Jobs

Because the Ohio Local History Alliance aims to inspire, educate, and connect history organizations across the state of Ohio, we know that a cornerstone of our community is having dedicated staff members that propel our member organizations forward. We offer our job board in the hopes of connecting qualified individuals to organizations seeking skilled, enthusiastic employees.

Since January 1, 2019, OLHA has required that all organizations posting a position on our job board include a salary range for the listing, as well as the employment classification (part-time, full-time, seasonal, hourly, salary, etc.) Non-members will also be asked to pay a $35 fee per listing. The organization will then have the option to apply that $35 toward an appropriate level of membership so that future job postings may be free.  Posting on the Ohio Local History Alliance job board is always free to OLHA members.

To post a job, email the job description, including the salary information and employment classification, to ohiolha@ohiohistory.org with “Job Listing” in the subject line.

Job postings are cleared from this page every two months.

Current Listings

2021-2022 Ohio History Service Corps
Executive and Grants Support Coordinator, Ohio Humanities
Executive Director, Wayne County Historical Society (UPDATED)
Administrative Assistant, Chagrin Falls Historical Society
History Internship, Preble County Historical Society
Historic Site Guide (part-time), Trumbull County Historical Society


2021-2022 Ohio History Service Corps

The Ohio History Connection is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps in 2021-2022!

Established in 2010, Ohio History Service Corps members provide service to Ohioans and their local history communities through collections management projects, strategic planning, historic site survey, programming, and other capacity-building initiatives. Members provide coaching, assistance, and to help organizations become more effective and sustainable. With the assistance of Ohio History Service Corps members, organizations increase their knowledge of the public history field’s standards and best practices by creating new programs, policies, and procedures that meet those standards. Members also assist communities take the first step in historic preservation through their completion of historic structure surveys.

The Ohio History Service Corps program has two components. Click the links below for the full individual position descriptions or visit https://my.americorps.gov and search for “Ohio History Service Corps”:

Local History Members

Community Surveyor Members

Locations: The 2021-2022 program year begins in September with members serving in, and around: Athens, Bellefontaine, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Lorain, Oberlin, Portsmouth, Warren, Wilberforce and Youngstown areas.

Duration & Benefits: Members will serve one year in full time (35-40 hr/wk) capacity from September 13, 2021 to August 31, 2022. Throughout their term, AmeriCorps members will receive:

  • Living allowance of $15,100
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • SNAP benefits, if eligible
  • Professional development
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Eligible for Eli Segal Education Award of $6,345 upon successful completion of 1700 hours of service

For more information: Visit the Ohio History Connection website www.ohiohistory.org/americorps to find out more. For questions, please contact us at americorps@ohiohistory.org.

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Executive & Grants Support Coordinator, Ohio Humanities

The position is full-time, salaried, and the range is $38,000-$40,000 annually.

Job Purpose: Provide administrative support to the Executive Director and coordinate administrative functions for Ohio Humanities Grants Program.
Reporting To: Executive Director, with a dotted line to the Associate Director
Location: Columbus, OH

Key Functions:

1. Provide detail-oriented administrative support to the Executive Director, including:

  • Calendar management
  • Communication with key external partners
  • Coordination of Board of Directors activities
  • Coordination of staff events
  • Research support for Council Conducted Projects

2. Support Ohio Humanities Grants Operation, including:

  • Provide administrative support for grant review process
  • Support Associate Director and Program Officer with grantee communication
  • Coordinate process for developing and disseminating grant contracts and payments
  • Coordinate communications to grant review panel members
  • Communicate with grantees to collect reports

3. All other duties as assigned.

Key Skills:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work with digital tools
  • Ability to use a digital database
  • Ability to serve in an administrative support role
  • Experience (or ability to learn) coordinating the human side of data collection
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collegially with team members
  • Openness to seeing assistance to successfully complete a task
  • Openness to feedback and professional development
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Word in particular)
  • Ability to complete tasks in a self-directed way once training has been completed
  • An appreciation for the Humanities
  • An appreciation for working with a diverse cross section of the public

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to ohc@ohiohumanities.org.

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Executive Director, Wayne County Historical Society (UPDATED)

Reports To: Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee

Position Type: Part-time (20 hours/week)

Position Summary
The mission of the Wayne County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts and experiences that reflect the cultural heritage of the county for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Executive Director will plan and direct the operations and activities of the Wayne County Historical Society in conjunction with established committees and the Board of Trustees. The Director will be in charge of staff and volunteers and will manage the eight historical buildings that comprise the institution’s campus. Applicants with experience in museum practices and nonprofit management are preferred and the Executive Director will be encouraged to partake in professional development opportunities. Any additional skills in fundraising, business administration, membership development, grant writing, event planning, and curation are a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Society and manage staff, interns, and volunteers. Work with the Education Chair to manage docents.
  • Work closely with various Society committees to maintain the museum’s collection, create exhibits, update existing interpretation, and plan programs and events.
  • Help the Society strive towards museum best practices in all aspects of the organization as outlined in the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Standards and Excellence Program (STEPs).
  • Work with the Board to build a broad base of financial support through fundraising, membership development, and grant writing.
  • Establish strong partnerships in the community and enhance the Society’s public image to expand interest and support. Utilize digital outlets including social media, email, and the Society’s website to enhance community outreach. Sustain meaningful communication with current membership.
  • Attend Board of Trustees monthly meetings, member quarterly and annual meetings, and Executive Committee meetings. Prepare and deliver reports to the Board of Trustees at monthly meetings.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development including, but not limited to, joining museum associations such as the Ohio Local History Alliance and attending webinars and conferences related to museum practice and nonprofit management.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Trustees and/or Executive Committee.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in history, anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a closely related field. Museum or nonprofit experience preferred, but not necessary. Training opportunities will be provided.
  • Excellence in interpersonal, written, and oral communication.
  • Strong collaborative skills are a key to success in this position.
  • Capable of working independently and leading group efforts.
  • Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of PastPerfect and Microsoft Office, or their equivalents. Familiarity with various social media platforms is also a must.
  • Grant writing and nonprofit financial management experience is a plus.
  • Applicants who are self-motivated, creative, outgoing, organized, and possess a strong work ethic are well-suited for the position.

