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

Part-time Porter

Position Description

The Museum is seeking an experienced, energetic and highly motivated Part Time Porter 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 and holidays. This position will be reporting to the Lead Porter. 

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.
  • Restock vending machine ƒ Restock vending supplies in appropriate storage area
  • Purchase cleaning and vending supplies as necessary
  • General maintenance of grounds
  • Deliver mail/packages to administrative offices
  • 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, 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

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

 

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.

**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.

Part-time Security Guard

Position Description

The Museum is seeking an experienced, energetic and highly motivated Part Time Security Guard. This position will provide routine security of all museum visitors, employees and museum property. Coordinate with other staff members. Monitor CCTV cameras and alarm systems inside security room. Interact with the business guests including badging, assist in connecting guest with staff person. Respond to emergency situations. The Security Guard reports directly to the Chief of Security.

Position Description

  • Provide security of all museum guest, assets and other employees.
  • Coordinate with other team members to provide a safe and secure environment.
  • Monitor CCTV cameras and security systems.
  • Interact with guest/employees in a courteous manner
  • Patrol interior and exterior.
  • Answer questions and assist guests
  • Answer phones or greet guest/employees in a welcoming manner
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be available to working early morning or evenings as needed.
  • Weekends a must.
  • Certified in First aid and CPR
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years’ security or police experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Neat and Professional appearance
  • Must have the ability to maintain a positive working relationship with leadership and staff to ensure a safe and secure environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills

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.

**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.

 

Program Facilitator (Seasonal)

Position Description

Program Facilitators will deliver innovative, engaging, inspirational and accessible programs and experiences for school, educator, youth group and adult audiences. Reporting to the Manager of School Programs, these positions are responsible for implementing and helping to manage and evaluate daily and monthly programming, special events, and classes and workshops. Qualified candidates are flexible and creative in meeting the needs of guests; skilled at and committed to engaging visitors of all ages, interests and abilities in discussions of the American Revolution; and are devoted to the mission of the Museum. This is a seasonal part-time, nonexempt position. The work schedule will vary according to school tour bookings. October – December 2018: Monday – Saturday, 8:45 am – 5:45 pm, up to approximately 29 hours/week. There is the potential for another period of seasonal employment from late-March to mid-June 2019. There will also be occasional evening, weekend and holiday assignments. Seasonal Program Facilitators will need to be available for approximately 55 hours of paid training to take place between late-August and September.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate interactive, inquiry-based small-group gallery programs about the American Revolution for students in grades 4-12. Lead programs for adult tour groups.
  • Help students develop historical thinking skills and historical empathy through guided viewing and group discussion of original artifacts and documents, role play activities in immersive and classroom environments, use of multimedia experiences, and participating in hands-on activities.
  • Facilitate learning experiences, encourage imaginative play, and maintain a safe environment within a child-friendly discovery zone.
  • Lead on-site hands-on classes and workshops for student and adult tour groups, with potential for future off-site programming.
  • Engage visitors in hands-on learning at educational stations throughout the museum.
  • Assist with teacher training programs and educator events.
  • Assist with evaluation of programs, including data collection.
  • Lead hands-on activities as part of family programs such as Homeschool Days and Second Saturdays.
  • Master historical content, with a commitment to ongoing learning.
  • Participate in all exhibition training sessions, staff meetings, and continuing education sessions, and complete assigned reading and research.
  • Occasional evening, holiday and weekend work required.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or Associate’s Degree plus relevant work experience; coursework in Early American History, American Studies or Museum Education preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with students in out-of-school learning environments (scouts, camps, youth music programs, after school care) required. Experience working with the public in a museum strongly preferred.
  • Basic understanding of educational theories and techniques, including Historical Thinking Strategies, age/grade characteristics, and child developmental stages.
  • Interest in the American Revolution, and a commitment to ongoing learning about the Revolutionary era.
  • Flexibility, the willingness to cheerfully and calmly adapt to rapidly changing situations, and the ability to “think on one’s feet” essential.
  • Must enjoy working and interacting with students and adults of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, learning styles, and knowledge levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a cohesive team with colleagues to achieve desired program goals.
  • Ability to interact with and collaborate with other staff in a clear, pleasant, and efficient manner.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all circumstances.
  • Willing to uphold and enforce Museum policies
  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of a language other than English, or proficiency in American Sign Language a plus.
  • Upbeat, positive, “can-do” outlook needed.
  • Ability to use email and online scheduling software required.
  • Must be able to see, speak and hear clearly. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, kneel and stoop, climb stairs frequently, and sit on the floor.
  • Must be able to use hands to handle and carry objects, and lift up to 20 pounds.

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 salary requirement, resume and three professional references to employment@amrevmuseum.org.

**Please note – in order for you to be considered for this position we will need a cover letter, salary requirement, 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.

Digital Marketing Manager

Position Description

The Digital Marketing Manager will assist in the planning, management, and execution of digital marketing and content development for the Web, social media, and e-mail campaigns, and manage special projects including video and audio production. This position reports to the Vice President of Marketing.

