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Employment Opportunities

VISITOR EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE(S)

The York County History Center seeks enthusiastic, creative individuals who enjoy connecting with people and delivering great experiences. A Visitor Experience Associate is a vital part-time team member who provides invaluable service to guests by creating a welcoming, and rewarding learning environment. Through high quality tours, special events and programs the History Center is able to build long-term relationships within the region and local communities. Individuals that serve in this capacity will enthusiastically engage visitors in conversation while providing interpretive information at the History Center’s main sites. Periodically Associates will participate in off-site programs and, as needed, may back up or substitute for reception responsibilities.

Essential skills necessary include:

  • Enthusiasm for working with people and ability to give public presentations to all age groups
  • Desire to provide high quality programs and services
  • Flexibility in dealing with a variety of situations
  • Solid interpersonal and communications skills
  • An affinity for and commitment to working in a team environment
  • Affinity for continuous learning

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, social science, education, or other related field is highly desirable. Experience in customer service, guest relations or training with a passion for and understanding of history is also welcome.
  • Demonstrated ability to use various software programs and content management systems
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time during tours and programs
  • Willingness to occasionally dress in period attire
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Background checks required

Formal Job Description

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter and resume to Visitor Service Associates Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at rrobinson@yorkhistorycenter.org . Please, no phone calls. www.yorkhistorycenter.org .

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT

The York County History Center, a cultural non-profit located in downtown York, PA, seeks an energetic, community minded Vice President of Advancement to join a leadership team committed to creating an innovative and important historical resource for the region. This position will play a vital role in positioning the institution for future success and sustainability.

Recently, the York County History Center embarked upon an exciting, innovative and important project to establish a cultural destination in downtown York city that spurs economic development and connects historical assets throughout the county. To realize this ambitious goal, the History Center is assembling a dynamic team to assist in delivering high quality history programs and experiences to attract people throughout the region.

Building on its solid success, today the organization looks to further improve fundraising by expanding personnel and fundraising functions through a newly formed Advancement Division. The Vice President plays a pivotal role ensuring the York County History Center expands its operating capacity through attracting increased resources to support the mission and vision. This position works closely with the President/CEO, Advancement Committee and fundraising team to create annual goals and work plans to raise over $800,000 annually.  Successful candidates will carry the responsibility for cultivating and soliciting major gifts, planned giving and oversight of all Advancement functions including managing a portfolio of 100 – 150 prospects. Click here for complete position description.

The York County History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples no later than September 13, 2019 to:  VP for Advancement Search, York County History Center, 250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. Electronic submissions are welcome at rrobinson@yorkhistorycenter.org.  No phone calls please. www.yorkhistorycenter.org.