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

Museum Education Internship, International Women’s Air & Space Museum
Local History Manager, Greene County Public Library
Assistant Director, May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University
Three open positions at Historic Schoenbrunn Village, an Ohio History Connection site


Museum Education Internship, International Women’s Air & Space Museum

A Project of IWASM and America 250-Ohio

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, and showcase the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace;
educate people of the world about their contributions; and inspire future generations by bringing the history to
life. IWASM is located in the Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland, OH.

Internship Summary:
Women’s stories are often left out of our school curriculum or are a fleeting mention. However, women’s lasting impact on history permeates every facet of our collective history. The America 250-Ohio IWASM intern will be part of the museum’s grant-funded project to develop in-classroom resources for teachers about the lasting impact of women in air and space. Working closely with the Executive Director, Collections Manager, and education volunteers, the intern will gain experience in museum/public history research, program development, outreach, marketing, and community engagement. With a focus on Ohio women’s roles in air and space history, the intern will be able to bring women’s history to life for students in grades 7-12.

This position does not require a background in aviation, with the preferred candidate interested in the
humanities. The humanities includes, but are not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following:
language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology;
comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences
which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the
humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions,
and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. (National
Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended)

Position Responsibilities
Assigned duties may include:

 Analysis of current stories and primary sources available at IWASM for development of an education collection.
 Supporting guided tours and educational programs offered by the museum.
 Assisting with research projects.
 Digitization of primary sources, archives, photographs, and artifacts.
 Facilitating teacher workshops/focus groups.
 Building a resource library for growth of project beyond grant project.

Qualifications

 Be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate from, an accredited graduate program in the humanities, public history, museum or library studies, OR currently enrolled in or recent graduate from a college or university, with an interest in public history, museum, archival, and/or education.
 Experience with independent research, utilizing primary and secondary sources.
 Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
 Energetic, personable, courteous, and professional when engaging with different communities fromdifferent background.
 Be a team player while completing projects in a timely and professional manner despite interruptions.

Internship Duration
This internship is expected to be 10-weeks, with the preferred timeframe beginning June 3 – August 9, 2024.
The incumbent would be expected to work 10-15 hours per week. There is a potential for renewal pending
funding and availability.

Compensation
The America 250-Ohio IWASM intern position will be provided a total stipend of $2,000, paid in even
disbursements every two weeks. This paid internship opportunity is made possible thanks to funding from a
Buckeye Impact grant from the America 250-Ohio Commission (www.america250-ohio.org).

To Apply
Interested individuals must submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three (3)
professional and/or academic references to Executive Director, Sara Fisher at sfisher@iwasm.org. Email
subject line must read “America 250 Internship Application.” Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EDT
on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. No phone calls or mailed applications will be accepted.

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Local History Manager, Greene County Public Library

Starting Hourly Rate: $28.81 ($59,924 Annual)

Greene County Public Library is a dynamic, forward thinking 7-branch library system and we are seeking a Local History Manager to oversee the operations of our local history and genealogy department. This individual will spearhead programing, services, and the local history collection to serve Greene County.

Requirements:
 Master of Public History or Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school.
 3-4 years of public history and/or genealogy experience in a public service environment.
 Supervisory experience preferred.

To view the full job description and apply, please visit us at: http://www.greenelibrary.info.

Deadline for Application: Position Will Remain Open until Filled
Greene County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Assistant Director, May 4 Visitors Center at Kent State University

Kent State University Libraries seeks a dedicated, insightful, and creative individual to work in cooperation with the Director of the May 4 Visitors Center. The Assistant Director will help to build from the baseline presented in the recent revisioning document found at https://www.kent.edu/may4visitorscenter/may-4-visitor-center-revisioning by managing the day-to-day operations of the Visitors Center and by implementing the plans and directives developed to grow and expand the audiences for the Visitors Center.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required and business operations / research / reference experience in a university setting preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in a museum setting. Advanced degree in a related field.

Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until April 15, 2024. To apply, go to: https://www.library.kent.edu/jobs/may-4-visitors-center-assistant-director Please provide a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.

This is an unclassified staff position. Salary: $41,114 – $45,000

Primary responsibilities:
Manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations and supervision of the May 4 Visitors Center including: managing and maintaining the Visitors Center facilities; educating students and the general public through Visitors Center and May 4 site tours and the website; train, supervise and provide functional guidance to support student workers, interns, and volunteers; maintain training materials and other resources; conduct assessments and sustain continuous improvement processes congruent with the educational mission; write and manage reporting functions; and perform duties/essential functions including public relations and research as directed.

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Open Positions at Historic Schoenbrunn Village, an Ohio History Connection site

To see a full listing of open positions at Ohio History Connection or to apply, please visit our careers page at: https://ohiohistory.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Questions and reasonable accommodations requests can be sent to Human Resources at applicant@ohiohistory.org or by phone at 614-297-2500

Site Manager

Status: Full time, 2-yr position (April 2024 – December 2026)
Schedule: Various Hours, 40 hours per week
Compensation: $27.00 per hour plus full benefits package

Summary:
Schoenbrunn Village is the site of several Ohio firsts-settlement, church, schoolhouse and code of laws. The village, restored to appear as it did more than two centuries ago, includes the original cemetery and 16 reconstructed log structures, as well as the church and gardens.
The Site Manager is responsible for managing the daily onsite activities of Schoenbrunn Village including serving as the primary advocate for the site with Ohio History Connection leadership. The Site Manager supervises operations and service independently while understanding the necessity for communication and coordinator work efforts with other areas of the Ohio History Connection and partner organizations.

