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Studebaker National Museum
South Bend, IN
Curator

TITLE:                      Curator

 REPORTS TO:         Executive Director

 ABOUT:

 The Studebaker National Museum is dedicated to the interpretation of more than 100 years of transportation history of the Studebaker Corporation and related industrial entities. Museum Collections include vehicles which span the 19th and 20th Centuries along with more than 100,000 small collections objects. The Museum is one of only three automotive museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Over the past three years the Museum has enjoyed record attendance thanks to the expansion of a dynamic program schedule and engaging interpretation in the galleries. The Curator will be tasked with continuing to enhance visitor connections and find relevance and meaning for a diverse audience.

FUNCTION:

Responsible for overseeing the management and maintenance of the Collection of the Museum, assisting with archival activities, and development and implementation of exhibits.  Responsible for acquisitions, collections care and management, cataloging, and supervision of display conditions, and donor relations.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

 Collections Management

  • Collections Management
    • Manages and implements collection management and conservation plan for all of the Studebaker National Museum Collections.
    • Assists with grant writing for collections management and collections conservation.
    • Ensures policies and practices meet all ethical standards set forth by the American Alliance of Museums and other best practices as appropriate.
  • Collections Records and Storage
    • Maintains current and accurate records regarding all items in the collection and those on loan.
    • Ensures safety of Collections information and records.
    • Manages on and off-site collections storage areas.
  • Collections Care
    • Responsible for collection conservation and preservation.
    • Coordinates collection conservation and restoration projects.
    • Works with Archivist to prepare vehicles and objects for approved loans and appearances as required.

Exhibitions

  • Temporary Exhibitions
    • Coordinates the Exhibition Team in development, planning and execution of temporary exhibitions for the Museum.
      • Conducts required research to develop appropriate exhibition themes and interpretation.
    • Works with designer to lay-out, and design exhibitions.
      • Serves as primary writer for exhibition text.
      • Works with other staff members to install exhibitions.
    • Identifies and secures loan agreements necessary for execution of exhibitions.
      • Cultivates relationships with potential institutional and private lenders.
    • Works with other staff members to create exhibition-derived educational programs.
  • Permanent Exhibitions & Collections
    • Leads Exhibition Team’s constant review of permanent displays for the Museum.
      • Ensures appropriate and engaging interpretive plan is in-place.
      • Reviews care and condition of permanent exhibitions and works with appropriate staff members to correct identified weaknesses.
      • Develops new ideas for permanent collection displays and interactives.

Educational Programming

  • Programming
    • Works with other appropriate staff members to develop internal and external educational programs to support the mission of the Museum.
  • Volunteer Training
    • Ensures that volunteer training programs and documents convey information which matches interpretive plan.

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as may be required to support the effective operation of the Museum.
  • Assists with Board management and participation, including Collections and Education Committees.
  • Works with the Executive Director to ensure that the Museum meets or exceeds standards for accreditation set forth by AAM.
  • Represents Museum at public and professional events when required.
  • Provides guided tours of the museum when necessary.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required Qualifications

  • College graduate in history, museum studies or related field required.
  • At least one to three years of experience in museum interpretation and collections management.
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office, PastPerfect, and Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and professional skills necessary to interact and deal effectively within professional, museum, and organizational communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Museum Studies or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Three to five years’ experience in museum interpretation and collections management.
  • Experience managing automotive or transportation collections.

Additional Information

Full-time position available January 1, 2020, open until filled. Resume review will begin on February 10, 2020. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit Resume/CV along with cover letter including salary requirements to Patrick Slebonick, Executive Director by e-mail pslebonick@studebakermuseum.org

 

 

World of Speed Motorsports Museum
Wilsonville, OR
Executive Director

Summary of Position

The Board of Directors of the World of Speed Motorsports Museum (World of Speed) seeks a dynamic and proven leader to set the course for one of Oregon’s most exciting and innovative new nonprofits. This is an opportunity to lead an organization that is carving out a unique place on a local, national, and international stage with a clear sense of purpose and an eye towards the future.
World of Speed is at a challenging point in its development. Having experienced steady growth since opening successfully five years ago, the next Executive Director will be charged with leading the organization through its next stage of development, which will focus on establishing a strategic roadmap for long-term sustainability. The Executive Director is responsible for leading all aspects of museum operations and programs, including institutional and community leadership, exhibits and programs, financial management, fundraising, and building the organization’s visibility and impact.

