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Program Staff Member

Friends of Blackwater

Thomas, WV

Compensation will be dependent on experience.  

Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to info@saveblackwater.org

Friends of Blackwater (“FOB”) is a non-profit conservation organization in Tucker County, West Virginia working to protect the natural and human resources of the Mid-Atlantic Allegheny Highlands.  FOB was founded to move the iconic Blackwater Canyon into public ownership, and has expanded its mission over 20 years to include watershed restoration, outdoor recreational development, heritage and environmental education, and broad environmental advocacy.  

The Program Staff Member will work with the staff team on program development, grant and technical report writing, project management, data management and analysis, budgeting, field work, public outreach and advocacy, and volunteer supervision.  Desirable skills and experience include: training/experience in a natural science-related field, field work, demonstrated writing skills and experience, and project management.  A valid driver’s license is required.

This is a full-time position with somewhat flexible hours and schedule; in-person work from the FOB office in the Town of Thomas, WV is expected.  Compensation will be dependent on experience.  This is an opportunity to develop, employ, and refine a diverse vocational skill set in the realm of natural resource management, while working in one of the most unique and beautiful outdoors destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region.  

Structural Historian

Department of Arts, Culture & History

Kanawha County, WV 

Full-time permanent

$34,688.00 - $64,172.00 Annually

Apply:

Under the supervision of the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and in cooperation with other staff members, candidate will: oversee the Federal and State Commercial Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program and State Residential Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program which will require review of submitted applications, site visits as necessary to confirm adherence to the Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation and other related activities; in coordination with the Grants Coordinator, oversee the Development Grant Program, specifically being responsible for assigned subgrant monitoring to insure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation (through site visits, written and verbal consultation, and file documentation) and participating in the annual selection process and other administrative activities associated with the subgrants as assigned; oversee the Certified Local Government Program, including assistance to historic landmark commissions currently certified or interested in participation, assistance in the annual survey and planning grant program as it relates to the CLG program, and technical support to current CLGS including training related to local design review efforts, and other duties; provide technical assistance to property owners related to the structural assessment of historic building conditions, appropriate repairs, and related structural information; review of projects related to the Capitol Building Commission and provide technical assistance to the CBC as needed. Successful candidate will be expected to travel. A successful criminal background check may be a condition of employment. Performs other duties as required.(0432P00123)

Minimum Qualifications

Training: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field.

Substitution: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the above fields and two years of fulltime or equivalent part-time paid experience in historic preservation work such as conducting historic resource surveys, research, preparing National Register nominations, writing, teaching, interpreting history as a historian, or closely related activities may substitute for the Master's degree.

 
Experience: Two years of paid full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment in historic preservation work such as conducting historic resource surveys, research, preparing National Register nominations, writing, teaching, interpreting history as a historian, or closely related activities.

Museum Executive Director

The city of Marietta, Ohio, established as the first permanent organized settlement in the  Northwest Territory in 1788, is in Southeastern Ohio at the confluence of the Ohio and  Muskingum Rivers. Marietta is in Washington County and serves as the county seat. The 2010  census recorded a population of just over 14,000. It is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH area which has a population of over 154,000 (2010 census). 

The Northwest Territory Museum Society (formerly Friends of the Museum) operates and  manages the Northeast Territory Museum - Campus Martius which is dedicated to the original  Northwest Territory Ordinance of 1787, as well as regional early history. A second, the Ohio River  Museum, sits one block south on the banks of the Muskingum River and is also under the  management of the Society. 

The museums are owned by the state of Ohio, under the direction of the Ohio History  Connection, originally established as the Ohio Historical Society in 1885 as a 501(c)(3) to carry  out history preservation and education for Ohio’s citizens. 

The Northwest Territory Museum Society has positioned the organization for growth. This  includes a brand-new Ohio River Museum (in development) and long-term planning and  expansion of the Northwest Territory Museum - Campus Martius, with exhibits that tell the story  of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. This important document in United States History has been  described as one of top human rights documents in the world. The Society seeks an Executive Director to be in place by fall. Candidates with knowledge of the region and Ohio history will be highly considered. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide integrative leadership to staff and volunteers for consistent direction,  communication, organizational alignment and visioning. 

