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

Education & Outreach Manager (full-time) and Historic Site Guide (part-time), Trumbull County Historical Society
Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Wood County Historical Society
Museum Director, Maritime Museum of Sandusky
Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission
Office Manager, Ashland County Historical Society


Education & Outreach Manager (full-time) and Historic Site Guide (part-time), Trumbull County Historical Society

Job descriptions, salary information, and application instructions are available on the Trumbull County Historical Society’s website.

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Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Wood County Historical Society

Purpose of Classification: The Wood County Historical Society seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Adminstrative Assistant to provide administrative support and good customer service in order to maintain daily museum operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Format and type letters, reports, and procedural documentation to assist with museum’s development and operational efforts.
  • Ability to enter data accurately and develop effective reports and summaries.
  • Welcome visitors, provide museum introduction, and assist with group tours.
  • Provide informed customer service via phone, written correspondence, and personal interactions.
  • Coordinate museum functions such as rentals and volunteers.
  • Attend staff meetings and relevant committee meetings as needed.
  • Assist with other museum operations as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have at least one year of office experience. A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred. Experience with non-profit organizations a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Astute attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, but with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; spreadsheet functionality; database software such as Past Perfect, Microsoft Access, or equivalent; ability to demonstrate transferable technology skills from similar products.
  • Event planning or marketing knowledge desirable.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to handle cash transactions accurately using a cash register. − Display integrity, discretion, and confidentiality in regards to the organization, its mission, members, and donors. − Reliable transportation and ability to travel within Wood County.

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 Museum. The Admistrative Assistant 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 not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community organization, 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.

The Wood County Museum is an educational tourist attraction and community resource annually serving over 14,000 visitors, students, and adult learners through tours, events, and educational outreach. The museum is managed jointly by the Wood County Commissioners, the Wood County Historical Society, and the Wood County Park District.

Applications should include a one-page letter of intent and interest, a current resume, and three reference contacts. Paper and electronic PDF submissions accepted.

Application deadline is April 7, 2021.

Send to:

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

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

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Position: Museum Director, Maritime Museum of Sandusky

Position Type: Full-time, year-round
Salary: $40,000-45,000

xThe Sandusky Maritime Museum is seeking a history or historical museum professional who is looking to take on new challenges.

  • ​Oversee a museum and help the community connect its maritime past to today.
  • Bring history to life for visitors and patrons of all ages.
  • Serve as a visible, knowledgeable, and passionate spokesperson for the museum and its programs and events.
  • Developing ways in which objects and archives can be interpreted, through exhibitions, publications, events, and audio-visual presentations.
  • Oversee staff, multiple buildings, collections, archives, programs, events, fundraising, and grant writing.

Ideally, applicants should have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  • Knowledge of museum practices such as collection management, research, exhibit design, building maintenance, conducting museum educational programs or tours.
  • Knowledge of public relations, media relations or communications such as establishing and promoting a positive image with the public, informing or influencing specific audiences through the use of internal and external communications such as public forums, writing, marketing, social media promotions, or special events.

The Maritime Museum of Sandusky may close briefly in the winter for exhibit installation, but is generally open year-round, with limited hours November-April. Weekend and evening hours are required. ​

Send resume and cover letter by March 31, 2021 to dawn@shoresandislands.com Subject: Museum Director.

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Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission

REPORTS TO: SOLDIERS’ AND SAILORS’ MONUMENT COMMISSION

POSITION SUMMARY:

In compliance with the mission statement and in collaboration with the Monument Commission, the Executive Director provides management and conceptual leadership for the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. The Executive Director implements Commission strategy and policy with the assistance of committees, staff and key volunteers, leading all aspects of Monument operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preservation and interpretation of the Monument, including its grounds and collections; managing the annual budget and financial operations; managing staff and volunteers; leading programming and communications; ensuring proper record keeping, and fulfilling all other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Monument, Grounds and Property

  • Coordinating Planning, Maintenance and Preservation of Monument and Gardens
  • Cataloging and preserving artifacts and other Monument property
  • Developing safety and Security Plans and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Performing regular building checks throughout the Monument
  • Coordinating annual flower garden planting and removal

Programming/Communications

  • Creating, scheduling and executing programming, including events, tours and exhibits
  • Understanding and applying museum-level standards to content development consistent with the Monument’s mission
  • Creating, developing and maintaining relationships with identified public, non-profit and private entities
  • Creating and providing tour and program content for internal and external use
  • Overseeing the preparation and distribution of communications/social media
  • Representing the Monument as required
  • Creating, developing and overseeing Monument projects as required

Budget and Financial Operations

  • Creating and maintaining required financial reporting, including donations and sales
  • Overseeing payments of all Commission expenses from appropriate sources
  • Maintaining inventory of sales property
  • Participating in and adhering to annual County Budget for Monument operations and its Capital Account
  • Coordinating with appropriate County offices on Commission matters, including required expense and payroll reporting
  • Overseeing approval, execution and payment of contracts

Human Resources

  • Developing and overseeing staff and volunteers, including hours and schedules, based upon seasonal and event needs of the Monument programming.
  • Creating and overseeing staff job postings, interviewing and onboarding, training, directing, evaluating and discipline.
  • Processing and maintaining required Human Resource records, including time records, evaluations, pay rates and training

Monument Commission

  • Communicating regularly with the Monument Commission and, where appropriate, developing proposed action items for review and consideration
  • Creating and maintaining Commission records including minutes and reports for approval of the Commission
  • Coordinating reporting and payments with the Commission Treasurer and President as required
    Works with and under the direction of the Commission President, Executive Committee and the
  • Commission in the performance of the duties and responsibilities as Executive Director

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Education:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in History or relevant field
  • Masters’ Degree in above preferred

Prefer demonstrated successful experience in:

  • Public Speaking/first person/leading tours
  • Non-profit governance with American History programming
  • Research and creation of historic content
  • Familiarity with social media/marketing communications
  • Recruiting, training, and management of volunteers
  • Direct supervision of multiple staff

The Executive Director is required to access all areas of the Monument for regular and emergency building checks, oversight of Monument maintenance and renovation, and supervision of staff and volunteers. These duties require the ability to navigate narrow stairs, cramped ceilings with uneven floors and limited entrances. Bending, use of ladders, reaching and moderate lifting of supplies, records and for gardening are required. Preference for honorably discharged Veterans of U.S. Military Service.

  • HOURS: Full Time Non-Classified, scheduling may vary weekly and will include evenings, weekends, special events and urgent needs of Monument safety and securityCOMPENSATION: Commensurate with Education and Experience ($48,000 – $55,000)BENEFITS: Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission offers a generous benefits package including paid holidays, paid time off (vacation), paid sick leave, retirement plan matching, and healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance benefitsAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:Cover letter with resume and, if applicable, copy of DD-214 or other proof of Honorable Discharge Certificate is required; references and writing sample are encouraged.Please submit to:Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission
    Attn: Tim Daley, Executive Director
    401 Euclid Ave., Suite 46
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    OR
    tdaley@cuyahogacounty.usALL OFFERS ARE CONTINGENT ON PASSING REQUIRED DRUG TEST AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION

Resume and other supporting documents must be received by 4PM on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Equal Opportunity Employer – Smoke-free and Drug-free Workplace

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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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