Virginia Association of Museums

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Category Estimating
Job Title Estimator
Job Description

 Design & Production Incorporated has an opening for a dynamic individual seeking a position with the industry’s leading provided of museum exhibitions and environments.  Cost estimators play a key role in the operation of our firm. They should be able to quickly analyze, interpret and compare detailed and often inadequately defined information. It is also important that they be able to make reliable and accurate conclusions based on this knowledge. Because our estimators work as part of a project team, strong interpersonal skills and good communication are vital to this job. Assertiveness and self-confidence in presenting and supporting your conclusions are also important, as you will often be asked to share your knowledge with managers, engineers, owners, and design professionals.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Work closely with Clients, Sales and Project Managers to determine initial requirements.
  • Produce material take-offs, labor projections, and critical path analysis of fabrication, subcontractor, and installation processes.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Estimate jobs with accuracy, speed and efficiency using company cost estimating system.

 
Minimum Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented; ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as problem solving skills
  • Experience with estimating software; AutoCAD and other related software tools preferred but not necessary.
  • Ability to determine procedures needed to manufacture the finished product.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Microsoft Project and Primavera)
  • Experience with custom design one-offs.
  • Ability to travel (short trips of 1-2 days)
  • Bachelor Degree in Design, Business, Museum Studies, Construction Management, or similar field a plus but not required.

 
To be considered for this opening:

  • Include a cover letter with salary requirements
  • Attach resume as either an MS-Word document or PDF

 
Design and Production Incorporated, in service to the museum community since 1949,  offers over 60 years of experience in total-service planning and design, custom fabrication, installation and audio-visual /media systems services throughout the United States and abroad. Our clients include not only museums, but educational institutions, visitor and information centers, science and nature centers, theme parks and major expositions. D&P is dedicated to a team approach. We combine our extensive resources with those of our clients to create the best possible solutions.  Visit our website at www.d-and-p.com
 
EOE/M/F/V/H
 

Contact Name Emily Schutze
Contact Phone 7035506942

Category Collections
Job Title Collections Assistant
Job Description

The American Civil War Museum, a joint partnership between the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy is seeking a full time Collections Assistant to join our team.

Responsibilities of this position will include:
·        Research of specific objects or object groups in the museum’s artifact collection
·        Cataloging objects, creating quick-reference finding aides, and entering data into retrieval software
·        Assist with research correspondence and on-site research appointments utilizing the museum’s military and domestic object collections
·        Assist with the scheduled maintenance of historic home, exhibits, and storage areas
·        Data entry and editing of digital accession records
·        Assist with the planning and installation of exhibits
·        Other duties as assigned
 
Requirements:
·        Bachelor’s degree in American History and/or Museum Studies
·        Minimum of two years practical curatorial experience in the museum field
·        Knowledge of current professional museum practices
·        Knowledge and experience in proper handling procedures for a diverse group of artifacts
·        Practical experience working in a museum/library archives setting
·        Knowledgeable in 19th century U.S. social and military history
·        Working knowledge of the American Civil War
·        Basic computer competency to include Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
·        Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred but not required:
·        Experience in planning, preparation and installation of professional quality museum exhibits
·        Knowledge of Past Perfect cataloging software
·        Knowledge of cleaning, stabilization and preservation of artifacts that do not require specialist’s treatment
·        Knowledge of digital imaging
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please go to our website at www.moc.org/jobs
Please include your salary requirements on your online application.
Only those candidates who apply online will be considered.
 
This position will close at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 25, 2014

We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Contact Name Director of Human Resources
Contact Phone 804-649-1861

Category Fund Development
Job Title Director of Development
Job Description

FLSA Status:   Exempt

General Responsibilities:  In support of the Museum's mission, the Director of Development provides overall expertise, strategy, planning and management of the comprehensive development program.  Is accountable for goals and objectives defined in conjunction with the Museum Director and board.

Summary of Qualifications: 

  1. Preferably, 7-10 years of broad development experience:  annual giving (especially major annual gifts; management of major gifts programs; capital and endowment campaigns--all constituent groups.  Experience and working knowledge of planned giving programs.                                                                                                          
  2. Management skills:  strategic planning, marketing, analytical, organizational, financial. 
  3. Effective management of chief volunteers and staff.
  4. Exceptional communications skills.
  5. Proficiency with development software and other technical systems.
  6. Master's preferred and commitment to ongoing professional training

Full Job Description:  http://richmondhistorycenter.com/about/careers  

Duties described have been identified as essential functions as requried by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit your Resume & Cover Letter with salary requirements utilizing one of the following options:

  • Email in Word or Adobe PDF format only to HR@richmondhistorycenter.com
  • Fax to the Attention of Human Resources at (804) 643-3510
  • Mail to Human Resources, 1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA  23219

Benefits / Competitive:

  • Group Health/Vision/Dental
  • Simple IRA
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay

Contact Name DONNA KOLBA
Contact Phone 8046490711

Category Special Events & Membership
Job Title Director of Special Events & Membership
Job Description

Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center

Director of Special Events and Membership

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Special Events and Membership works on multiple cross-functional teams to oversee the Museum’s flagship events, such as the Silent Auction & Gala, Food Fight, Art Comes Alive, and Sounds of Summer. This position will also oversee the membership program which currently includes more than 700 members. This hands-on director is responsible for managing the entire life-cycle of special events and the membership program including concept development, marketing, planning, and execution. The Director is responsible for fulfilling all benefits given to FAMCC members, renewing and acknowledging all memberships as well as developing plans for cultivation and solicitation of new and lapsed members. Develops and tracks all income and expenses for special events and membership.

