Employment

The following positions are currently available at the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Title: Events and Meetings Manager
Date Posted: 04/11/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The National Society is seeking a full-time Events and Meetings Manager to manage and market rental space for private events held at DARs elegant and historic building.

This is a department head level position, which supervises one part-time staff member plus on-call events/security and cleaning staff for functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Develops and implements marketing plans and sales strategies to promote the rental of DAR facilities, including the use of social media

-Conducts tours of meeting spaces and provides materials and information about leasing meeting space at the DAR building

-Supervises all staff and vendors during load-in, load-out and during events; and problem solves issues or challenges as they arise during the event.

-Responds to inquiries and interacts with clients, location/event managers, destination management companies and the general public concerning the use of DAR buildings and rooms for meetings, receptions, corporate and social events, and film shoots.

-Maintains database of event planning resources and develops or updates new channels of event resources of caterers, entertainment, florists, and other events and venue rental vendors

-Works with staff in developing publicity information and material regarding use of DAR facilities and is responsible for maintaining and updating promotional event rental content on the DAR website

Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree, preferably in hospitality/tourism, communications, marketing or related field required, or in lieu of a bachelors degree, equivalent work experience in event planning/management is required.

-Minimum of four years events management experience required; project management experience preferred.

-Knowledge of event marketing strategies, meeting industry standards and best practices.

-Exceptional negotiation, writing and verbal communication skills and ability to give clear directions.

-Advanced interpersonal and relationship management skills, including ability to work in a team-oriented environment and work effectively with a diverse clientele and staff.

-Advanced computer skills in Word, Outlook, and Excel, including knowledge of meetings-related software and resourcefulness in navigating websites and social media platforms.

-Ability to work well under pressure, meet multiple deadlines, demonstrate flexibility, adapt to changing priorities, and ability to exercise sound judgment and problem solving capabilities.

-Ability to work flexible hours.

-Project management and tracking skills with excellent follow-up capabilities. Please send cover letter and resume, or NSDAR job application, which outlines qualifications and skills related to this position, along with salary history, to:

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Attn: Human Resources Director 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303 E-mail: resumes@dar.org Fax: 202-737-5702

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Title: Data Entry/Documents Scanning Specialist
Date Posted: 04/07/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: National Society is seeking a full time Documents Scanning Specialist to work in the Data Entry Office of the Registrarthe department charged with processing lineage applications for membership.

Duties include processing all incoming mail, data entry into appropriate databases, creating bar-coded cover sheets, sorting and scanning genealogical documents into OnBase software and coding application papers based on established criteria.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have experience working in a records management or high-volume document handling department/center, or previous experience in performing a high volume of computer data entry. Effective customer service skills and ability to compose professional/business correspondence are required.

Must be proficient in using computers, scanning equipment and database systems. iMIS database experience a plus.

Must be able to work quickly and efficiently with a high degree of accuracy, attention to details and ability to proofread work product.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources NSDAR 1776 D. St. NW Washington DC, 20006-5303 Fax: (202) 737-5702 E-mail: resumes@dar.org

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Title: On-Call Security Officers
Date Posted: 04/04/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The National Society Headquarters is seeking on-call (minimum 16 hours per month) Security Officers to join the staff of the NSDAR Security Department.

Duties involve greeting visitors, issuing visitor passes and operating security equipment. Security officers are responsible for ensuring safety and security protocols are followed, contacting departments upon arrival of visitors, receiving and logging- in deliveries and securing items, patrolling and securing premises and performing routine security functions including opening/closing of the building, turning on/off alarm systems and responding to emergencies.

Minimum six months security or customer service experience and high school diploma or equivalent required. Candidates must have the ability to work with the public in a highly professional manner. Excellent judgment, decision-making skills and the ability to keep information confidential are required. Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to stressful or emergency situations is absolutely critical.

Candidates must also successfully meet the D.C. Metropolitan Police security eligibility requirements for a Security Officer license.

Please send cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to:

Human Resources NSDAR 1776 D Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006-5303 Fax: (202) 737-5702 email: resumes@dar.org No phone calls please

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Title: Temporary Employment-Summer 2014
Date Posted: 04/04/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The National Society is seeking a motivated individual interested in gaining office/clerical experience in a nonprofit/membership setting. This temporary assignment will focus on assisting the Committee Services staff and volunteers in preparing for DARs Annual Meeting, known as Continental Congress. This position reports directly to the Manager of the Office of the Reporter General.

