Pejepscot History Center in Brunswick, Maine, seeks a full-time, year-round Museum Services Manager.
PHC owns and operates the Pejepscot Museum and Research Center, the nationally-recognized Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, and the Skolfield-Whittier House. The History Center has been in existence since 1888 and has more than 100,000 items in its local history collection. It has owned its two historic house museums, open from May-October and used occasionally in the off-season, since the early 1980s.
The Museum Services Manager position provides a diverse range of ways to be engaged with and have an effect on a busy, three-museum and local history organization. The MSM assists with day-to-day operations of the organization, including opening and closing the main site, greeting and assisting guests, providing assistance to researchers, managing the collection and collections database, recruiting and managing volunteers and docents, assisting with developing and conducting public programming (including online programming), assisting with exhibit development and construction (including online), scheduling and coordinating group tours, conducting tours in the Skolfield-Whittier House as needed and training others to do the tour, coordinating with Chamberlain Museum seasonal site managers, updating the website and Instagram account and other communications tasks, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Ideal candidates for the position are detail-oriented and organized self-starters. They must be outgoing, welcoming, patient, creative, willing to juggle multiple and diverse tasks, and have a good sense of humor. Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and technological skills are required. A background in historical research is required; direct experience working in museums or with collections and/or with museum visitors is strongly preferred. At least a bachelor’s degree in the humanities, along with a strong interest in the questions and issues involved in local history, is required. A willingness to serve as needed in a small organization is essential.
This non-exempt position is full-time, year-round at approximately 37.5 hours per week and reports to the Executive Director. The daily schedule shifts during the “visitor season” (May-October) to accommodate increased public open hours. Some evening and weekend hours will be required year-round as part of the weekly schedule and/or for programming and special events.
Compensation and Benefits: Starting pay range is $18-22/hour, dependent upon experience. Full-time employees receive monthly healthcare stipend based on average market cost of moderate-coverage plan in Maine. Leave benefits include 12 holidays and, after six-month probationary period, paid time off to be used as desired. Reviews take place at 6 months, and then annually.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (one page or less), and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepting applications through Friday, August 28. No phone calls, please.