Employment

 Current Opportunities


Cleveland History Center Sales Associate

RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Sales Manager for the operations of the retail store including front line sales and customer service, membership and admission, merchandise presentation, and profitability.

CLASSIFICATION: Part-time; non-exempt from overtime compensation

SUPERVISION: N/A

COORDINATION: Coordinates with the Sales Manager to carry out daily store and admissions operations.

RESPONSIBILITY: Providing competent and adequate coverage for the Museum Store and Admissions Desk, including opening and closing responsibilities.

DUTIES:

  1. Greet every guest as they enter the store
  2. Open and close store/admissions as trained
  3. Accurately record all transactions on the point-of-sale system
  4. Keep Sales Manager apprised of merchandise stock levels through spot inventory checks
  5. Assist customers with merchandise selections and/or information on exhibits and events
  6. Promote and sell memberships
  7. Fill mail, web, and phone orders
  8. Keep store area clean and stocked
  9. Assist with physical inventory
  10. Maintain Core Performance Standards:
  11. Commit to a regular schedule
  12. Follow dress code and other codes of conduct as explained in the WRHS employee handbook
  13. Effectively communicate and assist, as needed, with special events
  14. Stay alert at all times to prevent damage and theft
  15. 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.
  16. Other duties as assigned                                     

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Previous experience working with the public
  2. Job-related skills include, but are not limited to, interpersonal and customer service skills, interest in sales work, ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  3. Ability to walk/stand for long periods of time
  4. Essential personality traits include enthusiasm, dependability, flexibility, and integrity.
  5. Candidate will embody WRHS core values – integrity, stewardship, connectivity, and innovation.

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


Protection Services Officer

RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the VP of Facilities for the monitoring and protection of the structures, collections, staff, and visitors of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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

SUPERVISION: Reports to the VP of Facilities for daily assignment.  No direct supervision of others within the department.

COORDINATION: Through the VP of Facilities, works with the Society’s departments and auxiliaries on a daily basis.

DUTIES: 

  1. Individual and group visitor assistance and control.
  2. Protect the collection, premises, employees and visitors against fire, theft, vandalism and other dangers that might result in injury, damage or loss.
  3. Conduct regular inspections of the premises as assigned.
  4. Remain alert while on duty and maintain awareness of the activities within the designated post.
  5. Maintain confidentiality within the department.
  6. Other tasks as assigned by the VP of Facilities and as necessary to assure the operational function of WRHS.

QUALIFICATIONS: Pleasant manner, observant, tactful, tolerant, honest, alert, and neat.  Conscientious in following regulations and instruction from higher authority.  The candidate must not be convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving any crime of dishonesty, breach of trust, theft, violence, or substance abuse.

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


Vice President of Development

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1867, Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is Cleveland’s oldest cultural institution. Our mission is to inspire people to discover the American experience by exploring the tangible history of Northeast Ohio. For more than 150 years, WRHS has been collecting, preserving, and sharing the fascinating stories of Cleveland, northeast Ohio and America.
WRHS has six sites located in four counties of Northeast Ohio. With more than a million items in our Library and Museum collections, WRHS has one of the finest collections in the country relating to the American experience. WRHS is the trusted steward and principal storyteller of our region’s history – an area rich in family, community, place, and entrepreneurial history. The WRHS experience is the context for today’s critical conversations.

Our Core Values:
Integrity. Stewardship. Connectivity. Innovation. Excellence.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Development is responsible for all aspects of WRHS’s fundraising program. Key to success in this position will be maximizing the organization’s fundraising efforts with individual and institutional donors (foundations, corporations, organizations) across Northeast Ohio, especially in Greater Cleveland and Greater Akron.

Responsibilities:
• Manage all aspects of WRHS’s fundraising efforts (major gifts, membership, foundation, corporate, government, planned giving, and special events) including research, strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
• Attend events where WHRS board members and other significant constituents are present. These events are frequently held evenings and weekends.
• Oversight of membership program, 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 WRHS Division Directors, create strategies to attract sponsorships for for WRHS events and programs
• Creates and implements strategies to grow individual, institutional, and governmental giving based on strategic plan goals
• Writes/edits funding and solicitation materials to individuals and institutions
• May contract and manage for specific work (e.g.: grant writer, event coordinator, temporary support, mail house, etc.) as needed
• In close collaboration with President/CEO, communicates regularly with 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 President/CEO and board to identify, cultivate, and facilitate the solicitation of individual and institutional prospects, includes 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, communicate programming, and develop external partnerships with fundraising potential
• Participates as staff liaison to the Development Committee; participates on program committees as requested; tracks fundraising success and provides regular progress reports to the President/CEO
• Develops annual division budget and quarterly goals as well as multiple-year projections
• Manages the day-to-day work of Development Managers responsible for foundation, corporate, and individual giving for WRHS, at the Cleveland History Center and at Hale Farm & Village.