About World of Speed

World of Speed, a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, opened to the public in 2015 with a mission to provide education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of motorsports. Presented in its 91,000 square foot facility, the World of Speed visitor experience features historic race vehicles and memorabilia that tell the story of motorsports culture and America’s leadership role in the world of motorsports. Through regularly changing exhibits and an extensive Archive, the Museum offers visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the motorsports world. World of Speed’s galleries include roughly a dozen unique exhibits, both permanent and temporary, bringing together motorsport vehicles, artifacts, music, videos, and interactive elements that offer engaging and educational experiences for all ages. Education is at the heart of World of Speed’s mission; programming ranges from summer camps and high school automotive education classes to adult workshops and lectures, all designed to provide interactive experiences that inspire the next generation of automotive technologists and enthusiasts. World of Speed has an annual operating budget of approximately $4 million, employs 20 staff, and is supported by approximately 70 volunteers. This is supplemented by shared services provided by World of Speed’s co-founder.

About Portland and Wilsonville

Portland is Oregon’s largest city and sits on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in the shadow of Mount Hood. Portland is a vibrant city that consistently ranks highly in quality of life and is home to a mindful community dedicated to keeping its city sustainable, innovative, and accessible. Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world's most environmentally conscious cities with its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres of public parks. The city hosts thriving art, theater, and music scenes and has a population of 650,000 within its city limits and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area.

Located 15 miles south of Portland along the Willamette River, Wilsonville began as a small farming community and is now a fast-growing city of almost 25,000. The city serves as a gateway to the urban Portland metro area to the north and the rich agricultural lands and wine country of the Willamette Valley; Wilsonville offers both city amenities and rural attractions. It has a diverse economy strengthened by leading firms in the high-tech industry and numerous warehousing and distribution facilities. Wilsonville is an economic engine for the region and a carefully planned city that draws residents, families, and businesses seeking an attractive, environmentally sensitive community. Wilsonville and the surrounding communities of West Linn and Lake Oswego are considered highly desirable places to live, have highly regarded schools, and a well-developed system of parks and trails.

Responsibilities

The Executive Director reports to the World of Speed Board of Directors and has full authority and responsibility as the chief executive officer of World of Speed.

Responsibilities include:
 Providing leadership to the staff and Board to develop and implement an overall vision for World of Speed that maximizes the Museum’s potential as an entertaining and educational resource.  Implementing impactful and high-quality exhibitions and educational programs.

 Providing management and motivation to the staff, including participating in the selection and hiring of staff, conducting performance evaluations, establishing guidelines for staff salaries, and ensuring compliance with appropriate personnel policies and human resource procedures.

 Diversifying sources of revenue, including earned and contributed income, in support of the Museum’s mission and goals, and maintaining productive relationships with donors and prospects.

 Developing and maintaining sound financial practices and managing World of Speed in a fiscally responsible manner within the Board-approved budget and in accordance with accepted nonprofit financial accounting practices.
 Being active and visible in the community, working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations, and developing creative community partnerships.

 Establishing a successful Marketing Plan and awareness of World of Speed as a regional, national, and international destination.

 Maintaining a productive partnership with World of Speed’s Board of Directors and founder.

 Encouraging an organizational culture characterized by effective management and inspiration to World of Speed staff, Board, and volunteers.

