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

AmeriCorps Members, Ohio History Service Corps
Historic Site Manager, Newark (OH) Earthworks
Archival Intern (paid), Ohio History Connection
Director, Wood County Museum


AmeriCorps Members, Ohio History Service Corps

The Ohio History Connection is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps in 2022-2023!

Established in 2010, Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC) members provide service to Ohioans and their local history communities through collections management projects, strategic planning, community engagement, historic site survey, programming, and other capacity-building initiatives. Members provide coaching, assistance, and help organizations become more effective and sustainable. With the assistance of Ohio History Service Corps members, organizations increase their knowledge of the public history and cultural heritage field 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. Since the start of the program, members have engaged more than 6,359 volunteers who contributed more than 56,912 volunteer hours. Members have also leveraged more than $291,317 of cash resources and upwards of $1.5 million of in-kind support for their projects. The Ohio History Service Corps is a hallmark program of the Ohio History Connection, the statewide history organization, and is one of only two history-related AmeriCorps programs in the country!

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 2022-2023 program year begins in September with members serving in and around: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dennison, Lorain, Portsmouth, Warren, and Wilberforce. The host sites are: Community Surveyors: City of Cincinnati; Local History Members: Cincinnati Art Museum, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati, Lorain Historical Society, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Ohio Humanities, Rickenbacker Woods Foundation, Shawnee State University, and Trumbull County Historical Society.

Duration & Benefits: Members will serve one year in full time (35-40 hr/wk) capacity from September 12, 2022 to August 31, 2023. Throughout their term, AmeriCorps members will receive:

  • Living allowance of $20,000*
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Professional development
  • Travel reimbursements
  • Eligible for Eli Segal Education Award of $6,495 upon successful completion of 1700 hours of service

Members receive professional development opportunities through attendance at statewide conferences, in addition to training on topics including volunteer management, meeting facilitation, non-profit governance and administration, collections management and digitization, community engagement, cultural competency and humility, historic preservation, and heritage tourism/community-based partnership development.

Travel: Statewide and local travel is required. Members will travel to Columbus 5-6 times per year for training, as well as traveling to outreach or survey sites as often as several times per week. Members must be able to provide their own transportation. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are highly recommended. All non-commute mileage will be reimbursed.

Qualifications: Members preferably have a college degree or similar level of experience and a passion for history, public history, museum studies, anthropology, other humanities, library sciences, historic preservation/architectural history, education, or related fields. Some event planning, community development, heritage tourism, and/or museums experience a plus but not required.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted through MyAmeriCorps (https://my.americorps.gov). Applicants will be required to set up a profile on the website. All fields are required. Paper or email applications will not be accepted. Applications are due by August 15, 2022 or until all positions are filled.

When completing the “Motivation” section, applicants should refine their entered response to describe their motivation for service, and why they wish to serve specifically in the OHSC. Applicants should take the same care in crafting their submission as they would a job application including structure for Experience = resume, Motivation = cover letter.

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

The Ohio History Connection is an equal opportunity employer. The Ohio History Connection does not discriminate in its employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, and veteran status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.

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Historic Site Manager, Newark (OH) Earthworks

Full Time, Permanent
Compensation: $23.00/hr ($47,840 per year)
Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, parental leave, state retirement program, and more
Position Closes: August 31, 2022 or until filled

Position Summary:
Manage on-site activities of the Newark Earthworks. Supervise site operations and services independently, while understanding the necessity for communication and coordinating work efforts with other areas of Ohio History Connection and partner organizations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engaged, inspired, professional leadership for the site, including all aspects of its daily operation, interpretation, preservation, and maintenance of the site, including:
  • connecting management of the Newark Earthworks to OHC strategic plan and other relevant plans,
  • policies, best practices, and local, state, and federal laws;
  • hiring, training, and supervising staff; encouraging employee development and empowering staff to make decisions within a scope appropriate to their work;
  • overseeing interpretation of the site to visitors and schools and assisting with coordination of Tribal, scholarly/academic, or other stakeholder engagement with the site;
  • ensuring that site interpretation and educational programs align with approved plans, policies, and best practices;
  • engaging in community and public relations, in collaboration with OHC leadership and Marketing Department;
  • supporting and coordinating event and program planning;
  • building and managing a volunteer corps;
  • preparing and submitting daily and monthly plans, reports, and records as required including facilities use plan, site preservation monitoring, visitation data, purchases, inventory and receipts of sales operation, etc;
  • building and managing a retail component to the visitor experience;
  • supervising maintenance and security of buildings and grounds, including equipment care, cleaning; communicating/coordinating with OHC Facilities Management about repairs and improvements and with OHC Security regarding site safety and security;
  • coordinating with site manager/staff of Fort Ancient and superintendent/staff of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, as well as other leaders for the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks World Heritage Property; interfacing with/responding to inquiries from the World Heritage Centre through Ohio History Connection’s Department of Historic Sites & Museums

