Opportunities

Fraunces Tavern Museum is currently seeking the following positions:

Development Officer

Fraunces Tavern Museum seeks a Development Office to provide charismatic, creative, energetic leadership to oversee all aspects of institutional development.  This is an exceptional opportunity for growth and recognition through the expansion of the departments fundraising initiatives and outreach efforts.  Using the institution’s Strategic Plan the hired candidate will be planning and implementing ways to increase support from planned giving, major gifts, the annual appeal, capital campaigns, membership, and grants.  The position reports to the Executive Director.

The key goal of this position is to secure diversified funding resources as outlined in the Strategic Plan.  The Officer will lead staff, Board members and volunteers in building upon current contributors as well as developing new connections with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and governmental entities. The Officer must thoroughly understand, and be able to articulate the Museum’s mission, vision, culture, values, history and stakeholders, programs and finances.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not excluded to the following:

  • Effectively articulate, in written and verbal communications, the mission and impact of the Museum to the donors and sponsors
  • Grow membership program
  • Create an active planned giving program and charitable gifts program
  • Initiate and develop practices to identify, cultivate, solicit an active pool of potential donors
  • Manage a growing portfolio of individual and corporate donors
  • Work in close relationship with Executive Director to solicit and close gifts in support of the museum’s unrestricted funds, as well as, programmatic funding
  • Assist with fundraising events and select program events
  • Conduct the annual appeal
  • Increase contributed income and endowment
  • Solicit annual appeals, capital campaigns, major gifts, members, non-members
  • Identify viable grant options to further institutional goals & work with individual departments to apply for grants that further mission and goals
  • Maintain administrative systems including gift recording, acknowledgment, tracking, and donor database
  • Create, track and maintain department budget

Qualifications:
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of educational nonprofit development experience – experience in a historic museum a plus.  Candidate must have a strong work ethic and self-discipline and be able to work independently and within a close team. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Qualifying skills also include the ability to lead and inspire constituent groups and a strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information. Candidate must exhibit a processional presentation, manner and ability to represent the museum. A knowledge and interest in Early American history is advantageous.

The position offers a good compensation package with comprehensive benefits that include; Medical Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan with company contributions, and a liberal paid vacation allotment.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to exd@frauncestavernmuseum.org

Portfolio and writing samples may be requested.

Mailed, faxed or dropped off applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please.

 

Marketing Coordinator

Fraunces Tavern Museum seeks a Marketing Coordinator to provide mission-focused, creative, energetic leadership to oversee all aspects of the institution’s marketing.  This position provides an exceptional opportunity for growth and recognition through the expansion of external affairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for using the institution’s Strategic Plan to create and implement ways to increase community awareness and audience engagement. The Coordinator will establish community relations for the Museum and monitors specific interests and issues so the Museum can participate in the development of issues affecting it. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not excluded to the following:

  • Developing and coordinating all media relations
  • Maintaining visual identity by overseeing all design projects
  • Serve as web and e-communication content manager
  • Assist in the planning and execution of annual events and public programs
  • Help define PR and media objective, develop strategy in cooperation with the Strategic Plan
  • Track and report on PR and media program results
  • Develop marketing program to support the promotion of exhibitions, Public Programs, special events and campaigns
  • Produce the monthly Museum e-newsletter
  • Create and maintain a database of media contacts
  • Help create, maintain and cultivate relationships with a comprehensive list of community and cultural partners, including seeking sponsorships and partnerships
  • Working with Fraunces Tavern Restaurant for cross promotion
  • Field all filming and photography inquiries
  • Assist in coordinating the Museum’s brand integrity and parameters
  • Coordinate space rentals, including creating a rental package and outreach

Qualifications
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-year experience in the marketing field all preferably in a nonprofit organization. Exceptional written and oral communication, project management, organizational and customer/client service skills are required as are strong technical skills with content management systems, Mailchimp, SharpSpring, GiftWorks, SquareSpace, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. A knowledge and interest in Early American history and public education are advantageous.

The position offers a good compensation package with comprehensive benefits that include; Medical Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan with company contributions, and a liberal paid vacation allotment.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to exd@frauncestavernmuseum.org

Portfolio and writing samples may be requested.

Mailed, faxed or dropped off applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please.

 

Assistant Facilities Manager

Assistant Facilities Manager will assist the Executive Director in matters affecting general buildings maintenance.  This position will support the efforts to preserve and promote the overall historic character of Fraunces Tavern and the adjoining four buildings of the Fraunces Tavern complex.  There is opportunity for growth.

