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Job Opportunities

Employment

Thank you for exploring employment opportunities at the Museum of the American Revolution. All employment questions may be directed to employment@amrevmuseum.org. Please review all open positions below and their job descriptions for information on how to apply.  Due to the volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted directly.

The Museum of the American Revolution is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Available Positions

Public Programs Manager

Position Description:

The Public Programs manager creates and produces innovative public programs designed to engage targeted audiences, with a strong emphasis on families, in furthering the Museum’s mission. Reporting to the Director of Education, this position works collaboratively across all departments and cultivates positive programmatic partnerships to produce programs that are audience-focused, dynamic and relevant. Programs range in scale and scope and are free, free-with-admission and fee-based. In partnership with the Marketing team, this position ensures that programs and events will broaden and increase the Museum’s audiences, drive visitation, increase and sustain membership, and meet revenue targets.

The Public Programs Manager is responsible for creating and implementing project timelines, budget management, securing partnerships and talent, staging, as well as data collection, reporting and evaluation. This position manages the Museum’s family-friendly discovery center Revolution Place, produces programs to engage audiences on peak-attendance weekends, is responsible for spearheading the development and growth of the Museum’s new grant-funded family program and leads on the Museum’s monthly evening series History After Hours. The qualified candidate has proven experience in successful public program planning and management in a large and busy museum, heritage, arts or cultural setting.

The Public Programs Manager works in close collaboration with the Museum’s Gallery Interpretation Manager, who leads on in-gallery interpretation and living history programs, and the Special Programs Manager, who oversees the Museum’s speaker series and scholarly programs, to conceive, develop and produce a comprehensive public-facing program for the Museum.

Education Mission Statement:

The Education Department brings the causes, events and ideas of the American Revolution to life through immersive and creative programming for people of all ages and diverse life experiences. We produce well-researched, high-quality programs and learning resources that draw on the Museum’s collection and exhibits to present multiple historical perspectives through the eyes of real people who lived through the Revolution. In doing so, we empower people to think critically, understand and respect the views of others, and make positive changes in their communities and beyond.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Produce a rich annual slate of dynamic and relevant programs and events that engages new and sustain existing audiences, in particular families, that reflects the Museum’s educational mission and advances its strategic purpose.
  • Collaborate very closely with Curatorial, Education and Marketing staff, as well as external programmatic partners, to conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize programs, ensuring effective and appropriate outreach and communications.
  • Produce programs that align with and support annual attendance goals for general audiences, families, adult learners and Members.
  • Lead on successful fulfillment of multi-year grant supporting implementation and growth of family programming, with demonstrable results in increased family attendance and family membership.
  • Manage Revolution Place, overseeing attendance tracking, evaluation, inventory and programming, and lead the growth of a sustainable Family Program that increases family visitation and reflects best practices in intergenerational learning.
  • In line with the Museum’s strategic plan, establish and maintain positive relationships with local and regional partners to increase awareness of, interest in and appreciation for the Museum and its mission.
  • Continually evaluate current offerings and initiate new programs to ensure the Museum offers unique, innovative and reflective programs in multiple disciplines, for diverse audiences.
  • Lead production of monthly late-opening event History After Hours to continue driving audience development goals while meeting attendance and revenue projections.
  • Assist in the research and development of funding proposals for family and adult programs, as directed.
  • Actively support the Museum’s commitment to equity, diversity, access and inclusion, with an aim to increase and deepen the participation of all audiences in museum activities.
  • With colleagues in Education, foster a culture of learning and community among the Museum’s staff.
  • Attend Public Programs and other Education programs as needed, requiring a flexible schedule with frequent evening, holiday and weekend work.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

Education/Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years of management-level experience at a large museum, heritage, arts or cultural setting, with demonstrable experience in producing a diverse range of successful programs for both adults and children.
  • Experience in event management and production
  • Excellent project management skills; strong presentation skills with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all program stakeholders; a creative, entrepreneurial spirit with a mind for programmatic strategy.
  • Master’s degree or comparable experience in Museum Education, Museum Studies or Arts Administration preferred, with knowledge of theories and best practices in public history or arts programming.  
  • Experience in successful project and personnel management (including volunteers and interns), budgeting and program evaluation.
  • Must be capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long- and short-term priorities, with equal attention to big-picture goals and small logistical details.
  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of community-based organizations.
  • A collaborative, energetic, pro-active work style, with demonstrated creativity, flexibility and grace-under-pressure.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds. Frequent use of stairs required.

