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National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum – Office Manager

Title: Office Manager
Location: National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville, CO
Type: Full-time position with benefits
Post Date: July 7, 2017
Start Date: July 20, 2017/Open until filled
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Visitor Services Representatives

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is hiring a full time Office Manager. The Office Manager is responsible for the organization and management of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate the Museum’s effectiveness and efficiency. He/she is a central cog within the inner workings of the institution and is responsible for business-critical functions such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, and bookkeeping using the Quickbooks Accounting System. This key team member handles employee scheduling and payroll. The Office Manager also oversees the Gift Shop, membership rolls and publishing the newsletter. The Office Manager’s role has a very specific scope, but he/she will be working within a team environment, meaning that a great attitude, collegial approach and willingness to assist museum patrons are intrinsic parts of the job.

The Office Manager will generally work a regular schedule in Leadville.

Position Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

Bookkeeping. Expertly use Quickbooks software to effectively manage the Museum’s financials and Point of Sale (POS) system and accounts in an accurate and fiscally responsible manner; responsible for both accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Banking. Create accurate and timely bank deposits. Use Quickbooks to reconcile accounts on a monthly basis.

Payroll and Schedule: Monitor timesheet accuracy, input all data required to generate bi-weekly payroll. Create weekly schedule for employees, track absences, vacations, and personal days.

Manage Museum Membership Database. Accurately and expeditiously input data into the Museum’s membership database, record payments and send correspondence.

Gift Shop. Order and track gift shop merchandise and inventory. Supervise Lead Visitor Service Representative who is responsible for maintaining the merchandise display.

Museum Newsletter. Using Microsoft Publisher, layout quarterly newsletter, print, and prepare for bulk mailing.

General Office Duties. Monitor and maintain inventory of office, janitorial, curatorial and administrative supplies. Monitor and analyze internal processes. Monitor all office equipment and ensure it remains well-maintained.

Patron Service. Answer the Museum phone and respond to all visitor inquiries about the Museum, the Matchless Mine and the local area in a helpful, friendly, and accurate manner. Handle customer inquiries and complaints. Assist visitors who need help orientating themselves within the Museum, locating amenities, etc.

Other Duties:

• Periodically fill in for Visitor Services Representatives in Gift Shop during lunch.
• Lock and unlock doors, turn lights on and off, turn security systems on and off.
• Occasionally assist other staff with setup and cleanup of public events.

Experience/Special Skills:

• Mastery of Quickbooks Financial software and Quickbooks Point of Sale
• Experience in accounting and bookkeeping
• Expert user of MS Office Suite including MS Publisher
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• High School Diploma minimum requirement. Associate’s Degree or higher preferred
• Knowledge of human resources management practices and procedures preferred
• Working knowledge of non-profit business and management principles preferred
• Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
• Highly organized and flexible
• Ability to multi-task and meet changing deadlines
• Self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision
• Maintains confidentiality
• Proven ability to analyze data and problem-solve
• Experience working with the public
• Working knowledge of the mining industry (current or historical) and of the local region preferred

Physical Demands:

• Must be able to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs.
• Reasonable fitness is required in order to move about the Museum easily at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet.

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for the position must be willing to submit to a background check and drug screening. The NMHFM participates in E-Verify. Applicants must provide a resume and submit a cover letter stating interest and giving names and contact information for three professional references in order to be considered for employment.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter with references to Stephen L. Whittington, Executive Director. They can be emailed to director@mininghalloffame.org or mailed to PO Box 981, Leadville, CO 80461, or sent by FedEx to 120 W. 9th Street, Leadville, CO 80461.

Applications are being accepted and reviewed immediately. Position open until filled.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave – Museum Director

Buffalo Bill Museum Director

The secret is out: Denver is the nation’s top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn’t easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks­­

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, a facility owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, exists to preserve the memory of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. To this end it maintains the Cody gravesite and related structures on Lookout Mountain Park; collects, cares for and interprets artifacts associated with “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and times between 1846 and 1917; and records Cody’s ongoing influence on American culture.