The SRNY is a non-profit hereditary society formed in 1876.  It is dedicated to preserving and educating about the history of the American Revolutionary War.  SRNY founded Fraunces Tavern® Museum and continues today as the Museum’s parent organization.  The SRNY has approximately 800 members.  The Museum sees over 25,000 annual visitors and is open seven days a week.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Follow a program for the monitoring of the buildings. Ensuring maintenance and upkeep is properly conducted.
  2. Interior and minor exterior painting. General building upkeep, with a focus in the areas of plaster and woodworking.
  3. Ensure the timely inspections and maintenance of the following: fire extinguishers, HVAC systems, fire suppression, boiler, elevators, fire detection system, boiler, hot water heaters and fire doors.
  4. Assist in the coordination of contractors, including coordination with non-residential tenants
  5. Maintain the workshop in a neat and orderly fashion, including usability. Always keeping the safety of staff and visitors a priority.
  6. Evaluating, making decisions and recommendations to the Executive Director on building improvements.
  7. Assist in the fabrication of exhibit structures.

Ideal candidate will have at least 2 years historic building management experience and basic knowledge of domestic repairs and minor renovations. Must be patient, organized, and able to work independently.  This is a physical job. Candidate must be able to climb stairs and ladders and lift at least 25lbs. A solid Early American, Colonial American and Revolutionary War history knowledge a plus.  An in person interview is required. Position reports directly to the Executive Director.

This position is part-time/hourly.

To apply send cover letter and resume to exd@frauncestavernmuseum.org No phone calls please.

 

School Program Educator

Fraunces Tavern Museum is always looking to invite talented individuals to assist with our educational programming. Our well trained volunteer School Program Educators ensure the continual success of our educational mission. If you have a passion for history and hope to share that interest with others, you would be a great addition to our team of educators!

Requirements:

  • Available to volunteer for at least 1 weekly School Program (approx. 90 minutes long).
  • Comfortable administering inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities with students from 4th – 7th grade.
  • Interest in New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct exhibit-based school programs for K-12 students in the Museum’s galleries and period rooms.
  • Use various educational strategies to lead school programs and engage students with the Museum’s collection.
  • Set-up & break-down of school program’s supplies and spaces.

Expectations:

  • Able to work with a team; is enthusiastic, dependable and flexible.
  • Enjoys interacting with the public and communicates effectively with individuals, families, and school groups.
  • Willing to learn new information through hands-on experience and materials provided by the Education & Public Programs Coordinator.
  • Capable of 2-4 hours of physical activity.

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for those interested in enhancing their public speaking skills and gaining experience in working with various populations in an educational setting.
  • Benefits include free admission to the museum and its lectures, exhibit openings, eligibility for a free $22 (cash value) monthly MetroCard, and an annual docent luncheon.

We need volunteers to ensure the success of our education programming, so you would truly be making a difference. Former teaching or public speaking experience is a plus.

Training involves receiving an educator manual, shadowing tours, and subsequent educator meetings.  If interested please contact:

Jacqueline Masseo
Education & Public Programs Coordinator
2education@frauncestavernmuseum.org
(212) 425-1778 x213


Docent

Fraunces Tavern Museum is looking for volunteer docents. Whether it’s helping with our guided tours for adults or working with the general public on the weekends, docents are the face of the museum. Docents will have the opportunity to facilitate a connection between the visitor and the Revolutionary history that took place here at Fraunces Tavern.

Requirements:

  • Time commitment ranges between 2 to 4 hours, either one or multiple days a week, including weekends.
  • Will occasionally lead 60 minute private or public group guided tours through museum gallery and exhibit spaces.

Responsibilities:

  • Guides the visitor experience to ensure a memorable and positive visit; this includes ensuring comfort and safety of visitors while fostering educational growth.
  • Staff museum exhibit spaces and events as needed to engage visitors in conversation and scripted activities.
  • Serves as a liaison between staff and visitor, notifying appropriate personnel about problems or success in the exhibit area.

Expectations:

  • Is enthusiastic, dependable and flexible.
  • Enjoys interacting with the public and communicates effectively with individuals or families.
  • Willing to learn new information through hands-on experience and materials provided by the Education & Public Programs Coordinator.
  • Able to react quickly to solve problems or contact a staff person, as appropriate.
  • Capable of 2-4 hours of physical activity.
  • Flexibility with scheduling; willing to lead privately booked, 60 minute adult guided tours.

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for those interested in enhancing their public speaking skills and gaining experience in working with various populations in an educational setting.
  • Benefits include free admission to the museum and its lectures, exhibit openings, eligibility for a free $22 (cash value) monthly MetroCard, and an annual docent luncheon.

Training involves receiving a docent manual, shadowing tours, and subsequent docent meetings.  If interested please contact:

Jacqueline Masseo
Education & Public Programs Coordinator
2education@frauncestavernmuseum.org
(212) 425-1778 x213