Ideal Candidate Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

 Enthusiasm for the World of Speed mission and an appreciation for motorsports

 Entrepreneurial spirit to grow World of Speed

 Innovative and collaborative leadership

 Administrative and management skills, a high level of initiative, and creative and flexible problem-solving skills, supported by a record of accomplishment

 Strong written and oral communication skills

 Effective financial management skills

 An open and transparent communication style that keeps the staff and Board informed on relevant issues in real time

 Demonstrated success in fundraising

 The ability to engage with and convey a strategic vision to various constituencies

 Strong interpersonal skills resulting in the ability to build effective relationships with all stakeholders

 Attention to detail, combined with the ability to prioritize key objectives

Experience/Education

A minimum five years of leadership and management experience in progressively more responsible positions in a nonprofit or museum setting. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Compensation

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A benefits package will also be provided.

Application Procedure

Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to:
Museum Management Consultants, Inc.
mmc@museum-management.com

Position is open until filled

 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Indianapolis, IN
Museum Vehicle Collection Care Assistant

POSITION TITLE:                     Museum Vehicle Collection Care Assistant

ORGANIZATION:                     Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. (Museum)

REPORTS TO:                         Curator of Vehicles

POSITION LOCATION:            Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

FLSA STATUS:                         Non-exempt

This position description is for an employee of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC, to work for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. (d/b/a Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, “Museum”), pursuant to the contractual relationships of the Speedway and the Foundation, as currently in effect and as it may hereafter be amended.

Essential Functions:

Full-time (40 hours per week) position to work with a variety of Museum staff to:

  • Maintain, detail, and preserve the automotive finishes and components of the Museum’s vehicle collection. Prepare Museum vehicles, trophies, and other collection objects for upcoming Museum exhibitions, public display, and loans to outside organizations. Detail and prepare Museum vehicles scheduled to appear at Concours d’Elegance events across the country. Maintain the appearance of cars on-loan to the Museum for exhibitions.  Clean vehicles on display and keep tires at correct display pressures.
  • Travel with the Borg-Warner Trophy as a handler for the Trophy. This duty includes cleaning and polishing the Borg-Warner Trophy, transporting the Trophy to scheduled events inside and outside the State of Indiana, and providing security for the Trophy at events. The Trophy handler must be able talk about the history of the Trophy, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Museum at events and answer questions.
  • Transport Museum vehicles and other collection objects to other venues, to other parts of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and to outside organizations and events.
  • Work with third-party logistics companies to load-in/out Museum vehicles and artifacts on vehicle transport trailers.
  • Work alongside the Curator of Vehicles and Vehicle Collections and Exhibit Specialist to organize and populate the Museum’s electronic and paper files with data on the Museum’s vehicles. May assist in the digitalization of vehicle files and records, and in addition data and records to the Museum’s computer collection databases PastPerfect and Speed Digital.
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of Museum events (i.e., Indianapolis Historic Racing Exhibition, Pace Car Reunions, Museum’s Cars & Coffee, Fuel-Up Fridays, Distinguished Speaker Series, etc.)
  • Provide routine maintenance to Museum vehicles (i.e., charge batteries and remove and install automotive batteries, monitor tire pressures, diagnose minor problems operating problems)
  • Maintain the visual appearance of the vehicle storage areas. Must be able to move vehicles into place by pushing them.
  • Assist restoration staff as needed on special projects.

Reports principally to the Curator of Vehicles, but also may receive assignments from the Executive

Director from time to time.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • High School or GED education.
  • Previous employment as an automotive detailer or similar profession is preferred.
  • Must have the ability to use detailing tools and technology to achieve desired results. Preferred knowledge and skills will include a solid understanding of how to use paint correcting techniques and equipment (i.e., buffing compounds and buffing machines, rotary and dual-action polishers).  Must have the ability to keep up to date with information and advancements in automotive detailing technology and best practices.
  • Understands best-practices when it comes to moving and operating historic vehicles. Must be detail orientated and provide for safe movement of the Museum’s collection objects, particularly vehicles.
  • Must be able to operate vehicles in both manual and automatic transmission configurations.
  • Preference is to have previous automotive transportation experience. Must be comfortable with loading and securing vehicles and objects in trailers. Must be comfortable with driving a passenger truck and a single-car trailer.
  • Must be able to complete long-distance transport by vehicle or airplane. Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record in the last seven years. Valid U.S. (or another country) Passport is preferred, but not required to start. Securing a passport may be required at a future date.
  • Must have a working knowledge of primary automotive care.
  • Written and oral communication and public speaking skills, with an emphasis on interpersonal relations.
  • Working knowledge of the history and operations of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and races occurring at the Speedway. Working knowledge of race, passenger, and pace cars, as well as of the Borg-Warner Trophy.
  • Ability to use a computer and database software, MICROSOFT Office products (WORD and EXCEL), and other software and hardware technology systems.

