Morven Museum & Garden

Employment

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Employment at Morven

Volunteers

Morven offers a variety of Volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and interests! We are currently looking for friendly, visitor-service oriented volunteers for opportunities as varied as: gardening work, leading tours, helping with administrative tasks like mailings, and assisting with educational programs and special events. Training will be provided. Volunteers can contribute as much or as little time as they would like and time spent volunteering with Morven can be counted towards personal community service goals or commitments!

Volunteers are the core of Morven’s community, and WE WANT YOU to join our amazing team. Become a part of the Morven family today!

To learn more about volunteering opportunities or to become a volunteer please email info@morven.org


Part Time

Security & Visitor Services Associate

Job Description
Title: Security & Visitor Services Associate
Category: Part-time Hourly Employee, nights and weekends
Reports to: Director of Visitor Services & Security
The Security & Visitor Services Associate (SVSA) is dually responsible for providing excellent security and visitor/customer service to all visitors.

Security Responsibilities (abbreviated):
Acts to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for all visitors/staff
Acts to ensure that policies & procedures designed to protect Morven, its collections, property, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors are followed properly
Responds to emergency situations (CPR, First Aid & AED current certifications strongly preferred)
Part of ensuring a safe and pleasant experience for visitors to Morven entails making sure the museum and its grounds are presentable. With this goal in mind, the SVSA’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) tasks such as:

Minimal amount of shoveling/salting of snow/ice during inclement weather
Removing outdoor recycling (trash)
Cleaning/tidying rooms when necessary (i.e., after meetings, receptions)
Restocking Museum restrooms (i.e., toilet paper, napkins)
Restocks Museum pamphlets & brochures
Visitor/Customer Service Responsibilities:

The SVSA is often one of the only staff members to interact with visitors. Therefore, it is imperative that the SVSA acts to ensure that all visitors are welcomed and enjoy a pleasant experience during their visit as the impression they make directly reflects Morven as an institution

Functions as a museum guide, informing and educating visitors about Morven’s rich national history; covering a range of topics from pre-Revolutionary United States to the Present. For many visitors, the tour is one of the most memorable and central aspects of their visit to the Museum. Though the SVSA’s primary focus is on security & visitor/customer service, leading guided tours (when necessary) is also considered an essential duty.

Interacts with all visitors/staff in a courteous and respectful manner at all times (i.e., providing helpful answers to questions) 

Job Requirements

  • Must successfully pass a background check

  • Ability to maintain professional composure at all times.

  • Must be in good physical and mental health, able to remain standing for at least 60 minutes, lift at least 30 lbs., and must be comfortable/able to navigate in cramped and narrow spaces (in the event of an emergency).

  • Must be able to work on weekends, certain designated holidays, extended hours, off-hours private events (nights)

  • Must be flexible with scheduling and able to change plans on short notice (in the event of an emergency)

  • Must have the ability to function effectively as a member of a close-knit team as well as independently

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED (college degree strongly preferred)

  • Must have reliable communication (cell phone & email) and transportation

  • Must be a team player, adaptable, dependable, trustworthy, confidential, personable

  • Must have 3 years of security experience and/or customer service experience

No calls or in-person resumes will be accepted. Please submit resumes by email only to Tracy Craig, Director of Visitor Services & Security, at tcraig@morven.org  


 

Morven is seeking to fill two internship positions

Museum Intern, unpaid
Hours: 5-15 hours per week (flexible)
Curatorial Internship Description/Qualifications:

Morven seeks a bright, outgoing, self-motivated individual to assist with all aspects of curatorial affairs. A qualified candidate will possess an ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities, along with a professional attitude and demeanor. The successful applicant will report to the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions and will assist with exhibit development, installation, with the possibility of collections management, research, and archival work. This internship will offer “shadowing” opportunities, which include attending on- and off-site meetings and a chance to meet other professionals in the field.

This internship has wide reaching application. Students of history, art history, architecture, political science, education, and museum studies, are all encouraged to apply. This will be a hands-on experience that will utilize many skills needed for a variety of fields.

Internship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply please submit cover letter with your availability, describing goals and interests, and resume with GPA and two references to Jesse Gordon, Registrar, at jgordon@morven.org


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Education/Public Programs Internship Description/Qualifications

Morven seeks a bright, outgoing, self-motivated individual to assist with all aspects of developing Education and Public Programs for diverse audiences including children, adults, and families for both Morven Museum & Garden and within its new Stockton Education Center. A qualified candidate will possess an ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities, along with a professional attitude and demeanor. The successful applicant will report to the Curator of Education and Public Programs and will assist with curriculum and program development and presentation; program promotion, marketing and outreach including database research; docent curriculum and training, as well as volunteer management and visitor engagement. This internship will offer “shadowing” opportunities and the chance to work within a Museum undergoing significant growth.

This internship has wide reaching application. Students of museum studies, education, history, art history, architecture, public relations, and political science, are all encouraged to apply. This will be a hands-on experience that will utilize many skills necessary for a variety of fields.

Internship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply please submit cover letter with your availability, describing goals and interests, and resume including GPA and two references to Debra Lampert-Rudman, Curator of Education and Public Programs dlampertrudman@morven.org

No calls or in-person resumes will be accepted. Please submit resumes by email ONLY.

Employment:

Contract:

Experienced Enthusiastic Educators

Educating diverse audiences and showcasing the rich history and cultural heritage of New Jersey are at the heart of Morven Museum & Garden’s mission. We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic educators as we expand our programming to include homeschool education, child and adult educational courses and workshops in writing/poetry, history/civics, etiquette/manners, garden/nature, and the arts/music.

Please submit a proposal describing the course or workshop you would like to teach, highlighting its relevance to Morven’s Mission and why it would be appropriately taught in a National Historic Landmark. Please include age group, preferred day(s) of week, length of course, materials, and rate of pay, along with your resume and/or biographical paragraph. Proposals will be reviewed and all submitters contacted. We are currently seeking proposals for the Winter (beginning in mid-January) and Spring (beginning in mid-March) and summer camp sessions

For further information, and to submit your proposal, please contact Debi Lampert-Rudman, Curator of Education and Public Programs at dlampertrudman@morven.org