Posted November 12, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Development Associate
The Baltimore Museum of Industry [BMI] seeks a highly motivated and energetic development professional to join its staff. Primary responsibilities include grant writing in the foundation, corporate, and governmental funding community. Additional responsibilities include grant funding research, and assisting in other areas of BMI’s development activities, e.g. events, donor cultivation, annual fund, donor database, etc. Excellent writing skills and a successful grant writing record are required. Solid computer skills in an MS Office environment and ability to learn and use the institution-wide Altru database are required. Undergraduate degree in English, history, or compatible field required, and 3-5 years grant writing experience in a non-profit development program.
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Jobs in Virginia, posted the week of November 4, 2013
If you are looking for a job in public history, you should check the National Council on Public History job page frequently. Note that there are two jobs in Virginia: one at Fort Monroe and one at the George Washington Foundation. Applications are accepted until next week for both jobs.
Posted August 30, Part-Time Educator, The Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
The Accokeek Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization involved in land stewardship, historical preservation and sustainable agriculture, seeks a Museum Educator to lead school tours at the National Colonial Farm. This position is part-time, requiring a commitment of 9 – 15 a week, including occasional weekends. Applicants should be a team player with a strong interest in history, agriculture, and the environment. For more information look here
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Museum Educator” in the subject line.
Posted July 15, Open until Filled: Historian/Curator, International Spy Museum, Washington DC
The International Spy Museum, the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to the craft, history, and contemporary role of espionage, seeks a dynamic and creative individual to serve as member of the Exhibitions and Programs team. As the Museum’s main content specialist, the Historian/Curator performs research on wide ranging topics to support educational programs, exhibitions, publications, and media outreach, and develops, organizes and/or conducts programs for the general public, educators, scholars, and professionals in the intelligence community. Responsibilities include: writing (including educator resources, exhibit labels, blogs, and professional articles); exhibit development; representing the Museum to the public, VIPs, and media; identifying and coordinating with experts in the intelligence community to present programs addressing current issues and scholarship; researching and interpreting the collection and assisting with acquisitions; and, building and expanding the Museum’s local, national, and international reputation.
Interest or background in material culture studies a plus. Teaching, museum, intelligence community and/or other pertinent experience highly desirable. Content area Interests: Specialty in intelligence is highly desirable. Global perspectives and familiarity with history of science and technology a plus. Flexible schedule with occasional morning/evening/weekend hours is also required.
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Posted June 10, Apply by June 24
Museum Technician, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service
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Posted May 26, Apply by June 1: LAST MINUTE Summer Camp JOB at National Building Museum
Summer Camp Teaching Specialist
The National Building Museum seeks museum educators, teaching artists and social studies teachers to serve as a Summer Camp Specialist for children age eight to eleven, for its Worldly Builders session occurring July 22-August 2, 2013 and Young Designers session occurring August 5-16, 2013. This temporary, part-time position will work directly with children in leading morning classes in, visual art, design education, exhibition design, and city planning.
Camp work hours: 3 morning hours per day, Monday-Friday.
Compensation: $900 per session or $1800 for both sessions
Candidates should be extremely reliable; able to commit to camp duration; possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is strongly preferred) and 2-3 years of teaching experience; knowledge of city planning and architecture, have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills; and experience in an informal learning environment. Successful applicants will complete a criminal background check prior to camp. Send cover letter indicating your session(s) of interest, resume, and list of three references to: Sally Otis, SOtis@nbm.org
Application deadline: June 1, 2013.
Posted May 20: Collections Curator, New York City Police Museum
The New York City Police Museum seeks a Collections Curator to perform specialized, professional work involving the exhibition, documentation, storage, research, and additional refinement of the museum’s collection. The successful candidate will balance collections care responsibilities with the creation of innovative exhibitions about the exciting and important history of policing and law enforcement in New York City.
To apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Julie Bose at: email@example.com.
Posted May 20: Part Time Fellowship and Internship Coordinator, National Museum of African American History and Culture, apply by May 31
The Fellowship Program Administrator position is located in the Office of Curatorial Affairs, reports to the Chief Curator, and is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The incumbent will administer the Museum’s Fellowship and Intern Programs. Identification, recruitment, and program management will be among the major duties assigned to this position. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with the Fellowship and Internship Review Committee through meetings, conferences, and written reports to optimize funding and keep awards within budget. The incumbent will also develop and arrange professional training programs, seminars, group activities, and social functions for NMAAHC’s Fellows and Interns.
This is a part-time Trust position, which has similar requirements and benefits as Federal Government positions. Work hours (20 hours per week); approximate salary range $31,233 – $40,602. Email your resume to BoddieS@si.edu.
Posted May 13: Maryland Humanities Council, History Day Outreach Coordinator, Apply by June 7
The Maryland Humanities Council is hiring an Outreach Coordinator is responsible for implementing a recruitment plan for the Maryland History Day program, to strengthen and increase statewide participation by students, teachers, and schools. Key goals include (1) increase student participation in Maryland History Day and (2) improve the quality and competitiveness of projects advancing to state and national competitions. This is a half time position that pays $25 an hour.
Posted May 13: Maryland Humanities Council, Program Assistant, Apply by June 7
The Maryland Humanities Council is hiring a Program Assistant who will support a variety of projects including One Maryland One Book, Letters About Literature, Book Festivals, Civil War Discussion, Maryland History Day, Chautauqua, and Speakers Bureau programs. This job is full time and pays $14 an hour.
Posted May 8, 2013: Lead Historian/Curator, John S. Mosby Museum, Warrenton, VA
The John S. Mosby Museum seeks an experienced and energetic professional to serve as the museum’s lead historian/curator. As a museum dedicated to American Civil War history, the curator of the Mosby Museum should be familiar with the challenges involved with interpreting Civil War history for the public, and therefore must be equipped to handle that task in an objective manner. As the museum is just getting off the ground, marketing and promotion to attract investors is a critical component.
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Job Posted April 11, 2013: Public Space Activation Manager, Baltimore
The Public Space Events and Activation Coordinator will work as a member of the Marketing Team and will have direct responsibility for planning, organizing, promoting and coordinating of activities, programs and events within Hopkins Plaza, Preston Gardens, Center Plaza, and other public spaces in Downtown Baltimore. The Coordinator must be flexible, adaptable, and able to work beyond normal working hours.
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