Employment

If you are interested in a position please send your resume to:

Office of Human Resources
National Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 590
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Or you can send your resume via email.

Notification Statement

Manager of Human Resources

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Summary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Manager of Human Resources. Reporting to the Senior Vice President Finance & Administration, this position will develop policy, direct and coordinate human resource activities such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits and other employee services.

Primary Responsibilities

• Administer compensation, benefits and performance management systems.
• Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, promotion opportunities and employee benefits.
• Advise and assist management with recruitment, interviewing and selection of new employees.
• Advise managers on organizational policy matters and recommend changes to such policies.
• Analyze and recommend compensation and benefit polices to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
• Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering policies and help resolve work-related problems.
• Perform difficult staffing duties, including refereeing disputes, firing employees and administering disciplinary procedures.
• Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate work activities of subordinates.
• Collaborate and build relationships with potential sources of organizational talent.
• Maintain records and compile reports concerning human resource-related data such as hires, performance appraisals and absenteeism rates.
• Analyze data to identify and determine causes of human resource problems and develop recommendations for improvement of human resource policies and practices.
• Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupations and job positions.
• Oversee the implementation and maintenance of human resource/payroll systems.
• Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee departure.
• Prepare and oversee budget for human resource related expenses.
• Oversee volunteer program for special events.
• Other duties as assigned.

Secondary Job Functions

• Interact with community programs
• Assist Education department with intern program
• Process 5500 filings

Job Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university.

Experience

Five years of HR, Payroll, Benefits experience at the Supervisor/Manager level.

Abilities

• Strong computer skills including electronic payroll systems (ADP strongly preferred) and report writers, Microsoft Office and the ability to lead technological growth and enhancements as they relate to automated payroll processing.
• Attention to detail, respect for confidentiality, ability to multi-task, manage time and prioritize.
• Ability to recognize needs and take initiative
• Communicate professionally and proactively both in writing and verbally
• Maintain relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to lead technological growth and enhancements as they relate to automated payroll processing.
• Working knowledge of COBRA, OSHA, Workers Compensation and Affordable Care Act.

Typical Equipment Used

Computers, Printers, phones and office equipment.

Designer

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Summary

Reporting to the Director of Exhibits and Design, the multi-disciplined Designer works collaboratively with various departments throughout the museum to generate design solutions including, but not limited to, museum exhibitions and presentations, branding & identity, print collateral, infographics, education and programming, new media initiatives, membership offers, retail products and event and fundraising materials.

Primary Responsibilities

Environmental Design

• Shares in the exhibition planning process with curatorial and exhibit staff in developing and designing interesting and stimulating visual presentation for informative, educational museum exhibitions
• Conceptualizes, develops and designs permanent, special, temporary and traveling exhibitions
• Organizes conceptual information into clear, coherent, and unified visual presentation
• Designs and selects the techniques and fabrication methods for all exhibit components, such as graphic design of panels, labels, and banners; architectural design of gallery and its layout; lighting; and fabrication of exhibit furniture
• Works with collections staff and preparator and/or conservators when preparing artifact layouts and determining fabrication materials and methods to ensure safety and care of artifacts
• Produces detailed documentation for fabrication and production
• Designs (or oversees the design of) all graphics related to exhibitions
• Coordinates and oversees production of graphics and exhibit furniture (in-house or contracted)
• Works with Director of Exhibits and Design to manage budget and schedules
• Oversees and participates in installation and punchlisting of exhibits
• Designs, produces and implements wayfinding and associated signage throughout public spaces
• Organizes the archiving of related design documents both physically and digitally

Graphic Design

• Conceptualizes and designs materials for brochures, mailings, retail and licensing, etc. across departments
• Designs and produces production-ready artwork as required
• Participates in print review process and effectively communicates with project managers and vendors
• Collaborates with HOF team in conceptualizing and designing new media initiatives including, but not limited to, websites, apps, onsite interactives and media
• Provides design support to multi-media department
• Establishes cross-platform identity and branding direction for HOF projects, events and initiatives
• Organizes the archiving of related design documents both physically and digitally

Secondary Job Functions

• Participates, provides setup and support, and assists in HOF Induction Weekend, HOF Classic Weekend, any other special events and installations as instructed
• Investigates and keeps updated of new solutions, materials, new media, software and exhibition techniques
• Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in applicable field required. Master degree a plus.

