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Humanities Administrator (Museum background) [National Endowment for the Humanities]

JOB SUMMARY:

 

NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

 

 

This term position can be extended without further competition.

The Division of Public Programs fosters public understanding and appreciation of the humanities by supporting projects that bring significant insights of humanities disciplines to general audiences through interpretive exhibitions, radio and television productions, lectures, symposia, printed materials, and reading and discussion groups.

 

 

  • KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service

 

DUTIES:

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  • Reviews grant proposals and assesses eligibility and consistency with Endowment goals.
  • Arranges for review and evaluation of grant proposals by peer review panelists.
  • Presents Division policies, procedures, and funding recommendations orally and in writing to internal and external audiences.
  • Promotes the work of the Division and larger goals of the Endowment to outside constituents.
  • Works collaboratively with other Division staff members to accomplish these duties.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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At the GS-11 level Qualified candidates must possess:
A B.A., in a discipline of the humanities is required (an M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred).  In addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience in the humanities equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the General Schedule.

 

Specialized experience is professional experience in the humanities which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position: for example, professional experience in the humanities gained in organizations and institutions such as cultural organizations, colleges or universities, scholarly or grant-making organizations, or non-profit institutions.  Typically, experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level would include work in the humanities performed with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment of moderate difficulty or responsibility requiring professional training equivalent to that represented by graduation from a college or university of recognized standing, and considerable additional professional training or experience which has demonstrated capacity for sound independent work.

 

At the GS-12 level Qualified candidates must possess:

 

A B.A., in a discipline of the humanities is required (an M.A. or Ph.D. is preferred).  In addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience in the humanities equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the General Schedule.

 

Specialized experience is professional experience in the humanities which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position; for example, work in the humanities performed with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, requiring somewhat extended professional training and experience and which has demonstrated important attainments and marked capacity for independent work.

 

Selective Placement Factor (SPF):  A SPF is a specific qualification requirement that is in addition to the minimum qualification requirements stated above and are essential to successfully perform the duties of this job.  SPF experience must be documented in your resume.  Applications without SPF experience will not receive further consideration under this announcement.

 

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is as follows:

 

A.  Must possess at least three years’ experience in museum administrative or curatorial activities.

 

 

 

 

In order to be found minimally qualified for this position, applicants must possess at least a B.A. in a humanities field, in addition to the qualifications listed above.  An M.A. or Ph.D. degree is preferred.

 

 

As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:

  1. Knowledge of issues and trends in the field of public history.
  2. Experience in museum, historical society, historical sites, or other non-profit cultural organization.
  3. Educational background in the humanities.
  4. Ability to communicate orally.
  5. Ability to communicate in writing.
  6. Ability to work as a member of a team.

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Public Programs Developer [The Oakland Museum of California]

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Community Partnership Manager [The Oakland Museum of California]

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Events Services Assistant [The Oakland Museum of California]

OMCA CORE COMMITMENT

All staff embrace and advance the OMCA mission, values, and vision, and uphold OMCA core principles in their work, public interactions, working relationships, and efforts on behalf of the Museum and the people OMCA serves. This shared commitment helps build a relevant and sustainable future for OMCA. The core principles are:

Open optimism… communicating, learning, experimenting, and working in new ways while upholding mutual respect, trust, transparency, and quality in our work

Mission minded… embracing collective leadership for institutional success in the visitor experience, public engagement, financial sustainability, and relevancy for the future

Courageous collaborations…integrating multiple viewpoints and talents through cross-disciplinary, cross- functional, and cooperative processes within the Museum and with our public and communities

Adaptive accountability…demonstrating capacity to fulfill expectations while remaining responsive to the issues of our community and the ever changing environment in which we work

ROLE OF THE RESOURCE AND ENTERPRISE CENTER

The Resource and Enterprise Center cultivates a vibrant mix of contributed, earned, and business development to support OMCA. Working with trustees and staff, the REC Center staff manage development and fundraising activities, membership, special events, facility rental, group sales, the Museum store, and innovative business development practices.

SUMMARY OF POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Events Services Assistant provides excellent customer service to current and prospective rental clients and administrative support to ensure the successful implementation of all OMCA social and business events. The Events Services Assistant is a part-time position reporting to the Events Services Manager and working closely with the Audio- Visual Coordinator, the on-call Events Team, and other OMCA staff members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following reflects OMCA’s definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Institutional Responsibilities

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Support the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future; Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement;

Exercise leadership, the highest level of integrity, and professionalism in all aspects of work on behalf of OMCA and service to the public; Contribute creative ideas and propose solutions to support a proactive work environment; Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives;

Work within guidelines for the prudent management of the OMCA annual budget and finances; Adhere to personnel policies and practices; Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement; Participate on and/or lead project teams as assigned; and, Participate in conversations and education about museum practices, standards, and trends that contribute to a 21st century museum in service to the public.

Sales Assistance  Conduct initial screening of prospective rental clients;  Produce proposals for prospective rental clients; and,  Serve as back-up to the Events Services Manager on client relationship management.

