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Publication Coordinator
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

Lincoln, Nebraska

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

Founded in 1968, we have 3,000 members worldwide, a museum campus with replica buildings and artifacts of German Russian heritage, a robust publishing program, and a research library that houses the largest collection of German Russian ancestral records and documents in the Western Hemisphere.

You are invited to learn more about us at:  ahsgr.org

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for AHSGR publications and outreach materials and works with staff, board members, editors, authors, reviewers, and printing firms

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

This position serves as the primary staff person responsible for AHSGR publications and reports to the AHSGR Executive Director. In carrying out their responsibilities, the person will also work directly with the Editorial and Publications Committee Chair on issues and problems related to AHSGR publications and follows established published policies and procedures.  This person will also work interactively and cooperatively with other AHSGR staff members and volunteers. Publications published by AHSGR include books and monographs, the AHSGR Journal, the AHSGR Newsletter, Jugendzeitung (our Youth Publication), Clues, and an annual convention booklet and program. In working on these publications, the Publications Coordinator will work with assigned managing editors, authors, reviewers, and the

responsible printing firm. The person in this position is responsible for maintaining necessary records on publications and advising the Executive Director and Editorial and Publications Chair of opportunities, issues, and problems related to AHSGR publications.

The following specific responsibilities are included:

•    Responsible for all AHSGR publications (online and print) including editing, layout, and working with authors, editorial boards, and board committee chairs
•    Helps prepare monographs and village records for publication and sale and works with print-on- demand company to produce and ship AHSGR-copyrighted books
•    Writes and distributes news releases and emails promoting AHSGR events and activities
•    Creates brochures, programs, postcards, and advertising for print and electronic distribution
•     Assists board committee in the review and approval of items considered for the AHSGR bookstore, works with staff on bookstore stocking and inventory, and updates annotated bibliography of items for purchase by AHSGR
•    Helps with updates, changes, and additions to content on the AHSGR website and with the creation of social media graphics and content, particularly as related to AHSGR publications
•    Assists board committee with an annual storytelling contest
•    Develops strategies to share, and invite inquiry into, the German-Russian story
•     Serves on staff teams providing vision and oversight for visitor/member engagement and exhibition (online and in-person) planning
•     Answers the telephone, greets museum visitors, and helps give tours when needed
•     Provides logistical and organizational support during the annual convention (online and/or in- person)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

An undergraduate degree plus a minimum of two years of experience in writing, editing, page design and layout, and online and print publications.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

•     Demonstrated experience with editing and publishing software, particularly InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat Pro
•     Skills with photo/image editing and associated software
•     Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, and WordPress
•     Excellent organizational skills, experience prioritizing workflows, and attention to detail
•     Adaptability and the ability to work positively and collaboratively with board members, volunteers, the staff team, and the public

POSITION CONDITIONS

•     Full-Time position, Monday-Friday, some flexibility in work schedule
•     Occasional evening and weekend events/meetings
•     Occasional same day or overnight travel

SALARY AND BENEFITS

•     $18 per hour
•     Accruing PTO and paid holidays, paid leave Christmas through New Year’s Day, retirement plan with employer match, healthcare/insurance premium allowance

TO APPLY Resumes must be received by June 10, 2022. Email cover letter, resume, and a writing/design sample in PDF format or via an online link to jrowe@ahsgr.org using the job title and your name in the subject line (example:Publications_ Sally Smith). All attachments should include your name in the file name (example: Sally Smith_Resume). Interviews will be scheduled for mid-June.


Director of Learning and Engagement
Museum of Nebraska Art
Kearney, Nebraska

Salary: $50,000-$60,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing, creative person to develop innovative programming!

The Director of Learning and Engagement is responsible for the development, management, and evaluation of all engagement programs serving all audiences of MONA. The Director of Learning and Engagement collaborates with other Museum staff members to provide a comprehensive art education curriculum, ensuring that all programming, both on-site and virtual, fulfills the mission and vision of the Museum.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Art Education, Studio Art, Art History, Museum Studies, or related field

  • Minimum of 2 year’s relevant experience in interpretation, public programming, or education at a museum, historical site, zoo, archive, or other institution of informal learning
  • 2 years of personnel and volunteer management experience
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking, and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of curriculum standards, learning and teaching strategies, visitor engagement, interpretive techniques, curatorial practices, museum ethics and principles
  • Ability to work collaboratively and organize groups such as committees and teams
  • Basic computer skills, proficiency with MS Office Suite and database systems; willingness to learn advanced computer skills
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of how to engage cross-generational and diverse audiences, with a welcoming and accessible approach
  • Knowledge of current education, education for those with disabilities, and visitor experience theories
  • Innovation, versatility, energy, curiosity, and enthusiasm are key qualities for this position
  • Flexibility and respect for cultural diversity
  • Must be comfortable in front of tours, public events, and audiences of all sizes both formal and informal
  • Discretionary judgment regarding confidential information
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; willingness to travel periodically, and work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Valid NE driver’s license, or willingness to get this

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in related field
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in interpretation, public programming, or education at an art museum
  • 5+ years of personnel and volunteer management experience
  • 2+ years of teaching or tutoring in the visual arts pre-k – 12 in a school, museum, or other arts center

HOW TO APPLY: For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Gina Garden at  mona@unk.edu or 308-865-8260. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or employment@unk.edu.


