Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Dumbarton House

Job Posting: NSCDA Membership Coordinator

Dumbarton House, national headquarters and AAM-accredited historic house museum of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America [NSCDA], is undergoing an exciting transformation. Guided by a revised mission statement, new strategic plans, and dedicated board leadership, Dumbarton House is poised to strengthen headquarters support for our members as we approach the 125th anniversary of this women’s lineage organization dedicated to preservation, patriotism, and education. The NSCDA Membership Coordinator—a positive and motivated professional with impeccable customer service skills and ability to take direction from multiple sources—will have a unique opportunity to impact the future of the NSCDA and Dumbarton House during this important period.

Position responsibilities, include:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with NSCDA leadership nationally, and support 44 Corporate Societies and 15,200 individual members nationally;
  • Coordinate NSCDA meetings, workshops, and trips/tour;
  • Maintain NSCDA membership database, providing reports and analysis as needed;
  • Manage all aspects of headquarters reception and hospitality;
  • Coordinate NSCDA Strategic Plan progress and reporting, collecting and collating data from national committees and Corporate Societies to support annual report creation;
  • Manage gift shop and other sales;
  • Maintain NSCDA Archives, overseeing cataloguing, housing, conservation, digitization, and research projects;
  • Manage online member resources and support member communications, including website maintenance, online databases, e-newsletters, webinars, etc.; and
  • Supervise Membership Assistant and other periodic part-time, intern, or volunteer headquarters staff.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to build rapport with members of all ages across the country;
  • Self-directed, motivated, tactful, diplomatic, and congenial;
  • Proactive and positive attitude, creative problem-solver, and ability to multi-task;
  • Proven attention to detail and strong organizing, speaking, and writing skills;
  • Strong computer skills, with database, word processing, webinar, and website maintenance experience;
  • Experience executing administrative actions and conference planning; and
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and attitude of respect for working with diverse staff, volunteers, members, and visitors.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter & resume to with NSCDA Membership as the subject. No phone calls please.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jobs in VA, MD, NJ and PA

Check out these great opportunities!

George C. Marshall Museum

Salisbury University, located on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore, is seeking an energetic, dynamic, and qualified applicant to join the staff of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture as its part-time Outreach and Education Coordinator.Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree in history, social studies education, museum studies, or a related field and a minimum of one year of outreach experience at a research center, historical society, historical library, museum, archives, or similar institution.This is a part-time (20 hours per week) exempt State position with a prorated benefits package.  Salary commensurate with experience.  For more information and to apply, please go to:

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, one of three historic sites of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ seeks a full-time Historic Farm Foreman/Interpreter.  The site is one of the oldest living historical farms in New Jersey. The position is full-time, year-round and is responsible for the maintenance and interpretation of the farm, including the care of farm animals, maintenance of farming equipment (some modern, some historic), and the development of educational programs for the general public and school children.  The candidate must have experience in the proper use and care of domesticated animals in a historic farm setting, the supervision and training of current farm staff, new staff and volunteers.  The candidate should also have experience using period implements associated with plowing, planting, cultivating, fertilizing, spraying, pruning and harvesting, be able to perform and supervise routine maintenance of historic farming operations, develop and implement educational programs, work with other education staff to present and interpret programming associated with the farm, and other duties as assigned. The chosen candidate must live on site in housing provided by the Morris County Park Commission (no exceptions), and conduct evening checks of livestock and the farm.  Qualifications:  Candidate must be a college graduate with a major program of study in agriculture or a historic farming program, have a minimum of one year’s experience associated with the operation of a living historical farm, and the development of educational programming in this setting.  Candidate will have the ability to care for and use domesticated farm animals at a living historical farm, operate and maintain modern and historic mechanical equipment, work flexible hours including evenings and weekends,  and have a knowledge of tools, methods and materials used at living historical farms.  The candidate must demonstrate an ability to manage and supervise subordinate personnel, have the ability to lift and carry weights of at least fifty pounds, and be able to properly use a computer. Salary: $49,000/year.  Additional compensation includes the on-site housing, and a medical, dental and pension plan (with employee contributions). 
 Email cover letter, resume and references by October 4, 2014 to:  Mark Sutherland, Manager of Historic Sites –  No phone calls please.  For more information about the Morris County Park Commission and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, visit or

The Nicholas Newlin Foundation seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional Program and Administration Manager. Responsibilities include designing and implementing school-age and adult programs, coordinating an environmental summer camp, promoting programs, working with special events, and organizational communications. The Program and Administration Manager must be enthusiastic, possess proven organizational and management skills, and work well with volunteers. Candidates must communicate well in speech and writing with staff, board members, education professionals, and the public. Three years program experience and a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in public history, history, or a related field is required. Experience with publications, website, social media and technology is desirable. The private, non-profit foundation operates the Newlin Grist Mill, a collection of nine buildings including a working 1704 Mill, two early 18th century homes, working blacksmith shop, and a research archive situated on 160 acres. The organization has a dual mission of historical and environmental preservation and education.

Application deadline is September 20, 2014.Send inquiries and resumes orDirector, Newlin Grist Mill, 219 S. Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342