Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Employment Opportunity: Lewes Historical Society

Director of Education

The Lewes Historical Society seeks a dynamic, energetic and history-loving Director of Education.  You’ll be the first to hold this position meaning you’ll have the opportunity to help shape programming from the get-go and will join other professional staff members in promoting the Society, its mission and helping others understand, appreciate and learn from Lewes’s rich heritage.

You’ll develop interpretive strategies and create new, original, multi-disciplinary educational programs that highlight the rich Society collection and meet the needs of diverse new and existing audiences.  Our collections and Lewes’s heritage allow us to draw from the arts, humanities and the sciences to create and develop interesting educational programs which will increase access and relevance of LHS collections and campus for school audiences locally, and statewide. You'll also manage, train and mentor docents, volunteers, and interns. And you'll build relationships and collaborate with like-minded community organizations. Time will be spent working with staff and volunteers to ensure that tours, programs, exhibits and events work in harmony with educational goals of the Society.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must as is a willingness to be creative and to work as a key member of a small organization to deepen understanding, appreciation and meaningful engagement with LHS and Lewes's history; of course, we expect you'll help out with different tasks as needed.  A BA and/or MA in Museum Studies, Education or History is required and 2-3 years of education experience in a museum setting would be helpful.  We use Microsoft products so familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential.

Lewes, Delaware is located at the mouth of Delaware Bay near Delaware’s Atlantic beaches.  It is known as the First Town in the First State and is located in lovely southern Delaware just two and half hours from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The Society, with over 1,000 members, is an active part of our community and hosts numerous programs and events year-round, maintains significant collections and 12 historic properties at four locations in Lewes.
Please email cover letter and resume to, subject: Educator Search; or mail to
The Lewes Historical Society
Attn: Educator Search
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, Delaware 19958

No phone calls please; The Lewes Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Tryon Palace

invites applications for the position of:
Director, Tryon Palace

JOB CLASS TITLE: Director Tryon Palace
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Cultural Resources
SALARY RANGE: $56,393.00 - $94,037.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $56,393-$102,000
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Craven County
OPENING DATE: 09/21/12
CLOSING DATE: 10/19/12 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary range augmented with anticipated private organization funding to reflect hiring range. State benefits are based only on the salary range of $56,393 - $94,037.00. Salary grade pending OSP approval in BEACON. The Director provides overall leadership and museum management of Tryon Palace.  The Director is responsible for the daily activities of permanent, temporary staff and volunteer staff. Duties include oversight of the preservation of historic buildings and artifacts, safety of staff, visitors and contractors; collections management and historic interpretation; exhibits development and planning; infrastructure and building maintenance, preservation and maintenance of archival and library collections; security of all building objects; operational oversight of the museum store; accounting services, forecasting and reporting; institutional research; fundraising; membership growth; special events planning; public relations and community outreach.

Position responsibilities include marketing and promotion; internal and external meeting planning, assessment and application of human resource policies and practices and overall administrative support to the Tryon Palace Commission, the Tryon Palace Council of Friends and the Kellenberger Historical Foundation. Also community outreach and networking with various organizations, such as tourism, and other professional organizations. This position is a bridge-builder across many constituents, including local citizenry, community, and the NC General Assembly. Duties as otherwise assigned by the Deputy Secretary or Secretary.

The Director must have strong leadership and management skills and be able to interact successfully with diverse groups and individuals. This position requires outstanding listening and communication skills and the ability to promote, establish and maintain partnerships and consensus. The Director position requires excellent organizational skills and familiarity with group dynamics and meeting facilitation. The Director must have a keen awareness and interest in history, education, decorative arts and material culture.

Networking, Diplomacy, Collaborative, Flexible, Persuasive, Detail Focused and Leadership are all competencies or job characteristics required to be successful as the Director.  

Training and Education: A Masters or Doctorate degree in a liberal arts discipline is required preferably in History or Material Culture with five years of progressive experience in management or administration of a public history agency.  The position requires training or experience in business management and knowledge of organizational theory and practices.

