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Job Opportunities

The museum also is seeking students and young professionals for internship opportunities. Internships will be crafted to meet the needs of both the museum and the intern. Currently, the museum is interested in interns in exhibits, collections, marketing, special events, and education.

Executive Director, Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Full-Time

We seek a visionary, collaborative, and strategic leader for a world class institution in a small town setting.

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum provides opportunities for lifelong learning about the heritage of aviation and the exploration of space, with an emphasis on the contributions of Neil Armstrong and other Ohioans. The museum annually attracts nearly 40,000 visitors, who represent all 50 states and 87 foreign countries. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is currently expanding and planning for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, a milestone that will focus worldwide attention on the institution. (More details about the museum are provided at the end of this document.)

The base salary for this position begins at $60,000 annually (range: $60,000-75,000), and will be commensurate with professional skills and experience.

Benefits include: a health insurance stipend; retirement stipend; cell phone stipend; life insurance; paid vacation; and sick leave.

Please submit resume, letter of interest, and three professional references by October 22, 2018, to: seemore@bright.net, ATTN: Donna Grube, AASM Search Committee

The Search Committee intends to conduct interviews the week of October 29, 2018, with second round interviews the week of November 12, 2018.

The anticipated starting date for this position is January 2019.

  • The Executive Director’s chief responsibilities are to:
    administer and manage the museum facility, including budgets and personnel-- both paid and volunteer;
  • develop and implement a long-range vision for the Museum—with accompanying goals, objectives, policies, and priorities--in partnership with a Board of Directors (the Armstrong Museum Association);
  • oversee the creation and implementation of lifelong learning opportunities for the widest possible audiences;
  • engage with and inspire community members and organizations, as well as local, state, national, and international governmental/educational institutions, building interest in and advocacy for the museum;
  • create and execute strategic marketing and communications programs;
  • lead fundraising activities that support the Museum, including supervising the preparation of grant proposals;
  • ensure compliance with all financial reporting and auditing requirements, all mandates of affiliation with the Ohio History Connection, and all applicable local, state and federal laws.
  • The Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association seeks an Executive Director who:
    holds a Master’s degree in American Studies, Public History, or Museum Studies, or a closely related field, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, directing, and managing all aspects of a museum, public history program or institution, business, governmental program, or non-profit organization (or an equivalent combination of education and experience);
  • demonstrates knowledge of current museum practices, including artifact preservation, conservation standards, and historical and material culture research;
  • demonstrates curatorial and/or interpretive experience in a museum or public history setting;
  • demonstrates knowledge of aviation/aerospace history within the context of national and international history;
  • inspires, engages, and works collaboratively with a Board of Directors;
  • establishes and maintains collegial, effective relationships with stakeholders, colleagues, staff, the public, and officials from private and governmental organizations;
  • demonstrates the ability to inspire and supervise staff— both professional and non-professional — in planning and developing complex projects;
  • demonstrates effectiveness in fundraising, marketing, and strategic communications, as well as working with membership organizations; and
  • possesses outstanding communication skills, including writing, public speaking, and social media.
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Education Intern

Internship

Responsible professional position that requires a person capable of collaborating with museum educators to develop and deliver programs and activities of the Museum that involve communication of information to the public.

  • Assists to implement educational programming, including summer camps, special events, and overnight activities.
  • Conducts interpretive tours.
  • Collaborates with other Museum staff and teachers in the development of resources for the classroom.
  • Collaboratively develops, researches, and writes materials for use in site interpretation.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Marketing Intern

Internship

Promotes the museum and its activities to the general public through the website, on social media, and to the local and national media.

  • Draft media releases for special events and media-worthy happenings at or related to the Museum.
  • Develop or expand museum's presence on social media platforms, including developing platforms.
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