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Description

History Nebraska is seeking a self-motivated and customer-focused person to serve as the organization’s Membership Coordinator. Serving as the direct point-of-contact with our members, the membership coordinator is accountable for managing membership records, developing strategies to grow membership, and organizing events and activities for existing and prospective members. The person in this position will play a critical role in maintaining and growing a core group of supporters who love and advocate for Nebraska history.



History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska’s objective is to become the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation.



Our four core values are:

• We do It Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.

• We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.

• We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.

• We Are Curious. We never stop learning, and we encourage curiosity in others. 

 

             Examples of Work

• Evaluates, develops, and builds a membership strategic plan and ensures the program follows the History Nebraska strategic plan.

• Manages and analyzes member data within Salesforce.

• Collaborates with the marketing team to develop and execute the membership marketing plan, including member preview invitations, general solicitations, promotions, and special events.

• Plans, coordinates, and implements engaging member activities, including exhibit previews, behind the scenes, and other activities designed to encourage growth in membership.

• Partners with the statewide site manager to ensure proper training on membership program, policies and procedures, and strategies to increase on-site membership sales.

• Develops and executes membership engagement plans, including membership renewal communication and messaging to cultivate and solicit new members.

• Creates and maintains membership mailing lists for member publications, invitations, membership cards, purchase acknowledgments, etc.

• Develops and maintains annual budget for membership program.

• Oversees membership customer service process, including but not limited to membership purchase acknowledgments and handling customer inquiries, requests, and complaints.

• Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: helping other departments; participating in internal committees or community outreach events. 

 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  At least one year of post-high school coursework or experience in: administration, office management, accounting, finance, planning, policy analysis and implementation, administrative/management analysis, operations research, program evaluation, research, or similar fields or in a field related to the programs or functions of the employing agency.



PREFERRED:  Two years’ experience building and maintaining a membership program and who have experience with CRMs such as Salesforce. 

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Must be a self-starter

• Energetic, outgoing team player

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships

• Willingness to adapt to and use current and new technologies to enhance the position

• Informed on best practices and trends in membership program operations

• Thrives on providing excellent customer service

• Detail oriented and able to prioritize work on multiple projects while meeting deadlines



**History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is an essential element in making Nebraska’s rich history available to everyone. History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging, and we believe diverse perspectives will make it better. 

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Description

History Nebraska is seeking an innovative and creative leader to serve as the agency’s Director of the Ford Conservation Center. This position will also specialize in painting conservation. Funded by a mix of state funds, endowments, and earned income, the Ford Center undertakes object, paper, and paintings conservation for both History Nebraska and private clients. More information about the Ford Center can be found at: https://history.nebraska.gov/conservation-center.

Omaha, Nebraska is a top rated city on Liveability.com’s 2021 list of Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. This position is accountable for painting conservation and managing a team of conservators and conservation technicians including hiring, performance management, staff development and support. The role sets and manages the budget and is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the laboratories and related equipment. A successful candidate will savor the challenge of soliciting projects and potential clients. This leadership position is committed to advancing the organization’s mission and is actively engaged in fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment.

Salary is up to $119,000/year, commensurate with education and experience.

History Nebraska is a statewide educational institution that connects people to the past through our library and research center, conservation facility, interpretive sites, and the state archeology and historic preservation offices. History Nebraska preserves and interprets our state’s past, contributes to the education of its citizens, and uses the tools of history to shape a better future for all Nebraskans. History Nebraska’s goal is to be the most engaging and relevant state historical society in the nation.

Our four core values are:
• We Do It Better Every Time. We are always looking to improve. When we fail, we know why and learn from it.
• We Have Each Other’s Back. We work in groups. We candidly support one another for the betterment of the organization.
• We Own It. If we say we are going to do something, we do our best to get it done.
• We Are Curious. We never stop learning and we encourage curiosity in others. 

Examples of Work

• Administer the daily operations of the Ford Center, which functions as both the conservation division of History Nebraska and as a regional conservation facility serving institutions and individuals in the Midwest region.
• Provide supervision for Ford Center staff. Plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of professional conservators, conservation technicians, students, and interns in the Objects, Paintings, and Paper Conservation Laboratories.
• Work with both History Nebraska and Regional Center clients to develop and execute conservation assessment, survey, and treatment projects; provide guidance to conservators and technicians on conservation projects; review and approve proposals, estimates, and reports; ensure provision of conservation services that follow the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.
• Solicit projects and clients through outreach, marketing, and potentially seeking funding through grants and other private funding for long-term support.
• Prepare and administer the Ford Center budget. Assess and plan for both short and long-range supply, equipment, and building needs; hire and manage contracted staff for building maintenance and repair projects.
• Perform detailed examination, treatment, and preventative care of paintings for both HN collections and private clients; complete condition reports, treatment proposals, and treatment reports.
• Advocate for the conservation and preservation of art, historic, and cultural artifacts. Provide guidance, recommendations, presentations, and publications on current best practice in preventive care subjects including environmental conditions, storage, housing, artifact handling, exhibits, integrated pest management, and emergency preparedness/response to agency management, staff, other state agencies, community organizations, and the general public.
• Develop and implement long-range conservation and preservation priorities for the artifact collections held in trust by History Nebraska.
• Maintain current knowledge of best practices within the field of conservation and cultural heritage preservation; represent the Ford Center at professional conferences, events, and meetings; support the continuing education and professional development of Ford Center staff.
• Support History Nebraska in its commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution; treats colleagues and visitors fairly and respectfully, recognizing the value that diverse backgrounds and perspectives bring to our organization. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:   Master of Arts or Science degree in art conservation; or Master of Arts or Science degree in library science, art, or art history plus a certificate of advanced study in conservation; or equivalent combination of education and training.  At least five years of experience working in the field of conservation in museum and/or regional conservation center settings.  Five or more years of supervisory management experience.  Demonstrated ability to build cross-departmental relationships and communicate effectively.  Fellow or Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Strong organizational abilities, expertise in budget preparation and management, analysis, decision-making, and reporting, and experience with a fee-for-service business model.
• Ability to effectively supervise, direct, evaluate, and mentor departmental staff, students, interns, and volunteers.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with History Nebraska staff, individual and institutional clients, professional colleagues, and community members.
• Advanced knowledge and experience with complex conservation treatment of three-dimensional objects, paintings, and paper artifacts; ability to carry out technical analysis of objects using a range of tools and techniques.
• Knowledge of chemical and physical properties of art, historical, and cultural artifact materials, their deterioration processes, and the materials used for conservation in a manner that meets current best practice standards.
• Excellent communication skills; effective presentation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
• Flexibility, creativity, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to meet multiple competing priorities in a collaborative work environment.
• Experience with the use of software for administration, project management, database management, image processing, and condition reporting.

**History Nebraska collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories we share. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is an essential element in making Nebraska’s rich history available to everyone. History Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Our work is meaningful and challenging, and we believe diverse perspectives will make it better. 

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