The successful candidate will have familiarity with event management and membership best practices, concepts, and procedures; be able to establish rapport with clients, vendors, and members; have high-level interpersonal and communication skills; and be skilled in the art of negotiation. Proven proficiency with long-range planning, managing complex budgets, and meeting numerous and consecutive deadlines is essential. An entrepreneurial spirit is fundamental for this position. This position does work evenings, weekends, and some holidays, especially during high-event season. A bachelor's degree and minimum of three years related experience is required. Open Until Filled.

For the past 25 years, it has been the privilege and the responsibility of the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center (FAMCC) to be the steward of a defining parcel of American history which currently includes two historic buildings and Market Square—all located in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, VA. It is the only historic museum in the region that presents 10,000 years of history in state-of-the-art facilities under the direction of full-time museum professionals. Unlike other historical museums in the area, the FAMCC is also a vital cultural center and economic engine for Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. Preserving our history, interpreting our cultural heritage, building community—all of these are at the heart of the mission of the FAMCC.

A cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, along with three references, should be sent to Susan Glasser, President & CEO at SGlasser@famcc.org. The Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Contact Name Susan Glasser
Contact Phone

Category Volunteer Coordinator
Job Title Volunteer & Internship Coordinator
Job Description

Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center

Volunteer and Internship Coordinator

This part-time position (32 hrs/week) will support the overall direction and management of the volunteer and internship programs. S/he will administer all aspects of the programs through recruitment, training, and fulfillment of the Museum’s needs. The Volunteer and Intern Coordinator is the interface between volunteers, interns, and the Museum. This position supports all Museum departments including education, curatorial, special events, development, gift shop, and visitor services. The position reports to the President & CEO.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting the needs of the Museum
    • With the collaboration of the Department Directors, will set forth goals for growth and/or retention of the volunteer corps and internships which should mirror the needs of the Museum across all Departments.
    • Must be able to build strong relationships, solve conflicts, deal with confidential information, and represent the Museum in all matters dealing with the volunteers and interns.
  • Manage database and communication
    • Manage, train on, and supervise data, and provide accurate reporting as needed for the Museum (includes monthly reporting on active volunteers, tracking hours and jobs, setting the business rules for data entry, overseeing data, and supervising and training other staff as needed).
    • Maintain a volunteer and internship handbook.
    • Ensure that communication between the Museum, volunteers, and interns is effective and timely. Communication must be done by phone, email, and social media.
    • Organize events for volunteers including an annual Volunteer Recognition event.
  • Recruitment/Training and Assessment
    • Set forth goals and processes for effective volunteer and internship recruitment, retention and training.
    • Explore recruitment opportunities and represent the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center at volunteer and internship fairs.
    • Establish and coordinate community contacts to support and enhance the volunteer and internship programs with an emphasis on diversity.
    • Must have an understanding of the Museum’s changing needs for the purposes of matching recruitment to volunteer and internship opportunities.
    • Coordinate volunteer and internship orientation and training in collaboration with Department Directors.

A cover letter and resume, along with three references, should be sent to Susan Glasser, President & CEO at SGlasser@famcc.org. The Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Contact Name Susan Glasser
Contact Phone

Category Part-time
Job Title Operations Assistant I - Historic Houses
Job Description

Operations Assistant I - Historic Houses (Part-Time)

Salary:  $9.15 p/hour

Working Hours Varies: Tuesday-Sunday plus evening programs and events

Individuals will conduct historically accurate guided educational tours and programs for the general public and school groups of the historic houses and PACTS/UK museums; interpret the history of each of the four museums; sell admission and gift shop items; assist with educational programs, including set-up and break-down , wear historic costume, staff events and rentals; clerical duties; greet visitors and orient them to services offered; perform opening and closing duties including security system and daily revenue reconciliation: handle cash, check and credit card payments; and does related work as required.

Successful candidate should possess any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to two years in fields such as tour guide, museum interpreter, or history education in a classroom.

Note: Successful candidate must be able to "clear" all four museums within the first six months; i.e., learn the history of the House or Museum and interpret thorough tours, educational programs, etc.