Alternative: A Bachelor’s degree in History or a related subject with at least eight years of progressive and outstanding administrative role in a public history agency may offset the primary education and experience requirement. 

This position requires skills in the use of Microsoft Office suite software (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and familiarity with computer applications in diverse areas of the operation. This position also requires extensive skills in public speaking, writing, persuasiveness and creativity. Must have excellent planning skills and the ability to understand financial management, financial reports and accounting standards, policies and practices. The desired applicant should have demonstrated experience and proven success in fundraising and development, including experience in attaining significant gifts in the $100K to $1M range.  Director must have experience/understanding of the process of developing and maintaining donor prospect base, relationship building and knowledge of dealing with high-level corporate/foundation/individual donors.

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above.

To receive credit for your work history and education, you must list the information on the application form.  Any information omitted from the application form and listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment, will not be considered for qualifying credit. 

Persons eligible for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214. 

Cultural Resources uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants.  When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.  The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Status updates are not given.

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
Human Resources Office



NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting
An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government

Position #60083590

Employment Opportunity with Monroe County Historical Museum

Museum Director (Monroe, MI)
Job Posting Date: November 9, 2012
Application Deadline: December 7, 2012

Agency Profile:
The Monroe County Historical Museum has a ten-year voter approved millage. The Museum is an integral part of the history and culture of Monroe County, from the War of 1812 and the Battle of the River Raisin, the Civil War, as well as General Custer’s hometown. The Museum has several historical sites including the Museum itself, the Trading Post, Log Cabin, and an interactive relationship with the River Raisin Battlesite, and the recently established National Park at the Battlesite. The Museum Director will oversee two fulltime staff as well as volunteers who provide tours and educational experiences to various groups, as well as managing historical documents and artifacts.

Under the supervision of the County Administrator with operational direction from the Monroe County Historical Commission, directs the development and operations of the historical museum, trading post, log cabin, and related sites. Supervises a staff engaged in the preparation and interpretation of exhibits, preservation of historical documents and artifacts and serves as an educational resource. Responsible for all administrative functions of the museums including budgeting, long range planning, public relations, donor relations, and capital fund raising. Acts as coordinator/liaison for the Commission trust.

Employment Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Historical Administration, Education, History or a closely related field preferred. Five (5) to Seven (7) years experience in museum administration with some supervisory experience. Prior fund raising and  endowment/development experience desirable. May work some evening hours.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and the use of a vehicle during working hours;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellence;
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources;
  • Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

Physical Demands:

  • Stooping, bending and kneeling to store or locate museum items.
  • Prolonged periods of standing to assist patron, search storage areas and retrieve materials.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs, carry, push cart and transport museum materials.
  • Ability to travel throughout the county and state to various locations.

$42,839.68-$47,937.76 DOQ/ annual to start plus excellent fringe benefits.

How to apply:
Complete job description and application available on the County of Monroe Website @ An updated resume, copy of transcripts and completed application are required. Apply to County of Monroe HR Dept., 125 E. Second St., Monroe, MI 48161, by December 7, 2012. EOE.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Upcountry History Museum

Upcountry History Museum-Furman University
Executive Director

The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University in Greenville, SC, seeks an experienced and dynamic professional to lead the Museum to prominence among small-to-medium sized American historical museums and to strengthen its role in upcountry South Carolina as a multi-faceted cultural and educational resource.

The Executive Director will possess a comprehensive knowledge of and the highest standards in museum leadership and administration. While specific experience in historical museums would be preferable, the Search Committee and the Board of Directors will be considering professional experiences and personal qualities that demonstrate success in establishing and achieving strategic mission and business goals;
show evidence of capable administrative leadership, including financial and human resource management, curatorial judgment, and programming; exhibit skills in fundraising and marketing; represent a commitment to broad collaboration and transparency. 