Primary duties: The incumbent will be responsible for gathering and organizing certificate requests submitted by the national chairmen and reformatting these requests (generally in Excel format); importing and entering these committee requests into an Access database and inputting data for mail merge to produce certificates; organizing certificates and distributing to members during Congress; responding to correspondence by e-mail following Congress; addressing needed certificate corrections and verifying receipts; other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: Close attention to detail is crucial; must demonstrate strong competency in Excel, Word, and Access, including text formatting, data entry, mail merge, and labels. Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills required. The ability to be deadline-oriented and able to work effectively under time constraints is essential. The ability to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively and adapt to changing priorities is very important. The individual should also demonstrate excellent organizational skills.

Employment Duration: May 27th through June 28th 2014. Work hours approximately 20 to 30 hours per week (Monday through Friday), from May 27th through June 13th, and full-time, 40 hours during the week of June 16th through Saturday, June 29th (during the week of NSDARs annual convention). Daily work hours are flexible.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Human Resources 1776 D Street N.W. Washington, DC 20006-5303 E-mail: resumes@dar.org Fax: (202) 737-5702

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Title: Assistant Library Director
Date Posted: 04/02/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The National Society Headquarters is seeking a talented and forward-thinking Assistant Library Director to serve as an integral part of the management team of the DAR Library.

We are looking for an experienced professional who will work closely with the Library Director to develop and carry out its plans, policies and delivery of programs and services offered at the Library; who will manage and oversee the operation of the reference desk and staff; will help ensure the smooth functioning of the Library and overall department operations; who has a genuine passion, interest in and knowledge of genealogical/historical research, and a genuine desire to share that passion with others.

Essential Duties Include:

-Oversees the staffing, function, and schedules of the reference/ information desks and the Seimes Technology Center, as well as supervision and management of Search Services activities and staff.

-Provides informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media such as books, periodicals, online databases, other internet resources, CD-ROMS, etc.

-Works with the Library Director in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities.

-Gives library tours or orientations and is comfortable speaking to large groups.

-Manages and oversees the work and work assignments of volunteers, as needed.

-Participates in the selection of new books and other research materials and provides recommendations for purchases for the collection.

-Assists with the collection of content for Library publications and indexing of new publications.

-Works with Library Director or others on projects to de-accession duplicate books and other materials from the collection.

-Takes the lead on software updates, researching new software options, if appropriate, and troubleshooting software issues, as needed.

Qualifications:

As part of our long term succession planning the qualifications and requirements are as follows:

Education: -Master of Library Science (MLS) required. -Bachelors degree required, preferably in American History.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Minimum 5 years of Library experience.

-Minimum 2 years management/supervisory experience.

-Experience using library-specific software and superior skills using Microsoft Office.

-Must have demonstrable experience working in a genealogical/historical collection or experience working frequently with a genealogical/historical collection of a library or similar research center.

-Previous experience in genealogy research acquired through accredited or credible coursework is desirable.

-Experience developing programs, community outreach opportunities and other activities that help promote and showcase the librarys collection.

-Experience working with visitors or patrons providing information, resources, or services, preferably serving on a reference desk.

-Excellent management and supervisory capabilities; specifically the ability to lead a team and inspire excellence.

-Outstanding written, verbal and listening communication skills and ability to interact effectively with broad range of people, including a diverse staff, executive committee, a large membership and the public.

-Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

-Applies knowledge of professional library principles, best practices and procedures and maintains a current awareness of trends and developments in the fields of American genealogical research and state and local history.

-Demonstrated success in prioritizing among multiple competing assignments, projects or programs.

-Organizational skills, including accuracy and attention to detail.

Submission Requirements:

Please send a cover letter and resume or application outlining your qualifications and skills for the position along with salary requirements to:

Attention: Human Resources Director National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303 E-mail: resumes@dar.org Fax: 202-737-5702

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Title: Museum Education: Special Interest Program Interns
Date Posted: 03/24/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The DAR Museum is a decorative arts museum with a collection of more than 30,000 American artifacts, dating mostly to pre-Industrial Revolution. The Museum, located in the National Society of Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) across the Ellipse near the White House, has a main gallery and 31 period rooms. The DAR Museum offers annual exhibitions and provides programming for children, students, families, adults, and special interest groups, such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Founded in 1890, the National Societys mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism, and the Museums collection, programming, exhibition, and interpretation reflect this mission.