ABOUT OUR JOB

We are seeking a Buffalo Bill Museum Director who will develop, lead and execute the strategic vision for the Buffalo Bill Museum. The Buffalo Bill Museum Director have an opportunity to develop and implement fundraising strategies; and engage with the Museum’s patrons and the community at large through outreach. The Buffalo Bill Museum Director will be working to ensure that Buffalo Bill Museum continues to be a charming walk in to American History, your communications skills, and your enthusiasm for working with diverse groups of all sorts must be exceptional.

With more than 70,000 visitors annually, the Buffalo Bill Museum visitors delight in exhibits about Buffalo Bill’s life and the Wild West shows, Indian artifacts and firearms. The Buffalo Bill Museum has a number of permanent exhibits, features a special temporary exhibit every year, and hosts 4 special events annually.

Some of the responsibilities include:

Oversight of exhibits, collections, public programs and a small museum team
Public representative for Buffalo Bill Museum within the museum community– as a speaker, author, panelist, etc.
Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the Buffalo Bill Museum
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
Presence at museum at meetings (museum professional gatherings, tourism related associations like Lariat Loop and Visit Denver, civic organizations, etc.)
Operation knowledge; well acquainted with standard museum operations, procedures and policies
Maintain research files and reference library
Build, sustain, and deepen our relationships with audiences and communities most excited to engage with the Buffalo Bill Museum
Oversight of the 64 acre site including lookout mountain park and its upkeep
Oversight and care and maintenance of the site, including the museum and Pahaska Tepee buildings.
Budget setting and monitoring.
Administration of financial and personnel policies and procedures
Oversight of financial expenditures and reporting
Other related work as required.

ABOUT YOU

Our Ideal candidate will have:

A genuine passion and enthusiasm for Buffalo Bill’s life and times
Proven track record of fundraising success, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging and outreaching with a community of motivated supporters
Ability to develop and implement creative fundraising strategies, including marketing techniques
You are a self-starter, creative, energetic person with an eye for what will inspire people to continue supporting the museum.
Experienced manager and thoughtful leader.
Embedded and respected in the Western American History community, and have deep ties and longstanding relationships with people in all corners of the community
An appropriate college degree preferably in Museum Studies, History or related field.
Experience as a public speaker, and writer that can make content meaningful to diverse audiences

APPLY ONLINE AT www.denvergov.org/jobs

Kirkland Museum – Collections Move Assistant and Art Handler (Temp)

Kirkland Museum Temporary Position
Collections Move Assistant and Art Handler

Schedule: September – December 2017 for approximately 15 weeks (2 positions)
Monday – Friday, 9-5:30; 40 hours/week

Purpose
Kirkland Museum is preparing to relocate to a new location at 1201 Bannock Street and will move and install the collection in advance of opening the museum to the public. Two (2) Art Handlers will help prepare, pack and ship a wide variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artworks from on-site and off-site storage locations. At Bannock Street they will help receive, unpack and install artworks in the museum’s galleries, with additional assignments as required.

The Art Handlers provide support to the Collections Department in the handling, care, documentation and packing/unpacking of the museum’s collection. There is a degree of physical strength required to move furniture and artwork; applicant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders to install pieces on high shelves and be prepared to be on their feet for eight hours each day.

Responsibilities
• Wrapping and packing decorative arts objects and paintings for shipping,
including some pieces that may require custom mounts
• Moving, unpacking and installing paintings, furniture and 2D art objects
• Minor cleaning and rewiring of paintings
• Working with the collections database, Artsystems Pro
• Additional assignments as required

Qualifications
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Must be able to take direction and work independently and as part of a team
• Some prior experience with object handling and a museum database
desired
• Prior installation experience preferred
• Art History and/or Museum Studies background preferred

Training
All Art Handlers will be required to complete a half-day training at the museum on September 1st covering art safety and handling policies. Additional position-specific training will be provided by Collections Department staff as needed throughout the project. Work will take place at 1311 Pearl Street and 1201 Bannock Street in Denver. Salary is $18 per hour.

