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Cleveland History Center Marketing Manager

RESPONSIBILITY:   Reports to Director, Cleveland History Center; Responsible to drive attendance and membership sales to the Cleveland History Center.

CLASSIFICATION:    This position is classified as full-time, professional and is exempt from overtime compensation

COORDINATION: Works closely with all areas within WRHS and associated with WRHS, including as needed, with the Board of Trustees, auxiliary groups, vendors, the news media, and the public.  Collaborate with the Marketing Manager at Hale Farm & Village, the Development team, and Senior Staff to increase awareness and positive perceptions of WRHS and the Cleveland History Center, sell more memberships, and ultimately increase attendance at the CHC.

DUTIES:  

Digital Marketing and Engagement – effectiveness measured by web and email analytics, social media analytics and online membership sales and ultimately attendance at the CHC

  1. Drives an active and responsive social media presence for the Cleveland History Center on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram through strategic content around events, exhibits, and collections.
  2. Develops and places optimized online content for upcoming events, exhibits, collections, and departments for the WRHS website.
  3. Responsible to optimize web presence through SEO and/or PPC.
  4. Maintains online presence and digital communication consistent with CHC brand to drive visibility and museum attendance.
  5. Manages online ticketing system and provides timely updates to event staff in regards to ticket sales, online activity, etc.
  6. Works closely with departments and event staff to create content and design elements for the eblasts outlined in an email marketing schedule.
  7. Manages the updates to online community calendars by providing approved content and links. Ensure information is consistent, current, and accurate.

Communications & Media Relations – effectiveness measured by admission results and earned media results

  1. Drafts news releases, marketing plans, and media outreach plans for events, exhibits, and sustained messaging.
  2. Proactively pitches media outlets and journalists.
  3. Responds to media inquiries and filters requests for interview, data, photos, etc. to the appropriate staff members.
  4. Effectively steward media relationships with prompt response time, follow through, and follow up including thank you’s.
  5. Effectively analyzes the success of PR and communications efforts through event marketing reports and sharing reports in a timely fashion.
  6. Actively participates in special events sponsored by or at the WRHS History Center.

Marketing material for the History Center

  1. Creates and implements annual marketing plan and budget that follows the program and events plan for the History Center.
  2. Evaluate marketing opportunities and efforts to develop recommendations based on data and research.
  3. Manages the production schedule, design, display, and distribution of marketing materials such brochures, rack cards, advertisements, and direct mail promotional pieces. (Either by outside graphic designer or the Marketing Manager themselves.)
  4. Coordinate photographic documentation of all CHC exhibits, special events, public programs, and special projects.
  5. Collect, report and analyze metrics for all marketing initiatives including websites, and refine plans accordingly. The focus is on cost effectively increasing attendance at the CHC and selling more memberships.
  6. Work collaboratively with staff to develop content.
  7. Maintain a repository of brand assets and messaging
  8. Other projects with the goal of generating attendance and membership sales.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or Marketing. 5-7 years of experience. Non-profit or event-driven marketing experience a plus.
  2. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Experience writing engaging and effective marketing copy.
  3. Proven success implementing integrated direct response campaigns across social media sites, a website, traditional media vehicles with PR/media relations to generate measurable results such as membership sales and/or traffic to an event for an organization.
  4. Intermediate to advanced computer skills including proficiency with excel, Google Analytics, and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop).
  5. Demonstrated ability at simultaneously handle multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and budgets.
  6. A self-starter and a team-player.
  7. Creative and curious.

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Region 3 Ohio History Day Associate

RESPONSIBILITY: The Region 3 Ohio History Day Associate is responsible to the Region 3 Ohio History Day Coordinator/CHC Education and Public Programs Manager and works closely with the CHC Programs Coordinator. The History Day Associate is responsible for the successful implementation of all History Day related programming, as well as the successful execution of the Region 3 Ohio History Day (HD) Competition presented by the Cleveland History Center both on and off site.
CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as Temporary, Part-Time and non-exempt with regard to overtime. Period of Employment will be September – April with increased hour requirements from January – March.

SUPERVISION: This position, in conjunction with the Region 3 Ohio History Day Coordinator, supervises and trains all History Day volunteers, interns and judges.

