Antique Boat Museum Seeks Events Assistant
The statements below reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major responsibilities of the identified position and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
Responsibilities: As part of the Events and Marketing Department, the Events Assistant works with the Director of Events and Marketing and the Marketing Assistant in the preparation for and management of event operations. Candidate must have strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Excellent attention to detail and phone skills are required.
60% Event Administration
- Assist in data entry and facilitating registration information for staff and volunteers
- Make necessary contact with registrants and others involved in the event
- Research topics related to the events for additional information and disseminating that information to appropriate staff and volunteers as needed
- Assist with ongoing evaluation data recording of event programming
- Communicate with other departments to address issues and concerns
25% Event Management
- Demonstrate quality standards of safety, hospitality, credibility, and effectiveness
- Promote visitor interaction and enhance visitors’ experience before, during, and after the event
- Maintain a positive environment for internal and external guests
- Assist in supervision of interns and volunteers
- Perform daily opening and closing procedures to ready the event for staff and visitors
- Promote the safety and security of our guests and artifacts
- Provide artifact installation security
15% Other Duties as Assigned
Qualifications: Previous experience in events and museums or non-traditional education settings a plus. A general knowledge of Clayton’s cultural history. Excellent public relations and verbal communication skills are required. Versatility, displaying enthusiasm and creativity, and ability to work and interact with volunteers and visitors of all ages and abilities. Ability to communicate with staff clearly and pleasantly through oral and written communications and to develop and maintain a working relationship with peer group. Excellent research, writing, and word processing skills a plus. Valid driver’s license.
Working Conditions: Position is temporary from June through late summer. A flexible schedule with some evening, holiday, and weekend hours will be required. Incumbent must be able to stand for long periods of time and be comfortable with bending, stooping, and lifting. May be required to lift up to 35 pounds. Must be able to move supplies in and out of storage rooms, set up tables and chairs, and open and close buildings. More than half of your time is spent in office setting with event administration tasks, except on the day-of special events where majority of time is spent assisting in the management of event in the museum environment. Other work may be oriented throughout the museum campus.
To Apply: Candidate should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Events Assistant Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St. Clayton, NY 13624 or email to Member@abm.org. Applicants should submit their information by May 23 and anticipate a start date of June 1.
Antique Boat Museum Seeks Controller
The Antique Boat Museum requires a full time Controller effective May 15, 2016. This senior-level position provides management, leadership, and visionary responsibility for all financial affairs and activities for the Museum. Working closely with the Executive Director and Chair of the Finance Committee, the Controller maximizes the Museum’s financial strength by establishing and managing financial policies, procedure, controls, and reporting systems.
The Controller is responsible for the preparation of financial statements and analyses, budgeting and forecasting, analytical reporting, cash management, fund accounting, oversight of accounts payable, receivable, payroll, human resources, IT, and risk management services.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting
- 7 to 10 year’s experience managing a computerized accounting system (Abilia MIP/Sage)
- Cash management & control skills necessary
- Experience and understanding of fund accounting necessary
- Human relations skills necessary
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Controller Search, Antique Boat Museum 750 Mary Street Clayton, NY 13624, or email to ControllerSearch@abm.org.
Antique Boat Museum Seeks Curator
The Antique Boat Museum requires a full time Curator effective February 2016. Situated on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region, ABM has a talented and committed staff of 12 full-time and several more part-time and seasonal employees, a 4.5-acre river campus with five exhibit buildings and an extraordinary collection of over 320 antique boats. The Curator’s principal responsibility is the care and management of the Museum’s permanent collection. The Curator, who reports to the Executive Director, also oversees the department, which consists of other curatorial and educational staff. The department is responsible for creating mission-driven exhibits, programming, workshops and classes.
The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Education, or related fields; have teaching and/or curatorial and exhibit experience; and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Starting salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and career accomplishments.
Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendations to Curator Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Antique Boat Museum Seeks Experienced Executive Director
The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), the largest freshwater nautical Museum in the world, requires a full time Executive Director effective June 1, 2016. Situated on the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful 1000 Islands in upstate New York, ABM has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, and the Board of Trustees is conducting a national search to identify outstanding leaders who have demonstrated executive experience, imagination, and vision to lead the Museum through the next decade of growth as it becomes an international museum.
The Executive Director oversees a dynamic institution with a talented and committed staff of 40 full-time and part-time employees, an operating budget of approximately $1.6 million $200 thousand in annual capital projects, $23 million of assets, a 4.5 acre river campus with five new exhibit buildings and an extraordinary collection of over 320 antique boats. The successful candidate should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated success in fund raising and building strategic partnerships, and financial management experience. She or he should have not-for-profit experience either with an educational or cultural institution, and have an affinity for the mission of the Museum and its unique setting in the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence River.
Interviews will take place in January 2016, the appointment will be made by March 15, and the appointment will commence no later than June, 2016. Starting salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and career accomplishments.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendations to Executive Director Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, or emailed to EDSearch@abm.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries may be addressed to John MacLean at email@example.com.