Preferred requirements:  B.A. in fields related to history and education.  Knowledge of history and instructional techniques; skill in customer service and managing groups; ability to perform basic computer functions; handle money, make change and balance daily cash transactions; conduct research; ability to stand/talk for long periods of time and walk up and down stairs multiple times a day.

to apply:  visit www.vbgov.com/careers

 

Contact Name Cecelia Slade
Contact Phone 757-385-1172

Category Administrative and Office Support
Job Title Visitor Center Associate
Job Description

Visitors Center Associate

Description Provides excellent customer service to guests, visitors, members, volunteers, event and program attendees coming through the Visitors Center. Acts as the "face of the Garden" by genuinely welcoming each visitor with knowledge of the Garden, helpfulness, empathy and eagerness to be of service. Stays informed of all Garden events, classes and activities and is able to provide information to visitors regarding special events, Gift Shop, Café and Tea House hours and menus, by efficiently and quickly being able to use all available electronic and printed means including Vista, the Gardens website, etc. Is proactive in assessing visitor's needs quickly. This is a partial description.

Required Qualifications Handles payment in exchange for admission fees and membership dues, event tickets and classes. Responsible for all cash and credit card transactions; following established procedures for opening and closing assigned register. Able to efficiently use Vista database to perform ticket sales, register guests for classes, run reports, check daily schedule of events, look up events for guests needing information (date and location confirmation, etc.). Able to use Outlook and Microsoft office products to check Admissions emails, respond via email to Garden staff on admissions related matters if needed and check shared calendar for staffing schedule updates. Able to efficiently and accurately use Raisers Edge database to look up memberships and issue temporary membership cards, sell new memberships and renew existing or lapsed membership. This is a partial description.

Part/Full Time Part Time

Salary $10 per hour starting rate

Benefits Direct deposit, Education class discounts, Garden Shop, Café and Tea House food and beverage discounts, Facility Rental discounts

How to apply Full job description and Garden application can be found at www.lewisginter.org / About Us / Employment and at the end of this job posting. Email resume and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden application to kimd@lewisginter.org.

Website link http://www.lewisginter.org

Job Classification Administrative and Office Support

Location Henrico

 

Posting Organization Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

 

Contact Name Kim Dove
Contact Phone 804-262-9887

Category Development/Marketing
Job Title Development and Marketing Communications Assistant
Job Description

 STRATFORD HALL

Position:         Development and Marketing Communications Assistant

Term:             Full-time                                             Hours/week:  40 

Position Objectives:  Provide operational support of development and marketing and public relations programs under the supervision of the Director of Development and Director of Marketing and Public Relations to promote Stratford Hall and the Association’s mission to the public and support fund raising activities.

 

 

General Statement of Duties: 

 

1.     Coordinate and contribute to social media efforts including Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

2.     Update and maintain current information on all partner and media websites.

3.     Act as webmaster by updating, adding new material to website, liaison with staff and vendors.

4.     Assist with production of videos for website and social media.

5.     Maintain and update departmental e-mail lists.

6.     Disseminate departmental press releases through electronic means.

7.     Assist with production and dissemination of electronic newsletter.

8.     Coordinate distribution of department brochures and materials.

9.     Assist with production of printed marketing and public relation materials.

10.  Assist at major internal and offsite events as required by marketing and public relations.

11.  Support the Director of Development, Board Chair and Campaign Steering Committee by drafting, editing, and coordinating development communications;

12.  Serve as the primary portfolio manager for all board and staff members. In this role, he/she will work with volunteers to keep the moves management system current and remind volunteers of upcoming tasks and solicitations. Participate in Campaign Steering Committee calls and be responsible for communicating development outcomes with both the staff and campaign leadership.

13.  Prepare research profiles and briefing materials for the Executive Director, Director of Development and board members for visits and events.

14.  Coordinate Futuri Society activities, including mailings, events, and individual donor outreach from volunteers and staff members.

15.  Coordinate off-site events related to Friends of Stratford and volunteer-sponsored functions.

16.  Support the Annual Giving program by helping with mailings as needed.

17.  Execute stewardship strategies for campaign donors to ensure that donors are thanked and recognized in a consistent manner.

18.  Performs other related functions as determined by the needs of the position/business and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

Education/ Experience:   

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, History or other Humanities related field.

·       Demonstrated  excellent writing, editing, website and communication skills

·       Or equivalent combination of education and experience

·       Experience/understanding of marketing and fundraising preferred

Specialized skills:

·       Display excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Computer skills to include various software packages for web and desktop/electronic publishing

·       Exhibit attention to detail in production of all department materials

·       Ability to coordinate and work with staff and outside vendors

·       Ability to handle multiple projects at one time

·       Ability to maintain professional manner with both staff and public

 Physical Requirements:   

·       Ability to physically meet the duties listed above.