COORDINATION: The History Day Associate assists in the coordination of one of Ohio’s largest regional History Day competitions, to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The HD Associate coordinates staffing, competition logistics, day-of event details and related programs with Cleveland History Center staff and department heads, pertinent Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff, as well as History Day students, parents, teachers and judges.

DUTIES:
Maintain and update competition database.

  1. Problem-solve competition database glitches by consulting software support and the Ohio History Day State Coordinator.
    Communicates any software or competition problems/issues with the Region 3 Ohio History Day Coordinator immediately.
  2. Facilitates teacher, student and parent usage of the online registration and payment systems, sending notices and answering email and phone inquiries in a timely fashion.
  3. Monitors the HD phone extension and HD email account via WRHS voicemail and email systems.
  4. Develop and execute informational HD overviews and project development sessions for schools and classrooms.
  5. Plan and facilitate two (2) History Day REV Ups in conjunction with WRHS Archives and Research Library staff.
  6. Assist in the development and execution of teacher workshops, a minimum of two per year.
  7. Judge In-School History Day Fairs as requested.
  8. In concert with the Region 3 Ohio History Day Coordinator, recruit returning and new judges, teachers, schools and community groups to participate in Region 3 Ohio History Day.
  9. Produce HD informational flyers and forms as needed, coordinating with the Ohio History Day State Coordinator and CHC Marketing Manager when needed.
  10. Compose accurate informational documents, emails and e-blasts for teachers, students, parents, volunteers and judges.
  11. Compose website verbiage; submit approved updates CHC webmaster in a timely fashion.
  12. Create and prepare all necessary contest day materials, directional signage, schedules, maps, award ceremony programs, etc.
  13. Assist in set-up and logistics for competition day.
    1. Secure all CWRU rooms, parking, and security.
    2. Order catering for judges at both locations.
    3. Order and prepare all office supplies and materials.
    4. Order judge gifts, student swag and trophies.
    5. Submit all financial paperwork to the Region 3 Ohio History Day Coordinator accurately and in a timely fashion.
    6. Create staffing plan for set-up, competition day and tear-down of event.
  14. Be present for HD and lead competition results tabulation, run-off judging, and results report for the awards ceremony on competition day and for release to general public.
  15. Sort and return Judge Scoring Sheets to the appropriate classroom teacher either the day of the competition or by mail.
  16. Construct History Day after-action report.
  17. Develop History Day results press announcements, web and social media postings, including state and national winners, as coordinated with the CHC Marketing Manager.
  18. Compile and disseminate all statistical reports as required.
  19. Archive all competition materials and create a transfer of knowledge plan for the 2019 Region 3 Ohio History Day Competition.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have EXCEPTIONAL organizational and communication skills and include proficiency in Microsoft Office database and spreadsheet management, mail merges, G-Suite products from Google, and publishing simple forms and flyers.
  2. Must be highly detail-oriented and have exceptional grammar and writing skills.
  3. Must be able to prioritize, but also have extreme flexibility.
  4. Must exhibit tact, enthusiasm, and professional behavior.
  5. Must be dependable and reliable and be able to excel when constrained by a time-sensitive schedule.
  6. Must have the ability to work with a wide range of museum personnel, to work independently, and also willingly function as a member of a team.
  7. Must be able to delegate tasks to other team members, train them and follow-up to ensure accurate task completion.
  8. Must have a willingness to work evening and weekend hours. Open availability for the months of January – March is required.
  9. Must desire to contribute to the success of all students and teachers participating in the National History Day academic program.
  10. Possessing 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.

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Hale Farm & Village Rental Event Staff

RESPONSIBILITY: This position is responsible to the Rentals Manager, the Rental Lead and Management at Hale Farm and Village.
CLASSIFICATION: Part time, non-exempt from overtime
SUPERVISION: N/A
COORDINATION: Our organization is looking for energetic event staff to help facilitate events for our unique venue. This is a part time customer service position.  Working in conjunction with Rental Manager, Rental Lead and HFV management, employee is responsible for ensuring the rental customer needs are met and the HFV property is protected.
DUTIES:
Customer Service:

  • Serve as liaison for renting parties and attending vendors, assisting with location of fixtures, electricity, etc., the communication of HFV policies, and set-up/clean up needs and restrictions.
  • Maintains key knowledge about Hale Farm history, daily and special programming and special events.