Finance Director
Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

Ashland, Nebraska

Salary: $70,000 per year
Full-Time Position

SUMMARY

The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum’s Finance Director, is a senior-level position that will be responsible for daily activities in finance and accounting.  The Finance Director serves as the Museum’s financial advisor, works with department directors to create annual budgets and an annual financial plan, as well a budget for the Museum. The Finance Director works with other departments to ensure the budget is followed and adjusted as needed on a monthly and/or quarterly basis. Other major responsibilities include, but are not limited to; monthly financial reporting for the Board of Directors, invoicing, payroll journal entries, account reconciliations, and contracting. This position reports to the Museum’s President and CEO.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and manage day-to-day financial operations
  • Develop and implement fiscal management policies.
  • Prepare, analyze and present the annual budget and periodic reports on finances, donations, admission and other business-related activities
  • Review and execute Museum contracts delegated or authorized by the CEO.
  • File federal, state and local taxes with the help of our CPA
  • Apply for all relevant business licenses
  • Oversee and participate in annual independent audit
  • Works closely with all departments on marketing budgets for events and exhibits
  • Manage and generate periodic reports on business and financial activities such as accounts receivable
  • Reconcile all bank and credit card accounts on a monthly basis.
  • As part of the management team, will offer insights and recommendations for best practices
  • Work closely with development team to ensure grant requests are accurate and factual
  • With the President and CEO, and Board members, makes presentations to potential donors and foundations.
  • Administer Museum insurance contracts along with President & CEO.
  • Oversight of some staff.
  • Ability to assume a leadership role when the President & CEO or Deputy Director is out of the office.
  • Other duties upon request.

SKILLS AND QUAILIFCATIONS:

  • Five or more years of experience in non-profit organizations.
  • Understanding of General Operations and Restricted Fund accounting.
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance (master’s degree is a bonus).
  • Expertise in QuickBooks Online and Microsoft Office required.
  • Must understand and be fluid in fund accounting.
  • Experience with capital campaigns a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

JOB CLASSIFICATION/OTHER: Full-time, salaried.

Benefits include: Health/Dental, Vision, Life, 401 (k) retirement plan with matching option, Vacation and Sick Time Floating “Holiday” to add to the holidays our back office is closed for.


Assistant Director
Legacy of the Plains Museum
Gering, Nebraska

Salary: $35,000 per year
Full-Time Position

The Legacy of the Plains museum boosts an impressive library of manuscripts, books, periodicals, collections, art and other artifacts.  The topics include early history of settlement in the North Platte River Valley, agriculture practices, farm implements, and several editions of local newspapers. 

The position will provide career relevant, hands-on experience with collections, exhibit design, archival and manuscript materials, and the position will assist with other departments on occasion including events, administration, marketing, and others. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Preservation Committee and it’s subcommittees and attend their meetings
  • Update accession records with description, pictures, location, and other pertinent information
  • Assist with research requests
  • Assist with organizing, accessioning, and shelving of donations and accepted collections/archival records
  • Provides researched social media posts and columns for local media outlets
  • Coordinate volunteers to accomplish objectives described in the collections/archives plan
  • Provide written and oral reports and meet deadlines
  • Assist with exhibit design
  • Assist committees with reorganization of collections and artifacts
  • Assist front end when needed
  • Assist with events and other museum functions
  • Preform basic office duties when called up
  • Assist the Executive Director with day to day operations of the museum
  • Other duties assigned by the Executive Director

Skills and Specifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Independent time management skills
  • Ability to exercise great initiative and independent judgment
  • Needs to be accessible, available, responsive, and flexible
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Moderate computer skills needed, especially PastPerfect, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and leadership skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

Requirements:

  • Some college or an associate’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of archives and records management preferred
  • Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages and PastPerfect

Compensation: Salary: $35,000 per year. For more information, call the Legacy of the Plains Museum at 308-436-1989.  Resume and cover letter can be sent to 2930 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE  69341 or director@legacyoftheplains.org.


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