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Job Postings

Hiring Organization: Wildwood Historical Museum

Location: 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood NJ 08260

Website: https://wildwoodhistorialmuseum.com

Organization Description: The nonprofit George Boyer Wildwood Historical Museum was established in 1963 and is run by the Wildwood Historical Society. Its purpose is to preserve and interpret the history of the Wildwoods through its collection of records and artifacts and to educate the public about history through exhibits, programming and advocacy.

Job Title: Director/Curator

Job Status: Part Time

Compensation: $18/hr

Benefits: No

Position Summary:

Are you a hardworking history geek? This rare opportunity to work in a fast-paced history museum could be right for you! No two days are the same at the Wildwood Historical Museum, making this one of the most exciting paid museum roles you will find. The role of director/curator is a new, part-time, in-person position starting in early summer 2023. It is seasonal in the summer with the potential to be a year-round position after a probationary period.

Work Schedule: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm for a total of 15 hours a week

Position Responsibilities:

The daily roles and duties of the director/curator will be to:

  • Open and close museum 3 days a week (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm for a total of 15 hours a week) with productivity during downtime

  • Interact with visitors

  • Take care of administrative duties like answering phones and emails, etc.

  • Manage online/eBay store and gift shop including customer service

  • Daily maintenance like sweeping, dusting

Ad hoc roles and duties will include

  • Overseeing curation, cataloging and storage of documents and artifacts. Seeking out problems and solving them (a few hours a month)

  • Overseeing programming (a few hours a month)

  • Coordinating two print newsletters a year (a couple hours of work in the winter and summer only)

The ad hoc duties will be completed during downtime during hours of operation.

Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Hardworking

  • Self-motivated

  • Driven

  • Directed

  • Organized

  • Outgoing

  • A fast learner

  • Passionate about the Wildwoods’ history

  • An effective communicator

  • Good at task management; a multitasker

  • In it for the long term

Skills the ideal candidate will possess are:

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Curating/museum/nonprofit management expertise

  • A knack for research

  • Customer service experience

  • Administrative capabilities

  • Basic computer skills

Physical demands of job:

Moving around museum, light lifting, typing, using stepladder to put up and take down flags, sweeping and cleaning, including cleaning bathroom, etc.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to wildwoodhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Hiring Organization: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Location: 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

Website: https://maccullochhall.org/

Organization Description: Located in the heart of Morristown's National Historic District, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum was built by George and Louisa Macculloch. The Maccullochs emigrated from London, England to New York City in 1806. In 1810, they purchased 26 acres and a one-story stone bank house from General John Doughty, a commander in George Washington's Army during the Revolutionary War. The Maccullochs built their Federal style brick mansion, the first significant brick structure in Morristown, in 1810 and added onto it in 1812 and 1819 as their family's influence in local, state, and national history grew.

Job Title: Teaching Artist

Job Status: Temporary/Contractor

Compensation: $150 per program; $50 per planning meeting

Benefits: N/A

Position Summary: Working under the supervision of the Curator of Education and Community Engagement the Summer 2023 Teaching Artist at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will lead art experiences for children and young adult audiences in the historic garden. The art experience is an integral part of the Museum’s summer garden program, Dig it! Plant it! Eat it!, which incorporates history, science, environmental awareness, and the arts.

Work Schedule: Typical summer schedule consists of two to four morning programs per week primarily in July and August.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Designing and teaching art lessons that encourage and support all students

  • Generating art supply lists and sources for materials

  • Communicating regularly with the Curator of Education and Community Engagement

  • Arriving a half hour before each program is scheduled to assist with set up

  • Assisting with clean up and program reviews after each program

  • Attending one planning meeting and one wrap up meeting at the end the season

  • Contributing to a positive environment by working collaboratively with MHHM staff and community partners’ staff and sharing feedback to improve participants’ experiences

  • Adapting activities based on participant feedback and as needed to accommodate different learning styles

Position Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in art and education; five years’ experience teaching arts professionally in formal or informal learning environments; have enthusiasm for working with children; excellent verbal and written communication skills; work well independently and as part of a team; demonstrate punctuality, dependability, and flexibility; bi-lingual in English and Spanish is encouraged. A background check is required.

Physical demands of job:

Programs are held outside in July and August.

How to Apply: To apply, please email a cover letter detailing your interest in the position at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, resume, and two references to: Patricia Pongracz, Executive Director, ppongracz@maccullochhall.org.

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Resumes

Laurie Mancuso

Email: junapurr68@outlook.com

Phone: (609) 827-5818

Address: 08251

Summary: Previous experience working at Ft. LEE HISTORIC PARK. Museum front desk; reenacting; etc.

Education: Lodi High School Lodi, NJ

Work History: Previous experience working at Ft.Lee Historic Park @ Palisades Interstate Parks Commission

Skills: Clerical; customer service at visitor center; historic interpretation; etc.

References: John Mueller at Ft.Lee Historic Park

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