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  • 11 Aug 2018 8:37 AM | Jean macintyre


    The Open Palace Programmes offer an English and 


    a Scottish programme which give you the chance to:


    • Step behind the scenes at some of the most significant palaces and mansions in the UK 

    • Learn from the heritage professionals how to conserve, present and interpret sites and collections

    • Take part in hands on activities tackling real challenges alongside the expert

    • Immerse yourself in history where it happened

    • Handle fascinating historical artefacts and records

    • Gain invaluable experience & contacts for your resume

    • Benefit from bespoke careers advice

    • Visit and stay in some of the most delightful historic parts of England or Scotland


    These experiences provide a richness and diversity

    with which few individual placements or internships 

    can compare.

     

    For further information please visit:


    http://openpalace.co



     


  • 01 Aug 2018 11:17 AM | Melissa M. Heaver

    The Fire Museum of Maryland seeks a part-time Duty Officer to start in September 2018. Pay will be $15/hour. The schedule is Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    About the Fire Museum of Maryland:

                The Fire Museum of Maryland is in Lutherville, MD and was established in 1971. The museum’s mission is to educate the public about the history, technology, and innovation of the fire service through a unique collection of operating apparatus, memorabilia, and programs.

    About the Duty Officer Position:

    The Duty Officer is responsible for the operation of the museum every Saturday when it is open to the public. The incumbent will be a level-headed and responsible key holder. They will be responsible for the opening, security during open hours (10 am to 4 pm), and the closing of the building. They will often serve as the face of the organization and must be comfortable speaking with the public.

    Responsibilities:

    • Ensuring the museum’s collection is safe during open hours.
    • Welcoming visitors, introducing the museum, and interpreting the history and technology of the fire service.
    • Learning details of the museum’s buildings (i.e. electricity and water shut offs) in order to respond to emergencies.
    • Managing a Saturday staff of two others; a Receptionist and a Fire Alarm Operator
    • Learning the duties of the other Saturday staff members to temporarily relieve them.
    • Preparing Saturday’s income for a bank deposit.
    • Maintaining the building’s cleanliness.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    The Ideal Candidate Will Be:

    • Experienced in managing a small staff during interactions with the public.
    • Comfortable with public speaking, particularly to audiences of children and families.
    • Familiar with the fire service.
    • Experienced in operating a computer and/or cash register.
    • Interested in history.

    Employees can gain additional hours staffing special events and rentals.  Employees can also participate in parades and community events where the museum takes engines.

    To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Fire Museum of Maryland’s Director, Steve Heaver at sgheaver@firemuseummd.org by Friday, August 31
  • 09 Jul 2018 4:32 PM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $19,000/year with State benefit package

    Job Type: Quasi Full-time

    Job Open : 07/02/2018

    Job Close: 07/15/2018


    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to be responsible for supporting the Visitor Services Manager and Senior Technicians in the daily operations of the Visitor Services department at two living history museums, Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, which are open 363 days per year.

    Duties consist of overseeing day to day operations within Visitor Services, such as completing department specific opening/closing procedures, developing daily staffing rotations, submitting daily financial reports, preparing nightly deposits, and providing daily leadership for staff. Additionally, these positions are responsible for providing superior quality customer service while processing admission sales for individual visitors and groups along with providing general information about the museum exhibits and area attractions. Frequent weekend & holiday work is required and monthly schedules are posted well in advance.

    These positions are quasi full-time salaried positions that work 40 hours per week February 25th – December 24th.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Applicants must possess excellent communication and customer service skills, demonstrate experience in cash handling and high-volume sales, basic computer skills, and a willingness to learn quickly on-the-job. A driver’s license and the ability to work a 40 hour weekly schedule during a 7 day workweek are required.

    Required Qualifications:

    Experience with a computerized point-of-sale system and leadership skills, including the ability to motivate staff, are preferred.



    Please apply online at the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116672 to be considered for this job.

  • 09 Jul 2018 3:50 PM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $16.15/hour - upto 750 hours/year

    Job Type: Wage/Part-time

    Job Open Date: 06/28/2018

    Job Close Date: Open until filled


    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking skilled instructors to present hands-on, educational history programs to students in classrooms throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This position will work with a variety of ages and abilities, primarily at the elementary school level (K-5).

    MUST BE ABLE TO WORK A VARIABLE SCHEDULE BASED ON BOOKINGS and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. REQUIRED AVAILABILITY DURING SEPTEMBERMAYBOTH DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRAVEL WITHIN VIRGINIA ARE REQUIRED. Must be available for training on select weekdays Aug 30-Sept 16.


    Minimum Qualifications: 

    Applicant must have classroom teaching or museum education experience. Knowledge of and ability to learn different teaching methods. Ability to apply these methods in the development and implementation of curriculum-based, educational programs for all levels, especially for elementary-aged children. Experience with public speaking and/or leading group programs. Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and as a contributing team member. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment.

