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Job Alert: Fire Museum of Maryland Part-Time Duty Officer

Fire Museum of Maryland Job Announcement

July 23, 2018
Pay will be $15/hour.
Schedule is Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The Fire Museum of Maryland seeks a part-time
Duty Officer to start in September 2018.
Deadline for applications: August 31, 2018

About the Fire Museum of Maryland: The Fire Museum of Maryland is in Lutherville, MD and was established in 1971. The museum’s mission is to educate the public about the history, technology, and innovation of the fire service through a unique collection of operating apparatus, memorabilia, and programs.

About the Duty Officer Position: The Duty Officer is responsible for the operation of the museum every Saturday when it is open to the public. The incumbent will be a level-headed and responsible key holder. They will be responsible for the opening, security during open hours (10 am to 4 pm), and the closing of the building. They will often serve as the face of the organization and must be comfortable speaking with the public.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the museum’s collection is safe during open hours.
  • Welcoming visitors, introducing the museum and interpreting the history and technology of the fire service.
  • Learning details of the museum’s buildings (i.e. electricity and water shut offs) in order to respond to emergencies.
  • Managing a Saturday staff of two others; a Receptionist and a Fire Alarm Operator
  • Learning the duties of the other Saturday staff members to temporarily relieve them.
  • Preparing Saturday’s income for a bank deposit.
  • Maintaining the building’s cleanliness.
  • Other duties as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate Will Be:
  • Experienced in managing a small staff during interactions with the public.
  • Comfortable with public speaking, particularly to audiences of children and families.
  • Familiar with the fire service.
  • Experienced in operating a computer and/or cash register.
  • Interested in history.
Employees can gain additional hours staffing special events and rentals. Employees can also participate in parades and community events where the museum takes engines. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Fire Museum of Maryland’s Director, Steve Heaver at sgheaver@firemuseummd.org by Friday, August 31st.

December 12, 2017 – Click here for a joint statement from the GBHA Board about recent public safety concerns surrounding Baltimore tourism.

December 12, 2017 – Click here for a joint statement from the GBHA Board about recent public safety concerns surrounding Baltimore tourism.

Read more:

What Carroll County Missed, A blog post by JMM Executive Director Marvin Pinkert

Dear students, please don’t give in to fear, Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun 

The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion

September

15 (Thu) BCO: Thirsty Thursdays (8:00 pm) Artists in Residence

22 (Thu) Quarterly Networking Happy Hour (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm) Committee Meetings

30 (Fri) Tancredi by Gioachino Rossini (7:30 pm) Artists in Residence

October

2 (Sun) Tancredi by Gioachino Rossini (3:00 pm) Artists in Residence

November

4 (Fri) Crush 2016: Theme TBD (7:30 pm ) Events

10 (Thu) BCO: Thirsty Thursdays (8:00 pm )Artists in Residence

17 (Thu) Quarterly Networking Happy Hour (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm) Committee Meetings

18 (Fri) Rigolettto by Giuseppi Verdi (7:30 pm) Artists in Residence

20 (Sun) Rigolettto by Giuseppi Verdi (3:00 pm) Artists in Residence

December

10 (Sat) Christmas Cheer! (1:00 pm) Artists in Residence

11 (Sun) Christmas Cheer! (3:00 pm) Artists in Residence

18 (Sun) Silent Movie: Holiday Favorites & Sing-a-long (2:00 pm) Events

Hancock’s Resolution

Please visit http://www.historichancocksresolution.org/events-calendar for event information.

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Saturday, May 7, 2:00 PM: “Constellation History Tour”

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, May 21, 2:00 PM: “Constellation History Tour”

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, May 28, 10:00AM – 4:00PM: Ship’s Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 2:00 PM: “Constellation History Tour”

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Captain’s Jubilee

Historic Ships in Baltimore present a special seated four-course wine-pairing dinner on board USS Constellation.  This fundraising event supports the preserving and restoring our maritime heritage. Reservations required, additional fee.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:00 PM: “Constellation History Tour”

Take a walking tour through 100 years of naval service! Historian and friend of the ship, John Barnard, leads an hour-long tour that focuses on many of the social changes that took place aboard USS Constellation during her century of service. Come aboard and take a close look at the real Old Navy, and see the difference time makes. This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:00AM – 4:00PM: Ship’s Company

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy.

Last boarding for USS Constellation will be 4:30 PM in preparation for the Independence Day Deck Party.

Monday, July 4, 2016 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Independence Day Deck Party Picnic
Celebrate our nation’s birthday high above the Inner Harbor Crowds. Classic Catering People will be serving backyard favorites along with, local beer, wines and assorted sodas.  There will be music, special tours, cannon firings, giveaways and the best view of the fireworks. Reservations required, additional fee.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Victory Night

Honoring those who served on the Historic Ships, and the descendants, volunteers and members who preserve their legacy. This delightful event is free to all members, volunteers, former crew and their descendants.  Food and drink are provided.  Reservations required.

Saturday, October 8, 2016: USS Constellation Cup Regatta & Pier Party!

Have a fun-filled day on the water. The day kicks off with the Annual USSConstellation Cup Sailboat Regatta in Baltimore Harbor and culminates in the Historic Ships’ post-race fundraiser from 6 PM – 9 PM. Reservations required, additional fee.

Thursday, November 24th: CLOSED

Historic Ships in Baltimore will be closed on Thursday, November 24th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Historic Ships will re-open at 10:00AM on Friday, November 25th.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving.December 2016

Wednesday, December 7th, 12:00 Noon: Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony

Join the board and staff of Historic Ships in Baltimore in marking the anniversary of the December 1941 Japanese Attack on Hawaii and honoring those who served during WWII. The Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony, will be held on board the US Coast Guard Cutter TANEY, and is open to the public at no cost.