PLEASE INCLUDE IN EMAIL SUBJECT HEADING "DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT"

 

 

Contact Name Courtenay Dobbins
Contact Phone

Category Special Events
Job Title Director of Special Projects and Events
Job Description

Director of Special Projects and Events . [Position #544] This hands-on project manager is responsible for leading the events team through the entire life-cycle of Monticello events, including concept development, marketing, sales, planning, and execution.  The Director will formulate and execute strategic business and marketing plans for the Foundations site rental business, which includes ticketed events, festivals, and private events for site-rental clients.  Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Director of Special Projects and Events works on multiple cross-functional teams to oversee Monticello flagship events, such as the Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony and the Heritage Harvest Festival.

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Foundation is the private, nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center, all to advance its mission of preservation and education. Monticello annually attracts nearly 440,000 on-site, and more than 2 million unique web visitors.  With a vision of global engagement, it operates programs, exhibitions and conferences nationally and internationally. 

The successful candidate will have familiarity with event management best practices, concepts, and procedures; be able to establish rapport with clients, vendors, and operationally diverse staff members; have high level interpersonal and communication skills; and be skilled in the art of negotiation.  Proven proficiency with long-range planning, managing complex budgets, and meeting numerous and consecutive deadlines is essential.  An entrepreneurial spirit is fundamental for this position.  This position does work evenings, weekends, split-shifts, and some holidays, especially during high event season.  A bachelor's degree and minimum of five years related experience is required. Open Until Filled.
 

A cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, along with three references, should be sent to Lisa D. Parks, Assistant Director of Human Resources at resumes@monticello.org(preferred), by fax to 434.984.4846, or by mail to Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  To see a complete list of open positions at the Foundation, or to download an application visit our website: http://www.monticello.org/site/about/jobs. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Contact Name Lisa Parks
Contact Phone 434-984-9862

Category Museum Services
Job Title Museum Services Assistant (part-time)
Job Description

Under general supervision, welcomes and interacts with visitors, explains exhibits, conducts tours, assists with educational programs and serves as security. Outgoing personality is an asset. Must be able to work with a variety of age groups. This position involves standing for long periods of time and the ability to carry/support 30 lbs. and work a schedule that includes weekends, holidays, and some nights.

Education/Experience: Graduation from High School or equivalent. Coursework supplemented at the college level in Education, Science, History or Art preferred. Requires 2 to 3 years of experience in a museum or educational environment; excellent public speaking skills; or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Please submit a City of Portsmouth application to: City of Portsmouth, Department of Human Resource Management, 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA  23704. www.portsmouthva.gov EOE.

Contact Name Human Resource Management
Contact Phone 757-393-8626

Category Education
Job Title Manager, Public Programs
Job Description

 The Mariners' Museum

Purpose:

This position is responsible for supporting the educational mission of the Museum through the creation, evaluation, and presentation of programming designed for the general public and for students of all ages.  Focus is on programming in support of special events, specific galleries, and significant historic events.  This position is also responsible for programming in the Explorer Theater.  Programs will be geared to adult learners, families, and other non-traditional student groups. 

 Duties:

·         Working with education staff and other Museum departments, conceive, develop and coordinate specialized day, weekend, and week-long programs for individual registrants to include workshops and other special programs (paid) for adults, families, and children with emphasis on weekends, spring/winter breaks, and summer.

·         Coordinate the Museum’s Lecture Series to include:

*      Identifying and contacting potential speakers.

*      Booking speakers for each of the three series (Spring, Summer, Fall).

*      Coordinating with Museum departments/offices (i.e., Public Relations, Marketing, Special Events, Facilities, Visitor Services, Collections, Library, IT) to ensure event requirements are met.

*      Work with PR and Marketing to ensure promotion of lectures including writing lecture blurbs/articles for Ahoy!, brochures, and website,  assisting with arranging radio and newspaper outreach; coordination with publishers to ensure photographs and other promotional materials are obtained.

*      Coordinating Museum staff to provide introductions at events.  

*      Coordinate travel and accommodations for speakers as economically as possible while maintaining speaker satisfaction.  

·         Program the Explorers Theater to include:

*      Working with IT and Visitor Services to schedule 3-D movies, live interactions, and simulated events.

*      Conceive, create and coordinate presentation of simulated events.

*      Seek out and schedule experts in the maritime world for live interactions.

·         Seek out and cultivate opportunities for providing continuing education courses for “life-long” learners.  This includes CNU’s Lifelong Learning Society, W&M’s Christopher Wren Society, Roads Scholar organization, etc. Duties to include logistical and content coordination with other staff and resources and occasional development and presentation of content.

·         With Coordinator of Interpretation, work with Visitor Services and other departments to coordinate gallery offerings for families and student for optimum attendance and revenue, with special attention paid to weekends, spring/winter breaks, and summer.

*      Gallery opening events.

*      Weekend programming for the general visitors such as Battle of Hampton Roads, Talk Like a Pirate Day, etc.

·         Consistently evaluate and refine current program offerings for content and delivery format. Work with local organizations to determine community needs that can be met by The Mariners' Museum.

·         Teaching duties as assigned for all age groups.