Internship Goals: Volunteer interns at the DAR Museum achieve three goals:

* The opportunity for graduate students to work on special projects directed by museum staff. * An introduction to the broad spectrum of museum work at the DAR Museum and to museum staff, departments, and their work. * Gain museum experience for future employment.

Internship Timeline: June 1 to August 15, 2014. Up to 20 hours a week.

Eligibility: Internships are open to graduate students taking the internship for academic credit. All students must be enrolled in a university degree program at the time of application.

Compensation: The internship is on a volunteer basis and for academic credit only.

Education: Current graduate student. Major Area(s) of Study: Museum Studies, Museum Education, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education with an interest in information education.

Primary Purpose: To develop badge-based, collections-based programs for Girl Scouts.

Essential Functions: The intern will: 1) Research: Conduct research about individual Girl Scout badge requirements; background research for specific badge criteria; and specific research about DAR Museum Objects. 2) Content: Consult and work with Curator of Education, Curators and Collections Manager to develop inquiry-based, collections-based program content and format. 3) Evaluation: Create evaluation for program. 4) Marketing: Generate a basic marketing plan for Girl Scout program. 5) Presentation: Give a presentation to staff about completed program. 6) Other: Assist with other educational activities and programs as needed.

Special Skills/Physical Requirements: Intern must have graphic skills; working knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop and MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Publisher). Individual must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The right candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented and be willing to work both independently and collaboratively. The intern will be seated at a computer chair for hours at length.

Sumbission: Candidates must: 1) In a on-page cover letter, express their interest in the internship, their goals for the internship, and their contributions for the project. 2) Include a resume. 3) Include two letters of recommendation: one letter from a professor/instructor and another individual unrelated to the applicant. 4) Send undergraduate and recent graduate transcripts. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 11, 2014.

Accepted applicants will be contacted by April 18, 2014.

Contact: Send all submission documents, or questions, to resumes@dar.org. Please use "Museum Internship Summer 2014: Special Interest Program" in the subject line.

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Title: NSDAR Museum: Visitor Services Internship
Date Posted: 03/24/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The DAR Museum is a decorative arts museum with a collection of more than 30,000 American artifacts, dating mostly to pre-Industrial Revolution. The Museum, located in the National Society of Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) across the Ellipse near the White House, has a main gallery and 31 period rooms. The DAR Museum offers annual exhibitions and provides programming for children, students, families, adults, and special interest groups, such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Founded in 1890, the National Societys mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism, and the Museums collection, programming, exhibition, and interpretation reflect this mission.

Internship Goals: Volunteer interns at the DAR Museum achieve three goals:

* The opportunity for graduate students to work on special projects directed by museum staff. * An introduction to the broad spectrum of museum work at the DAR Museum and to museum staff, departments, and their work. * Gain museum experience for future employment.

Internship Timeline: June 1 to August 15, 2014. Up to 20 hours a week.

Eligibility: Internships are open to graduate students taking the internship for academic credit. All students must be enrolled in a university degree program at the time of application.

Compensation: The internship is on a volunteer basis and for academic credit only.

Visitor Services Internship

Education: Current Graduate Student

Major Area(s) Study: Museum Studies, Museum Education, Marketing, Nonprofit Business, Nonprofit Administration, Tourism.

Primary Purpose: To aid the Assistant Curator of Education in tracking admissions data and programming data; developing tourism-based visitor information packet; developing self-guided tours for visitors with time contstraints and special interestes.

Essential Functions: The intern will: 1) Admission Data: Record daily attendance data, tally visitors from information collection points, and track information in software. 2) Visitor Information: Compile and design tourism-based visitor information for both print and website. 3) Visitor Self-Guides: Develop creative self-guides for visitors with time constraints (i.e. 20 minute tour) and special interests. 4) Marketing: Develop a basic marketing plan for new visitor self-guides. 5) Presentation: Give a presentation to staff about completed project.