Basic Site Services:

  • Set-up and take down of tables and banquet furniture
  • Restroom and site maintenance, including trash as necessary. Communicating fixture and site maintenance issues and emergencies to Rental Manager, Rental Lead Manager or Site Manager immediately
  • Ensure closing checklist is completed by catering vendors and site is prepared for next day, including securing site for evening
  • Ensure renting parties are following all required safety guidelines and all other HFV policies
  • Ensure renting parties and caterer/bartending service are complying with all state health codes and regulations regarding alcohol consumption
  • Ensure visitors remain in appropriate rented areas
  • Remain alert while on duty and to be aware of the activities within the designated post

Security:

  • Protect the collection, animals, premises, employees and visitors against damages fire, theft, vandalism and other dangers that might result in injury, damage or loss
  • Conduct regular inspections of the premises and other duties as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality within the department
  • May be assigned other tasks necessary to assure the operational function of Hale Farm & Village, including special event weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with customer service
  • Comfortable speaking publicly
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to do light duty cleaning
  • 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 3pm to 12am+

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Cleveland History Center Museum Interpreter

Responsibility: Responsible to the Education & Public Programs Manager for providing excellent guest service and coordination for museum guests including, but not limited to, daily visitation, group tours, and private events. Also responsible to Lead Interpreter.

Classification: This position is classified as part-time, and is non-exempt from overtime compensation.

Objective: To advance the mission of the Western Reserve Historical Society by engaging with the general public (children, adults, families).

Coordination: Coordinates activities with the front line staff at the Cleveland History Center. Coordinates with vendors, security, and event lead for private events. Coordinates with programming to greet and direct school and adult groups.

Job Overview: Museum Interpreters utilize the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling to engage guests during their museum visit. The interpreter encourages guests to explore the Cleveland History Center in its entirety and advocates upcoming programs and events.

Duties:

  1. Complete training programs, study selected readings and accompany other museum staff on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in leading groups and engaging museum guests.
  2. Facilitate high quality speaker’s bureau programs on a variety of Cleveland and Western Reserve historical topics.
  3. Assist in the development of specialized tour and speaker’s bureau content.
  4. Ensure a positive visitor experience, school children, residents, and tourists alike.
  5. Engage visitors in hands-on activities, share information that is not easily seen, and encourage guests to explore all the museum has to offer.
  6. Periodically greet school groups, visitors and provide tours in historic costume and character.
  7. Support signature events.
  8. Promote and sell memberships.
  9. Promote WRHS visitor feedback and evaluation systems for individual and group visits.
  10. Maintain Core Performance Standards:
    1. Commit to a regular schedule
    2. Follow dress code and other codes of conduct as explained in the WRHS employee handbook.
  11. Stay alert at all times to prevent damage and theft.
  12. Support a positive overall impression of the Cleveland History Center including visitor reception, wayfinding, and general museum cleanliness.
  13. Support income generation initiatives by identifying and recommending programs and activities based on the strengths of the department that will contribute to the financial success of WRHS.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Characteristics, Training, & Experience: Museum Interpreters must be enthusiastic team players who are cooperative, willing to learn, and able to take direction. They should have an interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Cleveland History Center. Experience or education in history, art, performing arts, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.
Training & Benefits: Interpreters will be trained by a team of staff including the Director of Operations, Education & Public Program Manager, Curatorial/Collections Staff, and Museum Educators. Interpreters will acquire teaching skills, public speaking, and gain an understanding of the purpose and activities of the Western Reserve Historical Society. He/She will have access to resource publications, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museum, Library, and exhibits.

Requirements:

  1. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  2. Must be able to ascend and descend stairways.
  3. Must be able to lift minimum 25 lbs.
  4. Must have flexibility to work nights and weekends.

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Cleveland History Center Event Facilitator

RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Sales Manager

CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as operational and is non-exempt with regard to overtime compensation.

SUPERVISION: None

COORDINATION: Works with the Sales Manager to provide excellent customer service, and to facilitate and execute private events at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle.