Essential Functions:
• Provide engaged, inspired, professional leadership for the site including all aspects of its daily operation, interpretation, preservation, and maintenance.
• Hire, train, and manage site staff; facilitate employee development and empower staff to make decisions within a scope appropriate to their work. Maintain a high level of morale and provide direction.
• Manage interpretation of the site to visitors and schools and assist with coordination of Tribal, scholarly/academic, or other stakeholder engagement with the site.
• Ensure that site interpretation and educational programs align with approved plans, policies, and best practices;
• Engage in community and public relations, in collaboration with leadership and Marketing Department;
• Support and coordinate event and program planning;
• Build and manage a volunteer corps;
• Prepare and submit 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;
• Supervise Visitor Services staff in growing and managing a retail component to the visitor experience;
• Supervise maintenance and grounds staff, ensuring appropriate equipment care, cleaning; communicating/coordinating with Facilities Management about repairs and improvements and with Security regarding site safety and security;
• Ensure safety and security of staff, visitors, and historic resources;

Required Education & Experience
A bachelor’s degree in interpretation, 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.

Desired Skills & Experience
• Training in park/site interpretation
• Skilled public presenter
• Experience managing staff teams

Required Competencies:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate to colleagues and the general public, both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to research and retain information;
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite; email proficiency required; some knowledge of routine clerical work required
• Ability to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision; ability pay attention to detail and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team; skilled at working with a variety of professions and personalities
• Intuitive and proactive in meeting the needs of visitors and fellow staff; ability to organize and orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously

SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Position: Interpreter

Status: SEASONAL – May through October
Schedule: Various Hours Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm, up to 40 hours per week
Compensation: $19.00 per hour
Summary:
Schoenbrunn Village is the site of several Ohio firsts-settlement, church, schoolhouse and code of laws. The village, restored to appear as it did more than two centuries ago, includes the original cemetery and 16 reconstructed log structures, as well as the church and gardens.

Interpreters are the primary storytellers and historians of Ohio History Connection museums and sites. Interpreters share their knowledge with visitors, enhancing the guests’ knowledge and understanding of the unique history and significance of our sites. They engage in special programming, lead tours, and answer visitor questions.

Interpreters assist in the coordination of daily visitation and other educational programming at Schoenbrunn Village and assists the Site Manager with volunteer scheduling, training, and supervision.

Essential Functions:
• Assist with virtual and onsite public programs, daily interpretation and other museum events, including staffing museum interpretive tables and programs and monitoring museum galleries.
• Assist with school group orientations and logistics
• Help maintain and care for museum interactives and displays; start up museum interactives in the mornings.
• Manage assigned projects independently with minimal supervision; assist in the implementation of larger scale programming as assigned by manager.
• Collaborate on the planning of interpretive programs with larger OHCOV Division.
• Assist in the training of new interpretive team members and floor volunteers.
• Create a positive and fun environment for visitor of all ages and backgrounds by being hospitable, approachable and engaging, encouraging participation in impromptu and planned interactions that promote curiosity and relevance.
• Assist with the implementation of emergency procedures when necessary to ensure safety of visitors, colleagues, and the site.
• Champion and promote mission and values of the organization.

Required Education & Experience
High School Diploma or GED and 0-3 years experience working with members of the public in a service, retail, or educational capacity

Desired Skills & Experience
• Foreign language fluency a plus
• Experience with handicrafts or traditional craft skills such as sewing, paper crafting, painting, drawing a plus.

Required Competencies:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate to colleagues and the general public, both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to research and retain information;
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite; email proficiency required; some knowledge of routine clerical work required
• Ability to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision; ability pay attention to detail and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team; skilled at working with a variety of professions and personalities
• Intuitive and proactive in meeting the needs of visitors and fellow staff; ability to organize and orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously

Visitor Services Associate, May – October

Hours: 25 – 40 per week, variable, Wednesday through Sunday
Compensation: $15.00/hour

Summary:
Schoenbrunn Village is the site of several Ohio firsts-settlement, church, schoolhouse and code of laws. The village, restored to appear as it did more than two centuries ago, includes the original cemetery and 16 reconstructed log structures, as well as the church and gardens.

Visitor Services Associates welcome visitors to the site and perform a variety of public-facing duties including engaging with visitors; answering questions and providing information; gift shop, admissions, membership products and services sales and transactions; providing telephone coverage; and general site tasks.

Essential Functions:
• Provides impeccable physical presentation by dusting, sweeping, etc., public spaces as necessary.
• Assists visitors in purchasing admission tickets and gift shop items
• Offers verbal introduction of site to visitors, explains layout and orients visitors
• Restocks gift shop as necessary
• Performs routine inspections of restrooms, doing surface cleaning and restocking materials if needed.
• Relays information about individual visitor needs to Schoenbrunn Village interpreters as needed
• Provides general assistance by answering incoming telephone calls to general information line; transferring calls appropriately; fulfilling requests and orders; and may maintain and take reservations for programs.

Required Education & Experience
High School Diploma or GED and Previous visitor or customer service experience helpful

Required Competencies:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate to colleagues and the general public, both orally and in writing;
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office suite; email proficiency required; some knowledge of routine clerical work required
• Ability to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision; ability pay attention to detail and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team; skilled at working with a variety of professions and personalities
• Intuitive and proactive in meeting the needs of visitors and fellow staff; ability to organize and orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously.

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