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

Education and Outreach Manager, Trumbull County Historical Society
Monument Interpretive Guide/Caretaker & Social Media Coordinator, Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
Monument Intern, Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
Coordinator, Digital Projects, Ohio History Connection
Curatorial Assistant, Allen County Museum and Historical Society


Education and Outreach Manager, Trumbull County Historical Society

The Trumbull County Historical Society seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated full-time Education & Outreach Manager to diversify TCHS’s programming and outreach initiatives and engage new audiences. This includes fostering creative partnerships, developing in-school programs and field trips for Warren City Schools and school districts throughout Trumbull County, implementing outreach programs and evaluating those programs for success, assisting with events and exhibits, and supporting the implementation of TCHS’s strategic plan.

The ideal candidate will connect with community members, build partnerships to strengthen placemaking initiatives in our region, and work well in a team-oriented environment. This position is grant funded with a salary of $34,000/year. Walk-ins and phone calls will not be accepted. Trumbull County Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively create and implement education programs for students and adults with a wide range of backgrounds and learning styles that meet Ohio Learning Standards
  • Build partnerships with area educators and local nonprofits to develop programs that encourage students to become civically engaged and critical thinkers
  • Plan and implement TCHS’s first Family Day with TCHS’s staff, Trustees, and volunteers
  • Use relevant, timely content to connect the present with the past
  • Deliver relevant, engaging, accessible, diverse, and inclusive experiences that broaden the understanding of Warren and Trumbull County at a local, state, and national level
  • Schedule and manage outreach booths
  • Write press releases, develops marketing collateral, and assists with social media
  • Assist with giving tours to groups of all ages and abilities, and contribute to exhibit and script updates
  • Other duties as assigned

Recommended Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Education, Public History, Museum Studies, or a related field
  • Ability to develop strong, positive relationships with staff, visitors, volunteers, and community partners
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and computer skills, including social media
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong professional ethics

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applicants who apply before January 14th, 2022. Please submit a cover letter and resume to TCHS Director Meghan Reed via email: director@trumbullcountyhistory.org.

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Monument Interpretive Guide/Caretaker & Social Media Coordinator, Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

Location: 3 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio
Reports to: Executive Director
Hourly rate: $12.50
Hours: 40 per week. Scheduling may vary weekly and by season and will include evenings, Saturdays, and / or Sundays and special events.

QUALIFICATIONS: A love of American History and the desire to assist in the preservation and maintenance of a nationally significant Civil War Monument and to teach the public about its importance. Honorably discharged veterans preferred.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED, Bachelor Degree preferred; prior successful experience working with the public; good communication and research skills including ability to conduct tours and engage the Public as well as prior success in online engagement though social media; basic computer skills (i.e. – Microsoft Office) as well as mastery of social media platforms (i.e. – Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat); ability to climb and work from a 15 foot ladder, operate and routinely maintain various hand and yard tools; possess basic handyman skills including gardening. Ability to work in tight spaces with limited access.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Executive Director and the President of the Commission and working with and other Monument employees and guiding volunteers the candidate will participate in:

  1. Safeguarding the Monument, its property, and collections as onsite watchperson. This includes regular inspections of the Monument condition and its changes over time.
  2. Guiding visitors with interpretation; communicating with the Public by telephone and online, addressing inquiries, and handling retail sales.
  3. Conducting and assisting with designated research projects of the Monument.
  4. Caring for, cleaning, and routinely maintaining the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument; tasks include, but are not limited to: collecting and disposing of rubbish; weeding; laying out and installing flowers in the designed gardens with weeding and care thereafter; removing snow and ice from the steps, esplanade and walkways; caring for, cleaning and maintaining the interior of the Monument, including the basement, and Memorial Room.
  5. Organizing and managing our online presence through social media and public facing marketing materials. Primarily creating content for social media; secondarily providing technical expertise for content development including live streaming of events and programs; aiding in the management of the Monument website.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please submit resume, cover letter and, if applicable, copy of DD-214 or other proof of Honorable Discharge Certificate to:

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission
Attn: Greg Palumbo, Executive Director
401 Euclid Ave., Suite 46
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

OR
gpalumbo@cuyahogacounty.us

ALL OFFERS ARE CONTINGENT ON PASSING A DRUG TEST AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION.

Completed applications received by 4PM on Friday, January 7, 2022 will be considered.
The Commission will extend or reopen position posting until filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Smoke-free and Drug-free Workplace

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Monument Intern, Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

Location: 3 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio
Reports to: Executive Director
Hourly rate: $10.00
Hours Anticipated: 24 weekly hours to be determined, scheduling may vary weekly and include evenings, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and special events. 20 WEEKS FROM APRIL 18, 2022 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2022

QUALIFICATIONS: A love of American History and the desire to learn about how to assist in the preservation and maintenance of a nationally significant Civil War Monument and to teach the public about its importance. Honorably discharged veterans preferred.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED; matriculating college student preferred. Familiarity and confidence in the use of various Social Media platforms (i.e. – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram); good communication and research skills including ability to conduct tours and engage the Public. Basic computer skills (i.e. – Microsoft Office); ability to climb and work from a ladder, desire to work with the public and learn to operate various hand and yard tools; together with basic handyman skills, such as gardening. Ability to work in tight spaces with limited access.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Executive Director the successful candidates will participate, with guidance of full-time staff and Commissioners, in:

