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Responsibility: The Glassblower of Hale Farm and Village is responsible to the Education and Public Program Manager of Hale Farm and Village.
Classification: This position is classified as full time and non-exempt in regard to overtime.
1. Provide in-depth interpretations on the craft, its products and services in the community, region and world, the technology, processes, skills, organization and working environment of the craft; the lives and times of those who pursued the craft to a variety of audiences in the glassworks factory at Hale Farm and Village.
2. Expand proficiency in the skill of 19th century glassblowing and use the information to expand the interpretation and demonstration to the visitor.
3. Research available information on the craft and practitioners of the craft. Work with other WRHS departments including research, Sales, crafts & Trades and interpretation in developing new/varied interpretive programs.
4. Produce the Hale Farm Glass line to meet the specifications for wholesale, retail sale or for use in the restoration programs at Hale Farm & Village.
5. Follow the safety and security procedures established for the site, the tools, materials and equipment.
6. Perform general maintenance and repairs on all glassworks equipment, both fixed and portable, used at Hale Farm & Village.
7. Purchasing supplies and materials necessary for production and demonstrations at Hale Farm
8. Teach workshops with skill levels from beginner to advance.
9. Schedule and coordinate ordering necessary supplies/materials for all crafts and trades at Hale Farm & Village
10. Undertake other specific duties as assigned.
Essential Functions: Must have the physical strength and agility to select, produce, and process all materials and use equipment and tools needed for the demonstration/production of glass products.
Qualifications: BA in related field of study preferred. Previous experience in a production glass house. Previous public speaking experience. This position requires skill in the appropriate craft and the capability to study and present a historically accurate picture of the craft. Since the incumbent represents Hale Farm and Village to the public, an ability to be articulate, accurate, enthusiastic and sensitive to the needs of the public is a must. Knowledge of chemistry, electronics and construction skills is desirable.
1. Must be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
2. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
3. Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Pinkston via email at email@example.com or
through mail at Western Reserve Historical Society, Attn: HR – Glassblower position, 10825 East
Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106.
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Responsibility: The Development Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are maintaining the WRHS fund raising database, processing all gifts, and assisting with the logistics of development functions. The Development Coordinator is supervised by the Membership & Volunteer Manager.
Classification: This position is part-time professional and is non-exempt from overtime compensation.
Supervision: Volunteers as assigned.
1. Database and file management to include: maintain and update constituent records in Raiser’s Edge, scan correspondence into database for accurate record keeping, i.e. obituaries, etc., maintain donor and development hard-copy files.
2. Manage the processing and acknowledgement of memberships, to include: data entry on incoming memberships, production and delivery of acknowledgment letters and membership materials, i.e. cards, etc. Assist with the printing and mailing of all renewal letters.
3. Manage individual gift processing to include: data entry on incoming gifts and pledges, and production and delivery of acknowledgment letters.
4. Provide administrative support to Development staff with special event planning and implementation to include: tracking of RSVP’s, dollars raised, and guest acknowledgments.
5. Conducts research on individual prospects to grow donor prospect database.
6. Coordinate necessary logistics for generation of grant proposals. May include: copying, gathering attachments, shipping, and filing, as assigned.
7. Perform additional tasks as assigned.
The Development Coordinator must have an undergraduate degree. Professional experience should include at least two years of development work with a nonprofit organization, preferably a museum or other cultural institution. Experience with a database program (preferably Raiser’s Edge) is required. Must possess strong communication skills, both in speaking and writing, and demonstrate excellent organization skills with attention to detail. Ability to problem-solve and multitask under tight deadlines. Maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, donors and staff. Must maintain donor confidentiality at all times. The ability to work in a positive team-oriented environment, but also function autonomously is essential. Some nights/weekend hours are required.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Pinkston at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Western Reserve Historical Society, Attn HR: Development Coordinator, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 28, 2014.
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Director of Development
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The mission of WRHS is to inspire people to discover the American experience by exploring the tangible history of Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1867, WRHS cares for vast collections—130,000 objects, 36 historic structures, 4-5 million photographs, 250,000 books, and 12 miles of manuscript materials—that tell “real” stories about the region as they relate to family, community, and entrepreneurial history and the history of NEO’s cultural landscape. WRHS is a regional historical organization comprised of five sites in four counties throughout Northeast Ohio, including the History Center in University Circle (Cleveland, Cuyahoga County), Hale Farm & Village (Bath, Summit County), Shandy Hall (Geneva, Ashtabula County), Loghurst (Canfield, Mahoning County), as well as a Preservation and Restoration Facility (Macedonia, Summit County).
Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Development is responsible for managing all aspects of WRHS’s fundraising program, and works closely with the CEO to support board fundraising efforts. Key to success in this position will be maximizing the organization’s fundraising efforts with individual, corporate and foundation donors throughout Northeast Ohio, particularly in the Greater Cleveland and Greater Akron areas.
• Manages all aspects of WRHS’s fundraising efforts (major, membership, foundation, corporate, government, planned giving, and special events) including research, strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
• Oversees membership program for 2,200 members, including acquisition, renewal, direct mail, and on-site sales at show venues. Evaluates current membership operations to determine goal alignment with WRHS’ strategic objectives. In conjunction with the membership manager, redesigns, as necessary, the membership program to meet the needs of WRHS’ constituents in order to attract new members
• In collaboration with the Divisions of Interpretation, Communications & Marketing, Finance & Administration and Research & Publications, creates strategies to attract corporate sponsors for WRHS programs and events
• Creates and implement strategies to grow individual, institutional, and governmental giving based on strategic plan goals
• Writes, edits and/or oversees the development of funding and solicitation materials to individuals, foundations, and corporations
• May contract and manage for specific work (e.g.: grant writer, event coordinator, mail house, etc.)
