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Cleveland History Center Museum Educator

RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Education and Public Programs Manager

CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as part-time. This is a mission-driven, entry-level position in the museum and informal education field. Training protocol is required and provided.

PAY RATE: $9.00 per hour

SUPERVISION: None.

COORDINATION: Works closely with the Education and Public Programs Manager to facilitate, execute, and enhance museum interpretation, standards-based educational programming, public programs, and museum floor operations.  In coordination with entire museum team including, the Lead Educator, Lead Interpreter, Program Coordinator, Youth Entrepreneurship Education Manager, Sales, Rentals, Security, Facilities, Carousel, Curatorial, Library, Development, Executive and other departments and staff, promotes, sells, and contributes to programs, tours, activities, membership, and value-added experiences that significantly enhance public understanding of and access to Cleveland History Center exhibits and collections throughout the museum.

DUTIES:

  1. High energy, positive, team player facilitates learning and demonstrates excellent classroom/group management skills when working with diverse audiences to include: Pre-K– post secondary students, interns, English language learners, learners with exceptionalities, adult and senior audiences, homeschool families, general museum-going public, families, and teachers.
  2. Facilitates standards-based, inquiry-based school and youth field experiences based on the WRHS collections and Northeast Ohio history and experience. Subject matter competencies required for museum educators include State of Ohio Learning Standards for Social Studies (Economics, Government, Geography, and History), Financial Literacy, English Language Arts, Social and Emotional Learning, as well as limited Technology, Math, and Science topics.
  3. Skillfully and respectfully facilitates discussions on issues of social justice, race, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Facilitates learning in a range of settings to include whole group, small group, and one-on-one, hands-on educational programming at the Cleveland History Center and outreach locations, including but not limited to schools, libraries, senior centers, community centers. (Mileage and travel time for outreach programs are reimbursed.)
  5. Responsible for being fully trained, prepared, and on-time for scheduled programs, tours, speaking engagements, and museum interpretation shifts.
  6. Competent in academic research skills, source citation, and teaching social studies skills and methods.
  7. Prepares and maintains the materials used in programs, including site set-up, technology set-up, program clean-up, and other assigned custodial duties. Set-up and tear down duties will entail carrying (across long distances), moving, and setting up/tearing down tables, chairs, sound equipment, program materials and more.
  8. As a part of a collaborative Education and Public Programs team, the museum educator will assist in the development, researching, writing, piloting, organizing, promoting, executing, evaluating, and providing professional feedback for school programs, teacher professional developments, tours, speaker’s bureau programs, special events, Region 3 Ohio History Day competition and other activities as assigned.
  9. Participates special events sponsored by or at the Cleveland History Center or other WRHS locations, including mandatory attendance for select Cleveland History Center signature events.
  10. 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 and/or professionalism of dress/appearance, program materials, and props, as well as the cleanliness and safety of work and gallery spaces.
  11. Works with security team and front line staff to ensure the safety and security of museum guests and collections. Must follow all emergency procedures.
  12. Other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have experience working with children and youth in structured environments;
  2. Must have a desire to teach and work with learners of all ages;
  3. Must have public speaking experience;
  4. Embodies WRHS core values – integrity, stewardship, connectivity, and innovation;
  5. Must have time management and organization skills;
  6. Have the ability to work with a wide range of museum personnel, to work independently, but willingly function as a member of a team;
  7. Be able to prioritize, but also have extreme flexibility;
  8. Must exhibit tact, enthusiasm, professional behavior, and appearance;
  9. Must be able to lift and carry up to 45 lbs. Must be able to stand in one place for long periods of time, stand on feet for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs, bend, kneel, sit on floor, and complete any other physical tasks requiring moderate strength, flexibility, and stamina;
  10. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education, Middle Childhood Education, Secondary Social Studies Education, Public History, History, Art History, Sociology, Humanities, or related field and/or related work experience;
  11. First Aid/CPR/AED training a plus

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Janet Waterman at jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Hale Farm & Village Education & Public Program Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITY: This position is responsible to the Education & Public Program Manager for the development and successful implementation of all program experiences presented by Hale Farm & Village.

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

SUPERVISION: This position works closely with the Education & Public Program Manager to supervise museum educators, artisans, interns and volunteers presenting HFV programs and events throughout the year.

