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Executive Director

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

Lincoln, Nebraska

The mission of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is to discover, collect, preserve, and share the history, cultural heritage, and genealogical legacy of Germanic settlers in the Russian Empire.

Through the years we have fulfilled the mission, in part, by providing quarterly professional journalsand holding an annual convention where members meet and conduct family research, hear from scholars of German Russian history and ongoing research and activities, learn about the latest technology for family research, and renew old and make new acquaintances.   We have purchased and translated hundreds of vital and other relevant records from Russia, conducted multiple educational classes both virtually and in person, collected stories and family histories, and assisted members and nonmembers seeking their family history and connections.

Founded in Colorado in 1968 our campus has been in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1973.  We have 3000 members worldwide, four full time staff members, a museum campus with replica buildings and artifacts of our German Russian ancestors, and a library that houses one of the largest collections of German Russian ancestral records and documents in the United States.

Our Requirements for an Executive Director: Our board of directors is seeking an experienced Executive Director with a minimum of 5 years of progressive responsible experience in a nonprofit/for profit role.  An undergraduate or/graduate degree in history, historical research, business administration, management or a related field strongly preferred. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • Successful Executive leadership, governance, strategic planning, finance, and administration. 
  • The ability to successfully lead and grow programs, outreach, and operations
  • A proven track record in successful fundraising –  donor relationship  building/sustaining and major gift development
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written skills
  • Working knowledge and understanding of nonprofit budgeting and financial management
  • Skill in working with a wide range of age groups at all levels of the organization
  • Experience working with board committees and board leadership.
  • Wiliness  to learn about and embrace the German Russian heritage and culture
  • Capacity to successfully work with ambiguous situations and bring order to competing interests and priorities

Salary and Benefits: $65,000 – $75,000 based on experience and education

To apply: Resumes must be received no later than June 15, 2021.  Email letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in PDF format to nharris@ahsgr.org using the job title and your name in the subject line (example: “Executive Director – Sally Smith”).  All attachments should include your name in the file name (for example: “Sally Smith, Resume”).  Interviews will be scheduled June and early July, 2021.


Gage County Museum (Beatrice, Nebraska)

Education Specialist – $15-20/per hour

This is a short-term position with a flexible schedule of 20-40 hours per week for 320 hours of work. This position is geared toward educators with experience creating curriculum. Pay range is $15-20/per hour, depending on experience. Expected start date is June 1st.

The first round of candidates will be reviewed on May 6, but applications submitted after that date may also be considered.

The Education Specialist will work with the Museum Administrator to create local history content for children in the museum and in school. The position will be responsible for creating profiles of local figures and lesson plans concerning local history for 4th grade, 8th grade, and high school students. Other duties include creating interactive activities that can be implemented in the museum.

This position requires attention to detail and ability to work independently. Applicants should be comfortable interacting with museum patrons and possess an interest in local history. This position will also assist with special events. Applicants must be reliable and self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills. Previous experience in the education field is required.

Please submit an application at the Gage County Museum (101 N. 2nd Street) in person during regular business hours, 10am-4pm, Wednesday through Saturday or via email to director@gagecountyhistory.org.

 
Museum Collections Intern – $2,400 stipend; equal to $10/per hour

This summer internship has a flexible schedule of 20-40 hours per week. This internship is geared toward current college students or recent graduates. This position is for 240 hours of work with a stipend of $2400 to cover the cost of living.

Applications must be submitted on Intern Nebraska to be considered. The job posting can be found here. 

The first round of candidates will be reviewed on May 6, but applications submitted after that date may also be considered.

The intern will work with the Collections Manager to ensure museum collections are properly documented and cared for. Updating the museum’s PastPerfect database and processing collections items will be the primary duties for this position. This position requires attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Applicants should be comfortable interacting with museum patrons and possess an interest in local history. This position will also assist with special events and projects. Applicants must be reliable and self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills. Coursework or previous experience in museums, records management, or library science is preferred. Proficient computer skills and social media skills are a plus.


History Nebraska

Digital Production Coordinator

History Nebraska is seeking an organized, engaged, self-starter to serve as the agency’s Digital Production Coordinator. As a strategic goal of our agency, History Nebraska is ramping up our digitization efforts to provide access to historical collections beyond the borders of our state. As a member of the Digitization team, this position is responsible for executing digitization workflows and will manage staff, volunteers, and student workers as they scan and create metadata records. Scanning team also responds to reference inquiries from the public, therefore, this position also manages those responses. History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation. Salary: $15.84 hourly

Full job description and to apply, click here.


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