  • Management, and fiscal stewardship of the entire organization. 

  • Report to the board of directors. 

  • Work closely with the board and staff, in developing and articulating the strategic  direction of the Museums. 

  • Plans develop, and deliver a comprehensive, coordinated, diverse, inclusive, forward  looking museum. 

  • Create dynamic public history programming that drives attendance. 

  • Act in a leadership role to monitor public history trends and recommend appropriate  programming to keep pace with a changing social environment. 

  • Responsible for all day-to-day operations and directions. 

  • Lead the development and marketing initiatives, representing the organization in  fundraising and recruitment of donor’s side-by-side with Board members. ∙ Serve as the public face for the Museums. 

  • Work collaboratively with many constituencies: students, members, program partners,  funders, schools, history groups, civic organizations, local and state units of government. ∙ Demonstrate a deep passion for preserving history and excitement for sharing that  passion with others. 

  • Lead the board and staff toward best practices for museums and board governance.

Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred in related management, development, museum studies, or history fields. 

  • Five years’ experience in museums or related experience in venues or attractions with at  least seven years at a senior management level. 

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills/Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated leadership and success in development and implementation of exhibits  and public programming. 

  • Proven administrative, analytical, and strategic planning skills. 

  • Record of being a self-starter, leader, team builder, and problem solver. ∙ Experience managing staff and dealing with all human resource related matters including  hiring, evaluating, and terminating employees. 

  • Proven financial ability to organize and manage a budget and to monitor ongoing financial  performance. 

  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and community outreach with expertise in creating  public and private partnerships. 

  • Experience in managing and guiding a board of directors. 

  • Effective communicator with proven ability to work with individuals or diversified groups  such as staff, government, business leaders, donors, and volunteers. 

  • Experience with capital campaigns and new museum planning.

Museum of the Northwest Territory - Ohio River Museum/Campus Martius

Marietta, OH

Full-time 

Apply:

Please send a cover letter that describes your background and how you meet the requirements, as well as what excites you about this position thus far. Please also send a resume and current availability to robin@janmckayandassociates.consulting

$60,000 - $65,000 Annually

Museum Executive Director

Executive Director

The Greenbrier Historical Society (GHS) is focused on sharing the rich and diverse history of our Valley. With the recent completion of several new exhibits there is still room to grow the exhibit program and continue to bring excitement and new life to the North House Museum. The organization seeks a creative Executive Director that must be willing to innovate, build community engagement and support, as well work to engage with new audiences.

Operating out of downtown Lewisburg, WV the Greenbrier Historical Society serves the Greenbrier Valley (Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and Pocahontas County). The Greenbrier Historical Society oversees three historic properties: The North House Museum and Archives, the Barracks, and the Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion. 

 

The Executive Director is responsible for the management and oversight of the Greenbrier Historical Society properties. The Executive Director provides leadership and oversees the day-to-day operation of the North House Museum and Archive as well as the capital improvements to the Barracks and Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion at the direction of the GHS Board of Directors. 
 

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Management 

  • Finances and Fundraising

  • Communications and Marketing

  • Programming and Outreach

  • Professional Development

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Museum Studies, Public History, Nonprofit Management, Archives, or related field. Master’s Degree Preferred. 

Experience:
⦁    Experience with management of a museum, archive, or a non-profit organization.
⦁    Experience developing and implementing educational programs and special events.
⦁    Experience managing and developing staff and volunteers. 
⦁    Organization management experience or equivalent education to include intermediate accounting and marketing knowledge. 

Technical Skills:
⦁    Excellent verbal communication skills to include effective public speaking.
⦁    Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to compose business documents, financial reports, news releases, and marketing materials with emphasis on accuracy and proper grammar.
⦁    Grant Writing and fundraising experience.
⦁    Technology and computer knowledge a plus.
⦁    Computer literacy requirements: proficiency in MS Word and Excel, Google Suites, Past Perfect, Little Green Light (or other donor management software), QuickBooks, Weebly web builder, MailChimp, Canva or other graphic design software. 