Compensation
Part-time position; 20 to 30 hours per week at $20 per hour. Potential for position to become full-time with benefits in the future.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, send the following materials in PDF format to:
wchs.directorsearch@gmail.com. Include “Executive Director Application” in the subject line.

1. Letter of Interest
2. Resume
3. Writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages)
4. Contact information for three professional references, including email address and
phone number

Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

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Administrative Assistant, Chagrin Falls Historical Society

Description of General Duties
The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support and customer service to maintain daily museum operations. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director. Average work week is 25-30 hours Tuesday through Saturday. Hours may vary depending on deadlines and time-sensitive tasks, including some weekends and evenings to meet the public service needs of the Society and Museum.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Reception

• Provide exceptional guest service and be attentive and courteous to all guests
• Perform opening and closing duties, answer the phone, and relay messages
• Welcome visitors, provide museum introduction, and assist with group tours
• Record the number of visitors to the museum
• Provide accurate information about the Museum, local history, and local attractions as requested by guests
• At all times, ensure the safety and comfort of all guests, staff, and volunteers
• Manage Gift Shop sales with cash and credit transactions, restock items, maintain presentation of gift shop

Administrative

• Format and type letters, reports, and procedural documentation to assist with Museum’s development
• Enter data accurately into Museum database and develop effective reports and summaries
• Attend staff meetings and relevant committee meetings as needed
• Assist with other museum operations as needed

Programs and Events

• Maintain knowledge of, and provide input on programs, exhibits, and events at the Museum
• Coordinate Museum functions such as rentals and volunteers
• Assist in preparing for and cleaning up after programs and events

Required Qualifications

• At least one year of office experience a plus
• Bachelors or Associates degree in history, museum studies, education, or humanities preferred
• Experience with non-profit organizations a plus
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Publisher, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Experience with database & donor software such as Past Perfect, Little Green Light
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Must be physically able to lift and carry objects of and up to 30 lbs, climb stairs, stoop, bend, and perform other physical duties as appropriate
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings

Behavioral Competencies

• Must be reliable, flexible, and punctual
• Ability to learn and adjust “on-the-go” in a small museum environment
• Ability to work independently show initiative
• Comfortable with technology and social media
• Professional and courteous
• Willingness to learn and try new things
• Enthusiasm for museums and history
• Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Astute attention to detail and accuracy
• Display integrity, discretion, and confidentiality regarding the organization, its mission, members, and donors

Salary range: $13-$15 per hour depending on experience and qualifications
Job classification: Part-time with potential for full-time

To apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to director@chagrinhistory.org
The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, age, religion, or veteran/military status in its employment, programs, and activities. CFHSM is an inclusive workplace, and applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

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History Internship, Preble County Historical Society

DESCRIPTION
The Preble County Historical Society seeks two undergraduate or graduate students studying history or a related humanities discipline to assist in the continuing digitization of our archival collection. The project will include scanning and cataloging archival material to make our historic materials more accessible to the public. This project is made possible by generous funding from Ohio Humanities.

ABOUT US
The Preble County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation organized in 1971 with the mission to promote knowledge of Preble County and to collect, preserve, display, and maintain materials and objects of all types which have historical interest and significance to Preble County.

The Preble County Historical Society is located at the intersection of three state routes (503, 122, and 725) in southeast Preble County. The Center is a 255-acre farmstead established in 1974 when Sara Swartsel conveyed her property to the Society. The property includes 108 tillable acres leased for farming operations and 11 acres of museum grounds, including a 19th century farmstead, an 1813 log house, Exhibit Hall building, an 1855 smokehouse and over six miles of hiking trails.

The Preble County Historical Society is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment that prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons; and hence, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.

DUTIES
• Scanning archival material such as photographs, postcards, ledgers, letters, dairies, etc.
• Organizing, labeling, and boxing archival materials as directed
• Photographing oversized items
• Updating or creating catalog records within our PastPerfect database system
• Editing photographs to specifications for PastPerfect and social media using Adobe Photoshop
• Writing post for Facebook, Instagram, and local newspaper using newly digitized items

QUALIFICATIONS
• Undergraduate or graduate student seeking humanities degree with an interest in local history
• Strong communication and collaboration skills
• Ability to work independently
• Experience handling archival materials or knowledge of handling practices
• Knowledge of PastPerfect or collection database systems
• Experience using Adobe Photoshop

DURATION – The internship will start July 2021 and must be completed by November 2021.

PAY – $10 an hour. Internship to not exceed $1,500.00 in total. Students may not receive course credit for this internship.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume detailing relevant education and experience by June 15th to alyssa@preblecountyhistoricalsociety.com

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Historic Site Guide (part-time), Trumbull County Historical Society

Job description, salary information, and application instructions are available on the Trumbull County Historical Society’s website.

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