Jobs

 

Imaging Services Technician/Staff Photographer 

Director of Individual Giving

Museum Store Manager

 

Imaging Services Technichian/Staff Photographer

The Maryland Historical Society seeks an Imaging Services Technician/Staff Photographer to provide assistance with patron and in-house image requests. The position requires a thorough knowledge of studio photography, including lighting and image editing software. The Imaging Services Technician will manage permissions request paperwork, maintain and update statistics, produce patron invoices/contracts, as well as photograph and scan historic materials. The position reports directly to the Digital Projects Coordinator/Curator of Films & Photographs and will work closely with the Metadata Librarian and other collection staff. 

Responsibilities

  • Correspond with patrons (e.g. publishers, authors, video & filmmakers, cultural institutions, etc.);
  • Fulfill patron requests, which involves scanning and/or photographing historic items as well as drafting invoices/contracts;
  • Fulfill in-house requests from all departments for scanning and/or photography of historic materials;
  • Assist in digital asset management;
  • Maintain records of imaging projects;
  • Request items from library and museum storage in order to scan or photograph them;
  • Index and embed metadata for digital images;
  • Occasional nights and weekends are required;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Photography and Digitization

·         At least two years of experience with object photography, Canon DSLR camera systems, studio lighting, and scanners;

·         Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Past Perfect, Microsoft Office, Google Drive on both Mac and PC computers;

·         Excellent communication skills and ability to work with multiple departments including but not limited to museum, library, education, advancement; publications. 

  • Customer Service Skills

·         Ability to communicate effectively with patrons of varied backgrounds in order to determine needs;

·         Ability to multi-task with strict attention to detail;

·         Experience with point-of-sale systems (credit card processing) and digital postage system.

 This is a full-time position. Full benefits package included.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional references, and salary requirements to jobs@mdhs.org. Subject line: Imaging Services Technician/Staff Photographer. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Director of Individual Giving  

The Maryland Historical Society has a promising new opportunity in our Advancement Department for a dynamic, fundraising professional. The Director of Individual Giving will join our team during an exciting period of growth for the organization. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Individual Giving will be responsible for the strategy, planning, and management of all aspects of individual giving to support the organization’s long-term priorities, including a multi-year campaign.

The Director of Individual Giving will work closely the President & CEO to develop and implement a major gifts program that generates funds through high net-worth individuals, planned giving, special events, family foundation support, annual giving, and special programs which meet and exceed the fundraising goals for individual giving. The Director of Individual Giving manages frontline fundraising staff and works directly with the Director of Grants & Government & Affairs and President & CEO to foster a rewarding work environment and culture of excellence and philanthropy at MdHS.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is a strong internal and external collaborator, and has the capacity and skills to help significantly expand the individual donor base. While the Maryland Historical Society has an existing pool of donors, the emphasis in this position is also on the prospecting, qualifying, cultivating, and closing of gifts from new donors.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise frontline fundraising staff and work directly with the Director of Grants & Government Affairs and President & CEO to ensure the overall success of relationship building and fundraising from individual prospects.
  • Develop and implement a plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors in support of the organization’s long-term priorities, both at the major gift and principal gift level. This includes a detailed assessment and realignment of the major gifts programs with multi-year campaign goals.
  • Manage a portfolio of 100+ donors and prospects;
  • Support and grow the organization’s relationship with members of the Board of Trustees and committee members through solicitation strategies and the drafting and coordination of regular communication material.
  • Ensure that senior staff and leadership are supported in their donor relations work by developing strategy briefs and leading prep meetings.
  • Manage prospect research efforts and create pipeline of current and prospective donors.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement team on production of special cultivation events and fundraising initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Five or more years of professional experience in a fundraising context, including at least two years of in-depth experience in individual giving. Experience working on a campaign.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with individual fundraising planning and goal setting.
  • Experience preparing and staffing volunteers on donor relationship-building, cultivation, and solicitation.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with all aspects of prospect relationship-building, including cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts ($100,000 and larger); experience with organizations seeking to grow and deepen qualified prospect pools.
  • Management and supervisory experience with both entry level and experienced professional staff.
  • Experience working with prospect and donor information systems and reporting tools, including Raiser’s Edge or comparable systems.
  • Experience working with board members and volunteers in a fundraising context, including with development committees, major gift committees, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Experience with, and interest in, working in a fast-paced team-driven environment.
  • Interest in museums, history, art and culture is a plus.

This is a full-time position. Full benefits package included. Some evenings and weekends required

 

To Apply 

Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three professional references, and salary requirements to jobs@mdhs.org. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Museum Store Manager  

The Maryland Historical Society seeks a Museum Store Manager, responsible for the overall operations, merchandising, and inventory of the store, as well as assistance in performing functions of the Visitor Services Department. The Museum Store Manager offers a high level of customer service to the Maryland Historical Society’s members, visitors, volunteers, and staff by providing a positive shopping experience both in person and online, maintaining a well-curated store presence. This position has key responsibilities for security functions, including opening and closing of the buildings, and monitoring the safety and security of MdHS facilities.  

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an annual store budget in collaboration with Director of Private Events & Visitor Experience and the Chief Financial Officer;
  • Oversee point of sale platform and manage store sales and inventory;
  • Greet and orient all patrons to museum and library, collect admission fees, provide orientation and museum guides when appropriate and maintain appropriate stocks of literature for events and programs;
  • Prepare and perform comprehensive inventory as requested, offer action-oriented plan for improvements;
  • Keep necessary merchandise in stock by regularly monitoring displays/back stock and re/order of merchandise as needed;
  • Perform the cash and credit card receipt functions according to cash-handling protocol and standards, including the completion of register close-out and deposit functions as necessary; 
  • Process online orders, including the fulfillment, packing, and shipping of orders.
  • Maintain online store and ensure all published information is current;
  • Develop marketing strategies to increase the store’s sales and visibility to the public by implementing promotions and events;
  • Research new vendors as needed to ensure fresh inventory;
  • Manage consignment program and submit payment requests for consignment checks;
  • Promote current MdHS museum retail trends and develop appropriate merchandise plan related to current and upcoming exhibitions;
  • Provide Visitor Services Manager with monthly store sales update and provide Finance staff with monthly online sales update;
  • Train and assist Visitor Service Associates in store processes;
  • Update and maintain Museum Store section of the Visitor Services Manual and Handbook with relevant store operation content;
  • Maintain and update Museum Store fixtures as needed;
  • Perform routine opening and closing procedures for the museum, ensuring that all visitors and staff have left the building and arming security alarms before departing;
  • Occasionally staff the Visitor Services Desk;
  • Provide basic information for callers and visitors regarding MdHS, the museum and library collections, including admissions, hours, directions, parking, accessibility, and other local resources;
  • Check in and monitor non-staff traffic, including visitors for appointments, meetings, contractors, and other walk-ins, observing proper protocols for access to restricted areas;
  • Handle other duties as needed and/or requested.

Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. preferred;
  • 3–5 years of prior customer service and/or retail required;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports;
  • Working knowledge of business office applications including email, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications; 
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Must be punctual and reliable with assigned schedule;
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel;
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and safety procedures;
  • Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings;
  • Moderate physical activity may be required. Requires handling of objects up to 25 pounds, standing, and/or walking for long periods of time.

This is a full-time position. Full benefits package included. Some evenings and weekends required. 

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume with contacts of three professional references to jobs@mdhs.org. Subject line: Museum Store Manager. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.