The Shaker Historical Society is seeking a temporary Exhibition Assistant to research and develop a digital exhibit about the history of Horseshoe Lake supported by a collections survey and publicly accessible index of archival materials and objects related to the lake. The Exhibition Assistant will evaluate material at the item level and enter data into a spreadsheet and CatalogIt, our cloud-based collections management software, to produce a publicly-available index, digital collection, and digital exhibit through Google Sites to highlight items and stories from the collection. Other archival duties may be assigned as needed, such as rehousing and labeling, capturing data about archival items in other survey tools, or generating and interpreting reports from the database. The Exhibition Assistant will be trained on survey techniques, archival practices and standards, data entry, database management, digitization, and digital exhibit development.
This is a fixed term position totaling 200 hours between June 13 through August 31, 2022, working 20-24 hours weekly on a flexible schedule Monday-Friday. A stipend of $3,200 ($16/hour) is available; no benefits. This internship is expected to be in person at the Shaker Historical Society in Shaker Heights, Ohio with remote work supported when possible.
Background and/or education in history, library and information science, or a related field; Ability to synthesize and summarize data; ability to work independently and collaboratively; demonstrated communication skills and initiative; strong organizational and computer skills; ability to attend to detail. Work may require reaching overhead, climbing on stools/ladders, and lifting up to 40 lbs. Current or recently graduated undergraduate or graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a resume and writing sample to Brianna Treleven at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Digital Exhibition Assistant Application” in the subject line. A cover letter is encouraged if you have information to share that is not in your resume or to provide additional context. SHS is an inclusive workplace, and applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed starting May 25, 2022.
The Shaker Historical Society is seeking an outgoing, organized, and detail-oriented candidate to oversee education, outreach, and volunteer coordination at the museum. The Education and Outreach Manager reports to the Executive Director and develops in-person and virtual programming for K-12 students and educators, young families, young professionals, and adults. This position is also responsible for ensuring programming and learning is accessible to all and that everyone can see themselves in local history.
The Education & Outreach Manager undergoes an annual performance review with the Executive Director. This is a full-time exempt salaried position with benefits. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Expands the reach of educational programs by cultivating and growing collaborations with Shaker Heights’ public and private schools and local youth-focused organizations
Ensures educational programs align with evolving best practices, state standards, and institutional goals
Maintains effective and transparent communication between SHS staff, Board of Trustees, and the public regarding educational matters
Develops and maintains an educational budget as part of the institutional budget
Actively participates in institutional strategic planning and works collaboratively with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees in the pursuit of long-term initiatives
Researches education-focused grant opportunities and drafts grant applications with the assistance of the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and community partners
Ensures education and outreach goals of the strategic plan are carried out and that programming aligns with various local, state, and national grant requirements
Manages and grows the volunteer program and opportunities with the Executive Director
Develops new internship opportunities with the Executive Director and ensures internship goals and requirements are met
Represents the museum at outreach events with the Executive Director, Board, and volunteers
Programmatic Expectations (70%)
Creates in-person, virtual, and hybrid programs that ensure mission and strategic alignment of SHS through creative and experiential learning
Ensures delivery of relevant, engaging, accessible, diverse, and inclusive mission-based in-person and virtual experiences, educational programs, and activities that broaden the understanding of the North Union Shakers, Shaker Heights, Warrensville Township, and surrounding communities
Works with area educators to develop in-person, virtual, and hybrid programming that encourages students to become civically engaged and critical thinkers
Oversees program and event delivery and evaluation in museum galleries, outreach to schools, and other off-site events for SHS
Reevaluates and refreshes the museum’s “Traveling Trunk” program, adapts the program for virtual and hybrid learning, and markets the program to local schools
Guides the expansion of school- and youth-serving programs and develops local partnerships to consistently reach more school-age children and young families
Creates engaging educational resources that align with local schools’ curricula and Ohio Learning Standards
Develops and manages SHS summer camps, including scheduling, budgeting, inventory management, staffing, and marketing
Develops Ohio History Day research activities, programs, and educational resources
Develops and implements on-site, off-site, and virtual events aimed toward young professionals, members, and the general public
Assists with giving tours to groups of all ages and abilities and differentiates tour experience for a variety of visitors, including virtual tour goers
Creates digital content for SHS social media, including Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube
Assists with marketing to advertise educational programming across various print and digital platforms, including local publications and social media
Volunteer Coordination (10%)
Refreshes and maintains the volunteer program and generates in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities to suit a variety of interests and abilities
Works with volunteers and the Ohio History Connection to ensure projects are on schedule and hours are documented appropriately
Recruits, onboards, trains, and schedules volunteers to support SHS’s operations, which may include off-site and virtual events
Connects regularly with volunteers to build and maintain a positive culture that reflects the mission of the organization
Tracks volunteer hours to generate monthly and annual reports and implements a volunteer hours reward system
Ability to develop and maintain programming that is creative, participatory, and unique to Shaker Heights and the Shaker Historical Society
Willingness to engage in complex issues facing the city and region through dialogue centered around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Demonstrated commitment to child-led, hands-on, participatory, and inquiry-based education programs
Ability to cultivate relationships and partnerships with local organizations and community groups
Experience with Google Workspace, social media platforms, web conferencing programs, and other digital tools
Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills
Experience with Canva and/or Adobe Suite is preferred
Experience with grant writing is preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Museum Studies, or Public History; MA preferred
1 or more years of experience in a school, museum, or cultural institution with programming, outreach, project management, and budgeting experience; non-profit experience preferred
Experience working with groups of diverse ages, races, cultures, abilities, and backgrounds
Ohio educator license preferred
FBI/BCI check required
Medical, dental, and vision insurance, full cost covered by museum
Paid holidays, vacation, personal days, and sick time
Partial work-from-home schedule
SIMPLE IRA with 3% match; Eligible after 1 year of employment and over the age of 21
$250 health-related allowance (e.g. gym membership, fitness classes)
Annual bonus procurable
Job Classification: Full-time, salary
Contact: Please send a cover letter and resume to Brianna Treleven at email@example.com. Priority will be given to applications submitted on or before May 9, 2022. Position open until filled. SHS is an inclusive workplace, and applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.