 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
April 29 – May 1
Friday (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday (8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! Tickets on-sale beginning February 1, 2016. Visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 1-866-468-7630. Advance purchase recommended for the train ride. Please note that everyone including B&O members will need to purchase a ticket for entrance into the museum during this six day event. Coupons, vouchers, discounts, consignment tickets, complimentary passes, membership cards, etc. are not accepted during Day Out With Thomas.

Babe Ruth Museum

Fire Museum of Maryland

May 7, 2016, 10am-2pm
Annual Steam Show 

Hose wagon rides and demonstrations with hand- and horse-drawn apparatus, working steam engines, antique models, kids’ contests, working draft horses, Dalmatians, and food vendors! Fun for the whole family!

July 9, 2016, 11am-2pm
Antique Car Show

Each year the Chesapeake Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) puts on an antique car show at the Fire Museum. Featuring both classic and custom vehicles, as well as trucks, motorcycles, police and military vehicles, it’s an event the whole family will enjoy.

September 10, 2016, 10am-2pm
Honoring Our Heroes

Our annual salute to fire, police, EMS, and military personnel, with antique fire engine demonstrations and car show. Sponsored by area businesses and the citizens of Baltimore County, Honoring our Heroes is a great way to say “Thank You” to all of our community members in uniform.

October 29, 2016, 6pm-8pm
Lantern Night

A family-friendly Halloween. See fire apparatus in a new light: etched glass signal lamps and kerosene lanterns; also visit with re-enacters in period attire. Wear your Halloween costume and get in for 1/2 price!

Opening Day November 26th, 2016
December 3, 10, 17
December 28-31
10am – 4pm
Holiday Train Garden

Watch as O-scale trains wind through a 20th century town. On Opening Day, get a free photo taken with Santa in a Fire Chief’s sleigh, from 11am until 2pm!

Visit the museum website for more information and events.

Jewish Museum of Maryland

All American Synagogue
Sunday, May 1
Included with admission

Join us as we mark the start of our All American Synagogue celebrations, in
association with the MADE: In America and Carroll
Mansion  this years’ All American Home. At 3pm become a JMM history detective, explore  the material culture of Maryland’s oldest synagogue including some unanswered
questions about its most important ritual objects.

Plus throughout the day enjoy hands-on activities and exploration examining
the skills and techniques used in the construction of the Lloyd Street
Synagogue. Activities will be suitable for the whole family.

 Maryland Premier: Carvalho’s Journey: A documentary film by Steve  Rivo
 Sunday, May 15, 1:00pm
Movie Screening and Talk with Director Steve Rivo
Included with Admission

A real life 19th century American western adventure story, Carvalho’s Journey
tells the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an
observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a
groundbreaking photographer, artist and pioneer in American history.

 A Day at the Races, A Night at Frankenstein’s Castle
 Sunday, May 22, from 11am
Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg
Included with Admission

 A Day at the Races and Young Frankenstein: Two films released 37 years apart
but united by remarkably similar senses of humor fueled by a uniquely Jewish
perspective on mad doctors and mad love. The central characters of both movies
blend predictable feelings of persecution with a healthy irreverence for
convention and a disregard for stuffy authority.

Join another Jewish doctor named Arnold T. Blumberg as he fills you in on some
of the fun behind-the-scenes anecdotes that make the Marx Bros.’ A Day at the
Races and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein two of his all-time favorites in the
annals of Jewish movie medicine.

 Schedule for the Day:
11:00am – Screening of Day at the Races
1:00pm – Lecture with Dr. Blumberg
2:00pm – Screening of Young Frankenstein

2016 Annual  Meeting
The Greatest Gap: Health Inequity in Baltimore
Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker Dr. Jay Perman, University of
Maryland, Baltimore
 Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm
Free

In 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a report with this
essential line: “Scientists have found that the conditions in which we live
and work have an enormous impact on our health-long before we ever see a
doctor.”

“The conditions in which we live and work …” In Baltimore, these conditions
are often bleak-often deplorable. These are the conditions that perpetuate
yawning gaps in health care access and efficacy and in large-scale community
health outcomes.

In this talk, Dr. Perman will address the social determinants of
health-education, economic stability, personal and public safety, housing and
transportation, social supports and cohesion. He’ll discuss how anchor
institutions-like the University of Maryland, Baltimore-can help remediate the
grave disparities we see in the health of populations.

Clifton Mansion

Valentine’s Day
Tea Party at Clifton MansionCelebrating the Oakenshawe Community Centennial
– and love! –

Sunday, February 14, at 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
at Clifton Mansion, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
See details below to reserve tickets with your sweetheart or friends.

Celebrate romance and friendships and the 100th Anniversary of the Oakenshawe Neighborhood at Clifton Mansion with a superb afternoon tea complete with favorites of savory tea sandwiches, sweets, scones, clotted cream and more,  plus a sip of bubbly in your souvenir Centennial Oakenshawe glass. Enjoy celebrating the centennial, a concert of light classical music and tours exploring two centuries of love, legacy and design at the historic home of Johns Hopkins.

Guests are encouraged to wear their finest 1916 (think: “Downton Abbey”) tea attire.      Any questions? Contact us at cliftonmansion@civicworks.com.

Space is limited. Reserve yours now! Send your name(s), address, email/phone and $20.00 per person.  Make checks out to Civic Works;       Memo Line: Valentine Tea and mail to Civic Works, Attn: Clifton Mansion Legacy Education, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213.