Museum Attendant

JOB TITLE:                             Museum Attendant

 

SALARY / HOURS:             $40,000 / Full-time

 

SCHEDULE:                        Wednesday – Sunday / 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:          Under the direction of the Director of the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs

                                                  and Museum Curator, the primary function of this position is to assist in the planning                                                         and execution of daily museum functions; including but not limited to exhibit   

                                                  installations, preservation of existing collections, guiding visitors and performing clerical

                                                  and other museum-related duties as required and/or assigned.

                                               

                                                This is a Civil Service Position.

 

LEVEL:                                 Entry – Mid. Management

 

LOCATION:                         Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters, Wayne, NJ

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Welcomes visitors and responds to questions about the history of the site and its programming;

  • Provides tours of the museum, buildings, and grounds to school and bus groups and engages the public with American, military, material, and cultural histories;

  • Help prepare museum exhibits and collections for public display;

  • Catalogue and conduct inventories of collections (including photographing and researching objects);

  • Assist in the implementation of grant funded projects;

  • Plans, organizes, and implements special events and exhibits at the historic site;

  • Assist in the management of daily operations of the historic site;

  • Develops, plans, and organizes promotional material for activities and events in conjunction with local community organizations, the media, and the County’s Division of Tourism Coordinator;

  • Conducts off-site programming and presentations as needed;

  • Assists visitors with gift shop purchases and maintains inventory levels;

  • Balances cash register receipts and makes daily deposit; and

  • Regular duties may include reports on the conditions of property and museum space; writing and researching, editing promotional material and brochures, coordinating with other historic sites and partners, registering guests for events, and compiling data on attendance and visitor experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / ELIGIBILITY:

 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in history, anthropology, art history, museum studies, or related field;

  • Previous experience in museums, cultural programs, art spaces, etc. are preferred but not required;

  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to: Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator;

  • Working weekends are required for this position. Depending on the event taking place, some nights may be required. Candidates will not be considered otherwise;

  • Passaic County residency is preferred

  • New Jersey residency is required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines, which include a computer, calculator, typewriter, etc.;

  • Must be able to walk or stand for extended periods of time;

  • Must be able to operate a variety of visual and audio aids;

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, up to 30 lbs. Physical demands are for light work.

 

 

Program Specialist

JOB TITLE:                             Program Specialist, Cultural & Historic Affairs

 

SALARY / HOURS:             $40,000 - $59,000* / Full-time

 

SCHEDULE:                         Wednesday – Sunday / 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:        Under the direction of the Director of the Department of Cultural

                                                & Historic Affairs, the primary function of this position is to plan,

                                                execute, and evaluate public programming across county-owned

                                                cultural and historic sites, and other program-related duties as

                                                required and/or assigned.

 

LEVEL:                                 Non-entry

 

LOCATION:                      Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters, Wayne, NJ

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Designs, develops, and implements all public and museum programming at our county owned historic sites; including but not limited to the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, the Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters, the Hamilton House Museum, and the Westervlet-Vanderhoef House;

  • In addition to leading, facilitating, and engaging in direct programs with museum guests and visitors, the Program Specialist holds primary administrative and logistical responsibility for programs and events;

  • Assists the Museum Curator with curating and programming of exhibitions;

  • Assists the Heritage Tourism Coordinator with newsletter, social media, and marketing campaigns to ensure the promotion of the County’s historic assets;

  • Develops, plans, and organizes promotional material for activities and events in conjunction with local community organizations, the media, and the Heritage Tourism Coordinator;

  • Seeks funding sources for programming and manages grant funded projects;

  • Manages receipt of invoices and expenses for all related program expenses such as teaching artists, lecturers and others who provide services; and

  • Coordinates all other internal and external administrative requirements related to the implementation of programs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / ELIGILBITY:

 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in history, anthropology, art history, museum studies, or related field;

  • Minimum of two to five (2-5) years’ experience in planning, monitoring, coordinating programs;

  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to: Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.;

  • Previous experience in museums, cultural institutions, art galleries, etc. is required;

  • Working weekends are required for this position. Depending on the event taking place, some nights may be required. Candidates will not be considered otherwise;

  • Passaic County residency is preferred

  • New Jersey residency is required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines, which include a computer, calculator, etc.;

  • Must be able to walk or stand for extended periods of time;

  • Must be able to operate a variety of visual and audio aids;

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, up to 30 lbs. Physical demands are for light work.

