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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.

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.

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.