Please send a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the
position and a resume to resumes@kirklandmuseum.org by July 21, 2017.
Interviews will take place the week of July 31, 2017.

We are a drug-free workplace. Hiring is contingent upon a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Four Mile Historic Park – Site Manager

Four Mile Historic Park is seeking a full-time site manager. Essential job responsibilities include the development, maintenance, and repair of Four Mile Historic Park’s buildings (including the Four Mile House), 12-acre grounds, equipment, and other facilities in accordance with the mission and established policies and procedures of the Park. The Site Manager is responsible for the overall care and maintenance of all buildings, grounds, and livestock on the property.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
• Develop and implement a maintenance management system (prevention, correction, and construction).
• Oversee the purchase, use, and care of all maintenance and janitorial equipment/supplies.
• Implement system for regular maintenance and upkeep of Park buildings and grounds, including routine duties such as mowing, painting, etc.
• Schedule for routine maintenance and vendor contracts on equipment and services, including trash removal, recycling, sewer, water, etc.
• Manage natural resources of the Park to ensure protection and proper utilization.
• Hire, supervise, and coordinate staff and volunteers engaged in the maintenance and improvement of Four Mile Historic Park’s buildings, equipment, and other facilities.
• Hire and train maintenance staff and plan and assign work projects and schedules.
• Coordinate volunteer needs with the Volunteer Coordinator and facilitate site-related opportunities.
• Train FMHP staff in their maintenance responsibilities.
• Train and supervise staff in the use of FMHP equipment including maintenance and program equipment as appropriate.
• Schedule and oversee court-ordered community service volunteers.
• Prepare annual budget in consultation with Executive Director and appropriate committees.
• Monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with the budget.
• Purchase equipment and supplies; maintain appropriate records and inventory.
• Perform all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines, including local, state, and federal guidelines as well as historic preservation standards.
• Obtain appropriate licenses, permits, and approvals from local and state regulatory agencies.
• Comply with all regulations outlined in the Park’s cooperative agreement with the City and County of Denver.
• Respond to site-related emergencies.
• Provide general security oversight for Four Mile Historic Park, responding to alarm system and opening/locking park gates for public access.
• Provide care and feeding of Park animals, scheduling veterinary and farrier appointments, including any necessary emergency veterinary visits.
• Manage horse program activities, including volunteer wagon drivers to ensure the safe coordination of horse-drawn activities.
• Coordinate and make available equipment and furnishings for after-hours rentals and events.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Monitor the condition of grounds and make recommendations relative to Park use.
• Maintain education program equipment as needed.
• Assist with the long range planning for the Park.
• All other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

RELATIONSHIPS:
Internal: Maintain contact with FMHP staff, volunteers, Board Members and contractors on a regular basis. Has close interaction with departmental directors regarding operational needs.
External: Maintain contact with external community groups. Ensure communication and contract agreements with City and County of Denver. Regular interaction with Park visitors, guests and others.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
• The position requires working knowledge in areas of engineering, painting, carpentry, electrical wiring and controls, plumbing, water and sewage treatment, vehicle and machinery operation, including maintenance.
• Proficiency in the safe and proper use of power equipment and tools, heavy and light machinery, and building materials.
• Must have knowledge of proper techniques in the following areas: construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, livestock care, and grounds keeping.
• Ability to understand and implement safety regulations and procedures and appropriately communicate them to staff and guests.
• Ability, both visual and auditory, to identify and respond to safety and environmental hazards and inform volunteers, staff, and guests.
• Ability to assess volunteer, staff, and visitor behavior, enforce appropriate safety regulations and/or emergency procedures and apply appropriate management techniques.
• Knowledge of historic preservation practices desired.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Physical strength to lift equipment and supplies (up to 40 pounds).
• Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time (60 minutes or more).
• Ability to safely and properly use power tools and equipment.
• Ability to safely drive cars, light trucks, tractors, and other motorized vehicles.
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury).
• Comfort working with large livestock.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time salaried position Wednesday-Sunday with some evening work required. Compensation is $25,000-$28,000 annually plus on-site housing (necessary for Park oversight and fulfillment of this position’s roles and responsibilities), health benefits, vacation and sick time, and retirement plan (Simple IRA) contribution option.