Physical Requirements:
⦁    Ability to climb stairs and ladders
⦁    Comfortable using tools and doing minor repair/construction work a plus
⦁    Infrequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
⦁    Standing, walking and sitting for extended amounts of time

 

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.

Greenbrier Historical Society 

Lewisburg, WV

Full-time 

$43,500 with annual review cycle

Apply:

Cover letter, resume, and three professional references should be sent to the Greenbrier Historical Society, jobs@greenbrierhistorical.org

The city of Marietta, Ohio, established as the first permanent organized settlement in the  Northwest Territory in 1788, is in Southeastern Ohio at the confluence of the Ohio and  Muskingum Rivers. Marietta is in Washington County and serves as the county seat. The 2010  census recorded a population of just over 14,000. It is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH area which has a population of over 154,000 (2010 census). 

The Northwest Territory Museum Society (formerly Friends of the Museum) operates and  manages the Northeast Territory Museum - Campus Martius which is dedicated to the original  Northwest Territory Ordinance of 1787, as well as regional early history. A second, the Ohio River  Museum, sits one block south on the banks of the Muskingum River and is also under the  management of the Society. 

The museums are owned by the state of Ohio, under the direction of the Ohio History  Connection, originally established as the Ohio Historical Society in 1885 as a 501(c)(3) to carry  out history preservation and education for Ohio’s citizens. 

The Northwest Territory Museum Society has positioned the organization for growth. This  includes a brand-new Ohio River Museum (in development) and long-term planning and  expansion of the Northwest Territory Museum - Campus Martius, with exhibits that tell the story  of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. This important document in United States History has been  described as one of top human rights documents in the world. The Society seeks an Executive Director to be in place by fall. Candidates with knowledge of the region and Ohio history will be highly considered. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide integrative leadership to staff and volunteers for consistent direction,  communication, organizational alignment and visioning. 

  • Management, and fiscal stewardship of the entire organization. 

  • Report to the board of directors. 

  • Work closely with the board and staff, in developing and articulating the strategic  direction of the Museums. 

  • Plans develop, and deliver a comprehensive, coordinated, diverse, inclusive, forward  looking museum. 

  • Create dynamic public history programming that drives attendance. 

  • Act in a leadership role to monitor public history trends and recommend appropriate  programming to keep pace with a changing social environment. 

  • Responsible for all day-to-day operations and directions. 

  • Lead the development and marketing initiatives, representing the organization in  fundraising and recruitment of donor’s side-by-side with Board members. ∙ Serve as the public face for the Museums. 

  • Work collaboratively with many constituencies: students, members, program partners,  funders, schools, history groups, civic organizations, local and state units of government. ∙ Demonstrate a deep passion for preserving history and excitement for sharing that  passion with others. 

  • Lead the board and staff toward best practices for museums and board governance.

Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s degree; Masters preferred in related management, development, museum studies, or history fields. 

  • Five years’ experience in museums or related experience in venues or attractions with at  least seven years at a senior management level. 

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills/Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated leadership and success in development and implementation of exhibits  and public programming. 

  • Proven administrative, analytical, and strategic planning skills. 

  • Record of being a self-starter, leader, team builder, and problem solver. ∙ Experience managing staff and dealing with all human resource related matters including  hiring, evaluating, and terminating employees. 

  • Proven financial ability to organize and manage a budget and to monitor ongoing financial  performance. 

  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and community outreach with expertise in creating  public and private partnerships. 

  • Experience in managing and guiding a board of directors. 

  • Effective communicator with proven ability to work with individuals or diversified groups  such as staff, government, business leaders, donors, and volunteers. 

  • Experience with capital campaigns and new museum planning.

Museum of the Northwest Territory - Ohio River Museum/Campus Martius

Marietta, OH

Full-time 

Apply:

Please send a cover letter that describes your background and how you meet the requirements, as well as what excites you about this position thus far. Please also send a resume and current availability to robin@janmckayandassociates.consulting

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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