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 Technician, Wood County Historical Society
Office Manager, Ashland County Historical Society
Development Coordinator, Wood County Historical Society


Museum Technician (part-time), Wood County Historical Society

Purpose of Classification: To ensure that the Wood County Museum’s public spaces and associated areas are maintained at the highest standards of appearance and cleanliness. Responsibilities include assisting with museum activities including collection & exhibition projects and events.

Average work week is 20 hours, but hours may vary depending on deadlines and time-sensitive tasks, including some weekends and evenings to meet the public service needs of the Society and the Museum.

The Museum Technician is a regular part-time employee of the Wood County Historical Society, reports to the Society President or his/her designee, and follows directives of the Museum Director as appropriate and needed. Works directly for the Wood County Historical Society, a private, not-for-profit entity, and will not receive any compensation or benefits from Wood County or the Wood County Historical Society. Pay rate is $13 – $15 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

Essential Functions:
• Assist with exhibit tasks including moving artifacts, exhibit installation, light carpentry, light housekeeping, and light grounds keeping.
• Perform walkthroughs of buildings and site to address potential issues.
• Assist with on-site and community outreach, event tasks, and rentals including set-up and tear-down of chairs, tables, tents, and other items needed. Responsible for outdoor holiday decorating.
• Supply customer service as needed including greeting visitors, answering phones, and using cash register.
• Complete various custodial tasks including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, trash removal, housekeeping, and laundry. Responsible for ordering custodial supplies.
• Assist with integrated pest management of museum and site.
• Work closely with the Society’s Facilities & Property Committee as secretary.
• Coordinate volunteers and community service. Identify volunteer and community service and performance issues and provide coaching or corrective action when appropriate.
• Provide content for newsletters and other media that promotes technician activities and volunteer crew projects.
• Work closely with Director, Curator, museum staff, interns, and county maintenance.
• May assist museum staff with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Coursework or degree in construction management or two years relevant work-related experience.
• Ability to handle a varied workload, multi-task, and recognize how details fit into the greater picture.
• Outstanding organization skills and good follow-through. Must understand the urgency of deadlines and effectively complete time-sensitive tasks.
• Competent decision-making skills to identify and understand issues and opportunities; compare data from different sources and draw conclusions; take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
• Must be a self-starter to identify project/staff needs.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions indoors and out.
• Ability to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Knowledge and ability to use hand and power tools.
• Reliable transportation.
• Proficiency using computers including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Applications should include a one-page letter of intent and interest, a current resume, and three reference contacts. This position will remain open until filled.  Paper and electronic PDF submissions accepted.

Send to:
Wood County Museum
ATTN: WCHS Technician Search Committee
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

E-mailed PDF submissions should be sent to museum@woodcountyhistory.org with “Technician
Search Committee” in the subject line.

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Office Manager, Ashland County Historical Society

The Office Manager will supervise the day-to-day operations of the ashland county historical society offices by ensuring that operational duties are completed and that bills are paid in a timely manner. This position will also support the Executive Director in carrying out policies and procedures for the efficient operation of the business.

Job Details: full-time position, health benefits, 401K, 401K match, paid time off, $15.00 – $19.00 per hour.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Pay monthly bills and record such to the general ledger
  • Make timely deposits to the bank and record to the general ledger
  • Run reports from financial software and provide timely updates to the Treasurer and Executive Director
  • Recommend changes to policies or procedure in order to improve operations such as reassessing supplies or recordkeeping
  • Support the Executive Director with special projects such as grant requests.
  • Coordinate KPI’s from all departments for monthly review and make suggestions and changes that will enhance the ACHS in the community
  • Ensure that employees are working safely and develop safety training for all positions
  • Ensure that patrons and volunteers are working in a safe environment and develop training as needed
  • Develop and deploy training for staff and volunteers which includes sexual harassment, Title VII, discrimination, ADA, and all other required workforce training.
  • Assist the Executive Director in Fundraising and Membership Drives
  • Assist patrons with requests for information by providing resources or suggesting resources
  • Provide tours when needed
  • Attended public speaking opportunities when needed.
  • Write historical articles and promotional materials as they relate to and support the Ashland County Historical Society
  • Editor for the quarterly newsletter
  • Become proficient in Past Perfect Software

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field. Some experience in event planning preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office systems such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of social medical platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect computer software or comparable data based programs preferred.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with ACHS board members, volunteers and public required.
  • Interest in and commitment to learning more about Ashland County and its residents
  • Proof of legal authority to work in the United States
  • Reliable transportation

General Job Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs and sit. The employee is required to use hands and fingers to type, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to regularly lift up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Most work occurs indoors but some occurs outdoors and surfaces vary. Due to working with older records and artifacts, some dust may be encountered.