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Develop and implement integrated digital content strategy across web, social, and email marketing.
  • Manages updates to the Museum’s main website, app, and microsites working with Museum’s digital staff.
  • Responsible for writing in short and long formats for various outlets such as blog posts, emails, and social posts.
  • Working in tandem with the Digital Technology Manager, manage e-mail communications including marketing communications, development appeals, and Museum events within Constant Contact and Luminate Online
  • Manage all social media platforms for the Museum to engage target audiences and support the implementation of the marketing and communications strategies.
  • Create and maintain an editorial calendar for web, email, and social media.
  • Monitor and engage with social media audience, i.e. read, review, and respond to comments, shares, questions, etc.
  • Manage digital assets (video, photographs, etc.) for use in digital, print, and other materials as needed, includes photography and image editing.
  • Track audience engagement through Google analytics and social analytics. Work to increase SEO rankings, develop plans to grow audience and audience engagement statistics.
  • Participate in creative planning and brainstorming meetings. Actively contribute ideas and strategies for expanding awareness, and generating online contributions to support the Museum.
  • Manage special projects as needed.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a demonstrated interest in history and the founding era preferred.


Experience/Skills

  • 3-5 years relevant professional experience.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with strong storytelling capabilities.
  • Deep familiarity and experience with social platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) to engage a target audience.
  • Experience with social media tools for business, including those offered by the major platforms and third parties.
  • Familiarity with paid social media buying and optimization preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Photography and/or videography background.
  • Knowledge of online marketing, web design, web development, UX/UI and SEO a plus.
  • Knowledge of Drupal Content Management system, HTML and CSS.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in programs for Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality, good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of integrated team.

 

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.

**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.

Part-time Guest Services Associate

Position Description

The Guest Service Assistants (GSAs) is responsible for a successful guest experience in the Museum.   Must provide a high level of customer service and satisfaction to ensure an excellent experience for all guests and are responsible for a broad range of activities including selling tickets and memberships, overseeing access control, engaging with guests in the exhibit spaces, handling questions and complaints, monitor guest compliance with Museum safety/guest or protocols, and facilitating entry/egress from theaters.  The GSA report to the Manager of  Guest Services. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide superior guest service to all guests. 
  • Project a positive image, serving as an ambassador for the museum.
  • Maintain proper cashier operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Relay accurate information about planned programs and events.
  • Be friendly and outgoing.
  • Handle customer service issues/questions in a professional, polite, and positive manner.
  • Actively participate in all provided training classes and properly implement newly learned skills.
  • Ensure that the Museum’s rules and safety protocols are followed.
  • Following established protocols, open/close building and areas within the Museum as scheduled; carry out light housekeeping and cleaning duties as outlined for each area throughout the day.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience/ Skills

  • General interest in the American Revolution 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and interface effectively with visitors in both conveying information and listening to their questions/complaints.
  • Be open to multiple points of view and avenues for problem solving.
  • Must be able to walk, stand and interact with the public for long periods of time.
  • Be well organized and thorough with close attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Act as a team player who works well with others and shows courtesy and respect to colleagues.
  • Be willing to assume responsibility.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, holidays and special events. 
  • Outgoing personality and enthused to interact with guests and colleagues.
  • 1-3 years of front line customer service experience.
  • Experience in another museum or related attraction strongly preferred.

Education

  • Associate or Bachelor of Arts degree or be in the process of securing a college degree.

 

Applying for this position

This position is Part Time. 

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.

**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.

Public Programs Manager

Position Description

The Public Programs Manager will develop and manage an engaging and diverse program of talks and events, including the museum’s popular Read the Revolution speaker series. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Public Programs Manager works closely with the Gallery Education Manager and across the Curatorial, Education and Marketing departments to create, implement and evaluate the Museum’s talks and events, targeting new and existing audiences, including Members. The Manager supervises the Public Programs Coordinator and liaises with Education and Guest Services Managers to staff programs appropriately. The qualified candidate has proven experience in successful public program planning and management in museum or heritage settings.


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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develop, define and manage a robust program of engaging, mission-driven talks and events that offer continued opportunities to explore and interpret the Museum’s core galleries and support the Museum’s changing exhibition program.
  • Work closely with Curatorial, Education and Marketing staff to conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize programs, ensuring effective and appropriate outreach and communications.
  • Support the Museum’s efforts to increase annual attendance with rich and varied programming for general audiences (including families), Members and high-end supporters.
  • Utilize experience within and knowledge of the field to develop a program of dynamic and relevant speakers and creative professionals to deliver talks & events that reflects the Museum’s educational mission and advances its strategic purpose.
  • 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 program types to ensure the Museum offers unique, innovative, and reflective programs in multiple disciplines.
  • Assist in the research and development of funding proposals for family and adult programs.
  • 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.
  • Attendance at Public Programs and other Education programs as needed, requiring evening, holiday and weekend work.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

 

Education/Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in American History, American Studies or closely-related field required; Master’s degree in Education, History, Museum Education or Museum Studies strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of management-level experience at a museum, historic house, or other cultural or heritage setting, planning and implementing talks and events programs for adults and children.
  • Strong knowledge of 18th-century American history and material culture, as well as demonstrable familiarity with the current field of research.
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia’s Historic District and community organizations a plus.
  • Understanding of theories and best practices of learning and engagement in museums.
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Practical experience in 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 and flexibility.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds. Frequent use of stairs required.
  • Valid driver’s license.

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

 

Applying for this position:

This position is a full time position.

To apply, please send a cover letter including resume and three professional 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.