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The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley offers diverse and unique career opportunities ranging from support or professional, seasonal or year-round, and part-time or full-time. While some departments and positions require highly specialized education and experience, others seek individuals with more broad-based or skills-related backgrounds. An equal opportunity employer, the MSV offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. Thank you for your interest in employment at the MSV.

The MSV is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions, genetic information of the employee or family member of the employee, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


Job Openings

Maintenance Technician

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has an opportunity for a skilled Maintenance Technician to assist our Facilities Manager with maintenance of buildings to include rough and finish carpentry, painting, and drywall as well as basic electrical and plumbing.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in construction, home or commercial repair, or maintaining historic sites or estates
  • Basic knowledge of methods used in maintenance including basic knowledge of the following trades: carpentry, plumbing, glass replacement, painting, masonry, groundskeeping, appliance repair, and electrical wiring
  • Knowledge of standard practices and tools used in the maintenance and repair of building facilities
  • Ability to plan and lay out repair work using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, and schematic diagrams
  • Skill and ability to effectively use a variety of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to the building trades
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to use a computer, particularly Outlook and Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule due to maintenance issues or concerns
    • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Responsible for responding to and generating work orders for the preservation and maintenance of the museum’s buildings.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment as needed.
  • Paint and repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structures.
  • Assist Buildings Maintenance Coordinator and Facilities Manager with routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

      Maintenance

  • Responsible for responding to and generating work orders for the preservation and maintenance of the museum’s buildings.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment as needed.
  • Paint and repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structures.
  • Assist Buildings Maintenance Coordinator and Facilities Manager with routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
    • Carpentry :

  • Perform basic rough and finished carpentry work in construction and repair of structures such as partitions, walls, doors, fences, window frames, office furniture, roofs, and shelves.
  • Fabricate and repair counters, benches, partitions, exhibit cases and other wooden structures such as sheds and outbuildings.
    • Glazier:
  • Remove broken glass, putty or plastic; replaces windows and door hardware; replaces or arranges for replacement of glass for windows, doors, and light fixtures.
    • Electrical:

  • Perform basic electrical installation and repair work in wiring for switches, outlets, plugs, cables, power circuits and appliances; repairs lighting systems; inspects electrical systems for unsafe conditions.
    • Plumbing/Painting:
  • Identify and perform basic repairs of plumbing leaks or breaks; opens clogged lines and drains; replace washers and other minor parts; maintain and monitor septic system; apply and prepare various surfaces for paint, enamel, lacquer, varnish, or stain; repairs wall coverings.
    • Administration:

  • Follow a cyclical maintenance plan for all museum structures by keeping a building maintenance log.
  • Perform all work accurately and appropriately for the situation.
  • Regularly inspect museum structures and report discrepancies to the Building Maintenance Coordinator to schedule repair.
  • Assist with special events, collections exhibitions and educational programs as needed in terms of set-up and clean-up as it relates to buildings maintenance.
  • Assist with site security, including response to emergency situations when needed.
    • Other related tasks as assigned.

    This is a full-time position with work hours primarily Monday–Friday,
    7:30 a.m.–3:30 with occasional evening and weekend hours required. The MSV offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, generous time off, parental leave, retirement plan, and more. Starting salary range is $41000 – $48000 commensurate with experience. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by December 12, 2022. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
    To apply please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jhendren@themsv.org.


    Advancement Data & Donor Relations Manager

    The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has an exciting opportunity available for an Advancement Data & Donor Relations Manager. This position plays an active role in donor/member relations and fundraising efforts through assisting with member and community events. This position is a key member of the Advancement and Community Engagement team and works under the general supervision of the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement.

      Duties & responsibilities include the following:

      • Creates financial and analytical reports. Implements policies to maintain data integrity by identifying, developing and refining processes for operational efficiencies that maintain data integrity and support Advancement team.
      • Establishes and maintains a structure within the database to effectively identify specific segments of data for various analysis and targeted fundraising efforts.
      • Develops and maintains custom reports based on organizational needs.
      • Provides training and technical support to staff for the constituent database. This includes developing written training materials and data policies.
      • Ensures accuracy of data in the constituent database, including reconciling the database and organizational financial systems.
      • Responsible for gift entry and acknowledgement, reporting, reconciling with finance, technology management, and end-user support.
      • Interprets and applies IRS tax laws and regulations regarding gift administration.
      • Participates at member events, seasonal concerts, and major donor receptions through attendee list management and networking and relationship building.
      • In coordination with the Advancement team, strategize to increase member and donor engagement and assist as needed with department events.
      • Other related duties as assigned.
      The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required with a preference in business, computer science, database administration, or record management.
    • Minimum of five years progressively responsible work experience in database management.
    • Proficiency in managing donor and constituent databases.
    • Proficiency in database administration, prospect and constituent management, data imports and exports, report development.
    • Possess excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
    • Must have knowledge of applicable tax laws, the fund-raising process, and the concept of donor relations.
    • Must have a strong customer service orientation. Comfort and effectiveness translating between end user’s needs and database output.
    • Ability to make presentations and train individuals in software applications is highly desirable. Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work cross functionally in a small team-based environment.
    • Ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally. Diligent work ethic and personal drive and ability to prioritize multiple tasks while working independently.
    • Proficiency with Salesforce Patron Manager and Microsoft Office Suite and supporting technologies. Ability to both plan for and respond strategically to threats and opportunities.
    • Experience within a nonprofit organization or a higher education environment preferred.Starting salary range is $50,000-$55,000 annually commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position with work hours primarily Monday-Friday during the museum’s normal business hours with some evening and weekends required. The MSV offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, generous time off, parental leave, retirement plan, and more.
      To apply please send resume, cover letter, three references and salary requirements to jhendren@themsv.org. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by November 23, 2022. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

    Adult Programs Manager

    The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) has an exciting opportunity for an Adult Programs Manager. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Adult Programs Manager will collaborate with MSV colleagues to initiate, develop, plan, implement, and evaluate programs for an adult audience that serve the range of interests of the Museum’s community and advance the Museum’s mission and strategic plan goals. The Adult Programs Manager will have significant contact with the public, conduct research pursuant to programs as needed, work as part of departmental and divisional teams, and explore new programming initiatives. Current adult programs include, but are not limited to, workshops, lectures, tours, presentations, classes, garden programs, and exhibition interactives.

      Duties & responsibilities include the following:
    • Collaborate with the Director of Education and the Youth & Family Programs Manager to establish the annual education programming plan
    • Plan, coordinate, and administer programming for adult audiences ages 18 and older to include public lectures, workshops, outdoor programs, and content for guided tours to coincide with the museum’s mission
    • Collaborate with the Director of Education to develop and oversee production of interpretive materials and projects
    • Conduct research on museum objects, historic site, and Shenandoah Valley topics as appropriate for Education Department projects, tours, and other projects
    • Advance the museum’s DEAI reach by planning a variety of inclusive and accessible onsite and virtual programs
    • Teach diverse audiences in the museum setting
    • Assist with youth programs and student tours as needed
    • Evaluate new interpretive content for the museum galleries and site (including panels, labels, and signage) from an education standpoint as materials and projects require
    • Plan and develop, in collaboration with other Education Department members, hands-on interactives for exhibitions and programs
    • Develop and maintain a system for evaluating adult programs, and compile attendance numbers
    • Coordinate promotion with PR/marketing staff, including social media
    • Develop and manage program budgets
    • Coordinate with other departments (marketing, security, special events, visitor services, etc.) to ensure public programs are marketed, staffed, and that facilities are open and prepared
    • Negotiate contracts with presenters and contract staff
    • Identify speakers and presenters for programs appropriate to the museum’s mission
    • Manage program logistics, taking registrations and payments as needed
    • Assist with, and occasionally lead, docent training programs
    • Actively engage in regional and national professional exchange through attending conferences, professional memberships, and continued education
    • Coordinate adult group tours, fielding inquiries, taking reservations, and planning onsite activities

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university strongly preferred in museum studies, history, education, public history, non-profit management or related equivalent experience
    • Three or more years experience developing and implementing programs in a museum or similar non-profit institution
    • Experience developing and implementing virtual programs
    • Availability to work some evening and weekend hours to accommodate programming
    • Knowledge of Shenandoah Valley history, culture, and decorative arts a plus

    Starting salary range is $38,000–$50,000 annually, commensurate with experience. The MSV offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, generous time off, parental leave, retirement plan, and more. To apply please send resume, cover letter, three references, and salary requirements to jhendren@themsv.org. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by November 13, 2022. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.


    The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley requires selected candidates to be subjected to an investigative background report.



Volunteer

Be part of the MSV team by volunteering at events and programs, or with garden and administrative tasks. Please visit our Volunteer page for information about current volunteer opportunities!


The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley requires selected candidates to be subjected to an investigative background report.