CURRENT OPENING

Chief Accountant (Click to view)

Accountant needed for small private non-profit museum. This position will work directly with and report to director and will be responsible for fiscal accounting and completion of audit materials for the organization and affiliate. The position requires clear understanding of accountability and proper internal controls through implementation and supervision of appropriate fiscal policies and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Position requires excellent leadership and strategic thinking, extensive non-profit accounting including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, and audit preparation experience; knowledge of and experience with retail and inventory accounting; effective oral and written communication, ability to work well with a small staff as an effective team player, and ability to collaborate with staff members as necessary. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently are required and critical to the success of this project. This position requires office hours in person.

Extensive familiarity required with Quickbooks Professional Non-Profit System software and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word; additional knowledge of Versai/Explorer System software is preferred.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited insitution
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License
  • Eight years of perparing and managing budgets of at least $1 Million
  • Experience with all payroll functions
  • Experience with non-profit accounting including restricted accounts
  • Experience with retail sales/inventory
  • Experience with grant submissions and final reporting

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial report and statements
  • Excellent organizational skills, efficiency, and accuracy with details
  • Proven abilty to communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with absolute discretion
  • Proven ability to work independently while still working as part of a team
  • Proven ability to work well in a culturally diverse setting

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit for prolonged periods, and use computer equipment. The employee must be capable of lifting 40 pounds without injury.

Occasional extended and weekend hours, and local travel may be required to fulfill the duties of this position.

All candidates are required to participate in pre-employment screening, background investigation, and verification of education credentials. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional written references, including at least two from current or recent former direct supervisors.

Submit to: director@wheelwright.org

Security Officer and Facilities Manager (Click to view)

Reports to: Director/Assistant to Director
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Job Summary
Provides security for all museum buildings, grounds, staff, and visitors. The job requires flexibility and availability for occasional after-hours and weekend special events as necessary. Must maintain a professional attitude and a high degree of confidentiality. Responsible for building and grounds maintenance, and assists with installation and de-installation of exhibitions, which occur periodically throughout the year.

Job Responsibilities
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.  This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The Wheelwright Museum may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • At least 3 years experience in a related position
  • At least 2 years experience in a museum or gallery setting preferred
  • Experience in construction and woodworking
  • Experience in design and lighting is a plus
  • Experience working with and engaging with the public
  • Ability to work in an environment with diverse staff and visitors
  • Strong knowledge of power tools and materials such as wood, plexiglass, and acrylic
  • Basic skills in handling art, carpentry and fabrication, and/or exhibit preparation is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of art storage and display methods, techniques, and procedures

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, carry and otherwise move up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, reach, push, pull, or walk for various lengths of time throughout the day
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment to complete daily work responsibilities
  • Ability to operate fax/copy machines, telephone, calculator, and general office equipment

Submit to: director@wheelwright.org

Collections Manager/Registrar (Click to view)

Full-time, Salaried | At least five years of experience

Collections Manager/Registrar needed for small private non-profit museum; full-time, salaried, reports to the Director and Curator; job responsibilities include maintaining records of accession and deaccession, ongoing projects within the department to photograph and digitize collection, incoming and outgoing loans; condition reporting on all material, condition and location of all objects and archival materials in the museum’s collection, and the collections and archival database. Responsibilities also include oversight of movement, packing and shipping of objects to conform with insurance regulations and the highest level of professional practice. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality. The job requires periodic evening and weekend work hours.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related subject
  • Master’s degree in Musuem Studies or proven parallel professional experience
  • At least five years of collection management experience in a reputable institution
  • Strong depth of ethnological knowledge of Native American material arts and cultural objects
  • Extensive art handling, condition reporting, object photography, and fine art shipping and risk manamgent experience
  • Experience with Filemaker Pro and Re-Discovery collections software

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong writing and reserach skills and grant writing experience
  • Knowledge of computer databases and computer image files as named above
  • Strong photographic skills with digital experience and versatility
  • Knowledge of conservation practices and preparation
  • Training in art handling and condition reporting
  • Strong interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with others to achieve overall goals and objectives
  • Ability to manage interns and volunteers

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit for prolonged periods, and use computer and photographic equipment. The employee must be able to lift 50 pounds without injury.

All candidates are required to participate in pre-employment screening, background investigation, and verification of educational credentials. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional written references, including at least two from current or recent former direct supervisors.

Submit to: director@wheelwright.org


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
The Wheelwright Museum is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.  It is our policy to encourage and support equal employment opportunity for all associates and applicants without regard to age, sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, individual genetic information, disabled veteran or Vietnam Era Veteran status.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Applicants, as well as employees who are, or become, disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.