·         Represent the Museum at professional meetings, maritime-related festivals and events, conferences, and workshops as required.

·         Increase program and admissions related revenue based on yearly goals and department revenue objectives.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

·         Two or more years experience working in a museum.

·         Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software.

·         Preferred experience: public programming/education in a museum setting; theatrical background; knowledge of maritime world (history and/or science); coordinating speakers/lecturers/classes.

Experience

One-year experience working in a museum or non-profit institution.

Education, Licensure, Certifications:

Bachelors degree or higher in History, Science, Education, Theater, or related field.

 

Contact Name John Pascucci
Contact Phone 7575917717

Category Education & Visitor Programs
Job Title Office Coordinator
Job Description

Office Coordinator (Full-Time).  [Position # 551]  The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., the non-profit that owns and operates Monticello, has an opening for a full-time office coordinator in our Education and Visitor Programs department.  The Coordinator provides administrative support to the department with a focus on scheduling a staff of 80-100 guides and volunteers for all visitor programs including school programs, special tours, regular house tours, staffing galleries and family spaces, among others.  The Coordinator will cross train with a second FT Coordinator to complete other duties that include providing various communications to department staff, calendar and meeting support, coordinating travel arrangements, maintaining files, and providing basic office support such as sending faxes, processing mail, ordering supplies, and various other activities.

Qualifications:  This position requires a self-motivated individual with the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.  The ability to handle multiple priorities and remain focused is essential.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work with various levels of staff, and high computer proficiency  is mandatory.  A resume, cover letter, and references should be sent to resumes@monticello.org no later than April 30, 2014. 

To apply send a cover letter and resume OR application to resumes@monticello.org (preferred), by fax to 434.984.4846, or by mail to Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., ATTN: Lisa Parks, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  To see a complete list of open positions at the Foundation, or to download an application visit our website: http://www.monticello.org/site/about/jobs. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Contact Name Lisa Parks
Contact Phone 434-984-9862

Category Development
Job Title Deputy Director of Advancement
Job Description

The Deputy Director for Advancement is a senior level position reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Taubman Museum of Art.  Responsibilities include the design, planning, organization, and implementation of a 5 year integrated fundraising plan. This work includes soliciting major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, leading an endowment campaigns, instituting a planned giving program, writing, and managing donor and fundraising events. 

The position oversees a development team of 4 full time employees for: membership, events, corporate sponsorship, annual fund, gift processing, writing and communications, and facility rentals. S/he must be creative, entrepreneurial, highly motivated, well-versed in donor cultivation and stewardship, and possess considerable experience in all forms of fundraising.   Excellent written and oral communications skills, proven strategic thinker with superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail required.  A minimum of eight years of progressively more responsible fundraising experience and a proven track record in employee management is required. Bachelor degree required, advanced degree preferred.
 
Applications accepted via email only to jnelson@taubmanmuseum.org. Please include a cover letter with specific salary requirements and a comprehensive resume. Please see our website for complete job description – www.taubmanmuseum.org. Closing date is May 9, 2014.  No phone calls please.
 
 
Contact Name Kathryn Garvin
Contact Phone 540-204-4135

Category Marketing & Communications
Job Title Web & Mobile Content Specialist
Job Description

Web and Mobile Content Specialist (Temporary) [Position #547].    The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. has a temporary position to assist with our Mountaintop Project.  Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Foundation is the private nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center, all to advance its mission of preservation and education.  Monticello annually attracts nearly 450,000 visitors onsite and more than 2 million web visitors. 

The Foundation is seeking a Web and Mobile Content Specialist to work with its webmaster and other internal departments to create and update web pages and to support the development of a mobile app focusing on Mulberry Row, the principal plantation street at Monticello that was the center of work and domestic life for dozens of people.  The position’s work will be multi-disciplinary.  Responsibilities will range from day-to-day updating of the main monticello.org website to helping to plan, development and implement a Mulberry Row-focused mobile app.  Project timeline is early spring through late fall 2014.
Qualified candidates will have: Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.  Familiarity with web and mobile development, content management systems (such as Drupal, Joomla or WordPress), and scripting languages.  An interest in user experience design and enthusiasm for American history.  Ability to assist colleagues in the use of a content management system and to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to meet adjusting deadlines.  Willingness and ability to collaborate with colleagues possessing a wide range of interests and expertise.  High energy level.  Bachelor's degree.  Desire to work with a non-profit, cultural organization.   Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to resumes@monticello.org, ATTN: Beth Lazen.  Candidates are highly encouraged to learn more about Monticello and the Mountaintop Project at www.monticello.org. Open until filled.

