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Job Postings 

Small Museum Manager
The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison Kansas has an opening for a museum manager. The manager will oversee the Museum Collection and be responsible for the daily operations of the Museum. This includes overseeing the part-time staff, docents, and interns. The manager will be responsible for the gift shop sales, admissions, purchasing, and inventory management. Applicants need a working knowledge of computers, to create and use spreadsheets and know Microsoft Office. It will require promoting the museum locally and internationally, working with the public, walking around the museum giving tours and climbing stairs on a daily basis. The museum is open 7 days a week. If interested email your resume to Ann Shaneyfelt: flygirl93@juno.com. We are an equal opportunity employer. (Posted June 4, 2018)

Jackson County Historical Society Archives and Education Director
Position Reports To: Executive Director
Location: Independence, Missouri
Primary Function: To preserve, catalogue, and make accessible archival records and to create and implement educational programming
Education/Training/Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in history or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum preferred 3-5 years’ experience working in archives/ museums.
• Experience with cataloguing and providing reference services, preferably in a research or museum library.
• Knowledge of current archival arrangement and description standards.
• Knowledge of computer standards and applications in archives and libraries.
• Ability to work independently and manage highly sensitive material in a confidential and secure manner.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Job Specific Competencies:
• Manage arrangement, description, and creation of access tools for archival records, including correspondence, photographs, financial records, administrative files, and publications.
• Determine data entry and cataloging standards for the archival collections.
• Manage and maintain archival databases, finding aids, and inventories.
• Provide reference and research services to patrons.
• Establish policies and procedures for the Archives and Research Library.
• Serve as an ex-officio member of the Publications Committee, and execute the plans for periodic or singular publications as approved by that committee.
• Use sound judgment in establishing priorities and implementing an effective work schedule.
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Physical Requirements:
• Mobility required to conduct business in other locations.
• Ability to reach and lift boxes of books or papers weighing approximately 50 pounds.
• Ability to hear and talk effectively and positively with Society employees, volunteers, patrons, and members of area organizations and government agencies.
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously with minimal supervision.
Visual Requirements: Extensive computer use, reading of typewritten, handwritten, and digital documents.
Working Conditions: Position works closely with material that may cause allergic reactions, particularly to dust, and in areas with little ventilation.
Technology Proficiency: Microsoft Office, PastPerfect Museum Software, scanning, copying.
Compensation: Salary $32,000-$35,000
This is a full time position with ten paid vacation days, five paid sick days, and no health care benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to ceckard@jchs.org with Archives and Education Director in the subject line. (Posted June 4, 2018)


Requests for Proposal

Historic Structure Report for Jackson County Historical  Society 1859 Jail Museum
(pdf; Posted June 4, 2018)
Contact: Caitlin Eckard, Executive Director, Jackson County Historical Society (816) 461-1897 ceckard@jchs.org


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