Founded in 1971 as a 501(c)3, the Foundation in an agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, manages and provides financial support to the State owned National Museum of the Pacific War in order to:
Preserve and exhibit the material history of the war in the Pacific and Indo-China during World War II;
Offer and participate in programs that honor all veterans past and present and in programs that provide strategic insights into national security issues affecting our country;
Support education concerning the American experience in the Pacific Area during World War;
Preserve and exhibit the material history of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz; and,
Provide the general public, researchers, teachers and historians with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of the War in the Pacific during World War II.
The Foundation engages visitors through a variety of exhibitions, events and programs in order to accomplish the above mission. A strong volunteer program is critical for mission accomplishment.
The overall responsibility of the Volunteer Manager is to assist the museum staff and the volunteers in implementing the strategic goals of the museum through organizing volunteer resources in order to support the delivery of the Museum’s programs and services. The Volunteer Manager is accountable for volunteer activity, volunteer program development and general volunteer questions. The Volunteer Manager acts as the Assigned Safety Officer for the museum and is responsible for establishing and maintaining safety procedures and trainings as needed. This is a full-time position that reports to the Museum Director. It is expected that this position will work some evening and weekends, depending on volunteer-manned functions.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Organize and Conduct volunteer orientations, trainings, and on-boarding.
- Review volunteer policies and procedures and produce training materials.
- Plans and coordinates the Museum’s efforts to recruit new volunteers, including identifying and partnering with local educational institutions and other organizations to provide volunteer opportunities
- Assists as needed with the daily activities of volunteers- meeting volunteers at the beginning of each shift, checking on volunteers during their shift, and checking out at the end.
- Maintains active communication with volunteers in order to establish consistent partnerships.
- Maintain the museum’s Volunteer Information Database
- Manage formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contribution of volunteers to the organization.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of museum activities that require a high level of volunteer participation (special events, public programs, etc.)
- Focuses on customer service, fosters teamwork and serves as a positive influence for others.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, volunteer department managers, community groups and organizations, and the general public
- Organize and Conduct staff safety training classes.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism
- Two years of similar job experience, or 4 years in a customer service environment
- Professional written/verbal skills and organizational skills
- Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, data management tools
- Ability to engage a people with a wide range of ages and experiences.
- Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Foundation.
- High energy and passion for the Museum’s mission.
This is a Full Time, salaried position in the range of $28,000 to $32,000 with health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays. A 401-B retirement savings account is offered. The applicant’s lifestyle must be flexible enough to work evenings and weekends, when required.
Please submit cover letter and resume to The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, 328 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 Attn: Museum Director, or email to rcartier@NimitzFoundation.org