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

Part-Time Museum Assistant, Sutliff Museum
AmeriCorps Member, Ohio History Service Corps (multiple positions)


Part-Time Museum Assistant, Sutliff Museum

Hours: 30 – 40 per month

Schedule: Some flexibility with two Saturdays required monthly. Work during special events is required.

Pay: $9.00 per hour

Reports to: Museum Director

General Job Description

The Sutliff Museum is seeking a creative, flexible, and enthusiastic individual with and interest in public history and museum and a commitment to excellent visitor services for the position of Museum Assistant. Under the supervision of the Museum Director, the Museum Assistant is responsible for assisting with collections management, curation, research, and outreach at the Sutliff Museum located in Warren, Ohio.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Director with the research, development, and implementation of changing exhibitions and collection rotations
  • Perform tasks related to the creation and maintenance of the collections catalog, the physical inventorying of objects, and records management related to the collections.
  • Promote volunteering through outreach to community, organizations, groups, and individuals and use social media and other tools to locate potential volunteers.
  • Assist in publishing quarterly newsletter, Musings.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and/or one year of related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. Preference given to those seeking a degree in museum studies, conservation, anthropology, or a related field, as well as to specialized collections-based degree training (example, MA and/or certificate program in museums) or the equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relational database software required, working knowledge of PastPerfect preferred.
  • Ability to research a topic and effectively write, and speak on the subject.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle fragile and culturally sensitive collections in keeping with accredited museum standards.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential content in a respectful and trustworthy manner.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience to:

The Sutliff Museum
Attn: Melissa Karman, Museum Director
444 Mahoning Ave NW
Warren, OH 44483
Email: melissa.karman@sutliffmuseum.org.

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AmeriCorps Member, Ohio History Service Corps

The Ohio History Connection is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps in 2020-2021!

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 2020-2021 program year begins in September with members serving in, and around: Athens, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Oberlin, Portsmouth, Warren, Wauseon and Youngstown areas.

Duration & Benefits: Members will serve one year in full time (35-40 hr/wk) capacity from September 16, 2020 to August 31, 2021. Throughout their term, AmeriCorps members will receive:

  • Living allowance of $14,279
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • SNAP benefits, if eligible
  • Professional development
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Eligible for Eli Segal Education Award of $6,195 upon successful completion of 1700 hours of service

Members receive professional development opportunities through attendance at statewide conferences, in addition to training on 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 & Qualifications: Statewide travel is required. Travel by car is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle and be insurable under the Ohio History Connection’s insurance policy. Participants in the OHSC must be a college graduate. Members preferably have a degree in history, public history, museum studies, anthropology, other humanities, library sciences, historic preservation/architectural history, education, or related fields or commensurate level of experience. Some event planning, community development, heritage tourism, and/or museums experience a plus but not required.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted through MyAmeriCorps (http://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, 2020 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 Sara Fisher, AmeriCorps Manager by emailing sfisher@ohiohistory.org or 614.297.2609.

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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