COORDINATION:

  1. Works with all HFV staff responsible for the development and implementation of HFV program experiences.
  2. Coordinates the operational needs of the site, staff and program needs with the Education & Public Program Manager.
  3. Contributes to and participates in collaborative efforts between HFV and community partners regarding HFV program experiences.

DUTIES:   

  1. Works on collegial basis with HFV staff to develop, update and implement mission-related program experiences.
  2. With the Education & Public Program Manager and designated staff, coordinates reservations for all HFV reservation-based programs & initiatives, including but not limited to school groups, Youth Entrepreneurship Education, summer youth programs, Holiday Lantern Tours, Day Camps for Kids, InHale Workshops for Adults, and other events and exhibitors.
  3. With the Education & Public Program Manager, recruits, trains and evaluates all museum educators, artisans and volunteers.
  4. With the Education & Public Program Manager, insures and maintains the highest standards of quality for the programs and experiences presented by HFV.
  5. Supports income generation initiatives by identifying and recommending mission-related ventures, based on the strengths of HFV, which will contribute to the financial success of WRHS.
  6. With the Education & Public Program Manager, plans, orders and maintains materials and supplies needed for HFV program department.
  7. Responsible for the timely and thorough submission of paperwork to Education & Public Program Manager and the business office.
  8. Provides information to ensure that published program information is consistently current, accurate, and is used to the fullest extent possible to promote access to and use of the program experiences.
  9. Acts as Manager on Duty when necessary and assigned.
  10. Undertakes other specific duties as assigned by the Education & Public Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. The ability to perform research to supplement new and existing program content and experiences, including the ability to write curriculum that aligns to state standards.
  2. The ability to prepare and manage a budget.
  3. The ability to communicate effectively with others, manage details, maintain stability under pressure, and have the flexibility to handle multiple tasks is highly desirable.
  4. The incumbent must possess an undergraduate degree in education, history, non-profit management, museum studies or related field.
  5. Creativity, initiative, enthusiasm, positive demeanor, confidentiality, and reliability are crucial to the success of this position.
  6. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to assist with and manage the periodic weekend and evening needs of HFV.

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


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.


African-American History Archivist

Responsibility: Responsible to the Archives & Special Collections Manager for the collection, preservation, and processing (including arrangement and preparation of finding aids) of manuscripts connected to ethnic, religious, cultural, and social communities as they relate to the Western Reserve, as well as for outreach activities associated to the maintenance and growth of the African American Archives Program.

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

Coordination:

  1. Maintains associations with a variety of professional organizations to remain current on professional standards and matters in the archives field as well as promote the Society and its interests
  2. Reaches out to the African American community to maintain and foster awareness in the African American Archives program, as well as the Society, and to seek additions to the collection.
  3. Coordinates with associated Society endeavors for exhibitions, public programs, special events, educational programs, and as otherwise needed

Supervision: Occasionally supervises interns and volunteers.

Duties:

  1. Solicits the papers of individuals, records of organizations, artifacts, and other research resources pertinent to African American history in Northeast Ohio; arranges for the transfer of these collections to the Society.
  2. Processes and arranges archival and audio/visual materials for scholarly research.
  3. Conducts research, writes, and lectures on subject pertinent to local African American history.
  4. Works with the Archives & Special Collections Manager and the Development Department in the acquisition of funds through grant writing, sponsorships, requests for individual contributions and in-kind gifts, and other forms of fundraising, including the identification and active cultivation of potential donors.
  5. Maintain professional standards for work environment and records of collections – including deed of gifts, stewardship, processing, storage, et cetera.
  6. Works with the Education Department in providing and recommending relevant material for use and coordinating activities beneficial to both the African American Archives program and the Education Department.
  7. Supports and contributes ideas, content, and other information to the WRHS website.
  8. Collaborates with the Cataloging staff and WRHS IT Systems Manager to insure the accurate and timely entry of catalog data for archival collections in the Library’s online cataloging system and with OCLC.
  9. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be necessary to accommodate institutional events and needs.
  10. Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Archives & Special Collections Manager.