  1. Safeguarding the Monument, its property, and collections as onsite watchperson. This includes regular inspections of the Monument condition and its changes over time.
  2. Guiding visitors, communicating with the Public by telephone and online, addressing inquiries, handling retail sales.
  3. Conducting and assisting with designated research projects of the Monument.
  4. Caring for, cleaning, and routinely maintaining the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument and its Grounds; tasks include, but are not limited to: collecting and disposing of rubbish; weeding; laying out and installing flowers for designed gardens with weeding and care thereafter; caring for, cleaning and maintaining the interior of the Monument, including the basement, first floor cabinets, glass storm doors, brass rails, bronze doors and grills, reliefs, busts, medallions and lighting fixtures; maintaining custodial supplies and equipment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please submit resume, cover letter which specifies the period of Internship being applied for and, if applicable, copy of DD-214 or other proof of Honorable Discharge Certificate to:

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission
Attn: Greg Palumbo, Executive Director
401 Euclid Ave., Suite 46
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
OR
gpalumbo@cuyahogacounty.us

ALL OFFERS ARE CONTINGENT ON PASSING REQUIRED DRUG TEST AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

Completed applications received by 4PM on Friday, January 7, 2022 will be considered.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Smoke-free and Drug-free Workplace

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Coordinator, Digital Projects, Ohio History Connection

Salary: $21.00 – 23.00, Hourly, Full Time
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, Life/Disability, retirement savings options and state pension, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, free museum membership and discounts

The Coordinator, Digital Projects, provides leadership for the Ohio Memory program. The coordinator provides training and support for Ohio Memory partners; assists in the design and development of the project website; and coordinates short- and long-term digitization and metadata projects. The coordinator will report to the Manager of Digital Services and work with other team members on digital collection development and to support strategic initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate Ohio Memory program, including administrative tasks and promotion
    Coordinate and complete digitization, metadata entry, and upload of digital collections items to Ohio Memory
  • Contribute to the design and development of the website
  • Provide digitization and related training/support for Ohio Memory partners and other cultural heritage institutions
  • Support the development of metadata policies and procedures, including initiatives to improve metadata to reflect inclusive, socially-just terminology
  • Create documentation for functional areas and prepares project reports
  • Respond to public, professional and scholarly inquiries
  • Represent the Ohio History Connection at events, workshops, programs, and other public or partner gatherings
  • Works with other members of the Digital Services department to identify and write grants

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in Library/Information Science or closely related field OR Bachelor’s degree in closely related field plus equivalent practical internship/fellowship or work experience in data management and digitization in library, archives or museums
  • Experience with digitization and/or metadata projects, preferably in a library, archives or museum setting
  • Experience with CONTENTdm or other digital asset management systems
  • Outstanding communication abilities

Technical Skills:

Working experience and a solid understanding of digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects; microfilm procedures; metadata standards; and principles governing standards in digital libraries. Experience applying technical specifications and interpreting business requirements. Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, scanning hardware, imaging software, database and automated catalogs, and digital asset management systems.

Application Instructions:

Please apply through the applicant tracking software system at www.ohiohistory.org/jobs. Please include resume, cover letter (optional), and other relevant application materials by attaching them in the “Resume” section of the application. Questions and accommodation requests can be directed to applicant@ohiohistory.org or by calling 614-297-2500.

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Curatorial Assistant, Allen County Museum and Historical Society

Location: Lima, Ohio
Job Function: Curatorial Department
Job Type: Part-time with goal of position becoming full time in 2 years.
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Salary: $14,560-$15,600 annually for 20 hours per week

Description of Organization:
The Allen County Museum and Historical Society (Allen County Museum), located in Lima, Ohio, is a campus consisting of the main museum, a historic Victorian mansion and carriage house dating to 1893, an 1848 log house, the Annex, and a newly completed storage building. Established in 1908, the museum has existed as the cultural center of the community for one hundred and thirteen years. The main museum remains free to the public and focuses on the community’s history. As the only Ohio county museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum cares for over 200,000 archival and material artifacts that tell the story of the region and Ohio.

Position Summary:
The Allen County Museum is seeking a part-time Curatorial Assistant to support the curatorial department. The Curatorial Assistant is a member of the Allen County Museum’s curatorial team and is responsible for collections care, research, and exhibition maintenance and development. Additionally, the Curatorial Assistant works collaboratively with staff to meet the day to day needs of the organization. The Curatorial Assistant reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Collections Processing & Care (55% of time)

  • Process collections, including inventorying, labeling, cataloging, rehousing, and digitizing
  • Update PastPerfect with artifact information
  • Prepare monthly reports on environmental readings
  • Clean, rehouse, and organize artifacts (20% of position)

Exhibition maintenance, development, fabrication (25% of time)

  • Assist in development, installation, de-installation and maintenance of physical and online exhibits, such as preparing artifacts for display, creating exhibit elements and panels, and digitizing items

Collections Research and Outreach (20% of time)

  • Assist in research for exhibits, online content, and patron research requests
  • Prepare database entries for online access
  • Assist in online outreach through updating website and social media

Requirements:
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in museum studies, public history, history, or another appropriate field desired with up to 2 years work experience. Internships will be considered part of professional experience. Curatorial Assistant should be able to lift up to 30 pounds and have the ability to wear a respirator. Depending on the project, the Curatorial Assistant may be sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Other Skills:

  • A passion for local history, American history, historic homes, museums, and collections care.
  • Basic understanding of museum best practices and operations
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Hands-on attitude; basic knowledge of hand tools and equipment
  • Detail-oriented; proactive, creative problem-solver
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Knowledge of PastPerfect, a plus
  • Experience in using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements, Microsoft Publisher and Excel, basic website editing, a plus

Applications Deadline:

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Applicants should include a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a resume with references by December 9, 2021. Address the cover letter to: Amy Craft, Director, Allen County Museum, 620 West Market Street, Lima, Ohio 45801. Applications can be sent to acmuseum@allencountymuseum.org. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The selected applicant will be required to submit to a background check. Allen County Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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