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Director of Education

Hours: 35 hours/ week, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend and evening programs

 

Position Overview

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) seeks an energetic and innovative Director of Education to manage a diverse array of programming associated with school, youth, and family audiences.  School programming includes onsite field trip programs, virtual field trips, traveling artifact trunks, archival research sessions, an interactive online curriculum, and homeschool programs.  Youth and family programming includes monthly Family Days, Girl Scout programs, and preschool hiSTORYtimes.  In addition, this position manages the adult tour program.

As a member of the senior management team, the new Director of Education will build upon current excellence in programming and provide a vision for a new phase of educational initiatives that support the MdHS Strategic Plan and strengthen the institution’s connections to diverse audiences across the state.

This a full-time position reporting directly to the President and CEO.  The Maryland Historical Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

 

Responsibilities  

Programmatic:

  • Define a vision for future MdHS programming and establish action items and goals
  • Supervise planning and participate in delivery of all departmental programs, including both traditional and digital formats
  • Liaise with Maryland State Department of Education and county social studies supervisors
  • Participate in institutional planning, and direct departmental planning
  • Participate actively in exhibition planning with special focus on interactive elements and the visitor experience
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with institutions and community groups throughout Maryland
  • Write and revise programs and lesson plans
  • Deliver professional development workshops for teachers
  • Direct marketing of programs

 

Administrative:

  • Supervise a team of 3.5 staff members, in addition to volunteer docents and interns
  • Support fundraising solicitations and grant-writing
  • Administer departmental budget
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees

 

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency with developing and delivering engaging instruction to students, especially those in grades K-8
  • Demonstrated understanding of current social studies curriculum and its application to a museum setting
  • Expertise in inquiry-based learning, the use of primary sources, and culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. history; knowledge of Maryland history a plus
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects and deadlines
  • Proficiency with lesson plan development
  • Comfort with multiple forms of instructional technology, including videoconferencing and online content creation and delivery
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Grant writing and financial management skills
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends

 

Required Education and Experience

  • M.A. in Museum Studies, Museum Education, Public History or Education
  • Minimum of seven years of experience working in Museum Education
  • Minimum of three years of experience managing a team

 

To apply: 

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@mdhs.org no later than November 30, 2017.

The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.


Grants Manager 

Position Overview

The Grants Manager carries out an aggressive plan to identify, solicit, manage and maintain support from public and private funders. Sources include state and local government agencies and private and corporate foundations. The position works closely with the other members of the advancement team as well as the program and finance departments.  This is an in-house position.

Position Responsibilities

Proposal Writing:

  • Conduct research to identify project-appropriate funding sources
  • Write project-specific and general support grant proposals and applications; letters of inquiry, progress reports and other correspondence to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations, and government agencies
  • Gather and prepare all materials to accompany grant requests (financial data, bios, required forms, etc.)

Proposal Stewardship:

  • Produce acknowledgment and thank you letters
  • Track submitted proposals (i.e. confirms receipt of mailings and online applications, etc.)
  • Ensure grant compliance through the timely submission of interim and final reports

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent writing and computer skills. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects/deadlines
  • Knowledge of Baltimore’s philanthropic community a plus
  • A track record of producing successful grant applications
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Two or more years of grant writing experience, preferably in a museum, educational or cultural institution.
  • Experience with foundation, government and corporate grants.

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@mdhs.org No phone calls please

 

Part-Time Visitor Services Associate (3 days per week) 

Position Overview

The Visitor Services Associate performs all functions of the Visitor Services Department in order to provide a high level of customer service to the Maryland Historical Society’s members, visitors, volunteers and staff.  This position also has key responsibilities for security functions including opening and closing of the buildings; and monitoring the safety and security of MdHS facilities.  

Position Responsibilities

  • Greeting, orienting and registering all patrons to museum and library, collecting admission fees, providing orientation and museum guides when appropriate and maintaining stocks of literature for events and programs.
  • Providing basic information for callers and visitors, regarding MdHS, the museum and library collections, including admissions, hours, directions, parking, accessibility and other local resources.
  • Performing front line telephone receptionist functions: answering telephone calls promptly and accurately, transferring callers to the appropriate department or personnel
  • Promoting visitor engagement by actively selling memberships and informing visitors of upcoming programs and events.  
  • Monitoring walk-ins to maintain awareness of who is present in the building on a daily basis. 
  • Assisting with Museum Shop functions as needed

 

Security duties include performing daily opening and closing procedures and security monitoring functions:

  • Maintaining assigned security codes and key sets necessary to open the parking lot and campus buildings for staff and public access prior to designated opening hours.
  • Observing proper protocols for access to restricted areas, including monitoring contractors and other non-staff visitors to those areas.
  • Performing routine patrols throughout the interior and exterior of the facility to ensure the safety of exhibits, personnel and visitors, to report any unusual conditions or problems, and to assure cleanliness of the facility.
  • Following appropriate protocols for ensuring that all visitors and staff have left the building, conducting final closing sequences to secure the building and parking lots, and for arming security alarms before departing.
  • Assisting in the set up and breakdown of programs and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required, bachelor’s degree preferred.  Prior customer service, retail, and/or security experience required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other donor-based software preferred.  Interest in art, history, or museums is a plus.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills and communications 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
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and safety procedures.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all staff, Trustees, volunteers, and members.
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed; position requires overtime hours on occasion.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Visitor Services Associates are required to work weekends and occasional evening events.
  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of heavier-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for long periods of time. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@mdhs.org No phone calls please

 

Volunteer Docent  

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.

For more information about this position click here!

To apply to this position please download and complete the application

 

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