Candidates must have a good driving record and pass a background screening. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Hiniker at laurah@fourmilepark.org. No phone calls please.

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. Four Mile Historic Park is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D.

The CELL – Guest Services Associate

Position Summary: The Guest Services Associate is a vital member of the CELL’s operational team, ensuring visitors have an engaging educational experience at the CELL Exhibit. Key responsibilities of this role include facilitating tours, running the exhibit’s daily operations, and reaching out to new audiences. The Guest Services Associate will also be responsible for other critical administrative duties, such as processing admissions transactions and inputting information into our database.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Welcome visitors and respond to their questions about the exhibit
• Lead impactful tours tailored to a variety of audiences
• Connect with new audiences through personal outreach
• Operate daily opening and closing procedures for exhibit
• Process admission transactions through ticketing system in an accurate and timely manner
• Manage daily closeout and balancing of the register with receipts
• Work in Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, Salesforce and other computer systems to manage data and pull information when needed
• Stay up-to-date on CELL programs and events in order to answer visitors’ questions and share additional opportunities for engagement
• Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
• Assist with events, research and other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
• Must have a bachelor’s degree or two years in a comparable position
• Demonstrated ability to speak in front of large and small groups of visitors
• Exceptional customer service
• Ability to work with people from various backgrounds and cultures
• Experience with database and computer systems and a willingness to learn how to navigate new programs
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Must be organized, detail-oriented and flexible
• Must be 18 years or older
• Previous cashier experience is preferred
Work Characteristics:
Ability to work part-time position, typically 20 hours per week, but with the ability to field more. We are looking for someone who is flexible to attend after hours/weekend events and programs, as well as assist staff with additional projects on a regular basis.
To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Tom Lasorsa at tlasorsa@thecell.org with “Guest Services Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; please submit your cover letter and resume ASAP. Every applicant is carefully reviewed. However, due to the large number of applications received for each position at the CELL, only candidates whose backgrounds most closely complement the requirements of the position will be contacted directly. All applicants will undergo a background check. The CELL is an equal opportunity employer.

Denver Botanic Gardens – Manager of Exhibitions, Art Collections & Registration

Manage registration and preparation for exhibitions and art collections; indoor and outdoor exhibition maintenance and monitoring; supervise collection maintenance and storage. Coordinate the marketing and promotion of art exhibits. Manage off-site exhibits program.

Qualifications/ Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in art, art history, museum studies, or related field from four-year college or university; Master’s degree preferred, or minimum four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills essential. Experience in a museum/exhibition position or like environment where the technical duties included art handling, maintenance, and storage. Collection database experience (PastPerfect preferred). Framing and construction skills important. Operational knowledge related to security issues, environmental controls, and legal matters related to collections ideal. Superior project management skills critical. Creative problem solving a must.

Compensation: $19.83 – $20.67 Per hour

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Additional Information:
Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens. We are a nonprofit, EOE.

Molly Brown House Museum – Docent (PT)

PART-TIME DOCENT

Position Summary:
Docents at the Molly Brown House Museum lead groups of guests through the Museum and should be interested in history, be able to speak clearly in front of large and small groups, have a flexible schedule and be dependable. This position is for approximately 12 hours/week and will include both weekday and weekend shifts including every Sunday. The rate of pay is $10.00/hr. For immediate start, training will be provided.

Qualifications:
Previous experience working directly with the public is necessary. Previous museum, docent, volunteer, or public speaking experience, and Spanish proficiency are all preferred. An interest in history and storytelling is preferred to facilitate training and the ability to engage guests and place Margaret Brown’s life in context.

Physical/Mental Requirements:
This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree. Physical demands associated with the essential functions include reaching, handling, talking and/or hearing (ordinary conversation) and seeing (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision).

