Museum Communications Assistant - Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society (10-16-2022)

Posted on 9/19/2022

Position Description: The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society (GWBHS) Museum Communications Assistant (MCA) partners with the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society’s volunteer board of directors, at the direction of the President, to create and deliver various services: communications, archive entry work with PastPerfect at the Museum, programs with leadership at Apple Island Tours two-day event, and recruit volunteers. The independent contractor is paid $20 per hour, approximately 40 hours monthly. The position may expand as funding is available.

Duties and responsibilities include
1. Communications

a. Engage members: email blasts, social networking platforms, format newsletters, ensure scheduled, mailed materials go out on time, maintain materials, website,

b. Engage community: media, newspaper ads

2. Museum: Archive data entry, backup computer, maintain technology functionality, phone messages weekly

3. Program Activities

a. Tasks: format program calendar, handle presentations, report attendance, take reservations

b. Lead the two day Annual Apple Island Tours, 10-5 pm second weekend in June, with weekday set up & take down

i. April: Handle logistics

ii. May: Recruit volunteers

iii. June: Pack for event, confirm volunteers, prep materials, and lead before, during and after

4. Volunteers: recruit, see that a volunteer is in place for activites

5. Other duties/possibilities: meet monthly with the President

6. Qualities needed, be familiar with or willing to learn a wide array of communication methods.

7. Applicant Questions. To help us know you better please answer the following questions in less than 150-200 words in your email:

a. Your name, address, email and phone.

b. How comfortable are you with being self directed?

c. How comfortable are you with routine office work, working from a task list?

d. What are your our abilities with technology, and Google Drive, Google Photos, Trello, and learning new technology.

e. What skills do you have leading social events?

f. List your top three strengths

8. Timeline
Oct 16, application submission deadline to
Saturday, October 22, 10-noon, applicants, who look to fit our needs, 30 minutes interviews
November 1 begin work with a meeting during this week, orientation

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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