Shaker Historical Society

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    Shaker Historical Society Visits Coral Management

    The Shaker Historical Society's Executive Director was invited to present a program about the history of Shaker Square in Shaker Heights to Coral Management staff on May 2nd. Coral Management manages Shaker Square and other prominent properties around Shaker Heights. Their staff learned about Shaker Square in the context of the development of Shaker Heights and then took a behind the scenes tour of the extraordinary buildings there designed as an OCTAGON by Philip Small and Charles Rowley. 

    ~Celebrating 70 years of the Shaker Historical Society


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    Cocktails in the Garden Tickets available ONLINE

    Now you can purchase your tickets online for Cocktails in the Garden!!!

     

    Thanks especially to Eastside Landscaping and Liberatore Landscape Construction, you may Join the Shaker Historical Society in celebrating summer in Cleveland, Shaker Heights as a Garden City and 70 years of the Shaker Historical Society! Cocktails, hearty hors d'ouevres and desserts, live music and a nationally recognized garden. This event kicks off our 13th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Garden Tour weekend. You can also purchase your tickets at the advance sale price of $20 for the garden tour and collect them at the party (for party guests only). Garden Tour tickets will be sold at the Shaker Historical Society and premier locations around the city closer to the event at $20 each or $25 the week leading up to the tour.

     

    PURCHASE YOURS ON EVENTBRITE BY CLICKING HERE!

     

                                             


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    Tom and Joanie Adler - 2011 Movers and Shakers in the News

    The Shaker Historical Society is pleased to share information about Shaker Heights Visionaries Tom and Joanie Adler, who were honored at our Movers and Shakers event in 2011. They have been busy serving this community. Read more about their latest accomplishments here: https://patch.com/ohio/shakerheights/shaker-couple-sending-40-cleveland-civic-leaders-israel 


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    JOB OPENING - Seeking Executive Administrator

    Shaker Historical Society Executive Assistant/Office Manager Vacancy

    The person who assumes this full-time, 40 hrs per week position will be the main contact for the museum, library and art gallery. He or she will be on site M-F, 9-5pm unless previously arranged with the Executive Director (with 30 minute lunch breaks).  Some evening and weekend activities will also occupy this person’s time.

     

    He or she will support the work of the director and board and will be exposed to all areas of the museum’s business. This person will have excellent customer service, organizational, administrative and computer skills and be a vital part of our 70 year old organization.  As communication with the public and our members is such an important part of this role, the successful candidate will be an effective communicator, in writing and speaking, with superb grammar. After 70 years the Shaker Historical Society is on an exciting path, and we look forward to receiving your application.

     

    Additional responsibilities, which might for example include greater responsibilities in the art gallery, Spirit Tree gift shop, educational activities, fund-raising, and press/PR areas, will be determined based on the successful applicant's experience and interests.

     

    The vacancy will remain open until filled. No calls please. Please email your application or send questions to Dr. Ware Petznick, Executive Director, wpetznick@shakerhistory.org

     

    Daily

    Process mail & newspapers

    Check voicemail (ensure outgoing announcement is up to date)

    Answer phones

    Greet visitors

    Process Emails

    Update your time sheet*

    Update contacts for everyone as new contacts come in

    Add reservations to ED’s calendar as they come in (add the event form to the Outlook calendar)

    Help open and close (lights, cash boxes, coffee maker)

     

    Weekly

    Remind Sunday docent to collect/return key

    Process memberships with letter, card and upcoming events

    Facebook posts / social media calendars

    Update calendars on website, banners for important things on home page

    Deposit checks (US BANK on Lee -right side of road almost to Cedar)

    Update eTapestry database with financial, visitor, membership and programming information (from guest book and from Spirit Tree binder)

    Prepare posters for upcoming events, print and distribute per calendar (update posters in Lobby)

     

    Monthly

    Process newspaper clippings (log, scan, print and discard original)

    Report volunteer hours, visitation numbers to OHS/ED

    Send membership reminders for that month

    Print an alpha by last name list of current members and put in the Spirit Tree binder

    Maintain daily sheets in the binder

    Schedule volunteers (Board members at board meetings bi-monthly)

    Check if Board contact sheet is up-to-date

    Order office supplies (perhaps bi-weekly) check white board for things needed

    Prepare list of new members, donations for newsletter

    Send upcoming events notice to OHS for ECHOES newsletter

     

    Monthly – Executive Committee and Board Meetings

    Prepare a report of your accomplishments since the last ExCom meeting & send to ED

    Include financial information of memberships/volunteers

    Print upcoming calendar for board members to sign up for docent duty

     

    Every Six Months

    Prepare for a review

     

    Yearly

    Total visitation, volunteer and membership figures

    Print mailing lists to distribute to ED and Board to review BEFORE mass mailings (suggest Aug/Sep)

    Prepare CAC application and annual review information

    Shaker Historical Society Executive Assistant/Office Manager

    The person who assumes this full-time, 40 hrs per week position will be the main contact for the museum, library and art gallery. He or she will be on site M-F, 9-5pm unless previously arranged with the Executive Director (with 30 minute lunch breaks).  Some evening and weekend activities will also occupy this person’s time.