Job Requirements, Attributes and Minimum Qualifications:
• Qualified candidates must embody WRHS’s Core Values.
• Organized self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Relationship building and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people and institutions including staff, trustees, donors, and colleagues
• Demonstrated success managing a team of people toward achieving shared objectives.
• Demonstrated success working with cross functional teams toward shared objectives.
• Good, working knowledge of databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and Microsoft Office applications
• Proven track record of successful fundraising in the non-profit cultural sector
• Experience with social media and a knowledge of how to utilize it to enhance and cultivate support, particularly from emerging donors a plus
• Five to seven years professional fundraising experience, including a minimum of two years in a senior-level position
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

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


Cataloger

Responsibility: Responsible to the Archives & Special Collections Manager

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

Coordination:

  1. Works closely with special collections, reference, curatorial, and IT Staff at WRHS.
  2. Coordinates with WRHS team to support institutional priorities for exhibitions, public programs, special events, educational programs, and as otherwise needed.

Supervision: Occasionally supervises interns and volunteers.

Duties:

  1. Oversees all on-line cataloging (original and copy) activities of print materials for the Research Library, including retrospective cataloging of existing collections, and the cataloging of new acquisitions.
  2. Administers Collection Management Systems, including Cuadra STAR collection management system.
  3. Maintains awareness of trends in institutional repositories, and will pursue opportunities for enhancing repository services through the adoption of new technologies, linked data practices, funded projects, and partnerships.
  4. Works with Library team to ensure proper application of descriptive metadata standards.
  5. Supports WRHS’s collections management strategy, including accessions and deaccessions.
  6. Works with Library team and auxiliaries to select published materials for permanent addition to the collections of the Library.
  7. Works with patrons and community partners to provide specialized content experiences, programs, and deliverables.
  8. Maintains associations with a variety of professional organizations to remain current on professional standards as they relate to cataloging.
  9. Maintains professional, secure, and organized work spaces, including offices, closed stacks, archival storage space, and work rooms.
  10. Works with the HR associate to secure volunteers and interns for work in library and archives activities in areas relating to the duties enumerated above.
  11. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be necessary to accommodate institutional events and needs.
  12. Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Archives & Special Collections Manager.

Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of current cataloging and metadata standards, including RDA, DACS, EAD, MARC, and Dublin Core.
  2. Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to work on concurrent projects.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of a special collections library and archival program.
  4. Knowledge of techniques and best practices for scanning and describing multiple formats of materials, including bound volumes, flat paper, photographs, and oversized items.
  5. Evidence of active membership, participation, and involvement in professional and scholarly associations – commitment to stewarding professional standards and involvement.
  6. Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish library and institutional goals.
  7. Successful completion of a background check and drug screening.
  8. Public speaking is a customary duty of the position and essential to outreach efforts.
  9. Education: Bachelor’s degree in humanities or related field. MLIS with an emphasis on cataloging and on-line access to bibliographic resources.
  10. Experience: Two years of library experience in technical services or cataloging. Additionally, experience cataloging in USMARC format on OCLC desirable.
  11. 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.
  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, stooping, and stretching.  Occasionally may require lifting up to 50 pounds.

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


Development Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITY: The Development Coordinator will work closely with and report to the Vice President of Development to assist with the management of the Development department’s data system, WRHS various lines of contributed income, and support departmental fundraising efforts.

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

SUPERVISION: Volunteers as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Plan and manage the Development department’s system of data and gift processing, prepare financial and donor reports, generate prospect profiles,  maintain donor records, generate mail and email lists, maintain internal constituency lists, and develop and record protocols for data input and reporting.
  2. Support the Development team in the production of solicitation mailing, acknowledgement letters and other donor mailings including Development department communications to donors, invitations, etc.
  3. Support the Manager of Individual Giving with the screening and cultivation of prospective Annual Fund donors through outreach, prospect cultivation and solicitation. Responsibilities include: conducting research on individual prospects to grow donor prospect database, screening and cultivating prospects and current WRHS donors, managing a call process to facilitate outreach and solicitation. Assist with additional tasks as requested by the Manager of Individual Giving.
  4. Support the Grants Manager to include: coordinating necessary logistics for generation of grant proposals, corporate solicitations and acknowledgements. Assist with cultivation and stewardship efforts as requested by the Grants Manager.
  5. Manage individual gift processing to include: data entry on incoming gifts and pledges and production and delivery of acknowledgement letters to individual donors.
  6. Support the Vice President of Development to include: manage, events and meetings calendar; prepare supplemental materials for fundraising activities; assistance with Board of Directors correspondence, scheduling and organization of committee meetings, and recording of meeting minutes. Assist with additional tasks as requested by the Vice President of Development.
  7. Provide administrative support to Development staff with special event planning and implementation to include: tracking of RSVP’s, dollars raised, event set-up and check-in, and follow-up correspondence.
  8. Monitor Development department supply inventories, and manage the Development department budget.
  9. Supervise, manage and schedule Development volunteers to assist with departmental tasks/mailings.
  10. Work as a team member of the Development department, assisting with all general fundraising activities including special events and fundraising campaigns.
  11. Perform additional tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate 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, with proven experience in database management. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is required. Must possess strong communication skills, both in speaking and writing, and demonstrate excellent organization skills with attention to detail. Must have the 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.

All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Janet Waterman 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. 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. Engages with multigenerational audiences by giving tours of exhibitions and interacting with museum guests in galleries.
  6. Responsible for being fully trained, prepared, and on-time for scheduled programs, tours, speaking engagements, and museum interpretation shifts.
  7. Competent in academic research skills, source citation, and teaching social studies skills and methods.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Works with security team and front line staff to ensure the safety and security of museum guests and collections. Must follow all emergency procedures.
  13. 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 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.


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