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 Member, Ohio History Service Corps (multiple locations!)
Archival Intern, Sauder Village
Executive Director, Ashtabula Maritime & Surface Transportation Museum


AmeriCorps Member, Ohio History Service Corps (multiple locations!)

The Ohio History Connection is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps in 2024-2025!

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. 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
Applications must be submitted via MyAmeriCorps using the above links, not through the Ohio History Connection application process.

Locations: The 2024-2025 program year begins in September with members serving in and around: Athens, Bowling Green, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Lorain, Wilberforce, and Youngstown. The host sites are: Community Surveyors: City of Cincinnati and Cleveland Landmarks Commisson; Local History Members: Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green), Lorain Historical Society (Lorain), National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (Wilberforce), The National First Ladies Library & Museum (Canton), Rickenbacker Woods Foundation and Learning Center (Columbus), Southeast Ohio History Center (Athens), University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati), and Youngstown State University (Youngstown).

Duration & Benefits: Members will serve one year in full time (35-40 hr/wk) capacity from September 16, 2024 to August 31, 2025. Throughout their term, AmeriCorps members will receive:
• Living allowance of $20,500*
• Health insurance
• Childcare assistance, if eligible
• Professional development
• Travel reimbursements
• Eligible for Eli Segal Education Award of $7,395 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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Archival Intern, Sauder Village

Reports to: Curator of Collections
Hours: Contract Position – 350 hours total at $16.00/hour

Primary Function
The archival intern will be gathering and creating an institutional archive for Sauder Village.

Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Under the direct supervision of the Curator of Collection, the Archival Intern will assist with the following activities.

Collections Management
 Gather all archival materials located throughout the complex.
 Sort all gathered materials.
 Dispose of duplicate materials.
 Using best practices of archival management arrange and process the collected materials into an institutional archive.
 Using best practices of archival management arrange the digital records and media of Sauder Village onto 2 external hard drives.
 Complete basic preventative conservation and preservation activities to clean and stabilize materials.
 Prepare a finding guide for the archive.
 Prepare a summary of record types and issues noted during the project for use to be shared with Curator to help guide long-term planning and preservation needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 Excellent organizational and communication skills.
 Ability to work well in a team environment.
 Must possess a basic knowledge of archival management.
 A degree in archives, library and information science, public history or museum studies or working toward such a degree and has at least two semesters of coursework related to archival management or substantial related experience.
 Excellent computer skills.
 Ability to work in a variety of environments, lift objects up to 25 lbs., and move boxes both at ground level and using a ladder.

For more information or to apply for the position, visit the www.saudervillage.org/employment-volunteering

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Executive Director, Ashtabula Maritime & Surface Transportation Museum

The Ashtabula Maritime & Transportation Museum (AMSTM) is seeking its first-ever Executive Director. The ideal candidate will provide dynamic leadership and in partnership with the Board implement a vision and strategic plan for the organization going forward into the future. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s revenue generation, fundraising, exhibitions, tours, research projects, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach.

Summary of Responsibilities
· Works in conjunction with – and at times up-manages – the Board to develop a sustainablestrategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, regional, and statewide awareness and prominence.
· Directs the Museum’s operations, to include the alignment of revenue opportunities, development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, and staffing.
· Manages and leads all Museum volunteers.
· Creates a strong financial backbone – balanced budgets, sufficient cash reserves, endowments, and financial systems that allow for monitoring of financial status.
· Works closely with Board members, volunteers, and community leaders to implement robust fundraising activities and results. Leads and participates in all fundraising and development activities, oversees grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
· Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.
· Works to create an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the Museum. Oversees and directs development of marketing initiatives.
· Manages, secures, and maintains the property and facilities of the Museum, as well as the collections held in public trust.
· Advocates on important issues in historic preservation and underwater cultural resources on the local, regional, national, and international level.

Desired Leadership Attributes
· Board Relations – nurtures a team of Board members and volunteers that focuses on the best interests of the organization, understands the role of the team – and the individuals on the team – and follows the imperatives of the strategic plan.
· Demonstrated Success in Community Networking – develops strong community relationships to leverage goodwill, financial support, and program and service development.
· Financial Management Expertise – ensures that the Museum maintains adequate reserves and accumulates sources of capital to invest in the changes needed in the future. Understands and diligently attends to all budget and financial matters and can manage operations within budget constraints, including making hard financial decisions when required.
· Visibility – acts as “face of the Museum” to key external stakeholders, assuring that a recognizable, consistent person is leading the organization.
· Fundraising ability – leads the development of strategic and innovative fundraising approaches to broaden the source and scope of revenues for the organization.

Required Qualifications
· Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree and/or Museum studies would be beneficial.
· The ideal candidate would have a minimum of five years of experience in a museum, historic site or nonprofit organization or business, preferably with a cultural focus.
· Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, nonprofits, or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.
· Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.
· Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.

Breakdown of Time (Per 40-Hour Week) for Primary Functions
Fundraising/Networking: 45%
Programs: 20%
Exhibits/Collections 20%
Administrative 15%

Salary and Other Information
Starting Salary: $50,000 to $55,000 Annually
Healthcare: Open for Discussion
PTO/Holidays: Three Weeks PTO Plus All Federal Holidays (Flex Time Available for Holiday Hours)

Please submit resume and other supporting information to:
Ashtabula Maritime & Surface Transportation Museum
Attn: Jenny Luhta, Search Committee Chair
P.O. Box 1546
Ashtabula, OH 44005

Email Information To: marinetrader@gmail.com

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