functions as a living history interpreter on an active mid-19th century farm with 16 restored log structures. She conducts programs which may include guided walks, demonstrations, environmental education activities, illustrated talks, roving interpretation, or first-person portrayals.  She demonstrates 19th century domestic work including wood stove and hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, domestic trades, household gardening, and special events for the general public and organized groups. She serves as host to visitors, carrying out a variety of duties related to sharing necessary information with the visitor to LBL.  She should possess a helper spirit to support the extended staff of the HP in its efforts to serve the public.  The successful candidate must be available for varied schedule with weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, should be team-oriented, and quality customer service driven.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency with the following: generally accepted Interpretation techniques and positive customer service techniques.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience ($10-$11/hr).

To Apply: Send (1) Letter of Interest, (2) Current Resume’ and (3) a minimum of three (3) work references to:
Female Role Interpreter Search, Land Between The Lakes Association (Director of Opns), 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211. To apply by email, send the above material to jtaylor@friendsoflbl.org and indicate “Female Role Interpreter Search” in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of this position.

Applications must be in our office no later than close of business Oct 30, 2014.

Land Between The Lakes Association is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Posted 9-17-14 



Collections Manager and Registrar
Living History Farms
Urbandale, IA


Status:           Full time, Non-Exempt
Reports to:     Director of Interpretation
Supervises:    Agricultural implement specialist (Part time)
                       Living Collections Specialist (Part time)
                       Textile collections Specialist (Part time)

Position Summary:

The Collections manner works closely with museum staff on collections management, artifact registration, artifact repair, acquisition of needed items for interpretive programming, the planning and production of museum exhibits and supporting access to the collection of Living History Farms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Living History Farms seeks a collections manager and registrar to maintain a collection of approximately 18,000 objects, including agricultural equipment, 19th century domestic furnishings, 19th century trades tools and store equipment, along with historic quilts and clothing.
  • The Collections manager will coordinate all collections committee meetings and make recommendations to management for acquisition priorities and de-accessioning of collections items before being submitted for board approval. This position will work with interpreters to complete furnishing plans for historic sites and will assist in locating and choosing appropriate artifacts and reproductions for program use.  The Collections Manager will work with the LHF management team to ensure best practices in collections care and management are maintained and enhanced. 
  • The collections manager will act as museum registrar, tracking accessions and de-accessions, incoming and outgoing loans, entering items into Past Perfect museum software databases, numbering items, providing yearly collections reports and following inventory procedures. The Collections manager will process deeds of gift and work with the VP of Development to process in-kind donations in a timely manner. 
  •  The Collections manager will be responsible for maintaining appropriate care and storage for items in the collections, including cleaning and monitoring of collections storage areas and training interpretive staff on proper collections handling in a living history museum setting.  This position will work with the maintenance department to monitor the collections storage areas for proper use of space, climate and humidity control, and the condition of items on exhibit. The Collections manager will conduct in-house restoration and repair on damaged or heavily used objects, which may include developing basic carpentry, sewing, painting and some machining skills. The Collections manager will coordinate specialty repairs by other LHF staff and outside contractors when needed.
  • The collections specialist will provide installation assistance and oversight of outgoing loans of the permanent collection, incoming traveling exhibits, and incoming loans from other organizations to Living History Farms. The position will assist with the design and installation of in-house exhibitions, both in physical gallery spaces and in virtual web based formats, maintaining ties to educational and interpretive themes and mission. The Collections Manager will assist in developing interpretive programs and printed materials to enhance the collection and how it is shared with the public.
  • The Collections manager will supervise and assign tasks to other collections staff, making best use of their unique areas of expertise.  This position will conduct yearly staff evaluations of collections department staff.
  • Must be willing to perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

This position requires 3 to 5 years of previous work experience specifically in the field of collections management.  A working knowledge of 19th century furnishings, agricultural equipment, tools and textiles; with an existing ability to conduct basic restoration and repair for such artifacts preferred.  Applicants will have an undergraduate degree (BS/BA) in History, American or Museum Studies, Historic Preservation or related field.  A Master’s Degree in is preferred. An extensive knowledge of museum best practices in the ethical care and management of collections and how these apply in a living history museum setting is required.  Demonstrated supervisory skills are necessary as well as the ability to attend to details in a timely manner, to organize multiple projects efficiently, and to interact professionally with colleagues and volunteers. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and strong oral and written communication skills. Computer skills including excel and word as well as a background in a computer database management systems such as Past Perfect Software required.

Physical Demands

This position will divide work time between office spaces, storage/exhibit buildings and restoration shop areas.  Applicant should be comfortable working in indoor, climate controlled offices as well as non-climate controlled storage buildings, and open air historic sites.    Indoor tasks will require working at a desk and utilizing a computer on a daily basis.  Artifact inventory, monitoring and retrieval will require accessing storage areas in second floor and basement spaces with the use of stairs, as well as  reaching/lifting objects up to 25 lbs. without assistance from shelving on a regular basis. Applicant may occasionally need to assist in moving larger pieces of machinery in conjunction with maintenance and other collections staff.  Some artifact restoration will take place in a carpentry/machine shop environment, requiring applicant to wear appropriate safety gear.  Exhibit installation may include work in non-climate controlled historic areas in both hot and cold seasons.   