Experience

Minimum of 3 years of experience as an exhibit designer in a museum setting or comparable experience in an agency.

Abilities

• Candidates must have excellent aesthetic sensibility; be proficient in Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and Microsoft software products on a Mac platform; have excellent written and oral communication skills; be capable of carrying out complex projects with minimal supervision; be self-motivated and able to work under strict design/production deadlines; and work well with colleagues in a team environment
• Candidate must have strong exhibit design portfolio
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Physical Demands

Capable of using hands to feel and manipulate tools and materials, and reaching with hands and arms. Employee must be able lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Exhibits Technician

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Summary

The Exhibits Technician maintains, updates and installs new and existing exhibits, as well as fabricates and installs exhibit graphics at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Primary Responsibilities

Exhibit Maintenance

The employee is responsible for daily care and upkeep of exhibit components, ensuring they are maintained to a high level and conducting or arranging repairs when required. The employee will work with the exhibits and curatorial staffs in the installation and deinstallation of artifacts and general artifact handling, as well as artifact labels. Candidate must be a "self-starter" with a strong customer service ethic, the ability to analyze situations and troubleshoot problems, and be able to deliver appropriate solutions. Ideal candidate will possess a general working knowledge of accepted museum/gallery standards in regards to exhibit maintenance and construction, painting skills, and the use of tools and equipment.

Graphic Production

The employee is responsible for the graphic production of print graphics produced in-house. Currently the HOF has an HP26500 large format printer, which utilizes various media types. Ideal candidate will possess knowledge of basic technical art skills, be able to accurately measure and cut substrates, mount and trim exhibit graphics and signs, and produce and install graphics.

• Cleans and maintains exhibit spaces including case interiors and exhibit furniture.
• Supports exhibit maintenance and repair needs. Where possible, effect immediate repairs and assess the need for changes in design or materials.
• Assists in artifact installation and deinstallation.
• Performs case lighting adjustment as needed.
• Produces digital prints - mounts, laminates, trims and installs graphics to finished size.
• Maintains a clean, organized, and safe work environment. Observes safety and risk management procedures in public areas and work spaces.

Secondary Job Functions

• Assists other departments such as PR, Membership, Education, and Retail with signage, displays and various other requests.
• Investigates and keeps updated on new solutions, software, materials, and exhibition techniques.
• Participates in HOF-sponsored events such as Induction Weekend, HOF Classic Weekend, Fanfest, MLB events and other special events as needed.

Job Qualifications

Education

High school diploma required. Higher education is a plus.

Experience

Experience in graphic preparation, production, and installation. Trained in artifact handling and use of archival materials. Prior experience in a museum/gallery or sign shop a plus.

Abilities

Knowledgeable in the use of basic carpentry techniques, hand tools, power tools, arts and crafts tools, paints and adhesives, and associated safety practices. Computer skills such as Outlook, Word and Excel, Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.

Typical Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit; extended periods of walking and moderate physical ativity required. Capable of using hands to feel and manipulate tools and materials, and reaching with hands and arms. Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Employee must be comfortable using a ladder.

Other Requirements

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Part-time and Seasonal Positions

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking energetic, sales minded individuals to work part-time or seasonal in our Museum and/or Book Store. The successful members of our team will possess enthusiasm for what they do, excellent customer service skills and a keen interest to promote our exciting product line, all while working in a fun atmosphere with flexible scheduling. Part-time positions would be year round with a maximum of 28 hours per week.


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking individuals who are outgoing, self-motivated, and customer oriented for part-time positions with our Membership team. Responsibilities will include on-site sales of new memberships and all aspects of customer service for our existing members. Part-time positions would be year round with a maximum of 28 hours per week.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking individuals who are self-motivated, energetic, and outgoing for part-time positions who would like to work with our stockroom team. Responsibilities will include unloading merchandise from delivery trucks, inventory, lifting heavy objects, and some customer service skills. Part-time positions would be year round with a maximum of 28 hours per week.