Special Skills/Physical Requirements: The intern should have skills in Adobe PhotoShop and MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Publisher). Individual must have good photography skills and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Individual will be seated at a computer chair for hours at length. The right candidate will have a customer service background, some museum exeperience (as an intern or a regular visitor), graphic skills, and strong writing and online/archival research skills. The right canidate, too, will be able to work both independently and collaboratively.

Submission: Candidates must 1) In a one-page cover letter, express their interest in the internship, their goals for the internship, and their contributions for the project. 2) Include a resume. 3) Include two letters of recommendation: one letter from a professor/instructor and another individual unrelated to the applicant. 4) Send undergraduate and recent graduate transcripts. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 11, 2014.

Accepted applicants will be contacted by April 18, 2014.

Contact: Send all submission documents, or questions, by email to resumes@dar.org. Please use "Museum Internship Summer 2014: Visitor Services Internship" in the subject line.

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Title: Annual Fund Raising Specialist
Date Posted: 02/26/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The National Society has a full-time opportunity in the Development Office for an experienced fundraising/development professional to oversee the implementation and administration of donor-related activities for the annual fund campaign and donor cultivation efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

The primary job responsibilities will focus on:

-Overseeing the preparation and publishing of annual direct mail and electronic solicitation campaigns, including four seasonal mailings, year-end solicitations and other programs and the associated follow-ups, including e-mail/social media

-Drafting and editing proposals, letters, appeals, testimonials, donor stories and other marketing materials

-Working with related vendors to implement the direct response program.

-Serving as the lead for developing list selection, database management and the production of donor reports, including reports on fundraising appeals to determine results of various fundraising efforts

-Working with the Development Director in preparing the Fund Development calendar, including the scheduling of donor outreach and cultivation, as well as tracking progress and outcomes of annual solicitation campaigns and special requests to donors/prospects.

-Identifying and implementing strategies for securing increased support from donors through direct response appeals, as well as assisting in planning and implementing cultivation efforts through phone calls, donor mailings and funder visits.

Job Qualifications:

-BA/BS degree Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field of study or equivalent work experience in fundraising/development environment required.

-A minimum of four years direct response fundraising experience required, specifically working with vendors and consultants and including demonstrated experience with data interpretation.

-Experience in nonprofit and/or fundraising environment required.

-Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel essential; Raisers Edge or comparable database experience required.

-Project management experience a plus.

The successful candidate must also have strong communication, organization, interpersonal and analytical skills; ability to multitask, meet deadlines and work effectively cross-departmentally with staff, volunteers and donors.

Send resume & cover letter including salary requirements to:

Attn: Human Resources NSDAR 1776 D Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006-5303 E-mail: resumes@dar.org Fax: (202) 737-5702

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Title: Genealogist
Date Posted: 02/25/2014
Email: resumes@dar.org
Job Description: The National Society has full-time genealogist positions available in the Registrars Office. Primary responsibilities focus on examining and evaluating lineage-based information provided on DAR membership applications or supplemental applications, and corresponding with prospective members or Chapter Registrar if further documentation is needed.

Required Qualifications:

-Demonstrates a genuine passion and interest in, and knowledge of, genealogy work.

-Demonstrates previous experience conducting genealogical research.

-Demonstrates ability to analyze and evaluate lineage information, is detail oriented and shows ability to resolve issues from conflicting data.

-Demonstrates ability to write clear and concise letters, including ability to explain difficult research problems and provide suggestions or recommendations to the applicant for further research.

-Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Word, including the ability to adapt quickly to proprietary databases.

Limited overtime hours throughout the year; however, must be available to work overtime hours during one week of annual meeting.

These full-time vacancies are stationed at the NSDAR building complex. No telecommuting or relocation assistance is offered.

Submission Requirements:

In order to be considered further, candidates must include the following along with a cover letter and resume or NSDAR employment application:

-A sample analysis of genealogy or family research performed submitted in narrative form. -The narrative must include appropriate source citations based on own research in original records as well as research findings and supporting documentation. -Printouts from genealogical software; online family trees, lineage society applications will not be considered appropriate sample analysis.

Fax: (202) 737-5702 E-mail: resumes@dar.org

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If you or anyone you know are interested in the following positions please submit a cover- letter, resume, and salary history to:

HR, 1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-737-5702
Email: resumes@dar.org

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