Contact Name Beth Lazen
Contact Phone 434-984-9862

Category Accounting
Job Title Senior Accountant
Job Description

Senior Accountant [Position #546].  Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.  seeks an experienced accountant to join our not-for-profit organization.  Candidates must possess in-depth knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting principles, and have experience with fixed asset management, account reconciliation, audit procedures, and cash management.  Experience with not-for-profit accounting is a plus as this position also monitors grants and restricted gifts, and reconciles and allocates investment activity to multiple endowment funds.  Successful candidates will have a high level of attention to detail and superior organizational skills; must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.  Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) and CPA preferred.  Experience with Fixed Assets CS and Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics ERP are a plus.  This is a full time position with our complete benefit package. 

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. is the private nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a museum and visitor center, library and academic center, and conference/education center, all to advance its mission of preservation and education.  Monticello annually attracts nearly 450,000 visitors onsite and more than 2 million web visitors. 
 
Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to resumes@monticello.org (preferred) or by mail to Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., ATTN: Beth Lazen, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or fax to 434-984-4846.  Only submissions with a salary history will be considered. Application materials must be received by May 2, 2014.
 

Contact Name Beth Lazen
Contact Phone 434-984-9862

Category Education
Job Title Summer Camp Counselor
Job Description

 Summer KaMP (Kids at Morven Park) Counselor

Summer 2014

Inspired by the life of Virginia Gov. Westmoreland Davis, Morven Park preserves and advances the ideals of civic responsibility, sustainable agriculture, and enhancement of life in rural Virginia. Morven Park seeks to accomplish this through educational and recreational programming that utilizes its historic buildings and museums as well as its 1,000 acres of open space including woodlands, a teaching farm, and a sports & equestrian complex.

Description

Employment in the Education Department at Morven Park exposes individuals to the many aspects of museum education and program development.  Through hands-on experiences with Summer KaMPs (Kids at Morven Park), Counselors learn valuable leadership and programming skills.  Counselors work closely with Education Department staff, gaining increased awareness of the operations of a historic site and experience working at a non-profit recreational facility. 

Responsibilities

Counselors are responsible for the following objectives:

·         Attend a paid training day to become familiar with Morven Park programs, facilities and procedures.

·         Serve as a Summer KaMP (Kids at Morven Park) counselor for Morven Park’s three summer KaMPs.  

·         Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all KaMPers.

Qualifications

 Counselors must be 18 years or older, a high school graduate and should be interested in one of the following fields: History, American Studies, Education, Agriculture, Biology, Sports Management, Museum Studies or Public History.  The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

·         Self-motivated with an outstanding work ethic

·         Experience working with children

·         Ability to work successfully in a team environment

·         Enthusiastic and willing to learn

·         Strong public speaking ability

·         Ability to “think on your feet” and adapt to changing environments

Required Time Commitment

June 19- Training, 6 hours

June 23-27- Summer Fun KaMP Session One, approximately 40 hours

July 7-11- Summer Fun KaMP Session Two, approximately 40 hours

July 21-25- Outdoor Adventures KaMP, approximately 40 hours

July 28- Summer Debrief, 3 hours

Compensation

Each counselor will be paid an hourly rate of $11.50 / hour.  Each work day is from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday, with different hours possible for training and debriefing.  Counselors are expected to provide their own meals and transportation. 

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and three references to:

Jackie Wright

Manager of Public Programs

Morven Park

P.O. Box 6228

Leesburg, VA 20178

jwright@morvenpark.org

Applications must be received by May 1, 2014.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

Contact Name Jackie Wright
Contact Phone 7037772414

Category Internship
Job Title Education Department Internship
Job Description

 Education Department Internship, Morven Park

Summer 2014

 Inspired by the life of Virginia Gov. Westmoreland Davis, Morven Park preserves and advances the ideals of civic responsibility, sustainable agriculture, and enhancement of life in rural Virginia. Morven Park seeks to accomplish this through educational and recreational programming that utilizes its historic buildings and museums as well as its 1,000 acres of open space including woodlands, a teaching farm, and a sports & equestrian complex.

Description

Internships in the Education Department at Morven Park expose individuals to the many aspects of museum education including program research and development.  Through hands-on experiences with summer camp programs, Interns learn valuable leadership and programming skills.  Interns work closely with Education Department staff, gaining increased awareness of the operations of a historic site and experience working at a non-profit recreational facility.

Responsibilities

Interns are responsible for the following objectives:

·         Attend two training sessions to become familiar with Morven Park programs, facilities and procedures.

·         Serve as a Summer KaMP (Kids at Morven Park) counselor for Morven Park’s three summer KaMPs, and act as lead instructor for select lessons.  

·         During the weeks in between KaMPs, assist with KaMP planning and preparation.

·         Complete evaluations of the KaMP programs, utilizing participant, parent and staff feedback, and provide suggestions for improvements.

·         Take ownership of an educational project and work collaboratively with supervisor to complete during the course of the internship.

·         Shadow other Morven Park departments to see how an historic site is managed.