Required are the abilities to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; to utilize spatial, visual and tactile discrimination; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers, supervisory staff, other organizations and agencies, and the general public.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Historic Denver, Inc., the parent company of the Molly Brown House Museum, is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or local law. Prospective employees are subject to a background check.

Resumes accepted by e-mail only to: kpopetz@mollybrown.org
For Immediate Hire

Cadoma Foundation – Historic House Manager (PT)

Historic House Manager
Employer: Cadoma Foundation
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Casper, Wyoming

Job Description: The Historic House Manager supports the mission and vision of the Cadoma Foundation by directing efforts to develop and integrate the Historic Bishop Home into the community as a premier historical site and preservation project. This position will average approximately 10 to 15 hours per week. The position assists with house management and organizational development.

Responsibilities:
• Lead Tour Guide at Historic Bishop Home including the Casper Museum Consortium Passport and MAQ Activities
• Ensure the Home is staged and presentable for tours
• Expand and coordinate the Historic Bishop Home volunteer program.
• Continue the collection management inventory and develop displays and exhibits for the Historic Bishop Home.
• Coordinate Historic Bishop Home public and private events.
• Collaborate with other community organizations for the development of the Home.
• Coordinate fundraising activities including the research and writing of grants.
• Conduct administrative duties in compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

Qualifications:
• Interest in learning and sharing the history of the Historic Bishop Home with patrons.
• Ability to be a self-starter and work independently.
• Ability to effectively communicate with people and provide excellent customer service.
• Ability to perform basic bookkeeping practices and learn Past Perfect Software for collection management.
• Ability to ensure the interior and exterior of property is presentable of the public tours.
• Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to implement creative ideas for the Cadoma Foundation’s mission and goals for the Historic Bishop Home.
• Have knowledge of historic resources and state and federal programs and policies.
• Ability and experience with working with other organizations to develop and promote programs.
• Possess strong ethical and professional skills.
• Demonstrate quality writing and research skills.
• Must pass a security background check
• Must not use any drug or controlled substances

The positions planned start date is Summer 2017.

Background:
For information on the Historic Bishop Home and the Cadoma Foundation, refer to www.cadomafoundation.org or Cadoma Foundation on Facebook.

For additional information or to apply, contact: Cadoma Foundation, 220 East Midwest St Suite B, Casper, Wyoming 82601, Telephone: 307 235 5277, info@cadomafoundation.org

Tread of Pioneers Museum – Museum Assistant Intern

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, and the Colorado Episcopal Service Corps (Colorado ESC) are partnering to hire a Museum Assistant intern for an 11-month term (August 20, 2017 – July 22, 2018) who will serve 35+ hours per week in beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017 via coloradoesc.org

As the Museum Assistant, the intern will contribute to the inner workings of a local history museum by performing various duties to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret, and share the history and heritage of Steamboat Springs. The intern will primarily assist the museum Curator with various collection duties including: photographing, cataloging and packing/storing collection items; enhancing/upgrading exhibits; updating the collection database; and assisting with archive and research projects. The intern will also assist all staff with public educational programming and events, front desk assistance, general administrative tasks, and more.

Working as the Museum Assistant, the intern will also serve as a Colorado ESC member. The ideal Colorado ESC candidate will be 21-30 years old and Christian or curious and open to engaging with the Christian faith; though a person of any faith may apply.

In exchange for hours of work at the museum, the intern will receive the following from Colorado ESC: a monthly stipend, housing, and health insurance. The member will also participate in regular faith formation through the Episcopal Church with their house members.

For more information about the Colorado ESC and to apply to serve at the Tread of Pioneers Museum through Colorado ESC, go to: coloradoesc.org.

For immediate inquiries about or to express interest in working at the museum, please contact Candice Bannister, Tread of Pioneers Museum Executive Director at (970)-879-2214 or cbannister@treadofpioneers.org.

“The uniqueness of my placement at this museum has given me professional-development and societal experiences that I never anticipated out of a year of service; it’s made me realize that engaging with history is a way of preserving and reviving culture.”
-2016/17 Colorado Episcopal Service Corps and Tread of Pioneers Museum Intern