Current Opportunities



Part-Time Museum Gift Shop 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


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.


  1. 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:
    1. Commit to a regular schedule
    2. Follow dress code and other codes of conduct as explained in the WRHS employee handbook
  11. Effectively communicate and assist, as needed, with special events
  12. Stay alert at all times to prevent damage and theft
  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       


  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.

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.


  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.

Museum Educator, Hale Farm & Village

RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to the Education & Public Program Manager

CLASSIFICATION: Part time, seasonal, non-exempt from overtime

COORDINATION: Works closely with the Education & Public Program Manager to facilitate and enhance educational programming, including school, group and public programs. Activities contribute to the museum’s retail, facility rental, group tour, agricultural, craft and trade and preservation programs.

1. Works directly with school groups, youth and the general public, facilitating hands-on educational programming at Hale Farm & Village and outreach locations, including but not limited to schools.
2. Meets, greets, and checks in groups before the assigned time for their education program.
3. Reads and researches, as assigned, in preparation for teaching all of the programs offered through the Education Department.
4. Prepares and maintains the materials used in the 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. Contributes as assigned to 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 & Public Program Manager for authentic, thorough, and engaging presentations to all audiences. This includes but is not 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 & Public 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.

1. Have a desire to teach and work with people of all ages and abilities, including youth;
2. Have the ability to work with a wide range of museum personnel, to work independently, and willingly function as a member of a team;
3. Be able to prioritize, and demonstrate great flexibility in responding to the needs of programming in service to guests;
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.