• Communicates regularly with CEO and WRHS’s Board of Directors to keep them informed about and involved with WRHS’s funding needs and programs. Provides support to board members (research, solicitation training and scripts, meeting arrangements, etc.) to facilitate their fundraising efforts
• Works closely with the CEO and board to identify, cultivate, and facilitate the solicitation of individual and institutional prospects. This work may include travel for events and one-on-one meetings with board members, donors, and prospects
• Works collaboratively with staff colleagues to create WRHS’s case for support and raise funds needed to implement prioritized projects
• Staffs the Development Committee; participates on program committees as requested; tracks fundraising success and provides regular progress reports to the President/CEO
• Determines annual division budget and quarterly goals as well as multiple-year projections
• Manages the day-to-day work of an Associate Director for Foundations & Grants; a Membership and Volunteer Manager; and an Associate Director of Development.
Job Requirements, Attributes and Minimum Qualifications:
• Organized self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Relationship building and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people and institutions including staff, trustees, donors, and colleagues
• Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with Division and Department heads as a member of the WRHS Management Team
• Working knowledge of databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and Microsoft Office applications
• Proven track record of raising $2-3 million annually in contributed income from a variety of sources, including major gifts fundraising from individuals, corporations and foundations
• Demonstrated experience and success as a fundraiser with a Northeast Ohio regional focus and proven reach in the Greater Cleveland and Greater Akron areas desired
• Experience with social media and a knowledge of how to utilize it to enhance and cultivate support, particularly from young donors a plus
• Five to seven years professional fundraising experience, including a minimum of two years in a senior-level position, preferably as a Director of Development
• Basic knowledge of planned giving strategies
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Pinkston at email@example.com or mail it to Western Reserve Historical Society, Attn HR: Director of Development, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 31, 2014.
Rental Event Staff
Responsibility: This position is responsible to the Sales Staff Lead at Hale Farm and Village.
Classification: Part time, non-exempt from overtime
Coordination: This is a part time customer service/security/maintenance position. Working in conjunction with full-time Hale Farm and Village staff, employee is responsible for ensuring the rental customer needs are met and that rental customers have a safe and fun experience at HFV.
1. Protect the collection, premises, employees and visitors against fire, theft, vandalism and other dangers that might result in injury, damage or loss
2. Conduct regular inspections of the premises and other duties as assigned
3. Set-up and take down of tables and banquet furniture
4. Restroom maintenance
5. Ensure visitors remain in appropriate rented areas
6. Remain alert while on duty and to be aware of the activities within the designated post
7. Maintain confidentiality within the department
8. May be assigned other tasks necessary to assure the operational function of Hale Farm & Village
1. Experience with customer service
2. Comfortable speaking publicly
3. Ability to lift 25 pounds
4. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
5. Must be able to do light duty cleaning
6. Must not be convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving any crime of dishonesty, breach of trust, theft, violence or substance abuse
Dates of Employment:
March through December weekends and evenings, times depend on rental schedule.
Typically evening rentals are 4pm to 12am
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Pinkston at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Western Reserve Historical Society, Attn HR: HFV Rental Staff, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106.
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Responsibility: Responsible to the Education Program Manager.
Classification: Part time, seasonal, non-exempt from overtime
Coordination: Works closely with the Education Program Manager to facilitate and enhance educational programming, including school, group and public programs. Activities contribute to the museum’s retail, facility rental, group tour, agricultural, craft and trade and preservation programs.
1. Works directly with school groups, youth and the general public, facilitating hands-on educational programming at Hale Farm & Village and outreach locations, including but not limited to schools.
2. Meets, greets, and checks in groups before the assigned time for their education program.
3. Reads and researches, as assigned, in preparation for teaching all of the programs offered through the Education Department.
4. Prepares and maintains the materials used in the educational programs, including site set-up, clean-up and general assigned maintenance duties.
5. Participates in the evaluation of programs and provides feedback in a timely and professional manner.
6. May be asked to help with the development of new program content and methodologies, partnerships, training of new staff, interns and/or volunteers.
7. Demonstrate variety of rural life activities and chores as appropriate to advancing public understanding about farm life in the 19th century Western Reserve, and its relevance today.
8. Participates in special events sponsored by or at Hale Farm & Village, including mandatory attendance for select Hale Farm community events.
9. Accountable to the Education Program Manager for authentic, thorough, and engaging presentations to all audiences. This includes but is not necessarily limited to authenticity of dress/appearance, program materials and props, as well as the cleanliness and safety of assigned sites.
10. Accepts other duties as may be assigned by the Education Program Manager
1. Have a desire to teach and work with young people;
2. Have the ability to work with a wide range of museum personnel, to work independently, but willingly function as a member of a team;
3. Be able to prioritize, but also have extreme flexibility;
4. Must exhibit tact, enthusiasm, and professional behavior;
5. Be dependable and reliable; be able to work to a time schedule;
6. Possess knowledge of American and Western Reserve history, and training or experience in education is helpful, preferably having an undergraduate degree in social studies, social sciences, humanities, or education; teaching experience in the K-12 range of grades or experience in a museum or youth educational program is beneficial.
Please submit your resume to Lisa Leaman at email@example.com or through the mail to Hale Farm & Village, Attn: Lisa Leaman, PO Box 296, Bath, Ohio 44210.
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Western Reserve Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.