In February 2012, the Museum and Furman University formed an innovative partnership that brings together the discrete strengths of those two outstanding institutions. The Museum’s mission is to promote, present and preserve the rich history of upcountry South Carolina through education, research, and service. Its modern and sophisticated facility, which opened in 2007, is located on historic Heritage Green in Greenville, SC. Furman University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. With a residential undergraduate student enrollment of 2,650, Furman provides a rigorous academic curriculum, singular programs in the visual and performing arts, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) with five to seven years management experience in a comparable environment with demonstrated ability to lead and manage effectively. A complete position listing, link to a detailed prospectus, and application information can be referenced at the Furman HR website

Review of candidates will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.  

Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity within its community.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Employment Opportunity with MoNA

Executive Director Job Posting

We are seeking an accomplished leader with a passion for Northwest art, as well as an enthusiastic and engaging proponent to serve as Executive Director for the Museum of Northwest Art.

The Museum is located in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, near the Skagit River, and among many of the most prodigious tulip fields and richest farmland in the world. La Conner has long been a magnet for artists who respond to the land and to Skagit Valley’s light. The museum developed and flourished in this environment, drawing an audience of visitors, tourists, and locals who support the Museum and enjoy the community’s lifestyle, slow pace, and exquisite location.
Founded in 1981 as the Valley Museum of Northwest Art, it exhibited the work of Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey, four artists with strong connections to the Skagit Valley. The Museum was housed in the historic Gaches Mansion in La Conner for the first fourteen years.

As the mission broadened to “collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art by Northwest Artists,” the Museum sought a larger permanent home. In 1995, the Museum purchased its current building, a 12,000 square-foot space on La Conner’s First Street. The name was changed to the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) to reflect the expanded mission, and the building was renovated to museum standards.

MoNA is supported by a staff of 11 (3 full time & 9 part time, approximately 150 volunteers, 20 board members and a membership of 1300. It has the distinction of being the only museum in the Pacific Northwest devoted solely to the art and artists of our region. When not on display, our growing collection of art is housed in a newly acquired, state-of-the-art storage facility.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director has responsibility for the overall management of the Museum. The successful candidate will plan, direct, and oversee the work of the Museum, staff, and volunteers; maintain and enhance the permanent collection; and oversee the production of ten to twelve exhibitions each year, rotating on a quarterly basis.
The successful candidate must be a dynamic communicator with an in-depth knowledge of museums, regional art, and its patrons.

The position requires strategic planning, fundraising, and strong financial management experience. The desired accomplishments of the selected candidate include: having a significant role in the receipt of major gifts and grants, a track record of organizational evolution and staff development, and possessing innovative skills and experience in creating and leading successful outreach programs resulting in expanded community interest, support, and participation.

If interested in applying for this position, please submit in confidence: a cover letter (including specific details relating to your qualifying experience), resume, salary requirements, and three job-related references (including your working relationship with the reference) and their work and/or home telephone numbers.

Starting salary: $60,000 - $75,000

Questions may be sent to: Philip A. Serka, President of the Board of Trustees, c/o Bev Miller, Business Manager, at:, or message left at: 360/466-4446, ext. 109.
Open until December 20, 2012. The Search Committee will begin reviewing resumes on upon receipt until December 20th. Interviews will be scheduled early in January 2013.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
1. Educated knowledge of Northwest artists preferred.
2. Enthusiastic interest and prior relationship with the Museum of Northwest Art.
3. A minimum three years’ museum experience in a management capacity or other relevant profit or non-profit organization.
4. A degree in Museum Management, Public Service, Art History, or comparable education and experience.
5. Experience with Strategic Planning conceptualization and implementation.
6. Proven track record in broad-based, non-profit fundraising, including at least three years’ experience in grants writing and management, special events planning, and direct solicitation, including knowledge of the donor communities of the Northwest preferred.
7. Excellent and proven organizational skills.
8. Excellent development skills, including the ability to foster a diverse, compelling, and positive organization and arts culture.
9. Strong marketing and community relations skills, including public speaking.
10. Three years’ experience recruiting, managing, supervising, and evaluating staff.
11. Three years’ working knowledge of volunteer programs and their success factors.
12. Knowledge of the working and best practices of non-profit boards and organizations.
13. Strong team player with excellent listening skills and ability to consider and implement the ideas of others.
14. Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex, and multifaceted environment and set priorities for the entire organization.
15. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
16. Proficient computer skills with working knowledge of Windows XP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
17. Ability to work effectively, independently, and as a team member.
18. Ability to work flexible and variable hours including weekends.
19. Current valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, ability to provide own transportation, and travel as required.
20. Fluent in the English language.
21. Live within close proximity to the Museum.