Administrative Assistant

JOB TITLE:                          Administrative Assistant, Cultural & Historic Affairs

 

SALARY / HOURS:             $50,000 / Full-time

 

SCHEDULE:                        Monday – Friday / 8:30am – 4:30pm

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:        Assists the Director of the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs by performing varied, complex administrative secretarial, advanced clerical and program support functions of a general or specialized nature; relieves the Director of technical, as well as general administrative details; may supervise clerical operations and staff; does other related duties as required.

 

LEVEL:                                 Non-entry

 

LOCATION:                         Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters, Wayne, NJ

 

The Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) creates and maintains a flourishing cultural landscape throughout Passaic County. As the designated proponent for the County’s heritage and the agent for arts and history programming, the DCHA is responsible for developing, promoting, and implementing an extensive public programs calendar and heritage tourism campaign to encourage public awareness and visitation to the County’s various historic sites. Included in these sites are the Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters, Hamilton House Museum, Lambert Tower, Lambert Castle, Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, Westervelt-Vanderhoef House, Passaic County Court House, Passaic County Court House Annex, Goffle Brook Park, and Garret Mountain Reservation. Through this ongoing endeavor, the DCHA maintains these sites for Passaic County residents and visitors to enjoy today, and will ensure that these sites are preserved for the benefit of future generations.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Performs varied, complex secretarial and administrative clerical work, involving some elements of troubleshooting;

  • May supervise the secretarial, clerical and related operations of the department;

  • Maintains calendar and schedule of appointments for the Director and staff;

  • Prepares administrative correspondence, memoranda, and statements on behalf of the Director as authorized;

  • Where authorized, reviews, prioritizes and responds to voicemail and various correspondence on behalf of the Director and department staff;

  • May draft proposed ordinances and/or resolutions on behalf of the Director;

  • Prepares meeting agendas, attends meetings and records minutes;

  • Greets and directs visitors at the main office of Dey Mansion Washington’s Headquarters;

  • Directly interacts with the public, providing exceptional customer service including ticket sales, general museum information, policies and procedures, and supervising the museum gift shop;

  • Maintains gift shop inventory and associated records;

  • Provide check-in and admissions at public programs.

  • Keeps accurate visitor and customer records, including visitation numbers, ticket sales, gift shop revenue, and donations and supports monthly and yearly accounting and reports;

  • May assist in promotion the site via social media and the web.

  • May assist in planning special events and exhibits.

  • May assist in museum database entries for collections management;

  • Conducts special projects as requested; and

  • Maintains essential records and files;

 

QUALIFICATIONS / ELIGILBITY:

 

  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in the capacity of a secretary to an executive or administrative official in a public or private organization

  • Successful completion of a two-year program in secretarial science at an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of the above experience;

    • Enrolled or graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in history, anthropology, art history, museum studies, or related field may be considered a substitute.

  • Previous experience in museums, cultural programs, art spaces, etc. are preferred but not required;

  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to: Office, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator;

  • Passaic County residency is preferred

  • New Jersey residency is required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines, which include a computer, calculator, typewriter, etc.;

  • Must be able to walk or stand for extended periods of time;

  • Must be able to operate a variety of visual and audio aids;

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, up to 30 lbs. Physical demands are for light work.

County of Passaic, EOE

 

For all positions

please send cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment to:

kellyr@PassaicCountyNJ.org

 

Kelly C. Ruffel, Director

Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs

199 Totowa Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 31, 2020

973-706-6640

199 Totowa Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

deymansion@passaiccountynj.org

www.passaiccountynj.org

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