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Assistant Director

Jefferson County Museum

Charles Town, WV

Full time

 

$40,000

Apply: 

octldirector@ctlibrary.org

The Jefferson County Museum (JCM), a small history museum in Charles Town, West Virginia, is seeking a full time assistant director.

 

Since its founding more than 55 years ago, the museum has acquired, maintained, and exhibited an extraordinary collection of artifacts and documents reflecting the county’s rich history. The assistant director will work collaboratively with the museum director and the museum historian in the operation and maintenance of the museum, including exhibits, education, outreach and marketing; collection management; record keeping and reporting; fundraising; and recruiting and training staff and volunteers.

A candidate for this position will be knowledgeable in all aspects of museum operations and maintenance; curious, creative and committed to lifelong learning; attentive to detail, with strong recordkeeping, organization and communication skills. Initially, the assistant director’s primary responsibilities will be exhibits, education, and outreach.

Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in museum studies, history, public history or other cognate field, preferably with some experience working in a museum; or other equivalent experience.​

  • Ability to plan, design, and install thoroughly researched, well-written and engaging exhibits, both within the museum and virtually, which hold the attention of the visitor and express an understandable and compelling interpretation of an historic subject within a larger social, cultural, and political context.

  • Ability to create interactive education programs as well as plan special events in conjunction with recent exhibits to reach a diverse community. For reaching out to schools, facility in designing materials that connect the museum’s message with an element of a teacher’s curriculum so that both teachers and students have an opportunity for an enhanced lesson and the museum can increase its visibility and attendance.

  • Aptitude to ensure that museum engagement and educational programming is welcoming, equitable and accessible for all, or targeted, audiences.

  • Ability to interact with the public, co-workers, and donors in a consistently friendly, courteous, and flexible manner

  • Knowledge of collection management, including accessioning, conservation and managing loans; cataloging, and creation of finding aids to ensure objects are fully documented and accounted for and readily available to researchers. Ability to properly identify and classify collection objects and integrate new objects into the collection in an accessible and logical way. Knowledge of museum standards.

  • Ability to attend conferences and make public presentations.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication (oral and written) skills.

  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects, and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Commitment to public service, the museum’s mission, and diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Interest in, and the ability to develop expertise in Jefferson County history.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and PastPerfect software

  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

Terms of Employment:

Full-time (40 hours/week), salaried position with leave, retirement, and assistance with health insurance

Salary: low to mid-$40s, depending upon education, qualifications and experience

Reports to: JCM Director

Application Process:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter explaining their interests in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references, via email to Dr. Marcella Genz, OCTL Director, at octldirector@ctlibrary.org. Preference will be given to applications received by 12 August 2022. Position open until filled.

Museum Manager

Morgantown History Museum

Morgantown, WV

Full time

 

Starting at $21.61/hour

Apply: 

 

Submit application at www.morgantownwv.gov/jobs

Under the direction of the Arts & Cultural Development Director, the Museum Manager is responsible for the general management of the Morgantown History Museum (MHM), including programs, partnerships, fundraising, budgets, and external relations. The Manager works closely with the Director of Arts and Cultural Development in developing and articulating the strategic direction of the Museum and, implements a progressive program for the Museum’s revenue generation, fundraising, exhibitions, tours, research projects, collections management, educational activities, volunteer coordination and community outreach.
 

Primary responsibilities include the day-to-day direction and operation of the museum. The Manager leads marketing efforts and represents MHM in fundraising, recruiting, and other public efforts.
 

The Manager is responsible for managing the maintenance of the facility and to develop strategies to optimize the building’s care and use. The Manager develops appropriate administrative processes and procedures to enhance and develop the museum into the future.
 

The Manager must interact effectively with many constituencies: staff, students, participants, funders, school and civic organizations, and local and state units of government. He or she is expected to take a leadership role in monitoring public history trends and recommending appropriate programming to keep pace with a changing environment. This individual must be a pro-active, visible symbol of MHM. The Manager must have a deep passion for preserving history and an enthusiasm for passing that ethic on to others.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-5 with flexibility. May require some weekends and evenings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of 4-year college degree in Museum Studies, History, Business Administration, Arts & Culture, or a closely related field. 