Applying for this position:

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseum.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.

Marketing Manager

Position Description:

The Marketing Manager will develop, manage, and implement marketing communication strategies that result in audience growth, increased visibility and brand awareness, on-site attendance, and digital engagement.

Primary Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist Director of Marketing with development of goal-driven, audience-centric marketing strategies for the Museum. Be proactively responsible for implementation of all marketing activities.
  • In collaboration with and under the supervision of Director of Marketing, manage all marketing and promotional activities for the Museum.
  • Write effective, engaging marketing copy for a variety of channels, including, but not limited to, traditional and digital advertising, print, website, and email.
  • Work collaboratively with Museum’s graphic designer to create multi-channel marketing materials in line with strategic marketing goals and objectives.
  • Lead marketing project management and work closely with all divisions to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Coordinate with the Museum’s media buying agency and manage implementation of advertising schedule.
  • Collaborate with Education Managers and wider Education team to ideate and implement engaging events. Seek strategic partners to attract and grow event audiences.
  • Assume proactive responsibility for marketing public-facing programs and events.
  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Analyze and synthesize insights from multi-channel marketing touchpoints to make recommendations for refining marketing strategies, in line with Museum goals.
  • Develop and implement on-site and online visitor surveys; evaluate and report results on visitor preferences and demographic data to better inform marketing initiatives.
  • In collaboration with, and under the supervision of Director of Marketing, create a transparent, centralized program for the dissemination of all Museum audience insights.
  • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives.
  • Build and manage relationships with local cultural institutions and partners in coordinated effort to promote region as a tourist attraction.
  • Represent the Marketing Department at both internal and external events as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 2-3 years of marketing related experience with a museum, cultural organization, tourist attraction or other not-for-profit organization
  • Strong preference for candidates with demonstrated successful experience working collaboratively to ideate and implement audience engagement events
  • Mission- and goal-driven, proactive, accountable, and results-oriented, with growth mindset
  • Analytical, with creative outlook
  • Superior writing skills required
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to produce under tight deadlines with multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team
  • Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs. Knowledge of and proficiency using e-CRM and CMS systems preferred

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseun.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org

Maintenance Technician

Position Description:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for all maintenance service requests as assigned.  Will perform preventative maintenance, changes, improvements, and repairs to building systems as appropriate. This position reports to the Chief Engineer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the completion of all maintenance service requests as assigned.
  • Must use the upmost safety practices and standard while completing projects assigned.
  • Performs a wide variety of general and semiskilled maintenance activities (e.g. carpentry, painting, electrical, etc.) for the purpose of completing projects within established time frames.
  • Installs system component parts, classroom and office equipment and facility components (e.g. lighting, alarms, plumbing, security, electrical panels, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and workable environment.
  • Arranges furniture and equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of museum equipment.
  • Maintains assigned tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability in safe operating condition.
  • Complete scheduled Preventative Maintenance Initiatives
  • Assist in monitoring all work being performed by outside contractors.
  • Responsible for reporting any damage that has happened or may occur to the Chief Engineer.
  • Work out doors in extreme weather conditions i.e snow removal.
  • General roof area maintenance i.e. cleaning roof drains, skylight lighting maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Related technical school degree preferred

Experience/Skills:

  • 5+ years in maintenance at major museum, hotel, or building
  • Knowledge of carpentry, painting, plastering, light electrical, plumbing, masonry ad mechanical repair
  • Must be able to read, understand, and perform work from sketches, drawings, and blueprints required
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to interact and assist guests, colleagues and other departments
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to push, pull, and maneuver various types of carts and hand trucks through the building.
  • Must be able to climb and work from a ladder at a height of at least eight feet.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.

