Jobs - Full-Time

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Director of Development (DOD) will join The Bostonian Society at an inflection point in the Society’s history as it prepares to launch a campaign that will fuel the Society’s future direction and further solidify its reputation for excellence. Under new leadership, The Bostonian Society raised $2.2M over the past year in an initial campaign. The DOD will have the full support of the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to continue this success by developing a high-caliber individual giving engagement program that reflects The Bostonian Society’s, mission, goals, and bold strategic plan.

In these efforts, the DOD will work collaboratively and transparently with the executive team, board members, staff, and volunteers. This person will manage systems and structures for individual gifts planning and decision making, and assist the executive director in driving an ongoing organization-wide conversation about vision, strategy, and goals for development.

Description:

The DOD serves in an important leadership role, reporting directly to the Executive Director as a member of the senior leadership team. The incumbent has overall responsibility for a comprehensive program encompassing many existing relationships with donors while driving The Bostonian Society’s donor engagement strategy and moving the entire organization to achieve goals that align with TBS ethos of education, preservation and impact.

With a track record of effective leadership and knowledge of best practices for major giving, including significant personal experience developing pipelines and a track record of management and program building, the DOD will be a creative, ambitious, and dynamic leader with the ability to attract and inspire a dedicated team. They will embrace technological and analytical solutions with a keen sense of what is possible and a level of excellence in communication and collaboration skills, together with a demonstrated propensity for weaving development into organizational values and aspirations.

The successful candidate will bring experience building and sustaining an ambitious major gifts program and creating energy and impact throughout the organization by fostering a culture of fundraising excellence. The Director will carry a portfolio of the top donors and prospects and will also supervise 1-2 development positions.

Key Responsibilities and Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a strategic, creative team leader who is visionary about the Bostonian Society’s fundraising potential and who can support the organization’s vision for philanthropy while maximizing team results. The DOD will have a proven track record in building, managing, and mentoring an effective team, as well as demonstrated success with generating significant funding from individuals, foundations and corporations. They will possess outstanding interpersonal competencies, the ability to effectively engage volunteer leadership, and a deep commitment to instilling best practices and a culture within the development team that reflects The Bostonian Society’s values and goals.

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a successful individual giving program.
  • Proven track record in managing individual relationships and securing significant gifts.   
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, and analytical skills.
  • Experience with managing and engaging Board-level volunteers.
  • Strong management skills with demonstrated success in building, managing, and leading fundraising professionals toward achieving team goals.
  • A metrics-driven, entrepreneurial mindset that informs strategy and work.
  • The ability to succeed in a distinct and dynamic culture.
  • Flexibility, high energy, tenacity.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to: bostoniandod@developmentguild.com

Katharine Kaplan
Senior Consultant
Development Guild DDI

For more information about Development Guild DDI, please visit www.developmentguild.com

 

 

DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR

The Bostonian Society is looking for a smart, reliable and hardworking person to assist our Distribution Manager as a supervisor in our distribution center/stockroom.  The position is an hourly, full time position (nonexempt).  Our distribution center (DC) is located on State Street in downtown Boston and is responsible for receiving, processing and hand-delivering merchandise for our three gift shops at the Old State House Museum and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  The proceeds from our gift shops (and your work) go directly to support the operation of the Old State House, Boston's Revolutionary Museum.

Join a great team of people and become part of a thriving non-profit organization. As a special benefit, you will enjoy free admission to Boston area museums and many other Boston attractions.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct staff and self to receive, tag/sticker, shelve, pack and hand-deliver merchandise in a timely, accurate and efficient manner 
  • Coordinate scheduling with distribution staff to ensure the DC has coverage, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, seven days a week (most holidays included)
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the DC and all associated storage facilities
  • Maintain accurate inventory counts
  • Maintain adequate supplies in the DC at all times
  • Create and update inventory reports as required 
  • Troubleshoot point of sale (POS) problems on the DC and store computers
  • Prepare shipments for customers 
  • Basic stockroom duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Either 1 – 2 years (or more) of distribution experience, or some college education
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • A working level of English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Able to use computer software applications such as Microsoft Office and Gmail
  • Ability to learn our retail database software program (Retail Pro)
  • Ability to be on your feet for an eight-hour shift and move easily in the three-story Old State House building (no elevator), the two levels of Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall and the distances between stores (about ¼ mile)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

 

How to apply:

To apply, submit your resume and a brief explanation as to why you are interested in the position to Distribution Manager Jim Fitzgerald (Jim@RevolutionaryBoston.org).  Resumes will be processed as received and interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter.