Complexity/Problem Solving:

  • Ability to handle several projects and varying deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop solutions to problems that arise in the course of work projects, including exhibit preparation and construction.
  • Experiments to find creative solutions.
  • Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar opportunities.

Discretion/Latitude/Decision-Making:

  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
  • Ability to distinguish between problems and solutions requiring management approval and those that s/he may resolve directly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary, confidential, and sensitive information.
  • Has a high degree of personal and professional integrity; acts ethically and avoids conflicts of interest.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and adjust priorities in light of changing needs and circumstances.
  • Follows through promptly and delivers work product on-time and in acceptable condition/quality.

Communications/Interpersonal Contacts:

  • Ability to communicate own plans and ideas to colleagues and individuals or organizations involved with the Museum’s vehicle operations and exhibits.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Keeps colleagues and supervisor informed of the progress of tasks, as well as issues that require the supervisor’s resolution.
  • Knows when to ask questions to seek guidance and when to move forward on his or her own.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Work requires the ability to stand for an hour or more at a time and other physical exertions and/or physical strains, which at times may be significant (e.g. pushing cars, team lift objects weighing 75 - 100 pounds, lifting trailer tailgate, etc.).   May involve infrequent exposure to varying weather conditions.  Must periodically work weekends (month of May, 7 Cars & Coffee Saturdays, travel with Borg-Warner trophy, and other race events requiring Museum involvement).

Work Environment:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested parties may apply online through the IMS.com website under the Careers tab.

 

Seal Cove Auto Museum
Mount Desert Island, ME
Executive Director

The Seal Cove Auto Museum offers an exciting opportunity to lead a vibrant museum that explores American innovation and ingenuity through the early development of the automobile. The Museum is known for its creative, thought-provoking exhibitions, lively programs and fun events. Located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and surrounded by Acadia National Park, the museum displays a world class collection of brass era automobiles and consistently earns great reviews from its visitors.

The Executive Director is the chief administrative official of the Seal Cove Auto Museum and reports directly to the Board of Directors. S/he is responsible for implementing the Museum’s mission through management of the Museum’s daily operations and its Strategic Plan. This work includes fiscally responsible oversight of the Museum’s collections and facilities, encouraging public access to those collections through innovative exhibitions and related public programs, and building strong relationships with the community. The Executive Director manages a staff of year-round and seasonal employees that support the core work of the organization. Full QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES at: https://www.sealcoveautomuseum.org/about-us/employment/ Nominations welcome. APPLY IN CONFIDENCE: Email cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, and contact information to: Searchcommittee@sealcoveautomuseum.org.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

Job Description:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s  staff, programs, execution of mission
and Strategic Plan. 

General:

  • Provides resources and guidance to the Museum to ensure that all practices are in line with professional standards and ethics.
  • Maintains a working relationship with the Richard Paine Jr Automobile Charitable Trust
  • Oversees collections care and planning in line with the Strategic Plan and best practices.
  • Develops and nurtures strong strategic partners among similar organizations and community members that will benefit all involved and raise the profile and support of the Museum.
  • Nurtures relationships with Museum donors and stakeholders to ensure they are satisfied and understand the work of the Museum.
  • Works with the development team to steward and increase donors, sponsors, and annual gifts to ensure a healthy and balanced budget.
  • Develops all exhibits by researching, writing and installing new exhibits and by rotating curatorial responsibilities with guest curators and staff.
  • Provides public lectures and education programs to highlight the work of the museum and the unique nature of the collection.
  • Represents the Museum in community events and celebrations, leveraging the collection when appropriate to bring about increased visibility of the Museum off site.