Desired Qualifications:
• A master’s degree in Museum Management, Public Service, Art History or comparable education and experience.
• Five years with a proven track record in management, broad-based non-profit fundraising, including experience in grants writing, special events planning, and direct solicitation, including the donor communities of the Northwest.
• Five years’ responsibility for budgeting, financial management, and reporting.
• Five years’ experience recruiting, managing, supervising, and evaluating staff.
• Experience working in both urban and rural environments.
• Previous experience volunteering in a non-profit organization.
• Ability to serve as a mentor and role model for staff and volunteers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CAP and MAP Applications Now Available

Conservation Assessment Program

The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) staff is pleased to announce that the 2013 CAP application is currently available! Please visit the CAP website to access the application. You may follow the link to use the online form version of the application, or you may download the PDF version of the application. Applications are reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to submit your completed application sooner rather than later.

Please contact the CAP staff at or at 202-233-0800 if you have questions about filling out the application, or would like to receive a paper copy.

2013 CAP applications are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on December 3, 2012.

The Conservation Assessment Program is administered by Heritage Preservation and is supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information visit

Museum Assessment Program

"Fully embracing and participating in MAP has enabled us to quickly and methodically improve and realign museum practices to better meet our challenges. From board education to community engagement, the museum is well on its way to re-envisioning its future." - Billye Chabot, Executive Director, Seward House Museum

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is an IMLS funded program available to small and mid-sized museums of all types. During MAP your museum conducts a self-study, consults with a museum professional who will provide a customized site visit and report and gains the tools to become a stronger institution.

 ·         The MAP process is customized to your museum. 

·         The application is easy to complete and 98% of museums that apply get accepted.

·         Choose one of three assessment types: Organizational, Collections Stewardship or Community Engagement.

IMLS-funded MAP grants provide $4,000 of consultative resources and services to participating museums. Become the next museum to take advantage of MAP. The upcoming application deadline is December 1.

Visit for more information about MAP or contact us at or 202.289.9118.

MAP is administered by the American Alliance of Museums and supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Employment Opportunity with the Conservation Assessment Program (Heritage Preservation)

Position Announcement
Program Assistant, Conservation Assessment Program

Heritage Preservation seeks a Program Assistant to assist the Coordinator in the administration of the Conservation Assessment Program.

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization based in downtown Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.

The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) helps small to mid-sized museums of all types, from art museums to zoos, obtain a general assessment of the condition of their collections, environment, and historic buildings. It is supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

CAP Program Assistant duties include, but are not limited to, assistance with program inquiries, production and distribution of application materials, oversight of the online application form, processing applications, screening application eligibility, production and distribution of CAPabilities (a semi-annual program newsletter) and Assessor Update newsletter, providing assistance to program participants and assessors by phone and e-mail, promoting the program to museums, coordinating program evaluation, and maintaining CAP program FileMaker database and paper files.

Compensation: Salary in the low $30,000s plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a public transit allocation. Heritage Preservation will not cover relocation expenses.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in museum studies, art history, history, or a related field. This entry level position is ideal for a recent college graduate. Excellent organizational and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities. Candidates should have experience with Microsoft Office; knowledge of FileMaker Pro is desirable.

How to Apply: Email resume with cover letter describing relevant skills, experience, and interest to:

Teresa Martinez
Conservation Assessment Program
Heritage Preservation

Please no phone calls.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the deadline of Friday, October 5, 2012.
Heritage Preservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on Heritage Preservation or CAP, please visit the Heritage Preservation Web site at

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PA Museums Workshop: From Here To There: Exhibit Development for Small Museums

Pa Museums, Pennsylvania's statewide museum association is organizing a workshop on exhibit development for small museums at the State Museum, Harrisburg PA on November 5, 2012.