    Required: Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience teaching elementary-aged children in the classroom or in a museum setting. Degree in education, museum studies, or history; or equivalent experience.


    Please apply online at the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116389 to be considered for this position.

  • 09 Jul 2018 3:34 PM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $20/hour/up to 750 hours per year

    Job Type: Wage/Part-time 

    Job Open Date: 06/28/2018

    Job Close Date: Open until filled

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking skilled instructors to present hands-on, educational history programs to students in classrooms in the Northern Virginia area. This position will work with a variety of ages and abilities, primarily at the elementary school level (K-5) and will teach in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, Prince William County, Falls Church City, Manassas City, Manassas Park City and Loudoun County school districts. Retired educators are encouraged to apply. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK A VARIABLE SCHEDULE BASED ON BOOKINGS and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. REQUIRED AVAILABILITY DURING SEPTEMBER- MAY. EXTENSIVE DAY TRAVEL IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Must be available for training in Williamsburg, VA on select weekdays Aug 30-Sept 16 (overnight travel expenses provided). Position is based in Northern Virginia.

    This is a wage position with no state benefits.


    Minimum Qualifications:  

    Applicant must have classroom teaching or museum education experience. Knowledge of and ability to learn different teaching methods. Ability to apply these methods in the development and implementation of curriculum-based, educational programs for all levels, especially for elementary-aged children. Experience with public speaking and/or leading group programs. Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and as a contributing team member. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment. Required: Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. Successful candidate must be able to travel one-way from their residence to schools in the districts listed above within two hours.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience teaching elementary-aged children in the classroom or in a museum setting. Degree in education, museum studies, or history; or equivalent experience.

    Please apply online at the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116369 to be considered for this job.

  • 09 Jul 2018 3:05 PM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $27,183 (with VA State benefits package)

    Job Type: Quasi full-time

    Job Open Date: 06/28/20187

    Job Close Date: 07/15/2018

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking skilled instructors to travel throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia presenting hands-on, educational history programs to students of all ages and abilities. Extensive overnight travel is required September-May and applicant must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

    Minimum Requirements: Demonstrated classroom teaching or museum education experience. Knowledge of and ability to learn different teaching methods and to apply these methods in the development and implementation of curriculum-based, educational programs for all levels, especially elementary-aged children. Experience with public speaking and/or leading group programs. Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and as a contributing team member. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment. 
    Required: Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. EXTENSIVE DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRAVEL IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    Experience teaching elementary-aged children in a classroom or museum setting. Degree in education, museum studies, or history; or equivalent experience.


    Please refer to the link https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/116387 and apply on-line to be considered for this job.

  • 09 Jul 2018 2:46 PM | Sezen Hall

    Hiring Range: $18.00/hour

    Job Type: Part-time/Wage (No State Benefits)

    Job Open Date: 06/28/2018

    Job Close Date: Open until filled

    The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is seeking a qualified individual to provide contracts and programs support to the 2019 Commemoration Office. This position will be responsible for coordinating and managing all contracts, partnerships, and program agreements. This position is the primary contact for all contractors and is their liaison with contract managers, providing clerical and administrative support that includes tracking work progression/completion, delivery dates and payment to the contractors. This position schedules and coordinates contractor meetings, takes meeting notes, and maintains and coordinates commemoration records for retention.

    This is a wage position and is limited to 1,500 hours of work in the twelve month period beginning May 1, through April 30. No state benefits are provided.

    Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated background coordinating administrative activities and extensive experience coordinating contracts, programs, and partnerships. Excellent word processing, computer, record-keeping, and oral/written communication skills. Working knowledge of office practices and procedures. Ability to plan and organize, deal effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, and the general public. Proficiency in MS Office Software.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    High school graduate or equivalent required, college degree preferred.

    Please apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/83678 to be considered for this job.


  • 05 Jul 2018 1:18 PM | Allison Schell (Administrator)

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Office Manager to oversee the daily administrative, bookkeeping, and financial reporting tasks of the Society.  In addition to managing the daily operational and financial activities of the organization, the Office Manager helps coordinate and manage a variety of processes, tasks and projects while providing support as needed to other staff members, volunteers, and the Board of Directors.

    General duties include:

    • Maintaining records according to generally accepted accounting principles including the recording of general journal entries, accounts payable, cash management, and reconciliation of bank statements
    • Produce required monthly reporting for Executive Director, Treasurer and Board of Directors
    • Work with outside auditor by providing required reporting and documentation for preparation of annual financial statements, IRS 990 and Pennsylvania BCO-10
    • Maintain/Manage member, donor and grant records and acknowledgement process using PastPerfect Museum Software
    • Manage the office to ensure effective and professional telephone and mail communications both internally and externally
    • Coordinate schedules for part-time employees to ensure adequate staffing coverage
    • Process bi-monthly payroll
    • Maintain office equipment including computers, copier, fax, telephones, POS system, etc.
    • Help manage the museum store including inventory, pricing, and sales
    • Provide administrative support to staff, board of directors and committee chairpersons
    • Assist with preparing documents for Board meetings, trainings, and other meetings
    • Perform general administrative office functions
    • Assist with preparation and implementation of special events
    Qualifications:
    • Three or more years of accounting/bookkeeping experience, preferably in a non-profit environment; museum bookkeeping experience a plus
    • Quickbooks and Microsoft Office proficiency is required; experience with Google Docs/Drive, Constant Contact, EventBrite, Signup Genius is preferred
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills
    • Experience working with the public in a customer-oriented environment
    • Self-motivated with an enthusiastic, positive attitude
    • Ability to work independently in a dynamic, small office environment
    • Previous museum, historic site or non-profit experience is a plus
    • Employment is contingent upon passing all required background checks required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to work in an environment where children are present
    • Associate's or more advanced degree in accounting or finance
    Schedule:
    The Office Manager is a part-time position scheduled for 20 hours per week.  The schedule is Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends for special events.  Some flexibility is available with regard to schedule.

    How to Apply
    To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to Mike Connolly, Executive Director, at info@chaddsfordhistory.org or Chadds Ford Historical Society, PO Box 27, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.  Application deadline: July 23, 2018

    For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society please visit our website, www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

    The Chadds Ford Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

    The detailed job posting and information about applying for this position can also be accessed using the link below.

    Office Manager Job Posting 180703.pdf [Adobe Acrobat document]

  • 22 Jun 2018 2:43 PM | Mark Sutherland

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a full-time Historic Farmer for this State and National Register Historic Site.  This newly created position will work under the supervision of the Superintendent of Historic Sites Maintenance and the Farm Foreman, assisting with the implementation of daily operations at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, including the care of domesticated animals, planting and maintaining farm crops, and daily historic interpretation as assigned.

    Essential Functions of the position include:

    • Carrying out assignments on the farm as directed.
    • Working with and caring for domesticated animals in a historic farm setting.
    • Use of period and modern implements associated with the successful culture of field crops, small fruits, orchards, vegetables, herbs and ornamental plants from harvesting through harvest, including ploughing, harrowing, planting, cultivating, fertilizing, liming, spraying, pruning and harvesting.
    • Performing routine maintenance on farm structures, equipment and systems compromising Fosterfields, using both period and modern practices as required.
    • Restoring and maintaining period farm machinery and implements associated with the historic farm program.
    • Cutting grass, using a tractor, riding mower, scythes, etc. and pruning/trimming trees.

    Additionally, the chosen candidate will cooperate with the interpretive programming associated with the historic farm, provide pertinent commentary to the public about the historic farm, and wear suitable period costuming when the farm is open to the public.  The candidate will secure a pesticide license, assist with maintaining records of inventory, and equipment maintenance as assigned, and perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications include knowledge of and the ability to work with and care for domesticated farm animals, the ability to work a flexible shift, including evenings and weekends as needed, and have knowledge of and the ability to use the tools, methods and materials used in farming and landscape maintenance.  The ideal candidate will also have the physical ability to perform the tasks of the position, including the ability to lift at least 50lbs.  The candidate must be a NJ resident within 1 year of accepting the position and have a valid NJ driver’s license.

    Experience training and working with draft horses or oxen is highly desired. 

    This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position.  Salary is 42,533/year, with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health and pension.  Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references by July 27, 2018 to Mark Sutherland, Manager of Historic Sites, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 or email to msutherland@morrisparks.net.  For more information on Fosterfields and the Morris County Park Commission, visit morrisparks.net.  The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 21 Jun 2018 11:40 AM | Maureen Zieber

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


    Iron Hill Museum & Science Center

    1115 Robert L. Melson Lane

    Newark, Delaware 19702

    Or email director@ironhill-museum.org

    General Description

    Teacher Naturalist assist in delivery of environmental education lessons for school students, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the general public. Lessons may include field studies, outreach, seasonal programs, summer camps, or other activities and may be held inside or outdoors in all weather conditions. Scheduling is highly flexible and can include weekdays and weekends throughout the year. There is no minimum hourly requirement and hours will vary seasonally. Salary is $10 an hour. Training is provided. This is a part time hourly position.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • ·         Teach environmental education lessons.
    • ·         Assist with program preparation and delivery of educational curriculum and activities, including summer camp.
    • ·         Provide a valuable educational experience for museum visitors.
    • ·         Maintain clean and orderly classrooms and museum exhibit areas.
    • ·         Attend appropriate instructor-training workshops.
    • ·         Promote Delaware Academy of Science mission, goals, activities, events, and membership.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ·         Teaching experience or experience working with children.
    • ·         Natural Sciences Knowledge.
    • ·         Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team, as well as individually.
    • ·         Certification in First Aid and CPR, or willingness to obtain said certification.
    • ·         Flexibility and adaptability to work a schedule that meets the needs of the site.
    • ·         Satisfactory completion of a background investigation; this position may require annual background investigations.


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