·         Complete other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Interns must be 18 years or older and should be interested in one of the following fields: History, American Studies, Education, Agriculture, Biology, Sports Management, Museum Studies or Public History.  The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

·         Self-motivated with an outstanding work ethic

·         Experience working with children

·         Ability to work successfully in a team environment

·         Enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills and ideas

·         Strong public speaking ability

·         Ability to “think on your feet” and adapt to changing environments

Time Commitment

Internships are full-time positions lasting eight weeks (June 16, 2014 through August 8, 2014.)  Education Interns work a minimum of 20 hours per week when KaMP is not in session.  Hours may vary depending on the duties assigned each week.  Some weekend availability preferred but not required.

Required Hours:

June 19- Training, 6 hours

June 23-27- Summer Fun KaMP Session One, approximately 40 hours

July 7-11- Summer Fun KaMP Session Two, approximately 40 hours

July 21-25- Outdoor Adventures KaMP, approximately 40 hours

July 28- Summer KaMP Debrief, 3 hours

Compensation

Each intern will be paid a stipend of $1,000.  Interns are expected to provide their own transportation during the internship, but will be reimbursed for pre-approved project related travel expenses. 

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and three references to:

Jackie Wright

Manager of Public Programs

Morven Park

P.O. Box 6228

Leesburg, VA 20178

jwright@morvenpark.org

Applications must be received by May 1, 2014.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

Contact Name Jackie Wright
Contact Phone 7037772414

Category Fiscal Support
Job Title Fiscal Support Specialist I (Part-Time)
Job Description

The Children's Museum of Virginia seeks an outgoing, energetic, and motivated individual who under general supervision will collect money or credit card transactions for admission tickets to the museums within the departments as well as in the museum shop. The employee also greets and provides information to visitors and groups. The employee is responsible for the security and accountability of receipts collected. Must present professional image and have excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Education/Experience: Graduation from High School or equivalent; 2 years of experience working with the public in a position with strong customer service orientation and clerical work experience, including experience with computerized cash registers and data entry; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be able to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Police background check required. Previous applicants need not apply. Please submit a City of Portsmouth application to: City of Portsmouth, Department of Human Resource Management, 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704. www.portsmouthva.gov EOE.

 

Contact Name Human Resource Management
Contact Phone 757-393-8626

Category Administrative
Job Title Executive Director
Job Description

Executive Director
Historic Preservation

The Waterford Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the Waterford National Historic Landmark, 45 mi. west of Washington, D.C., seeks an Executive Director.  Candidates should exhibit strong management and communication skills and have experience in grant writing, development, historic preservation and educational programs.  Position available  summer-fall 2014.  Visit WaterfordFoundation.org for more information about the organization.  Please send resume to mbocek@outlook.com by May 31, 2014.

Contact Name Margaret Bocek
Contact Phone 540-882-4808

Category Exhibit Design
Job Title Exhibit Designer
Job Description

HealyKohler Design, an exhibition design firm located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is seeking a highly motivated exhibit designer to join our creative team. HealyKohler Design creates museum exhibits, visitors centers, sports attractions, traveling exhibitions and interactive installations across the country.

The exhibit designer will work as part of the design team to visually communicate the design intent of three dimensional visitor experiences to the client team and create drawings to pass on to fabrication teams for production. Designer should be able to work collaboratively with other designers, be extremely detail oriented, able to work in a fast paced environment and possess good communication skills

Requirements:

BA or MA in Exhibit Design, Industrial Design or Architecture

Prificiency in Auto CAD, Sketchup and Adobe Creative Suite

Knowledge of fabrication techniques and construction methods and materials

 

Please send resume and PDF portfolio to 

Karen Jabo

kjabo@healykohler.com

301-270-2480

 

Contact Name Karen Jabo
Contact Phone 301-270-2480

Category Education
Job Title EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Job Description

Position Summary                                                                   PART-TIME, TEMPORARY.  JUNE 1-TBD.  Minimum $12/hour

Developing curiosity and passion for art and history in youth is a rewarding and challenging position.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and promoting the Danville Museum’s education programs.  The Coordinator works closely with staff Educators, contracted educators, and artists renting facilities to ensure education programs are coordinated and promoted.  The Coordinator is a Museum team member in building community relationships and promoting attendance and membership.  The Coordinator is expected to support the Museum’s vision and share the values of excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment, accountability, and ownership.

Specific Duties

·         Promotes, coordinates and leads focused tours for youth group and classroom tours.

·         Develops the content of focused tours, including correlation to Virginia Education Standards of Learning and Scout badge requirements.

·         Promotes and schedules Museum educator programs, both on-site and in-school.

·         Schedules Museum art classes and camps, including scheduled use of Swanson Studios.

Education

Minimum two year post-secondary education degree.

Experience

Previous teaching, teaching assistant, or other education related experience.

Skills Required

·         Proficient use of Microsoft Office products.  Basic computer file management skills.

·         Experience with social networking programs, such as Facebook and Twitter.

·         Demonstrated organizational skills for planning schedules and managing multiple projects.

·         Excellent written and oral communication and public speaking skills.

·         Ability to work with groups of children and teachers.

