Employment

If you are interested in a position please send your resume to:

Office of Human Resources
National Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 590
Cooperstown, NY 13326

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Notification Statement

Manager of On-Site Learning

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Summary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Manager of On-Site Learning. Reporting to the Director of Education, this position is responsible for the development and administration of the on-site educational programs, curriculum development and museum educator training.

Primary Responsibilities

• Manages all aspects of on-site educational visits including booking, logistics, presentation, and post-program evaluation.
• Serves as the primary contact for visiting school groups to the Museum; guides and supports educators in selecting appropriate programs.
• Creates and assesses on-site curriculum to ensure that all programs provide an interactive and meaningful learning experience for visitors.
• Hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises Museum Teachers. Provides teachers with materials to execute on-site programming effectively.
• Produces and updates instructional materials for classroom teachers based upon the Hall of Fame’s resources.
• Aligns all materials with Common Core Curriculum Standards, and other national learning standards.
• Innovates new on-site programming opportunities for specific groups including homeschoolers and special needs students.
• Creates marketing pieces to increase awareness of Hall of Fame education programs and instructional materials.
• Updates the School Programs portion of the Baseball Hall of Fame website in order to highlight upcoming educational opportunities.
• Develops and markets teacher professional development programs
• Manages budgets and tracks expenditures for on-site educators and resources for programs.
• Seeks grant opportunities to enhance on-site programming, and to assist school audiences in attending Hall of Fame programs.
• Remains current with museum and classroom education practices and technological developments to ensure the Hall of Fame programs and materials are effective resources.

Secondary Job Functions

• Creates and maintains a database of participating schools.
• Assists with large-scale public programming endeavors including Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and Hall of Fame Classic.
• Occasional evening, weekend and travel responsibilities are necessary.
• Presents education programs via distance learning technology to K-12 students and educators across the country.
• Maintain relationships with other virtual providers to create exposure opportunities for the Museum.
• Performs other administrative job functions as assigned by Director of Education, and/or Vice President of Communications and Education.

Job Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in education, history, American studies, museum studies, or a related field.

Experience

A proven background in classroom or museum education is required. Proven experience in curriculum development and knowledge of national learning standards is required. A basic appreciation of baseball and its role in American society is important; however, an extensive knowledge of the game is not required.

Abilities

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, must be highly organized. Able to assume a leadership role and handle new challenges. Work to implement and sustain an enthusiastic, energetic and motivational environment for full and part time staff. Must work well independently.

Typical Physical Demands

• Stamina to work while standing and walking for extended periods of time.
• Able to project voice and speak to large groups without the aid of amplification.
• Hearing and speech to communicate in oral and written forms, in-person and over the telephone.
• Strength to occasionally lift up to 15 pounds of force.
• Typical equipment used include baseball artifacts (e.g. bats, balls, gloves, uniforms), computers, video production equipment, videoconferencing hardware, laptops, printers, scanners, emerging and various other forms technologies.

Designer

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Summary

Reporting to the Director of Exhibits and Design, the multi-disciplined Designer works collaboratively with various departments throughout the museum to generate design solutions including, but not limited to, museum exhibitions and presentations, branding & identity, print collateral, infographics, education and programming, new media initiatives, membership offers, retail products and event and fundraising materials.

Primary Responsibilities

Environmental Design

• Shares in the exhibition planning process with curatorial and exhibit staff in developing and designing interesting and stimulating visual presentation for informative, educational museum exhibitions
• Conceptualizes, develops and designs permanent, special, temporary and traveling exhibitions
• Organizes conceptual information into clear, coherent, and unified visual presentation
• Designs and selects the techniques and fabrication methods for all exhibit components, such as graphic design of panels, labels, and banners; architectural design of gallery and its layout; lighting; and fabrication of exhibit furniture
• Works with collections staff and preparator and/or conservators when preparing artifact layouts and determining fabrication materials and methods to ensure safety and care of artifacts
• Produces detailed documentation for fabrication and production
• Designs (or oversees the design of) all graphics related to exhibitions
• Coordinates and oversees production of graphics and exhibit furniture (in-house or contracted)
• Works with Director of Exhibits and Design to manage budget and schedules
• Oversees and participates in installation and punchlisting of exhibits
• Designs, produces and implements wayfinding and associated signage throughout public spaces
• Organizes the archiving of related design documents both physically and digitally

Graphic Design

• Conceptualizes and designs materials for brochures, mailings, retail and licensing, etc. across departments
• Designs and produces production-ready artwork as required
• Participates in print review process and effectively communicates with project managers and vendors
• Collaborates with HOF team in conceptualizing and designing new media initiatives including, but not limited to, websites, apps, onsite interactives and media
• Provides design support to multi-media department
• Establishes cross-platform identity and branding direction for HOF projects, events and initiatives
• Organizes the archiving of related design documents both physically and digitally

Secondary Job Functions

• Participates, provides setup and support, and assists in HOF Induction Weekend, HOF Classic Weekend, any other special events and installations as instructed
• Investigates and keeps updated of new solutions, materials, new media, software and exhibition techniques
• Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in applicable field required. Master degree a plus.

Experience

Minimum of 3 years of experience as an exhibit designer in a museum setting or comparable experience in an agency.

Abilities

• Candidates must have excellent aesthetic sensibility; be proficient in Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and Microsoft software products on a Mac platform; have excellent written and oral communication skills; be capable of carrying out complex projects with minimal supervision; be self-motivated and able to work under strict design/production deadlines; and work well with colleagues in a team environment
• Candidate must have strong exhibit design portfolio
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Physical Demands

Capable of using hands to feel and manipulate tools and materials, and reaching with hands and arms. Employee must be able lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Part-time and Seasonal Positions

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking energetic, sales minded individuals to work part-time or seasonal in our Museum and/or Book Store. The successful members of our team will possess enthusiasm for what they do, excellent customer service skills and a keen interest to promote our exciting product line, all while working in a fun atmosphere with flexible scheduling. Part-time positions would be year round with a maximum of 28 hours per week.


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking individuals who are outgoing, self-motivated, and customer oriented for part-time positions with our Membership team. Responsibilities will include on-site sales of new memberships and all aspects of customer service for our existing members. Part-time positions would be year round with a maximum of 28 hours per week.