  • Combination of experience & education may be considered but only after minimum experience has been met.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • 3 years of experience in museum or arts management, community activities, or program administration and operation.

Preferred Qualifications:​

  • Supervisory Experience

For more more information about the position, and/or to apply, please visit www.morgantownwv.gov/jobs. The position will remain open until filled.

The City of Morgantown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Library Associate

West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  

Apply: 

https://www.wvstateu.edu/about/administration/human-resources/staff-job-listings.aspx

The Drain-Jordan Library of West Virginia State University is looking for a friendly and service-oriented candidate for the position of Library Associate. This position assists the Director and library staff in providing courteous and efficient customer service to library patrons.

This is a non-classified, non-essential, FLSA overtime nonexempt, full-time, benefits eligible position.

Responsibilities for the Library Associate

Responsibilities include providing fast, friendly customer service to library patrons, coordinating the Circulation Desk schedule with the relevant staff, maintaining coverage at the Circulation Desk area at all times that the library is open to the public. Processing library materials that will be borrowed and/or returned by library patrons, shelving books, directing the maintenance of the General collection (e.g., shelf organization), and other duties as assigned. The Library Associate will also be responsible for the books that will be placed on Reserve by WVSU faculty members. This Library Associate will maintain the Instructional Materials Center (IMC) area, shelving the books and other materials that are located and assigned to this area, policing the IMC area and the Ellison machine area functional and operational.

Requirements for the Library Associate

A minimum of an Associate degree or library experience is required. Applicants possessing the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree will be given consideration. Previous work in an academic library, or directly in the Circulation Department of a public library is a plus.

AmeriCorps Member

Preservation Alliance of WV

Around the state

Full-time & part-time available

Living stipend is roughly $14,000 a year for full-time members, half of that for part-time. AmeriCorps members also receive an education bonus. 

Apply:

Created in 2013, the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s statewide national service initiative where members help main streets thrive, help communities capture their local history, and preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program brings members to sites to implement techniques and theories related to historic preservation, capacity building, and cultural heritage tourism site development to revitalize our local communities and improve our economy. The primary objective of this program is to inject new life into the state’s declining economy by having members complete projects that will attract more private spending to West Virginia’s cultural heritage sites and those sites’ communities. 

The GOALS of Preserve WV are for members to

 

  • bring local history to life and enhance cultural heritage tourism opportunities​

  • increase visitation at cultural heritage sites

  • preserve historical resources helping transform blighted and underused places into community resources

  • build sites’ capacity to increase their efficiency, effectiveness, and/or program reach primarily through volunteer management.

 
AmeriCorps service is neither employment nor volunteering; it is a unique, paid, National Service opportunity that is similar to the Peace Corps.  AmeriCorps programs take multiple approaches to improving lives, fostering civic engagement, and addressing critical community needs through direct service. AmeriCorps’ official motto is “Get Things Done.”

​More information about AmeriCorps is available at https://www.nationalservice.gov/  

For PAWV AmeriCorps site offerings, please check https://www.pawv.org/americorps.html

Applications for the 2021-2022 service year will be released in June 2021, for service starting August 30th.

AmeriCorps Member

Appalachian Forest National Heritage Are

Monongahela Forest region

Full-time & part-time available

Living stipend is roughly $14,000 a year for full-time members, half of that for part-time. AmeriCorps members also receive an education bonus. 

Apply:

AFNHA AmeriCorps members provide a year of service, allowing an individual to benefit local communities and landscapes while gaining professional development and strengthening their own skills. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance stipend plus an education award upon completion.

AFNHA AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of positions at partner sites, within the following fields:

  • Conservation: Conserve natural resources including ecosystem restoration and land improvement, habitat monitoring, and environmental education, awareness, and outreach. Conservation members serve with federal or state agencies or non-profit organizations, in a variety of locations across our counties.

  • Heritage Community Development: Help rural communities with economic development, events, partnerships, and tourism based on their local assets and cultural resources. Develop and conserve local history and arts and encourage cultural heritage tourism. Potential sites include historical societies and museums, community development groups, and arts organizations.

More information about AmeriCorps is available at https://www.nationalservice.gov/  

For AFNHA AmeriCorps site offerings, please check https://www.appalachianforestnha.org/positions

Applications for the 2021-2022 service year will be released in May 2021.

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