 November 5, 2012
 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA
PA Museums Members: $30; Non Members: $40 Box lunch is included in registration.
Contact Chrisoula Perdziola at PA Museums (412) 999-9499.

 From Here To There: Exhibit Development for Small Museums

 Does your institution operate on less than $50,000 annually?
Do you operate with volunteers?
Do you want to move forward despite limited funds and staff?
That's what the Jefferson County History Center wanted in 2001.
Find out how you, too, can grow from a house to three buildings; from an operating budget of $4000 to one of $80,000; from an all-volunteer staff to a mix of 7; and from labeling "stuff" to award-winning exhibits recognized by the American Association for State and Local History.

 The program will include a presentation, discussion, activities, time for lunch, and a 1 p.m. behind the scenes tour of part of The State Museum for about an hour.

 Ken Burkett is the executive director of the Jefferson County History Center and a field archaeologist for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. A current project in the county is the documentation of the Dedicated Rocks of Douglas Stahlman.
 Carole A. Briggs is the long-time volunteer curator at the Jefferson County History Center. Besides maintaining the collections, she enjoys writing and exhibit production.

 PA Museums Members: $30
 Non Members: $40
 Box lunch is included in registration.
 If you have any questions or would like to register for this program, please contact Chrisoula Perdziola at  PA Museums, (412) 999-9499.

 For more information about Pa Museums, visit

Monday, August 27, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Dumbarton House

Immediate Opening:                Business Manager

Unique opportunity to support one of the country’s finest nonprofit organizations devoted to historic preservation and patriotic service during an exciting period of growth and transformation.  Dumbarton House, national headquarters and historic house museum of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, seeks a Business Manager to coordinate bookkeeping and budget preparation, oversee office operations, and support human resource management and other institutional efforts.

Responsibilities of the position include:
·       Bookkeeping support: process office deposits and payments; prepare annual budget and monthly/quarterly financial reports; interface with contract accountant, auditors, vendors, and clients regarding financial matters; support Executive Director and Treasurer as needed; and manage grant awards and financial reporting.
·       Office management: monitor, order, and organize office supplies and equipment; coordinate tech support by maintaining site records and interfacing with contractors; maintain site attendance records; and assist with creation of quarterly dashboards and semiannual board reports.
·       Human resources support: manage new hire paperwork, payroll, tracking of annual leave for full-time employees, and employee recognition and appreciation efforts; coordinate employee benefits enrollment and renewal of contracts annually; assist with recruitment efforts; and maintain/update employee handbook.
·       Institutional assistance: coordinate Strategic Plan updates, insurance policy renewals, property tax exemption, and other city or federal paperwork required to maintain 501(c)(3) status, charitable business license, etc.

·       Bachelor’s degree, with 2-3 years bookkeeping, office management, or related experience;
·       High degree of initiative and proven attention to detail;
·       Highly organized, with a proven ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects and deadlines;
·       Unquestioned ethics and professional standards;
·       Proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office software (outlook, word, excel), and willingness to learn;
·       Ideal attributes include a proactive, positive nature; strong interpersonal skills; abundant energy; superb organization; and a team player.
·       This position is on the historic site and requires the mobility and dexterity to climb stairs and carry objects. Occasional evening, weekend, and off-site hours required.

To Apply:
For immediate consideration, send cover letter and resume to Karen L. Daly, Executive Director, or  fax 202-337-0348.  No phone calls please.


Karen L. Daly
Executive Director
Dumbarton House
202-337-2288 x228

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Grant Opportunity for SMA Members


Any museum which is currently or was formerly a member of the Small Museum Association is eligible to apply.


A grant of $2,500 to be used to fulfill an educational program or cultural activity that is not currently budgeted.