Work Characteristics and Physical Requirements

·         Ability to work occasional weekends and evening.

·         Ability to work most weekdays on-site.

·         Ability to communicate verbally in a clear, concise, audible manner.

·         Educational material must be presented without bias to political or religious beliefs.

How to apply: 

Please email resume, cover letter, and three references to info@danvillemuseum.org.  No phone calls please. 

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified persons are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability.  The Danville Museum is a drug-free workplace.

 

Contact Name Cara Burton
Contact Phone 434-793-5644

Category Consultant
Job Title Museum Education Consultant
Job Description

A Museum Education Consultant to create a curriculum and guidelines for Museum programs and develop a plan to recruit educators, interns, and support.   Three to four month time frame, beginning in June 2014. 

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, started in 1974, serves the City of Danville, Virginia, Pittsylvannia County (VA), and Caswell County (NC).  The Museum campus includes the Sutherlin Mansion, Swanson Studios, a research center, and four art galleries.  Collections focus on the Civil War in Southern Virginia, Victorian decorative arts, and artists of Southern Virginia.

The direction for the education programs will be to:

·         align with area schools’ initiatives

·         make education programs accessible economically, intellectually, and socially

·         make education programs relevant for area youth

·         increase use of Museum physical spaces and collections

·         generate interest in membership by fostering inclusion, awareness of Museum activities, and expanding audience participation

·         set standards for educators, which will include the interpretation of the Civil War and Danville’s racial heritage

·         set Museum education guidelines that minimize political and religious bias

Applicants are to submit a letter of interest, a brief RFP including compensation requirements, a resume, and three references. NO phone calls please.

 

Contact Name Cara Burton
Contact Phone 434-793-5644

Category Collections storage, packing, handling
Job Title Senior Preparator
Job Description

Visualize yourself working for an organization where your contributions are valued, you can learn new skills, and you can make a difference. Communication, collaboration, stewardship and guest focus define us.  Start a job; build a career.  

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg,Virginia

Full-time position with benefits.   Open until filled.

We invite you to review the detailed description and qualifications and to apply online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/careers
 
Questions: 757-220-7700
 
Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. AA/EOE

 

Contact Name Ed Joyner, staffing mgr
Contact Phone 757-220-7043

Category Interpretation & Farming
Job Title 18th Century Farmer & Woodland Management Assistant
Job Description

 18th Century Farmer & Woodland Management Assistant

Claude Moore Colonial Farm
McLean, VA

Description:  The 18th century Farmer & Woodland Management assistant in collaboration with other staff members is responsible for providing direct interpretive services of an 18th century Tobacco Farm that will include daily costumed 1st person interpretation for the general public. Working in correlation with other staff members, the incumbent is primarily responsible for planting and maintaining field crops such as tobacco, wheat, rye and an apple orchard as well as assisting in the upkeep of an heirloom kitchen garden and daily care of heritage breeds of livestock.  In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in woodland management of the property. This will include collecting and splitting firewood, rails for fencing, timber framing, carpentry and a native plant restoration project.

Responsibilities:  
The specific duties the incumbent will perform include 40 to 45 hours per week for nine months of the year April through early December

  • Daily opening and closing of the 18th century tobacco farm.
  • Interpret the daily lifestyle in accordance with the seasons of an 18th century tobacco farmer to both the general public as well as scheduled school tours through use of period tools, crops and animals. This work will be performed in costume in all types of weather conditions.
  • Execute pre-planned special events highlighting various aspects of 18th century life
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge appropriate to a working Tobacco Farm in the 18th century including but not limited to: Crop and livestock care, upkeep of property including fences and grounds maintenance
  • Responsibly supervise both children and adult costumed volunteers on a daily basis.
  • Actively work outdoors in both extreme heat and cold doing heavy physical labor
  • Other duties as assigned

For the three months of the year that the Farm is closed to the public (January through March), the position includes:

  • Splitting, milling and stock piling of firewood, rails, lumber etc
  • General Farm related tasks (maintenance of the 18th century farm site, repair of period & modern tools etc.)
  • Administrative needs as assigned
  • Supervising adult and youth volunteers on assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in history, agriculture, anthropology or background in skilled trades (carpentry, mechanics, construction, or  metal work) required
  • Knowledge of 18th century history, particularly Virginia history
  • Knowledge of agriculture and livestock; experience preferred
  • Good people and teamwork skills with the ability to work well with the public, staff, and volunteers
  • Desire to become a member of a close-knit staff and family of volunteers.
  • This position requires weekend and occasional evening work.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references to Heather Bodin at hbodin@1771.org or by mail to: 
Claude Moore Colonial Farm
C/O Heather Bodin
6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

Compensation:    $25,500; 3 weeks of annual leave including 2 full weeks over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday; 403(b) plan with 6% employer match; casual work environment and free parking.

Contact Name Heather Bodin
Contact Phone 703-442-7557


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