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Check this page for positions currently open at Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. For more ways that you can get involved, please visit our volunteer page.

Open Position: Development Officer
Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern
Open Positions: Volunteer Docents for the 2017 Season

Open Position: Development Officer

The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed. This position will work primarily at the Old Chatham site.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking a part-time Development Officer who will work with the Executive Director and the Fund Development Committee to establish a fundraising program that develops individual, foundation, government, and corporate contributed income sources for the museum, and to assist with planning and implementing the museum’s fundraising and cultivation events. This is a flexible position that can be tailored to the successful candidate’s strengths and interests.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain, update, and expand the donor database, tracking all new donations and changes in donor information, generating acknowledgments, and creating reports and mailings as needed
  • Research individual, foundation, and corporate prospects to identify potential donors with capacity and an interest in the museum’s program areas.
  • Write targeted proposals for general operating support as well as special programs.
  • Create related collateral material that communicates the museum’s mission and activities.
  • Plan and implement a donor recognition program.
  • Assist with planning and implementing donor cultivation events.
  • Support the Executive Director and Trustees as appropriate with individual donor cultivation.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic, with the ability both to work collaboratively and to take a leadership role.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for a variety of audiences.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of professional, post-graduate experience in a similar capacity at a non-profit organization. Museum or cultural heritage experience a plus.
  • Very strong computer skills and aptitude, including database management; experience with Giftworks a plus.
  • Demonstrated success with grant-writing; experience with government grants preferred.
  • Prior involvement in the local community preferred.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work flexibly in a sometimes fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is a flexible, part-time position at 20 hours per week. The position includes paid vacation and sick leave. Evenings and / or weekends are sometimes required.

    Please send resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org.

    Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern

    The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the American Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 30 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed.

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking a digital marketing intern to develop and execute a digital marketing campaign to promote the museum’s summer exhibition and programming exploring and celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, and the Shakers’ history of gender equality and political engagement. This campaign will run at least through the opening of the exhibition in June, 2017, and could include Facebook ads; social media postings that tie into the state of women’s rights today; online engagement with women in or running for political office; highlighting Shaker and other women who contributed throughout history to women’s equal rights and suffrage; an online landing page that ties the campaign together.

    Responsibilities:
  • Create and articulate a comprehensive digital marketing campaign.
  • Execute campaign.
  • Engage via social media with people who respond to the campaign.
  • Qualifications:
  • Have taken or are currently enrolled in a digital marketing class.
  • An interest in American history and / or women’s studies a plus.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Creativity and the ability to generate a range of ideas that would appeal to a range of audiences.
  • Hours and Benefits:

    This is an unpaid internship that can be structured to supply college credit with the approval of participating schools.

    Please send resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Lacy Schutz at lschutz@shakerml.org

    Open Positions: Volunteer Docents for the 2017 Season

    Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking volunteer docents to assist visitors at the historic North Family site in New Lebanon, NY from mid-June to Columbus Day in 2017. Visit our volunteer page for more information.

    It is the policy of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon to provide for equal employment opportunity in and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status.