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Heritage Alliance Hiring for Programming Coordinator

Have you ever wanted to work in a small museum and gain experience in a wide variety of fields? Now is your chance! The Heritage Alliance is hiring for the part time position of Programming Coordinator. We are searching for an energetic person to assist with exhibits, educational programming, and other museum related activities.

 

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for exhibit planning, installation, and programing in the museums operated by the Heritage Alliance. The Programming Coordinator, working in tandem with the Chester Inn Museum’s Head Docent, is responsible for maintaining the archival collections of the Heritage Alliance using proper collections record keeping and preservation techniques. Additionally, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for collection research, exhibit planning and implementation, and coordinates with the Executive Director and museum personnel on the development and initiation of educational and outreach programs for the Heritage Alliance. The Programming Coordinator shall advise the Executive Director on the current state of the museums, and make recommendations for acquisitions and de-accession in concert with foundation and museum missions. The Programming Coordinator shall inform and advise the Board of Trustees regarding conservation needs including environmental conditions, storage, feasibility of exhibition or collections movement, and direct care of the artifacts.

 

The Programming Coordinator shall possess an understanding of the use of material culture to interpret history.

 

Programming Coordinator Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for collection security

  2. Responsible for registration and cataloguing for the collections of the Heritage Alliance

  3. Monitors collection conservation needs and keeps Executive Director informed on exhibit and collection condition

 

Interpretation

  1. Plans and implements permanent and temporary exhibits in the museums operated by the Heritage Alliance

  2. Plans and implements interpretative and educational programs for a wide range of audiences that correspond with exhibits

  3. Responsible for collection research activities

  4. Maintains a verifiable collection data base source

  5. Provides tours of the museums and the town of Jonesborough

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in history, Museum Studies, education or related field is required. Work experience should include museum employment (at least one year) and familiarity with standard museum operation procedures, collection care. Desirable skills: carpentry, word processing, data base entry, writing, public speaking, and grant writing

 

How to Apply: Email Resume, Cover letter and two letters of reference to Anne Mason at amason@heritageall.org.

 

No phone calls please.

 

The Heritage Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Homeschool Day at Oak Hill School on September 13 and 18

The Heritage Alliance is excited to offer two days of lessons at the historic Oak Hill School this fall. The award winning Oak Hill School Heritage Education program is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and homeschool students are encouraged to come and experience history on September 13th or September 18th.

 

Click HERE to access the registration form.

 

 

Oak Hill School was built in 1886 to serve the community of Knob Creek. The building served local residents until it was closed in the 1950s. The school building was moved the seven miles from Knob Creek to Jonesborough and placed in its current location behind the Visitors Center. Today, Oak Hill School invites students to come for a day-long experience and enroll in school in 1893. Reading, writing, arithmetic, history, geography – even the pledge of allegiance – are all as they were prior to the turn of the last century.

 

 

School will last from 9:00am – 2:00pm on September 13th and 18th. This program is limited to 26 students, grades 1st – 12th, so sign up now!

 

Registration information is available at www.heritageall.org. The cost is $5 per student for the day at Oak Hill School. Students must register in advance. We cannot accept registration the day of the event.

August Events at the Christopher Taylor House

Join us for all sorts of fun activities this August at the Christopher Taylor House!