Management:

  • Hires, supervises, motivates, and reviews the staff.  Evaluates needs and structures staff accordingly.
  • Supports the staff, task forces, and committees in their work to fulfill the Strategic Plan.
  • Oversees the bookkeeper to pay all bills in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and approves staff and volunteer work plans to ensure they are in line with resources and the Strategic Plan.
  • Reviews and approves all marketing, advertising, and development materials before distribution.

Financial:

  • Budgets, seeks sponsorships and oversees events, including delegating to a staff leader for events to ensure leadership and accountability for each event.
  • Understands and implements strong business and finance practices to ensure income to the Museum.

Board of Directors interaction:

  • Develops and provides periodic reporting on budget, admissions and other benchmarks for success.
  • Guides and supports the staff and Board committees in their work to fulfill the Strategic Plan through annual work plans tied to the budget.
  • Works with the board chair to develop meeting agendas and Board educational opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • The ED will be thoroughly committed to the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and management experience.

Specific requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrated senior level experience in a leadership role in a museum or non-profit setting including grant writing, fundraising, and financial management.
  • A collaborative style in managing teams, including dedicated specialists and professionals as well
    as volunteers, and in working with boards of directors, stakeholders, sponsors, and partners.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required as well as comfort with public speaking
    and media interviews.
  • Skilled in networking at all levels, including donors, community leaders, and corporate officials.
  • Proficient in all typical computer applications and equipment and understanding of new and emerging technologies is expected.
  • A knowledge of transportation history and brass era automobiles is desirable but not required.

Salary Range:

Compensation is based on skills and experience.

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter, salary requirement, and résumé expanding on why you are the best candidate for this position to Searchcommittee@sealcoveautomuseum.org or mail to P.O. Box 106,
Seal Cove, ME 04674 before February 1, 2020. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. We will contact only those individuals whose qualifications match the position.

 

 

San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego, CA
Executive Director

San Diego Automotive Museum Executive Director
Reports to Board of Directors
Full time Exempt Salaried

About the San Diego Automotive Museum:
The San Diego Automotive Museum tells the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of the automobile through its outstanding collections, award winning exhibitions, and educational programs. The museum opened in 1988 in historic Balboa Park. Today the museum stands as a living tribute to the automobile and what it has meant to our culture. We call it Cars and Society.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is a non-profit tax-exempt corporation established in 1988 in a historic building designed by noted architect Richard Requa for the 1935 Pacific Exposition in Balboa Park, San Diego. The museum owns an impressive collection of over 60 cars and 40 motorcycles from the US, Great Britain, Europe and Japan in its permanent collection. Vehicles not on display are stored in the museum’s near by storage and maintenance facility. Special displays often feature privately owned vehicles on loan to the museum from private collectors.
The museum offers specialty exhibits that highlight a certain style, design, era or manufacturer. These exhibits change every three or four months. Examples include special marques such as Porsche and Ferrari and specialty vehicles such as “Lowriders of Southern California” and “Glorious Rat Rods-Diamonds in the Rust.”

The museum’s research library is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections on the West Coast. The collection includes hundreds of books, magazines, and auto-related materials such as advertising pamphlets, repair manuals, photos, movies and more. The library is open to the public and is staffed by volunteers.

The museum has been a community partner for more than 20 years with a Balboa Park Program that brings over 6,000 5th grade students to the museum throughout the year. The museum also provides educational summer programs for scout troops, YMCA camps, and other specialty programs. The museum attracts over 100,000 visitors a year from around the world.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SDAM Nonprofit’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. She or he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. Key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

Responsibilities:
Leadership and Management:
• Ensure ongoing local program excellence, and evaluation: consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications; recommend timeline and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
• Actively engage and energize SDAM Nonprofit staff and volunteers, board members and partnering organizations, and funders.
• Support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national recognition.
• Lead, coach, develop, and retain SDAM Nonprofit’s high-performance staff and volunteers
• Ensure effective systems to track museum progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising and Communications:
• Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications- from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
• Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning and New Business:
• Design and complete the strategic business planning process for program expansion
• Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.
• Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.