DUTIES:

  1. Oversee the event execution to ensure it meets the needs of the client.
  2. Perform extensive physical setup and breakdown for non-catered events, as well as taking out the trash, and set up chairs and tables for said events.
  3. Act as liaison for WRHS, rental client, and vendors on day of event.
  4. Individual and group visitor control and assistance.
  5. Assist the coordination of vendors for private events
  6. Maintain open and detailed communication with Sales Manager of event details, outcomes and issues.
  7. Protect the collection, premises, employees and visitors against fire, theft, vandalism and other dangers that might result in injury, damage or loss.
  8. Control and manage rental inventory.

QUALIFICATIONS: Pleasant manner, observant, tactful, resourceful, self-starter, tolerant, honest, alert, neat, and in good health.  Conscientious in following regulations and instructions. Can legally handle alcohol and lift up to 50 lbs. Can withstand working outdoors in high temperatures and stand for long periods of time.

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Cleveland History Center Museum Educator

RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Education and Public Programs Manager
CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as part-time.
COORDINATION: Works closely with the Education and Public Programs Manager to facilitate and enhance educational programming, including school, group and public programs. Participates in programs and activities that significantly enhance public understanding of and access to History Center exhibits and collections. Efforts to engage and educate the public will occur in all public spaces of the History Center, including but not limited to the Hay McKinney Mansion, Main Exhibit Galleries, the Crawford Galleries, and the Research Center.
DUTIES:

  1. Works directly with school groups, youth and the general public, facilitating hands-on educational programming at the History Center 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 and Public Programs 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. Participates in special events sponsored by or at the History Center, including mandatory attendance for select History Center signature events.
  8. Takes on duties of Museum Interpreter as assigned, including Speakers Bureau Programs. See Museum Interpreter Job Description for duties.
  9. Accountable to the Education and Public Programs 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 and Public Programs Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  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.

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Manager of Individual Giving and Major Gifts

RESPONSIBILITY: The Manager of Individual Giving and Major Gifts reports to the Vice President of Development and is responsible for unrestricted contributed revenue from individuals to WRHS.

CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as full-time professional and is exempt from overtime compensation.

DUTIES:

  1. Works with the VP of Development, the President & CEO and WRHS Department Heads to stimulate contributions from individual donors to support operations of WRHS.
  2. Maintains contact with key Annual Fund donors.
  3. Prepares and submits detailed fundraising plans for the Annual Fund to the VP of Development including the development of the strategy and oversight of the execution of the solicitation and acknowledgement process for Annual Fund and Major Gift donors.
  4. Maintains up-to-date donor prospect lists identifying and tracking progress of donor cultivation and solicitation.
  5. Works with the entire Development Team on donor cultivation events.
  6. Coordinates all individual solicitations, maintaining contact with all donors before and after gifts are committed involving the CEO, VP of Development and other staff as appropriate.
  7. Personally participates in fundraising from individuals, and at the same time implements strategies to leverage WRHS leadership relations to increase giving to the organization.
  8. Performs development tasks as assigned by the VP of Development.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Manager of Individual Giving and Major Gifts is a professional position of the Western Reserve Historical Society that requires professional experience and achievement, unquestioned personal integrity and creativity.  Educational requirements include an undergraduate degree in a related field.  Professional experience should include at least three years of development work with a non-profit organization, preferably a museum or other cultural non-profit organization.  Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills are essential as well as the ability to work in a team atmosphere and meet a continuing series of goals-oriented deadlines.  Good working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is desirable.

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Frederick C. & Kathleen S. Crawford Curator for the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

RESPONSIBILITY:  Responsible to the Director of the Cleveland History Center for the acquisition, care, management of the Crawford collection, as well as the presentation of collections (onsite, offsite, and online) in exhibits, programs, outreach and engagement activities.
CLASSIFICATION:  This position is classified as full-time professional and overtime exempt.

 COORDINATION:

  1. The Crawford Curator of Transportation History reports to the Director of the Cleveland History Center (CHC) and coordinates with WRHS Division Directors, including the Director of Hale Farm & Village, the Vice President of Development, the education team, the library & archives team, and the curatorial team for the presentation, care, management and stewardship of the Crawford collections.
  2. Maintains liaison with professions in the areas of automotive, aviation, and transportation history.
  3. He/she develops and cultivates relationships within the museum, local arts and culture community and donors. Maintains liaison with special interest groups, organizations, associations, and collectors in the fields of automotive, aviation, and transportation history. Public outreach and community engagement is an integral function of this position.

