Jan 18, 2019

Assistant Museum Manager

  • JAARS, Inc.
  • JAARS, NC, USA
Full time Mission Jobs Nonprofit Public Relations Strategy-Planning Volunteer Opportunities

Job Description

Do you have a love for museums? Do you enjoy communicating information that can inspire people to become excited about a topic that may lead to engagement? 

Have you lead people in performing duties or staffing booths or similar events? Are you good at assisting a leader in management responsibilities? 

The JAARS museums are in need of an Assistant Manager and you may be just the person. 

Brief Description 

Assist the Museum Manager in operating the Museum of the Alphabet and the Mexico-Cárdenas Museum. 

  • For a full-time (40 hours) volunteer or a staff person who raises support
  • Must be able to work in the US 

Responsibilities 

  • Greet and engage visitors in conversations and answer questions
  • Monitor tour guide schedule and perform museum tours
  • Communicate JAARS history and mission, and work with visitors
  • Aid in planning meetings and socials
  • Help with member care and staff training
  • Respond to emails and requests for information
  • Coordinate the museums’ involvement with some JAARS Days
  • Work at the “Night at the Alphabet Museum” program
  • Open, operate, and close museums upon request
  • Represent museums at school, church, and community events
  • Collaborate in updating exhibits and in planning, designing, and constructing new exhibits
  • Assist with museum collections inventories and management
  • Perform annual museum gift shop inventory
  • Account for monies collected and report all sales and donations
  • Order supplies and perform other duties as assigned
  • Participate in all JAARS internal events and attend Tuesday Center Meetings
  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, History, Museum Studies, Linguistics, Missions, Education, or related field
  • Able to communicate well, both in written and oral forms of English
  • Good computer and Microsoft Office, Open-source and/or Google Drive skills
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and teamwork
  • Personable and enjoys people
  • A self-starter, flexible, and able to work independently
  • Previous cross-cultural experience or knowledge of another language helpful but not required

JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners. 

We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and other organizations locally and globally. 

JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language. 

JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training. 

JAARS Core Values 

Together in Christ, we commit to:

  1. Seek God Above All
  2. Serve in Love
  3. Act with Integrity
  4. Steward God’s Resources with Courage
  5. Pursue Excellence
  6. Collaborate with Respect
  7. Create a Culture of Innovation

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