John Marshall House Interpreter
The position of John Marshall House Museum Interpreter is a part time, hourly position without benefits. Located in downtown Richmond, the John Marshall House is a 1790 brick Federal-style structure, which served as the home of Chief Justice John Marshall from 1790 to 1835. The house is significant for its remarkable preservation and architectural form and its outstanding collection of Marshall family and Richmond-made objects. The John Marshall House is owned and operated by Preservation Virginia, the oldest statewide preservation organization in the nation.
Requirements: Must be over 18, able to lift 30 lbs, be able to climb up and down stairs repeatedly. Must like working with and speaking to the public for several hours at a time and enjoy working with others in a team enviroment. Prior knowledge of American History and or giving public tours preferred.
The duties of the position are as follows:
- Interpreters will provide accurate and well organized tours of the house to the general public, tour groups, and school groups.
- Interpreters welcome the public, collect tickets, and direct visitors to facilities, exhibits, and interesting aspects of the site.
- Interpreters represent the John Marshall House and Preservation Virginia to visitors and shall conduct themselves at all times in a courteous and professional manner. Interpreters will inform visitors of the organization’s goals and programs, the need for financial support, and the advantages of becoming a member.
- Interpreters assist in providing security and care for the site, building, and collections. They help ensure the safety of the visiting public and must respond calmly and professionally to emergencies. They follow institutional procedures and will report any changes in the condition of the house or collection promptly to the Site Coordinator.
- Interpreters assist with special programs, including but not limited to site rentals and special events, often held on evenings and weekends.
- Interpreters participate actively in regularly scheduled staff meetings and training opportunities. Interpreters are required to update or modify their tours as new and relevant information becomes available.
- Interpreters assist in the office as needed when not giving tours, for example by answering the telephone or doing clerical work.
- Interpreters assist with keeping the John Marshall House clean, including but not limited to keeping the staff areas (kitchen and desk area) clean and tidy, cleaning the bathrooms, taking out trash, sweeping the porch and steps daily, etc.
- Interpreters open and close the house, if trained and required to do so.
- Interpreters welcome visitors into the museum store, encourage sales and answer questions, operate the cash register and keep accurate sales records as directed, and keep the shop tidy and well stocked.
John Marshall House Interpreters report to the John Marshall House Site Coordinator and are responsible for other duties, as assigned.
The position is as-scheduled but interpreters can expect to work 5-30 hours per month. Parking is provided.To apply, click here to print out an application. Please complete the application and email a scanned copy along with your resume to Bobbie LeViness at firstname.lastname@example.org Position is open until filled. EOE.
Associate Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Preservation Virginia seeks an Associate Director of Public Relations and Marketing to expand awareness of the organization and its many statewide programs and services. Founded in 1889, Preservation Virginia is entering its 125th anniversary and will leverage that opportunity with growing activity statewide. This position will be part of the senior team.
Required Qualifications: Minimum of five years demonstrated success in public relations and marketing of programs and special events and excellent communication and writing skills. A background in historic preservation a plus.
Full-time; salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
How to apply: Send cover, resume and writing samples and three initial references to: Search Committee, Preservation Virginia , 204 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220 EOE
Preservation Virginia seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic development professional for the position of Development Manager. This position reports to the Director of Development and is part of Preservation Virginia’s three-person development team. The Development Manager oversees projects and initiatives that will help expand and sustain the development program for Preservation Virginia. This includes effective planning and coordination with the Development Director and the leadership of the organization, as well as donors, sponsors, funders, members and staff.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Supports the leadership including the executive director and the development director, the development committee of the board; site coordinators and other senior staff.
- Participates in the creation of the annual development/membership plans and budgets – including management objectives, income goals, strategic actions, budgets required and measurement of goals.
- Manages the following development program functions:
- Develops donor/membership objectives and implements strategies for the acquisition of new donors/members including: renewals; rejoins of lapsed memberships; group and organizational/affiliate memberships; special appeals to test markets, etc. and composes the appeals and produces materials;
- Maintains weekly/monthly reports on outcomes and quarterly/annual analysis of Annual Fund and membership revenues. Provides senior staff with year –to-year analysis of return on investment for each development mailing/solicitation;
- Manages the organization’s donor database and provides guidance and training to development coordinator in maintaining the donor database. Processes incoming donations and memberships in a timely manner, produces acknowledgement letters, pulls mailing lists and creates reports according to best practices
- Manages donor communications program including: design and editorial content (in conjunction with staff) for Historic Ventures; Annual Report; eNews; membership and Endangered Sites brochures; event invitations and other collateral materials;
- Provides support for various organizational and development related events and meetings including the Annual Preservation Conference, public programs, legislative day/reception, etc;
- Assists in overall office duties including the development of periodic reports, database expansion and management and maintaining central files and project/event files, and
- Coordinates information and monthly reconciliation with Development Director, Development Coordinator, the ED’s administrative assistant and the business office.
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or similar field
- 1-3 years of non-profit development and fundraising experience preferred
- Demonstrated proficiency with Raider’s Edge software
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Position: Full Time
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Benefits: Competitive Benefits Package
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014
How to Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and references to Development Manager Search, Preservation Virginia, 204 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220 or submit via email to email@example.com.
No phone calls please.
Cape Henry Lighthouse Interpreter
Position: Part-time Interpreter for Cape Henry Lighthouse
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week
INTERPRETER - Preservation Virginia seeks an enthusiastic Interpreter for Cape Henry Lighthouse to provide tours and educational programs and to work retail operations in museum store. Applicants must enjoy people, science and history. Some college preferred. Position requires significant outside work in both hot and cold weather, requires energy and physical stamina, ability to walk and climb substantial quantity of stairs and ability to lift 50 pounds. Position is part time and does require working weekends. A valid ID is required to gain access to the active Fort Story Base in Virginia Beach. To apply, click here to print out an application. Please complete the application and email a scanned copy along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Position is open until filled. EOE.