Applying for the Job

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseum.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter including  a resume and three references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.

**Please note – in order for you to be considered for this position we will need a cover letter, resume and three professional references.  Unfortunately, applicants that do not include these items will not be considered for the position. The Museum will contact you if an interview is considered appropriate.

Lead Porter

Position Description

The Museum is seeking an experienced, energetic, and highly motivated Lead Porter who is responsible for Supervising and overseeing the daytime Porter crew who’s responsibilities include cleaning and restocking of restrooms and special detail cleaning projects. In addition, the Lead Porter position is responsible to provide building services for internal and external meetings and rental events as well as museum events. The ideal candidate should have experience in supervising staff, is detail oriented, flexible and must be available to work weekends and holidays. This position is a working supervisor. This position will be reporting to the Director of Building Operations and the Chief Building Engineer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a staff of full and part time porters including scheduling shifts, assigning work, monitoring work assignments to insure quality and timeliness, do formal staff reviews.
  • Utilizing the inventory control ordering system, maintain the necessary amount of cleaning and janitorial product inventory without keeping an excessive amount of product.
  • Supervise delivery of packages from the loading dock to the recipient. Maintain proper records.
  • Oversee set up of internal events
  • Prepare equipment and schedule staff for snow removal ensuring that all public access ways are clean, clear, and safe for pedestrian.
  • Monitor trash dumpsters to ensure that they are emptied on a regular basis and ensure that the dumpsters are always cleaned to eliminate odors.    

Supervise Porters duties 

  • Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping of flooring and stairs as needed.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms.
  • Clean sinks, countertops, microwaves, and refrigerators in break room
  • Restock supplies in bathrooms, break rooms and common areas.
  • Empty all trash cans and replace liners, clean receptacles as necessary.
  • Maintain janitor closets in a clean, organized and safe manner.
  • Maintain janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition.
  • Proper labeling, dilution and use of all chemicals.
  • Wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment at all times.
  • General maintenance of grounds
  • Deliver mail/packages to administrative offices
  • Other routine maintenance duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Customer oriented and friendly
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment and chemicals.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal & written instructions independently.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, mornings, and nights.
  • Ability to perform light physical tasks, exerting up to 60 lbs of force on a frequent basis and up to 60 lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to perform such activities as grasping, lifting, reaching
  • High school degree

Overnight Cleaner

Position Description

The Museum is seeking an experienced, energetic and highly motivated Part Time Cleaner who is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing offices, meeting rooms, restrooms, break room and all public areas of the Museum. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, flexible and must be available to work weekends, holidays and overnight hours from 12:00 am-6:00 am.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping of flooring and stairs.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms.
  •  Clean sinks, countertops, microwaves, and refrigerators in break room
  • Restock supplies in bathrooms, break rooms and common areas.
  • Empty all trash cans and replace liners, clean receptacles as necessary.
  • Dusting and cleaning office desks and furniture that are not cluttered.
  • Cleaning windowsills and windows.
  • Maintain janitor closets in a clean, organized and safe manner.
  • Maintain janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition.
  • Proper labeling, dilution and use of all chemicals.
  • Wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment at all times.
  • Maintain vending closets in a clean, organized and safe manner.
  • Able to operate a walk-behind scrubber and a high speed burnisher
  • Assist in snow removal as needed
  • Other routine maintenance duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Customer oriented and friendly
  • Knowledge of cleaning equipment and chemicals.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal & written instructions independently.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, mornings, and nights.
  • Ability to perform light physical tasks, lifting 50 lbs. on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to perform such activities as grasping, lifting, reaching
  • High school degree

Applying for this position 

This position is a part time position.

The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseum.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.