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Check this page for positions currently open at Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. For more ways that you can get involved, please visit our volunteer page.

Open Position: Historic Site Manager
Open Position: Office Manager
Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern
Open Positions: Volunteer Docents for the 2017 Season

Open Position: Historic Site Manager

The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The Museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking an Historic Site Manager who will manage the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village site during the museum’s open season from June 16 through October 9, 2017. The Site Manager will provide information to the public; oversee the museum shop; monitor the grounds, buildings, and exhibition spaces; collect and report on income; and supervise a tour guide and a roster of volunteer docents. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with experience working with the public at a cultural heritage or other tourism site, giving tours, supervising other employees, and handling and tracking financial transactions, as well as a strong sense of responsibility. An interest in the Shakers, American history, religion, traditional arts and crafts, and / or cultural heritage is preferred. Experience in a non-profit, and particularly in a museum or cultural heritage organization, is highly preferred. Paid training will be provided in Shaker history and the history of the site.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that the site is open by 10:00 Friday through Monday, and closed and locked by 4:00.
  • Give tours when necessary.
  • Manage the shop, stocking items, tracking sales, and reporting income.
  • Ensure that the site is well-kept and clean.
  • Interact with the public, communicating the history of the site and the mission of the museum in a clear, friendly, and articulate manner.
  • Supervise and coordinate a tour guide and volunteer docents.
  • Assist with events as needed.
  • Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability both to work collaboratively and to take a leadership role.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; master’s degree a plus.
  • Minimum of two years of professional, post-graduate (i.e. non-intern), experience in a similar capacity, preferably in a museum or cultural heritage organization.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work flexibly.
  • A high degree of responsibility and initiative demonstrated in past positions.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is a seasonal, hourly, part-time position with a minimum of 24 hours per week from Friday to Monday, 10:00 to 4:00, June 16 through October 9, 2017, with four days of paid training the week of June 9.

    Please send resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org. Use Historic Site Manager in the subject line.

    Open Position: Office Manager

    The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The Museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed. This position will work primarily at the Old Chatham site.

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking an Office Manager who will oversee organizational operations in a small office setting. The ideal candidate will have a broad skillset in office and organizational management and the ability and flexibility to handle high level tasks such as communicating the museum’s message via digital and traditional platforms, as well as repetitive tasks such as creating mailings and tracking donations. This position reports to the Executive Director. Experience in a non-profit, and particularly in a museum or cultural heritage organization, is highly preferred. This is a flexible position with room to grow and evolve in relation to the successful candidate’s strengths and interests.

    Responsibilities:
  • Maintain, update, and expand the donor database, tracking all new donations and changes in donor information, and creating reports and mailings as needed.
  • Using a consistent tone and message, communicate the museum’s activities and mission via digital media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Update website, including calendar and events.
  • Manage modest online store, including ordering, inventory, sales, and shipping.
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Accountant to record and track income and expenses.
  • Serve as the public face of the museum, answering the phone and occasionally representing the museum at public functions.
  • Maintain office supplies, including managing printing of stationery and auxiliary materials such as invitations, programs, etc.
  • Coordinate memberships, including new membership campaigns and renewal campaigns. Manage member benefits.
  • Distribute press releases and mediate press requests.
  • Assist in the implementation of an advertising plan, including placing ads and coordinating distribution of promotional materials.
  • Serve as executive assistant as needed.
  • Assist with events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability both to work collaboratively and entrepreneurially.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of professional, post-graduate (i.e. non-intern) experience in a similar capacity, preferably in a non-profit organization. Museum or cultural heritage experience a plus.
  • Very strong computer skills and aptitude, including database management and familiarity with social media platforms.
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor, and ability to work with flexibility.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is a permanent, full-time position, beginning May 1, 2017. The position includes a standard healthcare benefit package, and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave. Evenings and / or weekends sometimes required.

    Please send resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org. Use Office Manager in the subject line.

    Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern

    The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed.

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking a digital marketing intern to develop and execute a digital marketing campaign to promote the museum’s summer exhibition and programming exploring and celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, and the Shakers’ history of gender equality and political engagement. This campaign will run at least through the opening of the exhibition in June, 2017, and could include Facebook ads; social media postings that tie into the state of women’s rights today; online engagement with women in or running for political office; highlighting Shaker and other women who contributed throughout history to women’s equal rights and suffrage; an online landing page that ties the campaign together.

    Responsibilities:
  • Create and articulate a comprehensive digital marketing campaign.
  • Execute campaign.
  • Engage via social media with people who respond to the campaign.
  • Qualifications:
  • Have taken or are currently enrolled in a digital marketing class.
  • An interest in American history and / or women’s studies a plus.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Creativity and the ability to generate a range of ideas that would appeal to a range of audiences.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is an unpaid internship that can be structured to supply college credit with the approval of participating schools.

    Please send resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org

    Open Positions: Volunteer Docents for the 2017 Season

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking volunteer docents to assist visitors at the historic North Family site in New Lebanon, NY from mid-June to Columbus Day in 2017. Visit our volunteer page for more information.

    It is the policy of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon to provide for equal employment opportunity in and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status.