Administrative Support  Maintain database of rental clients, including documentation of all rental inquiries, firm contracts, event

timelines, and budgets;  Maintain contact database of all event vendors;  Prepare all invoices and tracks receipt of income;  Update and distribute internal events calendar;  Ensure that rental procedures and requirements for all aspects of event planning at OMCA are updated and

distributed online and on-site;  Maintain inventory of all production equipment and work with Event Services Manager and the Audio-Visual

Coordinator to ensure that all equipment is in working order;  Assist with scheduling of appropriate audio-visual and production staff; and,  Fulfill other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:  Microsoft Office and database experience preferred;  English, fluent in both spoken and written form; and,  A secondary language, such as Spanish or Chinese, is desired.

Ability to:  Display a high level of customer service;  Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with all Museum stakeholders, including clients,

donors, staff, and volunteers;  Communicate effectively in both oral and written form, with a high attention to detail, accuracy, and in manner

that reflects OMCA’s brand;  Display strong organizational skills and a willingness to learn new tasks;  Take on new projects to support the Museum’s revenue goals;  Take direction; and,  Manage multiple projects simultaneously.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge and abilities for this position is required as noted:

 Minimum of two years administrative and customer service experience, preferably with some experience in the hospitality, catering, or tourism industries; and,

 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to do the following:  Stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of time;  Crouch, bend, and reach;  Lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs;

 Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously;  Collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information;  Utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard; and,  Utilize hand and finger dexterity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to the following:

Outdoor weather conditions – hot and cold seasonal conditions; Noise, such as groups of people working in enclosed areas; and, Typical office environment.

Communications Manager [The Pennsylvania Humanities Council]

Job Categories: Marketing & Public Relations, Philadelphia County (PA), Community Art/Cultural Organization

 

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
PENNSYLVANIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL
PHILADELPHIA, PA

ORGANIZATION
Founded in 1973, Pennsylvania Humanities Council is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to providing every Pennsylvanian with access to the humanities.

The mission of PHC is “to build and lead a vibrant network of individuals, organizations, and communities that champion the humanities and empowers Pennsylvanians to think critically, grow and engage in their communities.” With PHC’s support, hundreds of organizations offer humanities programs that affect the everyday lives of people in their communities. Programs include grant making, speakers, book discussion groups, and special media projects.
Pennsylvania Humanities Council has a $1.4 million annual operating budget, with a strong senior leadership team and an engaged Board of Directors from across the state. PHC is well-known for exceptional programming nationally among state humanities councils. Additional information on PHC can be found at www.pahumanities.org.
POSITION OVERVIEW
The Communications Manager is a new role with Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Reporting to the Director of Development and Communications, the Communications Manager will work closely with management, program, technical, and support staff to advance PHC’s mission and goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Communications Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining effective and positive community and media relations through print and electronic efforts, for the day-to-day marketing of PHC in alignment with its strategic goals and activities, and the advancement of its mission.

• In concert with the Director of Development and Communications and other appropriate staff, develops, implements, and executes annual communications plans to raise the visibility of PHC, and support its programs.
• Oversees the development, production and maintenance of PHC’s website through regular updates, leverages social media outlets to increase awareness, recognition and participation in PHC programs and initiatives, and monitors PHC’s presence on external sites, blogs and news outlets.
• Creates print and web-based press materials relating to PHC programs and initiatives for multiple audiences that included the general public, PHC grantees, elected officials, and donors.
• Maintains and cultivates professional and positive relations with news media, pitches story angles, and responds to requests for information.
• Writes, edits, and produces PHC’s monthly newsletter and other communications materials
• Assists in the creation and implementation of PHC’s advocacy strategy with elected officials, particularly on the federal level.
• Assists in the planning and implementation of events for the general public, donors, and other constituents.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
The successful candidate will possess a blend of the following:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 3 to 4 years of experience in public information, public relations, communications, or marketing.
• Passion for the humanities, and personal values consistent with PHC’s mission.
• A competent and natural external leader who can convey confidence, build relationships and represent PHC in the community.
• Integrity beyond reproach, with follow through on commitments.
• Self-directed as well as collegial.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with diverse populations.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to speak, write, and design messages in various formats for different audiences.
• Highly-organized and able to meet strict deadlines.
• Ability to work irregular hours, including occasional travel within Pennsylvania. Valid driver’s license required.

COMPENSATION
This position has an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. Flexible work schedules will be considered for this position.

TO APPLY
APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 7, 2012
No phone calls at this time. Qualified individuals may apply confidentially by submitting resume, cover letter and compensation requirements as MS Word attachments to: resume@pahumanities.org. Please reference the following in the subject line of your email:

PHC – Communications Manager

 

PHC is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:

TO APPLY APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 7, 2012 No phone calls at this time. Qualified individuals may apply confidentially by submitting resume, cover letter and compensation requirements as MS Word attachments to: resume@pahumanities.org. Please reference the following in the subject line of your email:

PHC – Communications Manager

Education Level: College degree

Deadline: 12/07/2012

Posted: 11/13/2012   Expires: 12/13/2012

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