Jobs - Part-Time

The Bostonian Society is looking for a smart, reliable and hardworking person to be a distribution associate in our merchandise stockroom.  This is a part-time, hourly position. Our stockroom is responsible for receiving, processing, and hand-delivering merchandise to our three gift shops nearby, located inside the Old State House Museum and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  The proceeds from our gift shops (and your work) go directly to support the operation of the Old State House, Boston's Revolutionary Museum.

Join a great team of nice, energetic and quirky people and become part of a thriving non-profit organization. As a special benefit, you will enjoy free admission to Boston area museums and many other Boston attractions.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Processing daily shipments of merchandise for our gift shops – tagging and shelving
  • Processing related paperwork 

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining a clean and organized work environment 
  • Occasionally transporting merchandise to and from our gift shops with a hand truck 
  • Other stockroom duties as assigned

Requirements: 

  • Availability during Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Either 1 – 2 years (or more) of work experience, or some college education
  • Ability to climb stairs in historical buildings and walk a ¼ mile
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • A working level of English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Able to use computer software applications such as Microsoft Office and Gmail

How to apply:
Please reply to HR@RevolutionaryBoston.org with the following information:

  • A copy of your resume
  • The number of hours per week you would like to work, and your ideal schedule
  • The date you can start work

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The Bostonian Society operates the Old State House and maintains a library and archives. We rely on the skills and dedication of the volunteers and interns who generously share their enthusiasm and expertise.

 

Historic Preservation Internship

Where: The Bostonian Society - Old State House Museum, Boston

When: Summer 2018

What: Unpaid internship, 1 day per week

Description: Intern needed to complete an assessment and cataloging of the building elements collection of the Old State House in Boston. Built in 1713, the Old State House has undergone countless renovations over the last 300+ years. Samples of every successive generation of building elements (windows, doors, trim, etc.) have been kept for reference by preservation staff and architectural historians.  

You will take the lead on a project to inventory, photograph, catalog, and rehouse this collection of important building elements to ensure access for both the stewards of the building and architectural historians of the future.

This internship would be ideal for someone with a background in preservation carpentry, historic preservation, or architectural history.

About the Bostonian Society: The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

Requirements:

  • A background in preservation carpentry, historic preservation, or architectural history
  • Experience with cataloging or database management
  • Experience with digital photography and processing
  • Object handling experience
  • An interest in American history and material culture
  • Attention to detail

The work of this position takes place at a historic site without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

How to apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to collections@bostonhistory.org by April 22nd, 2018.

 

Collections Photography Internship

Where: The Bostonian Society - Old State House Museum, Boston

When: Summer 2018

What: Unpaid internship, 2 days per week

Description: Intern needed to complete a collections photography project in the 3D collection of the Bostonian Society.

You will take the lead on a project to establish an object photography studio and photograph 1,000 high-priority objects from the museum’s collection of items related to the history of Boston from the 17th century through the 21st century.  Working with the collections manager, you will assist in purchasing new camera and photography equipment, help  identify priority pieces from the collection, and add photographs to the publicly-available catalog.

This project is key to improving access to the Bostonian Society’s collection of more than 6,000 objects for staff, researchers, and visitors.

About the Bostonian Society: The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

Requirements:

  • A background in museum studies
  • Experience with digital photography and processing
  • Object handling experience
  • An interest in American history and material culture
  • Attention to detail

The work of this position takes place at a historic site without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

How to apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to collections@bostonhistory.org by April 22nd, 2018.

 

Works-on-Paper Internship

Where: The Bostonian Society - Old State House Museum, Boston

When: Summer 2018

What: Unpaid internship, 2 days per week

Description: Interns needed to complete a rehousing and digitization project on several hundred works-on-paper dating from the 17th century through the 21st century.

You will take the lead on a project to un-frame, assess, scan, and re-house more than 350 works-on-paper related to the history of Boston. Working with the Collections Manager and the Special Collections Librarian, you will improve both preservation and public access to these important items.

This internship would be ideal for a MLS student with an interest in archives management or a museum studies student with an interest in prints and photographs.

About the Bostonian Society: The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston’s uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

Requirements:

  • A background in archives management or museum studies
  • Experience handling sensitive archival material
  • An interest in American history and material culture
  • Attention to detail

The work of this position takes place at a historic site without an elevator. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

How to apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter indicating availability to collections@bostonhistory.org by April 22nd, 2018.