Qualifications:
The ED will be thoroughly committed to SDAM Nonprofit’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Specific requirements include:
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience (minimum 5 years experience nonprofit management experience or equivalent)
• Unwavering commitment to quality programs
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, delegate, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
• Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
• Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience desired
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
• Passion, idealism, integrity, transparency, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Compensation:
Salary Range $55,000 - $70,000

How to Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter expanding on why are the best candidate for this position to EDSearch@sdautomuseum.org or mail it to 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. However, submission of application materials before November 15 is recommended to assure consideration in the first round of application screening.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
We will contact only those individuals whose qualifications match the position.

 

 

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI
Antique Vehicles Mechanic

  • Position Type: Facilities
  • Date Posted: 8/19/2019
  • Location: The Henry Ford
  • Antique Vehicle Mechanic     (Full Time position)

SUMMARY OF PURPOSE

Responsible for the use, inspection and regular maintenance program of the operating historic land transport vehicles.  Oversees driving and licensing program to ensure safety of vehicles, drivers and passengers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.          Responsible for the implementation of preventive maintenance program. Performs program of routine inspection, lubrications and repair of collection use vehicles.
2.          Establishes, oversees and implements, driving, licensing and safety inspection program to ensure safe and legal operation of vehicles.
3.          Establishes relationships with restoration shops to provide service for major repair and restoration work; schedules and oversees work.
4.          Procures parts and services for vehicles, weighing considerations of cost, efficiency and historical accuracy.
5.          Tracks repair and restoration costs for each vehicle.
6.          Serves as a member of the transportation collection team. Providing input on collection loans, accessions and de-accessions.
7.          Maintains detailed inventory of parts for standard repairs.
8.          Trains, organizes, assigns and oversees tasks performed by part-time and volunteer staff.
9.          Carries out administrative work, including material & service requesting and project planning as assigned.
10.        Contributes to the effective team management of all problems, issues and opportunities.
11.        Acts as a team player and provides expertise within a team environment and with other teams as appropriate.
12.        Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requires High School diploma or equivalent; Proven knowledge of historic land transport vehicles; demonstrated experience operating and maintaining a variety of historic vehicles.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Good oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computerized collection management system; ability to assess and carry out vehicle repair; ability to operate and teach operation of historic motorized land transport vehicles; ability to maintain a budget; ability to work independently, supervise part-time and volunteer staff; previous experience administering licensing or safety program, and supervisory experience desirable.

PHYSICAL / MENTAL / ENVIRONMENTAL

PHYSICAL:
Constantly (5-8 hrs./day); Frequently (2-5 hrs./day); Occasionally (up to 2 hrs./day) – for the following requirements:
Standing - Constantly Stooping - Occasionally
Walking - Frequently Kneeling - Occasionally
Sitting- Occasionally Crouching- Occasionally
Lifting - Frequently Crawling- Occasionally
Carrying - Frequently Reaching- Frequently
Pushing - Frequently Handling- Frequently
Pulling - Frequently Grasping- Frequently
Climbing- Occasionally Repetitive Motion- Frequently
Balancing- Occasionally Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination- Frequently
Lifting: Infrequent heavy - up to 100 lbs.  Occasional light to medium (10-60 lbs.)
Vision:  Good; hearing and balance needed
Other:  Must be able to pass physical exam and to wear a respirator and other safety equipment such as hard hat, safety glasses and safety belt.  Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.

MENTAL: Utilize analytical approach for troubleshooting mechanical malfunctions.  Ability to analyze and interpret intended use of parts and/or mechanisms; ability to analyze problem and decide on appropriate course of action.