     

    He or she will support the work of the director and board and will be exposed to all areas of the museum’s business. This person will have excellent customer service, organizational, administrative and computer skills and be a vital part of our 70 year old organization.  As communication with the public and our members is such an important part of this role, the successful candidate will be an effective communicator, in writing and speaking, with superb grammar. After 70 years the Shaker Historical Society is on an exciting path and we look forward to receiving your application.

     

    Additional responsibilities, which might for example include greater responsibilities in the art gallery, Spirit Tree gift shop, educational activities, fund-raising, and press/PR areas, will be determined based on the successful applicant's experience and interests.

     

    The vacancy will remain open until filled. No calls please. Please email your application or send questions to Dr. Ware Petznick, Executive Director, wpetznick@shakerhistory.org

     

    Daily

    Process mail & newspapers

    Check voicemail (ensure outgoing announcement is up to date)

    Answer phones

    Greet visitors

    Process Emails

    Update your time sheet*

    Update contacts for everyone as new contacts come in

    Add reservations to ED’s calendar as they come in (add the event form to the Outlook calendar)

    Help open and close (lights, cash boxes, coffee maker)

     

    Weekly

    Remind Sunday docent to collect/return key

    Process memberships with letter, card and upcoming events

    Facebook posts / social media calendars

    Update calendars on website, banners for important things on home page

    Deposit checks (US BANK on Lee -right side of road almost to Cedar)

    Update eTapestry database with financial, visitor, membership and programming information (from guest book and from Spirit Tree binder)

    Prepare posters for upcoming events, print and distribute per calendar (update posters in Lobby)

     

    Monthly

    Process newspaper clippings (log, scan, print and discard original)

    Report volunteer hours, visitation numbers to OHS/ED

    Send membership reminders for that month

    Print an alpha by last name list of current members and put in the Spirit Tree binder

    Maintain daily sheets in the binder

    Schedule volunteers (Board members at board meetings bi-monthly)

    Check if Board contact sheet is up-to-date

    Order office supplies (perhaps bi-weekly) check white board for things needed

    Prepare list of new members, donations for newsletter

    Send upcoming events notice to OHS for ECHOES newsletter

     

    Monthly – Executive Committee and Board Meetings

    Prepare a report of your accomplishments since the last ExCom meeting & send to ED

    Include financial information of memberships/volunteers

    Print upcoming calendar for board members to sign up for docent duty

     

    Every Six Months

    Prepare for a review

     

    Yearly

    Total visitation, volunteer and membership figures

    Print mailing lists to distribute to ED and Board to review BEFORE mass mailings (suggest Aug/Sep)

    Prepare CAC application and annual review information


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    Ohio Museums Association's 2017 Annual Conference

    Earlier this month, the Shaker Historical Society was at the Maumee Bay Conference Center near Toledo for the Ohio Museums Association's Annual Conference. Dr. Ware Petznick, our Director, presented two sessions with Dana Best-Mizsak, Executive Director of the Bedford Historical Society. The first focused on capital campaigns, and the second addressed the Business of Being a Museum. In light of the White House's plans to remove funding for important federal programs that benefit arts and culture organizations, the efforts of the Ohio Museums Association to promote advocacy, foster the professional development of staff, inspire others to prosper, and pool resources at an annual meeting are all the more important this year.

    Please do not forget to contact your Ohio senators and members of the House of Representatives to encourage them to support the IMLS (Institute for Museums and Library Science), the NEA (the National Endowment for the Arts) and the NEH (the National Endowment for Humanities). 

    Museums, libraries, and art galleries help educate our nation, drive our economy, preserve the legacy of our varied and join heritage, and serve as ambassadors to the millions of foreign visitors who come to this country to learn about America. This is all at risk. We urge you to contact Senator Rob Portman, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Representative Marcia Fudge and ask them to sign the American Alliance for Museum's letter found here http://www.congressweb.com/AAM/56 and preserve funding to these important federal agencies.

    Senator Portman: 1240 E 9th St #3061, Cleveland, OH 44199 or (216) 522-7095

    Senator Brown: 200 North High St., Room 614, Columbus, OH 43215 or (614) 469-2083

    Rep. Marcia Fudge: 4834 Richmond Rd # 150, Cleveland, OH 44128 or (216) 522-4900

    There are many ways to make your voice heard. If you appreciate art and culture, please join us in speaking in favor of the NEA, NEH, and IMLS.