Qualifications:

  1. Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  2. Evidence of active membership, participation, and involvement in professional and scholarly associations – commitment to stewarding professional standards and involvement.
  3. Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish library and institutional goals.
  4. Successful completion of a background check and drug screening.
  5. Public speaking is a customary duty of the position and essential to outreach efforts.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of a special collections library and archival program.
  7. Experience with legal and ethical standards associated with archival and manuscript collections.
  8. Excellent written, verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  9. Education: Bachelor’s degree in African American Studies, History, or related field. MLIS with an emphasis on archives and collection management.
  10. Experience: Two years of archival processing experience, EAD understanding, and knowledge of MPLP required.
  11. Essential personal traits: exhibit tact, enthusiasm for the profession, dependability, motivation, and integrity.
  12. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel locally.
  13. Requires prolonged sitting (chiefly at a computer terminal). Some bending, stopping, and stretching.  Occasionally may require lifting up to 50 pounds.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Manuscripts Processor

Responsibility: Responsible to the Archives & Special Collections Manager for the assessment, inventorying, arrangement, description, processing, preservation of manuscripts and their accompanying finding aids.

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

Coordination:

  1. Coordinates with associated WRHS endeavors for library and archival projects, including exhibitions, public programs, special events, educational programs, heritage management, and as otherwise needed.
  2. Maintains associations with a variety of professional organizations to remain current on professional standards and matters in the archives field as well as promote WRHS and its interests

Supervision: Occasionally supervises interns and volunteers.

Duties:

  1. Supports WRHS’s strategic and operational priorities
  2. Arranges, processes, and preserves manuscript collections in order to make them accessible, for both WRHS collections and community partners
  3. Describes collections accurately and appropriately in accompanying finding aids.
  4. Maintains professional standards for work environment and records of collections – including confidentiality, deed of gifts, stewardship, processing, storage, et cetera.
  5. Supports and contributes ideas, content, and other information to the WRHS’s marketing and communication strategy
  6. Collaborates with the Cataloging staff and WRHS IT Systems Manager to insure the accurate and timely entry of catalog data for archival collections in the Library’s online cataloging system and with OCLC.
  7. Occasional travel, evening and weekend hours will be necessary to accommodate WRHS  operations
  8. Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Archives & Special Collections Manager

Qualifications:

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in history or related field. MLIS with an emphasis on archival processing and management preferred
  2. Experience: Two years of archival processing experience, EAD understanding, and knowledge of MPLP required.
  3. Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  4. Evidence of active membership, participation, and involvement in professional and scholarly associations related to archives and/or libraries.
  5. Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish library and institutional goals.
  6. Successful completion of a background check and drug screening.
  7. Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of a special collections library and archival program.
  8. Experience with legal and ethical standards associated with archival and manuscript collections.
  9. Excellent written, verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  10. Essential personal traits: exhibit tact, positive disposition, enthusiasm for the profession, dependability, and integrity.
  11. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel locally.

Requires prolonged sitting (chiefly at a computer terminal).  Some bending, stopping, and stretching.  Occasionally may require lifting up to 50 pounds.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to 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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Remain alert while on duty and to be aware of the activities within the designated post
  2. 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
  1. Maintain confidentiality within the department
  2. May be assigned other tasks necessary to assure the operational function of Hale Farm & Village, including special event weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  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 3pm to 12am+

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to jwaterman@wrhs.org.


Event & Promotion Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum (CAAM)

RESPONSIBILITY:  Responsible to President and CEO, WRHS

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

SUPERVISION: Occasional supervision of interns, volunteers and temporary labor.

COORDINATION: Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection; CHC Education and Public Program Manager; Marketing Manager; Youth Entrepreneurship Education Program Manager; Sales Manager; Library Manager

DUTIES:

  1. Develop and execute community events and programs using the Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection, with an emphasis on auto, aviation and transportation history and entrepreneurship.
  2. Increase attendance at the CAAM and the Cleveland History Center (CHC) by promoting daily and special CAAM programs and activities.
  3. Create and finalize annual CAAM event and exhibit calendar
  4. Recommend and research program and exhibit topics, and develop and execute rotating exhibits
  5. Responsible for preparing activity, progress and grant reports as required.
  6. Responsible for promoting CAAM programs and exhibitions and for supporting audience development for WRHS.
  7. Performs other specific duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimal education requirement is an undergraduate degree in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field.  At least three years of previous experience with event programming and/or educational programming or the equivalent, and familiarity with transportation history, is required. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are essential as is the ability to work with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants will exemplify WRHS’s core values – Integrity, Innovation, Stewardship, Connectivity, and Excellence.  Tact, enthusiasm and professionalism are essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently, but function as a member of a team for success.

Please send cover letter and resume to jwaterman@wrhs.org