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in interpretation, management, park management, museum management or in a field related to the site, OR
  • Four years’ experience in interpretation and management, OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and work experience. Plus a culmination of supervisory, retail, community relations, and finance management experience to total five to ten years.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume/CV and all relevant application materials through the online application at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/ohiohistory/jobs. Materials can all be uploaded in the “Resume” sections. For assistance, questions, or accommodation requests, please email applicat@ohiohistory.org or call 614-297-2500 for Human Resources.

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Archival Intern (paid), Ohio History Connection

Division: Cultural Resources Division
Department: Curatorial, Manuscripts & Audiovisual Team
Location: Ohio History Connection, Archives & Library, Third Floor of Ohio History Center

Start Time: Preferred start time September 2022 for up to 12 weeks.

Job Summary:
Over the course of an academic semester intern will assist team to catalog the Warren G. Harding Presidential Papers and process other archival collections as assigned. This position requires work on site at the Ohio History Connection headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Schedule is flexible, but hours working on site must be Monday – Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM for 8-16 hours per week.

Job Duties:

  • Re-housing and labeling materials in archival boxes and folders.
  • Creating spreadsheets of box and folder data to load into the Archives Space collections management system.
  • Write at least one blog post for the Ohio History Connection History blog.
  • Attaching appropriate authority controlled headings to folder level records in the Archives Space collections management system.

Education and/or Degree Required:
Current graduate student in a Library Science or Public History program preferred.

Experience Required:
Coursework in archival cataloging, description and access or metadata preferred.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Interest in working with historical collections.
  • Computer skills, including experience using spreadsheets and database programs.
  • Experience re-housing and labeling archival materials or strong interest in learning.
  • Prior instruction or experience formulating and applying Library of Congress Subject Headings to archival or library materials or strong interest in learning.
  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to focus while performing repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, provide feedback, and utilize feedback from managers and co-workers.
  • Comfort asking questions to clarify instructions when needed.
  • Curiosity to learn new skills and welcome new opportunities.

Compensation:
$15 per hour; current students are also welcome to use this internship for academic credit if it meets the requirements of their program of study.

Benefits of Internship:

  • Can potentially fulfill graduate internship requirements.
  • Hands on experience handling archival material.
  • Real world experience using the ArchivesSpace collections space management system.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings and DACS archival description standard.
  • Understanding of arrangement, description and preservation decisions for archival collections.
  • Learn the operations of the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library through interaction with staff and participation in meetings.

Application Instructions:

To apply, visit www/ohiohistory.org/jobs and use the Applicant Tracking System to apply. Please include resume, cover letter, and applicable application materials. For questions and accommodations, please email applicant@ohiohistory.org or call 614-297-2500.

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Director, Wood County Museum

The Wood County Commissioners are accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. on July 5, 2022, for Director at the Wood County Museum (Historical Museum and Center). This unclassified position directs, manages, and oversees the daily operations and maintenance of the Museum. Ideal candidates will possess supervisory experience, good verbal and written communication skills, along with strong organizational and computer skills.

Salary: Pay Grade 8 — $53,003.11 minimum, FLSA exempt (administrative exemption)

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Museum Studies, or closely related field, with a minimum of five years experience in budgeting, bookkeeping, event planning, fundraising, public speaking, capital project management, curatorial and collections management, and building preservation and maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Requires a valid driver’s license.

Interested applicants must submit a completed Wood County Application for Employment, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Wood County Commissioners’ Office, Fifth Floor County Office Building, One Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. For required employment application and position description visit the County’s website at woodcountyohio.gov.

WOOD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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