St Lawrence County Historical Association
The St Lawrence County Historical Association, located in Canton, NY, seeks applicants for the Executive Director position who can provide strong leadership for accomplishing the Association’s work to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history of St Lawrence County.
Founded in 1947 and permanently chartered in 1955, the St Lawrence County Historical Association has continued to grow and features excellent physical facilities. The present facilities include the Silas Wright House, originally belonging to Silas Wright, an important 19th century United States Senator and Governor of New York. The Wright House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Canton Village Park Historic District. A new “Red Barn” addition to the Silas Wright House was opened in 2001 and provides high quality environmental controls for artifact and archival collections, a new display gallery with excellent space for events, and a new archives patron area. Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums was awarded in 1982. Additional information regarding the Association can be viewed at the website.
The Executive Director is responsible to the SLCHA Board of Trustees and reports directly to the Board.
Provide dynamic leadership and administration of all day to day operations including: exhibits, programs, collections, acquisitions, preservation, research, grant proposals, and other activities of the Association
Develop and implement public relations strategies to promote St Lawrence County history and Association events and programs
Serve as representative of the Association to political Bodies, agencies, educational institutions, historical organizations, museums, and all other organizations as necessary
Serve as St Lawrence County Historian and interact with town, village, and city historians of St Lawrence County
Hire and supervise all staff
Oversee maintenance and upkeep of all properties of the Association
Oversee publication of the Association’s periodical The Quarterly, newsletter, and other publications
Oversee financial budget
Provide reports to the Association’s Board of Trustees as specified
Attend the Association’s Board of Trustees monthly meetings and as many committee meetings as possible
Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or other directly relevant major to the position
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices governing the operations of museums
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices of archives and management of historical records
Demonstrated through knowledge of conservation/preservation of both artifact and archives collections
Demonstrated knowledge of historical research and accurate sources of historical materials and their use
Good knowledge of financial management, public relations, fund raising and advocacy techniques
Ability to supervise staff in an effective manner
Excellent organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity and comfort with technology, especially computer word processing and spreadsheet software
Master’s degree in Public History, Museum Studies or closely related field, or equivalent long-term experience in a museum with archives setting
At least five years professional experience in a museum and archives setting
Familiarity with databases and technology relevant specifically to museum and archival collections
Salary & Benefits:
Salary range will be $35,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience.
How to Apply:
To be considered, applicants must submit all of the following:
a letter of application that addresses details of both the required and preferred qualifications
a vita or resume
3 letters of recommendation from 3 professional references, along with names and contact information (phone number and email address) for further questions of references from the Search Committee.
The deadline for receipt of all applicant materials is April 15, 2014. Application materials should be sent to:
Chair, SLCHA Search Committee
PO Box 51
Canton, NY 13617
Giamatti Research Center
Baseball Hall of Fame
Responsible for the management and administration for all activities related to public service operations in the A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center, help to shape and enforce library policies regarding public use of the collection, help to preserve and maintain the library collections, assist in content creation of museum programs and publications.
Primary Job Functions
Supervision of all activities and administration of full-time, part-time, intern and volunteer staff.
Management of patron inquiries received via email, telephone, mail, fax and on-site visits.
Manage invoice and petty cash policies.
Management of library operations schedule, research appointments and group visits, and posting of public information about library schedule.
Creation, introduction and enforcement of all policies and regulations regarding the use of library and archival material, and applicable copyright and intellectual property laws.
Participate in the coordination and planning for library programs such as the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.
Coordinate with library and museum staff on the conduct of library tours.
Serve as primary liaison with Education Department regarding internship program, and activities involving K-12 students.
Secondary Job Functions
Assist in the creation of unique content (research, writing and editing) for use at the institution’s web site, publications program (magazine, yearbook, press releases, etc.), retail projects (books, documentaries, merchandise, etc.), and other similar activities.
Maintain physical appearance and good order of the Giamatti Research Center.
Participate in library and museum public programs.
Participate in the acquisition of new material for the archival, library and museum collections.
in institution sponsored events as needed.
Other related duties as assigned.
M.L.S. from accredited institution
3-5 years of relevant library experience
Basic knowledge of library reference operations and baseball history
Typical Physical Demands: Retrieve and re-shelve library material, lift 40-60 lb. boxes.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in a position please send your resume to:
Patti Hill, Director of Human Resources
National Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 590
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Or you can send your resume via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)