Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.

 

Ware Petznick earned a BA in Art History  from Wellesley College, studied Art  History at the University of St. Andrews  for an MPhil in addition to a PhD in Furniture History in 2000. After working in Boston and Texas, she returned to Scotland and earned an MLitt with Honours in Decorative Art and Design History from the University of Glasgow in 2009. She has worked as an intern or on a contract basis for museums, libraries and archives in the United States and the United Kingdom including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Scotland's Secret Bunker, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic New England, the National Trust for Scotland, The Whitney Museum and the Frist Center for Visual Art. Ware served the McFaddin-Ward House as Curator of Collections (2005-2008), was a Design and Education Associate at Pollok House (2009) and was lecturer and webmaster for the Folk Fae Fife Science Festival for the University of St Andrews (2009-10). Ware has worked at the Shaker Historical Society since February 2013.

Emily first came to the Shaker Historical Society as a summer intern in 2015. After earning her BA in both history and classical studies from John Carroll University, and working in their history department, Emily returns to the SHS as a Sunday docent. Being a native Clevelander, she has grown up with some knowledge of the Shakers and the Shaker Heights community. Emily enjoys spending some quality time with her T.V., with a good book, or dragging her family to yet another museum. Due to her love of museums, she is extremely excited that she gets to return to the Shaker Historical Society. She already knows a lot about our collection and operations, but she remains eager to learn more.

Ware Petznick, Executive Director

Emily Uterhark

General Description of Duties:

Performs general administration and reception duties.  Reports directly to the Executive Director of The Shaker Historical Society.  Part-time position for a minimum of 26 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, and occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Distinguishing Features of the Position:

Performs general administrative tasks for the Society.  Must be attentive to details.  Must be responsible, personable, flexible, work with the public, and a self-starter, able to work in a small organization with a “can do” attitude. Performance reviews will be held twice a year.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Answer telephone and take messages if necessary in a business-like manner. Check answering machine daily.
  • Greet visitors and maintain visitor records.
  • Open and lock museum Tues-Fri 11am – 5pm.
  • Basic facility maintenance (trash, water plants, stock bathrooms, etc.)
  • Manage facility rentals and schedule group visits
  • Coordinate office maintenance (equipment and supplies)
  • Deal with shop sales on a day to day basis and restock displays, as necessary.
  • Perform general clerical and financial record keeping. 
  • Maintain and update mailing lists.
  • Maintain and update membership lists.
  • Correspondence – process mail daily and take charge of mass mailings.
  • Assist Committee Chairpersons, as necessary (weekly benefit reports in season and grant reporting).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must know general business practices, e.g., proper format for business letters, some accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Must be proficient Word, Excel and database software.
  • Must be organized and accurate.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent preferred. Ideal candidate will have non-profit experience.

 

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Dr. Ware Petznick, Executive Director, at wpetznick@shakerhistory.org no later than noon on July 23, 2018. Successful candidate ideally will start on August 14, 2018 (negotiable). Rate of pay is $12/hr. Options for retirement contributions. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

About: The Shaker Historical Society inspires people to engage in and celebrate the story of Shaker Heights and its impact on the region… past, present and future. The Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1947 to preserve and promote the history of the North Union Shaker Community and Shaker Heights, one of the nation’s first model “garden city” suburbs and on the National Register of Historic Places.  It operates a museum, library and archive, conducts school tours and organizes a wide variety of programs.  Located on the site of the former North Union Shaker Colony, it is one of fifteen stops on the National Shaker Heritage Trail and is an Ohio Historical Society site.

Office Manager

Marketing Coordinator

General Description of Duties:

Mainly responsible for all marketing of the Shaker Historical Society & Museum’s programs, exhibits and events in print and online. Initially, this job will require working at the museum, but this may be an ideal work from home job for the right applicant. Part-time position with flexible hours to start at eight hours a week. Pay $12-$14/hour.

 

Distinguishing Features of the Position:

This goal-driven employee is responsible for the public face of the Shaker Historical Society & Museum. Work within established style guidelines and consider potential changes with the ED, as appropriate. Focus of responsibilities will shift seasonally according to events calendar.   Must be attentive to details.   Performance reviews will be held twice a year.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update SHS master marketing calendar
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Maintain relationships with media contacts and update regularly
  • Document coverage and maintain press clipping file
  • Update social calendars
  • Maintain social media pages (facebook, twitter, etc).
  • Create and place advertisements
  • Create and distribute posters locally and online
  • Maintain website blog, calendar and events pages
  • Weekly report for Executive Director approval in advance of  distribution (in person, online or by phone)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must know  social media and website management
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Must be organized and accurate.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent preferred. Ideal candidate will have non-profit experience.

 

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Dr. Ware Petznick, Executive Director, at wpetznick@shakerhistory.org no later than noon on July 16, 2018. Successful candidate ideally will start on August 14, 2018 (negotiable). No phone calls please.

 

About: The Shaker Historical Society inspires people to engage in and celebrate the story of Shaker Heights and its impact on the region… past, present and future. The Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1947 to preserve and promote the history of the North Union Shaker Community and Shaker Heights, one of the nation’s first model “garden city” suburbs and on the National Register of Historic Places.  It operates a museum, library and archive, conducts school tours and organizes a wide variety of programs.  Located on the site of the former North Union Shaker Colony, it is one of fifteen stops on the National Shaker Heritage Trail and is an Ohio History Connection partner site. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

JOB VACANCIES

Beth Hoag, summer office manager