Apply by October 1, 2012. The USFFM Board of Trustees will review the applications and select grantees at its meeting soon after October 1, 2012. Selected museums  will  receive payment before November 10, 2012. 


Two of the grant payments will be made from the Clare Morehead Memorial Fund, established by the children of a USFFM Board member whose passion was small museums.  The other two will be paid from Federation funds.


Museum directors should apply before October 1, 2012, via email or postal mail to USFFM 2001 K Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20006-1040. The application must include the following information:

*        Name of Museum:
*        Street Address, City, State and Zip:
*        Email Address:
*        Telephone:

*        Name and Title of Museum Director:
*        Year founded:
*        Type of museum and mission, in brief:
*        Number of days museum is open each typical week:
*        Museum open hours:
*        Number of visitors last year:

*        Annual budget:
*        Size of paid museum staff:
*        Number of museum volunteers:
*        Please describe the educational or cultural project you propose that would be helped by the USFFM Small Museum grant of $2500. (If project requires outside professional help or equipment, please describe and estimate costs.)


Applicants  are asked to commit to providing  two brief  progress reports (mid-year and end of year) to USFFM, so that the information can be shared with other small museums and the World Federation of Friends of Museums. Photos and stories for use in the USFFM newsletter will also be appreciated. 


Please contact USFFM via email at

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Employment Opportunity: Historic London Town

Historic London Town and Gardens Hiring:
Public Programs Assistant
Museum Educators

Historic London Town and Gardens is looking for 3 to 4 people with experience in museum education or education to assist us with programs, tours, working with teachers and other educators, scheduling and developing education activities and programs. These are part-time positions, and takes place primarily Wednesday through Friday, 8:30am till 2:30pm, August 29, 2012 through December 7, 2012 and March 6, 2013 through June 14, 2013 with additional summer camp weeks and potentially weekend dates as well. These positions will also assist with our living history days, family programming, candlelight tours, and other programs as they arise. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public and feels comfortable speaking to groups. This position will assist with the continued development of programs and materials that are appropriate for all levels of education, from pre-K to adult groups. 

Primary duties include recreating a variety of 18th century lifestyles, tasks, and trades in a creative, educational, accurate and hands-on manner. The Museum Educator and Public Programs Assistant will help in coordinating and teaching museum education programs (primarily school group visits).  They will assist in developing and fabricating new education programs and activities and dealing with logistics of the program. They will also assist with creating and daily running of summer camps and specialized programming. Please see position descriptions for more information. 

Salary is $10 per hour. Please send your cover letter and resume to Lisa Robbins, Director of Education at or Historic London Town and Gardens Attn: Lisa Robbins 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater MD 21037 or fax to 410.222.1918.

·         Demonstrated museum and/or education experience
·         Interest in working with school groups and special interest groups
·         Willingness to learn and perform all programs
·         Ability to research, prepare, and present educational materials
·         Conduct demonstrations of various 18th century skills and assist in active interpretation and maintenance appropriate to the site
·         Support the museum’s policies and work practices by maintaining a prompt attendance record, offering encouragement to new staff, openly engaging the public, and displaying an inviting and enthusiastic attitude, attention to customer service
·         Assist with site maintenance using modern equipment
·         Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
·    High School diploma or equivalent preferred
·    One year of customer service preferred
·    Knowledge of colonial American history, domestic and agricultural skills preferred
·    Excellent communication skills

The applicant should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
The following skills may be required in some or all exhibit areas. (Specific training is provided by Historic London Town and Gardens).
·    Knowledge of research practices and ability to perform critical analysis of historical studies, learn and then disseminate knowledge of colonial history to the public
·    Ability to take direction and to work efficiently either alone or with others
·    Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied ages and backgrounds in both individual and group settings
·    Ability to perform interpretive duties in 18th century costumes in a wide variety of weather conditions, walk, bend, and/or stand for extensive periods of time.
·    Ability to learn about regional plants, animals, and geology for collecting resources
·    Ability to learn (or experience in) numerous craft skills including basic carpentry, hand sewing, hearth cooking, gardening, etc.