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Current Employment Opportunities

Business Manager

The Business Manager oversees the day-to-day financial operations and develops processes and procedures to enable the smooth running of the Museum in support of its mission.  He/she is the primary business interface for the Museum.  The Business Manager reports to the Executive Director of the Museum and works within the policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees.
Hours are flexible within certain parameters.  Minimum 22.5 hours/week.

Undergraduate degree in business, accounting, administration or a similar field. Minimum of three years management experience in a professional office environment, including financial reporting, vendor management, bookkeeping and administration is required.  Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to manage multiple projects and to follow-up as required.  A thorough knowledge of QuickBooks is essential.  Previous experience in a non-profit arts or cultural organization is a plus.

The Business Manager will work directly with the Executive Director, Finance Committee and Chair of the Board of Trustees to:
  • Provide financial reports as specified by the Treasurer             
  • Assist the Museum auditor throughout the course of the audit
  • Evaluate internal financial processes to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Track spending related to both Government and Foundation grants
  • Assist with budget development

The Business Manager is responsible for the overall cash management including:
  • Bookkeeping
  • Processing invoices
  • Processing bi-weekly payroll
  • Processing all other transactions
  • Reconciling cash register contents to register tape twice weekly
  • Maintaining petty cash including monthly reconciliation.
  • Collecting payments from all programs.

The Business Manager provides managerial oversight in the following capacities:
  • Manage Museum operations and staff in the absence of the Director in concurrence with the Chair of the Board.
  • Oversee volunteers in their administrative functions.
  • Oversee administrative process associated with membership and annual appeal.
The Business Manager will demonstrate effective communications in the following areas:
  • Greeting visitors and providing a welcoming environment
  • Greeting teachers and parents who come to the various programs. 
  • Assisting the Director in the creation of the newsletter by writing articles as needed and proofreading the final copy.
  • Writing various form letters. Creating other correspondence as needed.
  • Edit and proofread materials at Director’s request, to ensure accuracy.
  • Confer on fundraising, advertising and marketing communications.

  • Assist employees, Trustees and volunteers as required.
  • Oversee recycling program.
  • Purchase Museum and program supplies as needed.
Potential Business Manager candidates please send
resume and cover letter to

Potential internship candidates should contact the Executive Director at

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is an EEO/AA employer.

About the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC)

Located in the heart of downtown Madison, NJ, and housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts explores 18th- and 19th-century American history with a focus on New Jersey.  Drawing on its collection of over 8000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country.  The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by both men and women.

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