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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

Family Programs Manager

Position Description:

The Family Programs Manager creates and produces innovative programs designed to engage families and further the Museum’s mission through intergenerational learning. 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 family audiences, drive visitation, increase and sustain membership, and meet revenue targets.

The Family Programs Manager is responsible for creating and implementing project timelines, managing budgets, securing partnerships, and producing programs, as well as collecting data, reporting and evaluation. This position manages the Museum’s family-friendly discovery center Revolution Place, produces programs to engage audiences on peak-attendance weekends, and is responsible for spearheading the development and growth of the Museum’s new grant-funded family program. The qualified candidate has proven experience in successful family program planning and management in a large and busy museum, heritage, arts or cultural setting.

The Family Programs Manager works in close collaboration with the Museum’s Gallery Interpretation Manager, who oversees in-gallery interpretation and living history programs, and the Senior Manager, K-12 Education, who oversees programs for students and educators, including after-school and homeschooling programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engage new and sustain existing audiences by producing a rich annual slate of dynamic and relevant programs that reflects the Museum’s educational mission and advances its strategic purpose.
  • Collaborate closely with key departments, such as Curatorial, Marketing, Communications and Membership, 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 children, families and Members.
  • Responsible for 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 family audiences.
  • 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 families and children.
  • 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.

Educator I

Position Description:

Educator I's deliver engaging educational experiences, especially for school, educator, and youth group audiences. These positions are responsible for implementing 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. Educator I is a part-time, nonexempt position with a work schedule that will vary according to tour bookings, and is highly seasonal and includes working on weekend days. Educator Is must successfully complete the Museum’s 100-hour training course. Museum Educators report to the Manager of School Programs with supervision by the Gallery Interpretation Manager and Public Programs Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage guests in interactive discussions about Museum’s subject, programs, exhibitions, media, and collections. Encourage interactions and conversations among guests.
  • Help guests develop historical thinking skills and historical empathy through guided viewing and group discussion of original and replica artifacts and documents, role-play activities in immersive and classroom environments, use of multimedia experiences, and participation in hands-on activities.
  • Facilitate interactive, inquiry-based tours, add-on programs, and activities for students (especially grades 4-12), families, and adults, including:
  • The Museum’s Through Their Eyes School Tours, school add-on programs, and school outreach programs
  • Adult, group, and family Highlights Tours of the Museum’s core Galleries
  • The “Washington’s War Tent” Discovery Cart
  • Orient guests to the Museum, assist with the smooth flow of foot traffic, and operate certain Museum theaters.
  • Enforce Museum rules to ensure a safe, friendly learning environment for all guests and the protection of Museum staff, objects, media, and displays.
  • Support ongoing evaluation of programs, including data collection.
  • Master historical content and a variety of interpretive techniques, with a commitment to ongoing learning.
  • Attend staff trainings, meetings, and continuing education sessions; complete assigned readings and research (supported by a quarterly study stipend).
  • This job is seasonal, with peak working hours in the Fall (October-November) and Spring (April-June). Evening, holiday, and weekend work required.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or Associate’s Degree plus relevant work experience; coursework in early American History, American Studies, or Museum Education preferred.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills required. Ability to see, speak clearly, write, and understand the English language required. Proficiency in ASL, Spanish, French, Chinese, or other languages desirable.
  • Previous educational and/or front-of-house experience in museums, heritage sites, after-school or out-of-school time programs, or other informal learning environments strongly preferred.
  • 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. 
  • Enthusiasm for working and interacting with guests of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, learning styles, and knowledge levels.
  • Ability to interact with and collaborate with other staff in a clear, pleasant, and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a cohesive team with colleagues to achieve desired program goals.
  • Availability to regularly work a schedule that includes weekend days, holidays, and evenings.  (The Museum is open seven days a week).
  • Ability to use email.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, kneel and stoop, climb stairs frequently, and occasionally sit on the floor.
  • Ability to handle and carry objects and lift up to 20 pounds.

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

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. 

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.