Salary and Benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send application, resume and cover letter to: Janet Dennis, Email: jdennis@lhf.org

Posted 9-4-14


Executive Director
Touchstone Center For Crafts
Farmington, PA


Job Overview And Responsibilities

Executive Director duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operation and administration of Touchstone’s 150-acre campus and facilities, including hiring/oversight of all paid, seasonal and contract personnel;
  • Financial operations, including budget, financial oversight and reports;
  • Member/volunteer relations and development; and, serving as the primary liaison between President, Board of Directors, and staff.
  • Coordination and implementation of grant-writing and fundraising programs, including individual, corporate/business, foundation and government sources, capital campaigns, special event fundraising, and student scholarships.
  • Planning educational programming, including seeking and contracting instructors, scheduling, and monitoring instructor/student satisfaction of annual classes, as well as special program development.
  • Planning and oversight of four yearly exhibits in Touchstone’s Iron Gate Gallery and Bea Campbell Gallery Store.
  • Community relations, development and outreach, including public speaking, business partnerships, and partnerships with other educational institutions.
  • Marketing of Touchstone’s offerings.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate understands his/her role as a steward of Touchstone’s interests and shares genuine enthusiasm for and commitment to the program areas of Touchstone’s mission, appreciation for the quality and strength of Touchstone, and its commitment to having a meaningful impact on the community it serves, and has a genuine alignment with the mission, vision, and culture of Touchstone.

  • Business acumen and the ability to manage vision and purpose simultaneously. Prior success managing a venture of similar size and scope to Touchstone is beneficial.
  • This individual will have a deep understanding of working with a Board and the respective roles of Directors and staff, and possess the willingness to apply a “hands-on” approach as needed on campus and to mentor staff.
  • This individual will be someone who displays bold vision, intellectual rigor and breadth, as well as the ability to listen, with an entrepreneurial drive. A responsive level of agility to capitalize on opportunities and trends and take appropriate risk to yield results and outcomes.
  • This individual will have prior demonstrated success in a position in the nonprofit, arts, government and/or corporate sectors and demonstrated breadth beyond the confines of any one discipline and possess the willingness to pursue the needed fundraising, from all available resources, to support Touchstone’s mission and operations, as well as articulate and compelling communication skills.
  • This individual will have a reputation for achieving results, sound and thoughtful decision-making, and solid organizational management with the ability to drive results and positive change through example, accountability and evaluation of disciplines, while striving for higher levels of organizational performance.
  • Unquestioned personal and professional integrity
  • Bachelor degree is required with emphasis in Development, Marketing and/or Program Design, Master’s degree a plus.

To Apply
Qualified individuals may apply confidentially by submitting resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements as PDF attachments to: EDSearch@touchstonecrafts.org
Please reference the following in the subject line of your email: Touchstone Center for Crafts, Executive Director.
Candidates must submit materials no later than Monday, September 29, 2014.

This opportunity features an idyllic workplace setting, an opportunity to interface with creative and accomplished individuals, and a chance to increase the awareness of a 40+ year-old organization with a reputation for artistic and programmatic excellence. Nestled in a pristine, natural environment on 150 wooded acres, Touchstone Center for Crafts welcomes students of all ages and levels of expertise to study with some of North America's finest artists and artisans in a variety of media. With a beautiful setting as a backdrop, Touchstone provides an opportunity for physical rejuvenation and creative exploration.

Touchstone Center for Crafts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 9-2-14


Farm Manager
Remick Museum & Farm
Tamworth, NH


Remick Museum & Farm, a non-profit educational, ALHFAM member, museum, in Tamworth, NH has an opening for a full-time year round farm manager.  Must be experienced in both large and small livestock, haying, maintenance of equipment as well as grounds & building maintenance.  Must be a team player who works well with others and understands and supports our mission to educate the public to the value and significance of the agricultural way of life.  Interaction with the public is necessary.  Management experience, strong work ethic and flexible schedule are also a must.  An interest in historic farming methods is preferred. 

To Apply: Send resume to pvanauken@remickmuseum.org or mail to 58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth, NH 03886.

Posted 8-25-14



Museum Farm Manager (Facilities Maintenance Manager)
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
Jackson, MS


Characteristics of Work:

This full-time position oversees the development and daily operations of a 1920’s era living history farm, care of farm animals and barnyard exhibit.  The farmer performs occasional special farm tours, and works with and supervises farm volunteers to grow vegetables and agricultural crops.  As farm plan is developed and expanded, integration of heirloom varieties of vegetables, heritage breeds of animals and historic farming methods are preferred.

The farm component of the museum is a vital part of the operation and mission to preserve Mississippi’s rural and agricultural heritage.  The museum complex includes about 3 acres of established pasture, several areas for cultivated land, a barnyard exhibit and a historic farmstead which includes a small orchard and vegetable garden. 

Supervision is received from Director of Operations.

Must be available for weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, be team-oriented, and be quality customer service driven. Support a collaborative work environment within project teams and with all Museum colleagues to ensure quality experiences according to the Museums mission and vision.


Examples of Work:

  • Responsible for the care of Museum  livestock
  • Feed and care for animals on a daily basis
  • Clean barn and barnyard area daily
  • Care and upkeep of pasture area, pony sweep and pavilion areas
  • Development of and management of grazing plan for large livestock including cattle, ponies and mules
  • Stay abreast of developments in agricultural and living history museum education and exhibit development in relation to working with livestock and antique farm implements, sharing knowledge with colleagues, enhancing our ability to innovate and advance
  • Operate train, carousel and tractor drawn rides as needed
  • Responsible for guest relations and operations required for birthday parties
  • Assist Grounds and Landscape Supervisor and Facilities Manager of Sales and Rentals when needed
  • Work in cooperation with all Museum teams during special events as needed



To Apply:

Employment Website


Contact:
Lise Foy
Director, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce
1150 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: (601)-432-4512
lise@mdac.ms.gov

Posted 6-25-14




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