Employment Opportunities

Staff Positions

Volunteer Program Director 

Applications being accepted April 8 – May 10, 2019

The Ward Foundation seeks a new Volunteer Program Director to oversee, run, and grow the volunteer program at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University.

The Volunteer Program Director coordinates all elements of volunteering at and on behalf of the Ward Museum. The role involves assessing and meeting the Ward Museum’s needs through the recruitment, ongoing training, placement, and retention of volunteers.

Duties Include

  • Coordinating with Ward Museum staff to assess department needs and assign volunteers as appropriate. This includes but is not limited to recruiting volunteers for major events, docent shifts and museum tours, carving demonstrations, and other annual and periodic events and activities as needed.
  • Training volunteers and providing enrichment in collaboration with Museum staff. This may include but is not limited to: new recruit training, docent training, general training in the field of interpretation, providing information on changing exhibits and upcoming events, providing information on and access to enrichment activities such as volunteer field trips and off-site training opportunities.
  • Periodically reviewing and updating volunteer training materials
  • Updating and maintaining a database of volunteers, and potential sources for volunteer recruitment
  • Engaging in outreach activities to recruit new volunteers at the individual, organization, and corporate levels
  • Composing and distributing a monthly newsletter to volunteers
  • Composing and distributing thank you letters for service, and organizing annual volunteer appreciation events
  • Other duties as assigned

Reporting

The Volunteer Program Director reports directly to the Deputy Director, and is the staff lead for the Ward Museum’s Volunteer Committee.

Requirements

The Volunteer Program Director must possess an associate’s degree or higher, have at least three years’ job-related experience (such as working in a Museum or nonprofit, managing volunteer programs, leading teams and/or organizations), and be comfortable managing and overseeing a large and diverse team of volunteers. The Volunteer Program Director must also have experience as a volunteer.

Other Qualifications

The Volunteer Program Director must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher, and be comfortable with general internet usage. Additionally, the position requires proficiency in record-keeping skills, and the ability to organize and plan multiple projects or tasks at once. The Volunteer Program Director must be able to conduct their self in a calm and professional manner when dealing with the public, and be enthusiastic about community outreach.

Hours and Compensation

The Volunteer Program Director position is a full time exempt position and requires flexibility in scheduling. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.

To Apply

Applicants should send their resume or CV, along with a cover letter, to the Hiring Committee at wardadmin@salisbury.edu. Please write “Volunteer Program Director Search: [Your Last Name]” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted April 8 – May 10, 2019.

For more information on the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, visit about us here on the website or find us @WardMuseum on social media.


Internships

These are unpaid internships. The Ward Museum will assist the intern in receiving course credit, where available. Course credit ranges from 1-3 credits; work period is January – May; May-July; August-December. Positions are open until filled; if interested submit your resume and cover letter to the contact provided ASAP.

Special Assistant to the Museum Director

Supervisor: Executive Director, Ward Museum- wardadmin@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Director’s Office supporting daily operations of not-for-profit arts organization. Excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and to learn about not-for-profit business practices and program planning in an organization that receives funding from a variety of sources: private donors, corporations, foundations and government (local/state/federal).

Duties: Support special projects of the Museum Director, including program and event support, fundraising efforts and administrative tasks. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Director’s Office.

Qualifications: 3rd or 4th year students who and have an interest in the arts, cultural issues and the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, communication and technical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

Membership Intern

Supervisor: Membership and Gift Coordinator, Ward Museum- wardmembership@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Membership Office supporting its membership program. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Membership Office.

Duties: performance of membership data entry work for renewals, recruitment, and retention of members.
Support mailings and solicitation programs related to membership recruitment and giving campaigns.
Support development of membership incentives and membership activities (including raffles, drawings) as needed.

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student who has an interest in the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, commination and technical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)

Photography Intern

Supervisor:  Education Director, Ward Museum- wardeducation@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated photography intern to assist the museum in capturing its public programs and activities. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on the public calendar of the museum.

Duties: Using the museum’s public calendar as a guiding tool, the intern will photograph the museum’s public events and programs in Fall 2015. Photographs will be used for marketing and publicity purposes. Student will organize, index and edit photographs for future use, including posts to social media and the museum website www.wardmusuem.org

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student with proven skills in event or art photography. Student will need to show a small portfolio of work as part of selection process.

  • Strong photography skills and digital design/editing ability
  • Strong organizational skills and flexible schedule

Marketing Intern

Supervisor:  Deputy Director, Ward Museum- wardadmin@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Marketing Office supporting its outreach program. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Marketing Office.

Duties: Support prepping marketing materials, requesting donation for events raffles, sell advertising for journal, website content management, social media updates, creating ad copy. Work assignments will vary, based on marketing needs of the museum.

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student who has an interest in the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, commination and technical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

SU C-MAT Practicum students are given first priority for placement.

Events Intern


Supervisor: Events Director, Ward Museum- wardevents@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Events Department supporting its program. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Event Department.

Duties: Support prepping events team materials, Worlds Championship Competition (Spring intern), preparations for Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo(fall intern), updating outreach calendars, social media updates. Work assignments will vary, based on event needs of the museum.

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student who has an interest in the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, commination and technical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

SU C-MAT Practicum students are given first priority for placement.

Museum Studies Intern

Supervisor: Curator and Folklorist, Ward Museum- wardexhibits@salisbury.edu

Applied anthropology, sometime referred to as the fifth branch of anthropology, takes anthropology outside of academia and into the professional world. What does applied anthropology look like in a museum setting? It can take many forms, including the curation of and research on material culture and archival documents. This internship will draw on anthropological approaches to tourism, heritage conservation, art, and the environment as the student intern immerses his- or herself in a museum setting, assisting in day-to-day activities of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art’s Curator and Folklorist. Hands-on experience may be provided in the areas of archival organization, material culture documentation, folklore research and organization, grant writing, non-profit management, and other areas dictated by student interests and museum needs.

Qualifications:
Second, 3rd, or 4th year students with an interest in material culture, heritage conservation, history, and/or anthropology. The intern must be highly-motivated and able to work independently. The intern must also possess strong academic writing and time management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and be highly organized and show attention to detail.

Education Intern

Supervisor: Education Director, Ward Museum- wardeducation@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Education Department supporting daily operations of not-for-profit arts organization.

Duties:
Support the Ward Museum Green Schools Program, including program and event support, fundraising efforts and administrative tasks relating to the Green Schools Program.

Qualifications:
3rd or 4th year students who and have an interest in environmental science and the Green Schools Program. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, communication and technical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
  • Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

Accounting Intern

Supervisor:  Controller, Ward Museum- wardaccounting@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Accounting Office supporting daily operations of not-for-profit organization. Excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and to learn about not-for-profit business practices in an organization that receives funding from a variety of sources: private donors, corporations, foundations and government (local/state/federal).

Duties:
Provide assistance with Accounts payable; Accounts receivable; Credit card reconciliations; Data entry into QuickBooks accounting software; Report generation; Bank Reconciliations; Cash receipts and disbursements Journals; Document filing; Grant report preparation; Tax, labor and insurance report preparation; Month End Journal Entries; Preparation of schedules in support of general ledger accounts, such as prepaid insurance, and deferred revenue.

* These are activities occurring during the intern’s work period at the Ward Museum. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Accounting Office.

Qualifications:

Candidates should be majoring in accounting and have an interest in the arts and cultural community and the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc).
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred.
  • Experience with database management preferred.

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