Employment

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

Patti Hill, Director 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

Director of Special Events & Travel

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Summary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Director of Special Events & Travel. Reporting to the President and the Chairman, this position will support the President and the Chairman in carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities associated with managing and overseeing all aspects of Hall of Fame Weekend, with a focus on VIP arrangements, hospitality, logistics and private events. Assist in the planning, coordination and execution of our other signature event, Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, as well as all other special events on and off-site. Exclusive management of all staff and VIP travel.

Primary Responsibilities

• Oversee the planning, management, coordination and execution of HOF Induction and HOF Classic weekends.
• Manage all arrangements related to Budget, Hospitality, Accommodations, Transportation, VIP Relations, Private Events, Golf Events and Logistics/Operations for both signature weekends & all special events throughout the year.
• Act as HOF contact with Inductees, honorees and their parties, to plan, organize and coordinate their experiences.
• Coordinate, book and manage all staff and VIP guest travel.

Secondary Job Functions

• Plans & executes advance trips for off-site events, including two HOF voting announcements and press conferences.
• Assist Development department with coordination of special events on and offsite.
• Manage Hall of Fame Hospitality Staff.
• Manage contact directory of Hall of Fame Members and Widows.

Job Qualifications

Education

Four-year degree in a business or hospitality-related field. Working knowledge of database programs important.

Experience

Three to five years (or more) of event planning. Travel and hospitality experience recommended. Baseball knowledge helpful.

Abilities

• Manage many projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment
• Work as a team, yet manage responsibilities and timeline independently
• Extremely organized and self-motivated
• Some travel necessary

Typical Physical Demands

Lift heavy boxes occasionally; Remain on feet for extended periods of time; Maintain positive, accommodating and flexible attitude at all times.

Typical Equipment Used

Desktop and laptop computer; Smartphone

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.

Staff Accountant

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Summary

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a Staff Accountant. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position will support the Director of Finance in carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities associated with accounting and financial operations. Provide management with financial information by preparing, researching and analyzing financial reports and data. Assist with the maintenance of a proper internal control environment. Prepare financial reports and oversee processing of transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). May directly or indirectly supervise clerical/associate level personnel.

Primary Responsibilities

• Reconciliations of asset and statement of activity related accounts including but not limited to cash, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, debt, revenue and expense accounts.
• Develop, review and implement proper procedures to support a proper internal control environment and safeguarding of assets.
• Prepare workpapers for, and interact with, external auditors from CPA firms and/or regulatory agencies.

Secondary Job Functions

• Performs related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education

4-year Degree in Accounting from Accredited College or University

Experience

Knowledge of computerized accounting system, ability to work independently, with detail, and are able to exhibit good organizational skills. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and technical terminology. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public as well as communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

Collections Coordinator

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Summary

The Collections Coordinator assists with the organization and maintenance of the Hall of Fame collection and the dissemination of collections information to museum staff and patrons, providing support to the Director of Collections in the general functioning of the department.

Primary Responsibilities

Organizes and maintains the HOF artifact collection through the following duties:
• Monitoring of environmental conditions in archival spaces and noting conservation concerns of artifacts
• Proper housing of and storage of artifacts
• Photographing new accessions upon donation and the proper linking of images to collections databases
• Pulling, packing, and shipping of artifacts for all exhibits, loans, and internal and external programming
• Maintaining the appearance of storage and collections office areas.
• Travelling to locations that exhibit HOF artifacts to monitor and assist with installation/deinstallation of objects

Secondary Responsibilities

• Dissemination of collections information through presentation of artifact information to on-site and off-site visitors
• Public programming related to the Hall of Fame collection
• Monitoring proper inventory of packing and archival supplies
• Participating in Classic Weekend, HOF Induction Weekend, and other HOF sponsored events as required
• Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education

Graduate degree in Museum Studies or associated discipline preferred.

Experience

Three or more years of museum collections department experience. Must possess an extensive knowledge of professional standards regarding object handling, collections management, and documentation systems. Familiarity with digital asset management systems beneficial. Strong oral and written skills required.

Abilities

Knowledge of baseball history and appreciation of the National Pastime. Ability to work in a team environment.

Typical Physical Demands

Lifting, packing, unpacking, ladder usage, movement of artifacts and crates of various sizes.

Typical Equipment Used

Computer, printer, scanner, fax, copier, digital camera.

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.