Collections Manager (click for complete job description)
The York County Heritage Trust, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an experienced, and inspired Collections Manager to oversee policy, practice and daily operations of material culture. Responsibilities include management of practical day-to-day collections operations including accessions, loans, stewardship and donor communication. Ability to attract, train and supervise volunteers and interns for collections support is essential. The Collections Manager will work collaboratively with other departments, local historical organizations and entities to connect collections to the community through exhibits, programs and technical training. A solid understanding of donor relations is highly beneficial.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably a master’s in museum studies, art history, history, or a related field and 3 - 5 years progressive experience in a collections department. Preference goes to candidates with collections database experience and demonstrated success in similar positions. Ability to lift 40 pounds and transportation to ferry between sites is necessary. Some evening and weekend work is required. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than October 25th to: Collections Manager Search, YCHT, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at email@example.com. No phone calls, please. www.yorkheritage.org.