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Our Staff and Board of Directors

Susan Hartzold

Curator of Collections and Exhibits Susan Hartzold Contact Susan

Bill Kemp

Librarian Bill Kemp Contact Bill

Candace Summers

Director of Education Candace Summers Contact Candace

Divah Griffin

Director of Development Divah Griffin Contact Divah

Jeffery Woodard

Director of Marketing & Community Relations Jeffery Woodard Contact Jeffery

Rachael Masa

Director of Volunteers and Interns Rachael Masa Contact Rachael

Torii Moré

Curator of Digital Humanities Torii Moré Contact Torii

Joe McDonnell

Visitors Center Manager Joe McDonnell Contact Joe

Maureen Blair

Visitors Center Assistant Maureen Blair Contact Maureen

Hannah Johnson

Education Program Coordinator Hannah Johnson Contact Hannah

Anthony Bowman

Education Outreach Coordinator Anthony Bowman Contact Anthony

George Perkins

Archivist George Perkins Contact George

Brandy Maloney

Development Assistant Brandy Maloney Contact Brandy

Betty Turchirollo

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Betty Turchirollo Contact Betty

Greg Koos

Executive Director Emeritus Greg Koos Contact Greg

Board of Directors

Officers

President

Bob Watkins

1st Vice President

Tom Eder

2nd Vice President

Russel Francois

Treasurer

John Killian

Secretary

Robert Porter

Immediate Past President

Bill Zimmerman

Directors

Craig Alexander

Larry Dietz

Rob Fazzini

Sandra Harmon

Susan Laiming

Todd Lowery

John McIntyre

Mike Matejka

John Meek

Pamela Muirhead

Shelli Opsal

Josh Rohrscheib

Ann Sullivan

Carl Teichman

Paul B. Van Ness

Bill Wetzel

Carolyn Perry Yockey

Directors Emeriti

Barbara Allsup

David Ashbrook

Carl Behr

Willie Brown

Nancy Froelich

Edward B. Jelks

James A. Stahly

Carol Struck

Steve Wannemacher

Bob Lenz

Past Presidents

David Ashbrook

Rob Fazzini

Edward B. Jelks

Benjamin J. Rhodes

Don Skaggs

John Meek

Steve Wannemacher

Robert Watkins

Carol Struck

Michael G. Matejka

Craig Alexander

Carolyn Perry Yockey

Bill Zimmerman

Employment Opportunities

Museum Registrar

The McLean County Museum of History is looking for a full-time Registrar to work under the Curator of Collections and Exhibits to manage the Museum’s material culture collections. Responsibilities include working with the curator to: identify, evaluate, and prepare artifacts for possible deaccession; manage the transfer or sale of deaccessioned artifacts; assist in new-to-collection object selection; develop long-range collection and conservation plans; identify objects for exhibition; and dismantle temporary exhibits. The registrar will also manage all information regarding the Museum’s collection of 20,000+ artifacts within PastPerfect; clean, label, photograph, and store all objects following established, standardized techniques; conduct genealogical and historical research to properly date artifacts, and confirm and expand information related to object history; produce deed of gift paperwork for donors and maintain necessary paperwork for all new-to-collection objects; monitor environmental conditions in collections spaces; supervise and train interns and volunteers working in the collections; conduct ongoing re-evaluation of collections; author new-to-collections article for Museum’s quarterly magazine; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BA in History, Museum Studies, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years verifiable experience in museum registration and administration or collections management
  • Strong computer skills: expert facility with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience with museum databases, preferably PastPerfect
  • Knowledge of museum collections best practices
  • Knowledge of historical research techniques and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and to meet deadlines
  • Experience with digital photography and Photoshop
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing projects
  • Meticulous work habits and attention to detail; consistency in procedures and quality of effort in all areas of work
  • Professional demeanor when meeting with potential donors and museum stakeholders
  • Ability to see the big picture in regard to all museum functions

The McLean County Museum of History, located in the former County Courthouse in historic Downtown Bloomington, IL, is one of America’s premier county historical museums. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (1984), the Museum’s mission is rooted in education and has a reputation for delivering high-quality, award-winning exhibits and programs to our growing, diverse community.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package with a salary range of $34,000-46,000 depending on experience. Deadline for applications is October 27, 2019. Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to skhartzold@mchistory.org