Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Our partner organization, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, is currently hiring for two positions, Marketing Specialist and Community & Visitor Engagement Specialist. To apply, please submit a current resume/CV and cover letter addressed to Ally Spongr at ally@discoverniagara.org.

The Heritage Center is located in Niagara Falls, New York, and is opening to the public in March 2018. It is the Heritage Center's mission to share the historic roles of the people of Niagara Falls in facilitating freedom for the oppressed, and we invite you to connect with our stories. Visit the website: niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org.

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Marketing Specialist    (Part-Time; 30 - 34 hours/week)

The Marketing Specialist will be responsible for working in collaboration to (i) plan, develop and implement the Heritage Center’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities, including media planning and placement; (ii) design and produce materials, deliverables, and reviews; and (iii) ensure that campaigns remain on track to meet strategic objectives. External relationship management with community members, media partners, vendors, agencies, and designers are integral to this role.

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The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume or c.v. and cover letter to Ally Spongr, Director and Curator, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, Inc.: ally@discoverniagara.org. Position will remain open until filled.

For more information on the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area, please visit http://niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org/.

 

Community and Visitor Engagement Specialist    (Part-Time; 30 hours/week)

The Community and Visitor Engagement Specialist will be responsible for working in collaboration to foster relationships with the local community to produce programs and initiatives that will enhance the lives of our neighbors and result in positive change within the City of Niagara Falls. External relationship management with community members is integral to this role. In addition, the candidate will be a member of the Heritage Center’s Visitor Experience team, which is the public face of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. Team members greet and orient guests, and provide meaningful learning opportunities for the Center’s visitors through interpretive techniques, including facilitated dialogue. With a diverse portfolio of interpretive experiences, engaging public programs, services and events, we expand each visitor’s understanding of, and appreciation for, the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls and the enduring impact of slavery in the United States.

Essential Responsibilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

Special Requirements:

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume or c.v. and cover letter to Ally Spongr, Director and Curator, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, Inc.: ally@discoverniagara.org. Position will remain open until filled.

For more information on the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area, please visit http://niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org/.

Did you know?

On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada.  Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812.  Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada.  Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.


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