Additional Notes
Job requires approximately 40 hours per week during the hours of M-F, 8:00 a.m –5:00 p.m. Occasional additional hours may be required during peak seasonal events and weekends. Less hours may be required depending upon schedules and events.

Additional Requirements
The Ashland County Historical Society will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

EOE Statement
The Ashland County Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: ashlandhistory@zoominternet.net
or Mail to:
Ashland County Historical Society
420 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

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Development Coordinator, Wood County Historical Society

The Wood County Historical Society seeks a professional part-time (20 hrs/week) Development Coordinator who enjoys interesting and challenging work that will help preserve the history of Wood County for generations to come.

The Development Coordinator will create and implement strategies and fundraising initiatives to ensure financial sustainability and organizational growth within the Wood County Historical Society. The Coordinator is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and secured donors on both individual and corporate levels, including outreach and building legacy support.

The Wood County Historical Center & Museum annually serves over 9,000 visitors, students, and adult learners through tours, events, and educational outreach. Society funds play a significant role in protecting these resources for future generations.

The Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community organization, dedicated to making connections between the past, present, and future by capturing stories and cultivating memories connected to Wood County and Ohio. The Society works in conjunction with the Wood County Board of Commissioners to maintain and promote the Wood County Historical Center & Museum (the former Wood County Infirmary) as an educational tourist attraction and community resource. The Society is not a county agency and this position will not receive any compensation or benefits from Wood County. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, but also operates in a congruous environment with the staff of the Historical Center & Museum.

This position reports to the Wood County Historical Society President on behalf of the Board of Directors, with guidance from the Director of the Wood County Museum. Average workweek commitment is 20 hours. Daily and weekly hours may vary depending on deadlines, time-sensitive tasks, and other museum needs, which may include some weekends and evenings. Salary is $13,000 to $15,000 depending on experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Create and implement an annual comprehensive Development Plan to be reviewed and approved by the Museum Director and Society Board.
  • Identify new gift prospects at the individual and corporate levels, cultivate relationships, and secure sponsorships and donors; match potential donors’ interests with Society funding opportunities.
  • Create and actively manage prospect and donor portfolios. Must be comfortable using database and spreadsheet software.
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization by developing new strategies for sponsorships.
  • Display integrity and discretion in regards to the organization, its mission, members, and donors.
  • Actively work with the Board of Director’s Development Sub-committee.
  • Attend Museum staff meetings and other relevant committee meetings as needed to provide a fundraising perspective.
  • Possess proven ability to present complex information in a clear and compelling manner in both written and verbal form.
  • Work with the Society Treasurer, Bookkeeper, and Museum Director to ensure that gift figures and reports are accurate, on deadline, and reconciled.
  • Carry out museum operations as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have at least one year of successful development and fundraising experience.
  • A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred. Experience with non-profit organizations a plus.
  • Demonstrated success of fundraising best practices to build relationships with individual and corporate prospects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; donor
  • database software such as Past Perfect, Microsoft Access, or equivalent, or the ability to demonstrate transferable technology skills from similar products, a plus. Self-motivated and self-directed, but with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation with the museum staff and Society.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Some experience with event planning desirable.
  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel within Wood County.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings.

Applications should include a one-page letter of intent and interest, a current resume, and three reference contacts. This position will remain open until filled.

Paper and electronic PDF submissions accepted.  Send to:
Wood County Museum
ATTN: WCHS Development Search Committee
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

E-mailed PDF submissions should be sent to museum@woodcountyhistory.org with “Development Search Committee” in the subject line.

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