ENVIRONMENTAL: Indoor environment includes:  smoke, exhaust, dust, dirt, loud noise, grease, chemical/process fumes and temperature fluctuations.  Some tasks are performed outdoors in all seasons and in all weather.  Overhead lighting in supplemented with natural and task lighting.

To apply go to The Henry Ford Application

 

Saratoga Automobile Museum
Saratoga Springs, NY
Auto Auction Director

General Function:  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Auction Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Museum’s annual Auto Auction ("Saratoga Auto Auction"). This position will be responsible for assembling over 350 lots, by networking in the automotive industry. The Auction Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Development Task Force in all aspects of the auction to ensure its continued success.

Job responsibilities:

Develop a detailed budget, complete with reasonable revenue and expenditure targets and expectations.

Develop and execute a marketing and operating plan.

Use personal and professional contacts to locate vehicles and automotive memorabilia for the auction.

Meet with owners to inspect vehicles to ensure the vehicle’s quality and assess the vehicles mechanics and body to set appropriate reserves.

Manage all administrative work pertaining to each car or car collection to ensure it is ready to be auctioned and sold in New York State.  This includes DMV, county and state regulations.

Responsible for all advertising, marketing, and promotion of the auction including but not limited to: print, digital media, earned media, promotions, sponsors and the auction catalog.

Manage the auction website and operating software to ensure effective relationships with consigners, bidders, spectators, and third party vendors.

Attend industry events, auctions, meetings with sponsors, enthusiast meetings, car clubs and Museum-related events to source and develop new contacts.

Develop and secure auction sponsorship including service providers (transport companies, finance companies, insurance companies).

Ensure from a customer perspective that all constituents (consignors, bidders, sponsors, volunteers and spectators) are treated well and satisfied with every aspect of the auction.

Develop and train all auction employees and volunteers.

Responsible for the auction being properly staffed at all times and analyze daily planned schedules for proper staffing.

Maintain positive employee and custom relations and morale whenever possible. Practice sound leadership and human relations principles to promote teamwork at all times.

Coordinate proper record keeping and follow-through on all sales and promotions.
Work with the Executive Director, volunteers, Development Task Force, SPAC staff, and Museum staff to ensure proper staging of vehicles before, during and after the auction (including tents, lighting, security).

If interested please send your resume and credentials to Carly Connors at carly.connors@saratogaautomuseum.org

 

Crawford Auto- Aviation Museum- Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH

TITLE:                      Event & Promotion Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum – Cleveland History Center – Western Reserve Historical Society

CLASSIFICATION:  The position is classified as full-time and is exempt from overtime compensation.

SUPERVISION:        Occasional supervision of interns, volunteers and temporary labor.

COORDINATION:    Manager, Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection; CHC Education and Public Program Manager; Marketing Manager; Youth Entrepreneurship Education Program Manager; Sales Manager; Library Manager

DUTIES:                     1. Develop and execute community events and programs using the Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection, with an emphasis on auto, aviation and transportation history and entrepreneurship.

  1. Increase attendance at the CAAM and the Cleveland History Center (CHC) by promoting daily and special CAAM programs and activities.
  2. Create and finalize annual CAAM event and exhibit calendar
  3. Recommend and research program and exhibit topics, and develop and execute rotating exhibits
  4. Responsible for preparing activity, progress and grant reports as required.
  5. Responsible for promoting CAAM programs and exhibitions and for supporting audience development for WRHS.
  6. Performs other specific duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimal education requirement is an undergraduate degree in Education, History, Museum Studies or related field.  At least three years of previous experience with event programming and/or educational programming or the equivalent, and familiarity with transportation history, is required. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are essential as is the ability to work with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants will exemplify WRHS’s core values – Integrity, Innovation, Stewardship, Connectivity, and Excellence.  Tact, enthusiasm and professionalism are essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently, but function as a member of a team for success.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO JANET WATERMAN, HR ASSOCIATE AT jwaterman@wrhs.org

 


 



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