SUPERVISION:  Supervises interns, volunteers and staff

DUTIES:

Stewardship & Collection Care

  1. Responsible for the organization, development, and implementation of collections care and management procedures.
  2. Identifies and recommends historical artifacts and materials in automotive and aviation history for acquisition by WRHS.
  3. Surveys and analyzes materials held by WRHS as well as materials held by other research facilities and also material held by private individuals, corporations, and institutions.
  4. Creates and maintains records on the automotive and aviation collections, utilizing the WRHS computerized database, cataloging, and project management software.
  5. Maintain accurate documentation of any preservation or restoration work undertaken on collection vehicles and objects.
  6. Coordinates with the registrar the donation and lending of materials to and from WRHS for use in museum exhibits, programs, and publications.
  7. Responsible for the ongoing implementation and adherence to WRHS Collections Policies and Procedures.

Engagement (onsite, offsite, and online)

  1. Responsible to the Director of the Cleveland History Center for the fresh, imaginative and ongoing presentation of WRHS collections in Cleveland History Center galleries.
  2. Organizes and facilitates research into the history of automobiles and aviation of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio within the context of urban, social, and technological history.
  3. In collaboration with WRHS collections, exhibition, and education staff takes the lead in developing exhibits and programming on the history of automobiles, aircraft, and related transportation technologies.
  4. Works closely with Youth Entrepreneurship Education team to integrate stories told through the CAAM to leverage place-based field experiences and other earned and contributed income opportunities.
  5. Assists in the installation of exhibits and the delivery of programs.
  6. Prepares oral, written, and visual historical lectures, essays, and summaries for use in exhibits and publications as well as public presentations, both internal and external to WRHS.

Advancement

  1. Develops and sustains relationships with the community to advance WRHS’s mission, vision, and activities. Serves as spokesperson for the WRHS automotive and aviation collections by participating in professional conferences, meetings, and organizations.
  2. Works with the President & CEO, the CHC Director, and the Development Department to secure funding for collection related activities through grant writing, sponsorship requests, requests for individual contributions, engagement activities, programs and tours, in-kind gifts and other forms of fundraising.

Continuous Learning – networks with peers and maintains memberships in various professional organizations to remain current and to relentlessly committed to the pursuit of best practices in collection care, management, and presentation.

Undertakes other duties as assigned by the CHC Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:      

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology, Museum Studies, History or related field of study.
  2. Must have museum (or equivalent) experience in handling historic vehicles and objects appropriately with demonstrated knowledge of American technological history.
  3. Knowledge of museum methods, technologies, standards, practices, procedures, and ethics, and a desire to adhere to current museum policies and best practices.
  4. Demonstrated experience and technical knowledge related to the repair, restoration, and maintenance of autos, aircraft, and related technologies.
  5. Organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to communicate ideas effectively, to prioritize work and meet deadlines, to work independently and in a team, and to manage several projects simultaneously.
  6. The qualified candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset, and will role model each of WRHS’s core values:  Integrity, Innovation, Stewardship, and Connectivity.
  7. Must be able to lift 75 lbs, work at eights, and able to work in environments where paint, solvents, cleaners, dust, molds, and other materials generally associated with a shop are present.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Janet Waterman, HR Associate, at jwaterman@wrhs.org


Hale Farm & Village Museum Educator

RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Education Program Manager.
CLASSIFICATION: Part time, non-exempt from overtime
SUPERVISION: N/A
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.

DUTIES:

          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 in the demonstration and production of assigned areas, as well as for 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. Demonstrates additional 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.
          11. As appropriate, may demonstrate the process and contribute to production of a variety of historic crafts & trades or domestic skills specific to early- to mid-19th century rural life, which may include candle making, broom making, spinning, weaving, pottery, and hearth or stove cooking.

QUALIFICATIONS:

          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, and able to work to a time schedule;
          6. Possess knowledge of American and Western Reserve history.
          7. Experience in a historic craft & trade area, or arts training and experience in a related area, or the willingness to be trained in new skills as needed;
          8. Be physically able to accomplish routine program tasks, or crafts & trades production and demonstration tasks throughout seasonal conditions.
          9. 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.

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Janet Waterman at jwaterman@wrhs.org. No phone calls please.

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Western Reserve Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.