Studebaker National Museum
South Bend, IN
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Coordinates the Exhibition Team in development, planning and execution of temporary exhibitions for the Museum.
- 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.
- Leads Exhibition Team’s constant review of permanent displays for the Museum.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
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 email@example.com
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Mount Desert Island, ME
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Requires High School diploma or equivalent; Proven knowledge of historic land transport vehicles; demonstrated experience operating and maintaining a variety of historic vehicles.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crawford Auto- Aviation Museum- Western Reserve Historical Society
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.
- Increase attendance at the CAAM and the Cleveland History Center (CHC) by promoting daily and special CAAM programs and activities.
- Create and finalize annual CAAM event and exhibit calendar
- Recommend and research program and exhibit topics, and develop and execute rotating exhibits
- Responsible for preparing activity, progress and grant reports as required.
- Responsible for promoting CAAM programs and exhibitions and for supporting audience development for WRHS.
- 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 email@example.com