Job Opportunities


Thank you for exploring employment opportunities at the Museum of the American Revolution. All employment questions may be directed to 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

Major Gifts Officer

Position Description

The Major Gifts Officer raises funds for the organization by managing a portfolio of assigned, qualified donors assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. This position reports to the Vice President of Development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Qualify a portfolio of approximately 150 donor prospects.
  • Create individual goals for each donor prospect in the portfolio based on their history of giving and the organization's knowledge of their potential.
  • Create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person in the portfolio. Will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so individuals in the portfolio are retained and upgraded.
  • Proactively build relationships with new sources of support while deepening relationships with existing donors and members to further their loyalty and encourage higher levels of support and involvement.
  • Work with other Museum staff to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with donor prospects in the portfolio to secure gifts.
  • Create monthly reports as required by management that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance.
  • Ensure maintenance of in-depth information on portfolio donors in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Recommend and participate in special events and recognition activities for donor, prospects, and committee volunteers.
  • Serve as an effective spokeperson and representative for the Museum of the American Revolution.
  • Maintain best fundraising practices, including achieving weekly, monthly, and annual contact goals.
  • Perform other major donor activities as may be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, with fundraising training and certifications desirable.


  • Proven ability to independently close major gifts of $25,000 and above demonstrated through recent experience as a donor-facing calling officer.
  • Strong organization skills and demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and effectively solve problems.
  • Discretion with sensitive information.
  • Experienced user of The Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and other reporting tools.
  • Personal interest in M*AR’s mission.
  • Collegial and collaborative style and ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to travel.


The Museum of the American Revolution ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to

Overnight Part-time 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 very early morning hours. 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.
  • 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

Part-time Guest Services Associate

Position Description

The Guest Service Associates (GSAs) are 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 reports 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. 


  • 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 ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including, resume and three professional references to

**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.