Employment

Current Openings:

Director of Human Resources and Administration Services
Full-time; Exempt

Primary Functions:

Assists and supports the President with their performance of duties as it relates to designated administrative services and human resources, including, but not limited to, their design, coordination, and implementation. Serves as the organization’s Human Resource and safety officer. Shares responsibility with the Chief Financial Officer to serve as Acting President in their absence.

Administrative Services Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the preparation of immediate and long-range planning. Serves as member of the Leadership Team, offering advice to the President on organizational policy and systems.
  • Serves as liaison between Program Directors and the President.
  • Supervises facility maintenance team members and coordinates the contract cleaning vendors for all facilities.
  • Coordinates monthly maintenance and vehicle assignments.
  • Offers support for major special events as needed.
  • Responsible for coordination of the Institute’s Quality Assurance system and internal workflow efficiencies and systems. May prepare studies and analysis of the effectiveness of these systems and make recommendations to the President and members of the Leadership Team.
  • Serves as “Management Confidential” to the Board of Trustees. Attends all meetings of the full-board and board committee meetings when needed serving as note-taker to compile minutes of the meetings.
  • Schedules appointments and monthly meetings for the administration offices and the committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Documents Board member attendance at luncheon meetings and prepares quarterly billings for these.

Human Resources Responsibilities:

Provides employee relations and responds to team members suggestions and complaints, recommending suitable action to the President.

  • Serves as the administration liaison for the Institute’s benefits plans, including, but not limited to the pension plan, and insurance plan.
  • Coordinates performance management processes and professional development training and tracking.
  • Responsible for the development and review of HR policies, handbook, processes, procedures, and HR technologies.
  • Works with the President and Leadership Team to develop and implement activities that foster a positive work culture and employee experience focused on the values of OI.
  • Maintains all personnel records and tracks all paid time off, such as vacation and personal/sick leave time, etc.
  • Will provide and coordinate the safety requirements and will be the designated safety coordinator.
  • Maintaining HR and related employment compliance matters for the organization.
  • Will design and coordinate recruitment, interviewing, and new hire on-boarding procedures and programs with leadership and program/department managers.
  • Will serve as a primary investigator or coordinator with regard to helping resolve any harassment or discrimination concerns/or complaints.
  • Will respond to any requests for reference or employee information, unemployment, and workers compensation claims.

Other duties as may be needed or directed to meet the needs of the Institute’s operations.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in human resources, business management and/or public administration.

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional management experience in a similar or related organization.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Office 365 preferred).
  • Must be trustworthy and the ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with outstanding attention to detail.
  • Experience managing a budget.
  • Experience working in a CRM and HR/Payroll systems is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be adaptable, have a positive attitude, and willing to learn new skills.

Physical Demands:

Light/sedentary. Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and use a computer and related equipment, including printers. Must also be able to help with events and other related work from time-to-time, including lifting greater than 25 pounds.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Work will generally be between 9:00 am–5:00 pm in an office environment. Position may be required to work some evenings and weekends.

To Apply:

Submit the following electronic documents:
1. A resume (limit 2 pages)
2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3. The names of three professional references, their email addresses and telephone numbers.

Send application materials to: Danielle Cross McCracken, President, at dmccracken@oionline.com.

Please list the job title in the subject line.

Deadline to apply is Monday, May 16, 2022.

Housekeeping/Light Maintenance Position

Performs a variety of housekeeping responsibilities for the Stifel Fine Arts Center, Dance Studio and Administration Building of Oglebay Institute. This position is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment in accordance with the mission of the Institute and specific guidelines of the departments.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Facility (Historical House, Dance Building, Office Building):

Responsible for orderliness and cleanliness of the buildings.  Includes housekeeping tasks such a cleaning floors, windows, doors, woodwork, restrooms, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, polishing, waste removal, replacing light bulbs as needed and storing supplies and equipment.

Supplies/Equipment/Inventories:

Adheres to the Oglebay Institute guidelines and procedures for supplies and equipment inventory and ordering of needed supplies.

Other Responsibilities:

Report any maintenance problems related to the housekeeping function of the facility or equipment to the Director of the Department.

On occasion, other duties may be required in order to satisfy the pressing needs of the Institute.

Work Schedule:

Work will generally be between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Position may be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands: 

Must be capable of lifting 5 to 25 lbs, capable of spending most of eight hours on feet, able to climb step ladder.

To Apply:

Forward resume with references or print Oglebay Institute application from oionline.com and forward completed application to Connie Moore, Director of Administrative Services, at 1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 or email to conniemoore@oionline.com.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.50 – $14.00 per hour

JUNIOR NATURE CAMP ASSISTANT COOK
Temporary Part-time; Non-Exempt

Primary Functions:

To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by preparing daily meals. To take direction from the Head Cook in all aspects of kitchen preparation and cleaning.

Qualifications:

• We are looking for a motivated individual to assist with cooking duties, Friday, July 8 – Saturday, July 23, 2022.
• We start at 6:30am, serve dinner at 6:00pm, and typically leave the kitchen around 8:00pm (shift work available).
• These are long, fun days. We serve homemade food, family style for most meals. Some lunches are served buffet style.
• It is not necessary that an applicant be experienced in kitchen work, but very important to be able to take instruction and be willing to work.
• It is preferable that you stay at camp as the days are quite long, but this is not required.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

To serve as the Junior Nature Camp Assistant Cook from Friday, July 8 to Saturday July 23, 2022.

• To follow the direction of the Junior Nature Camp Head Cook

• To assist in all meal preparation

• To provide family style meals for the campers and staff

• To adhere strictly to all American Camping Association guidelines for meal procedures as outlined

• To adhere to all Health Department rules/regulations

• To prepare an evening snack prior to departure

Terms:

Oglebay Institute to pay the sum of $10 per hour, plus (optional) room and board from July 8 to July 23, 2022.

Interested candidates should email Molly Check at mcheck@oionline.com by May 28, 2022. Applicants will be considered as they are received, and position may be filled before deadline.

GARDNER, Schrader Environmental Education Center
Part-time; Non-Exempt

Primary Functions:

Under the supervision of the Director, the Gardener will maintain all on-site garden areas to meet or exceed professional standards and visitor expectations. The gardener will maintain the beauty of flowers, grasses, and shrubs in the Corson Wildflower & Butterfly Garden, the Coyne Garden, and all outdoor grounds as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • 1-3 years personal or professional gardening experience

Required Knowledge:
•       Knowledge of horticulture methods and materials, landscaping and cultivation of herbaceous and woody plants.
•       Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
•       Ability to perform grounds maintenance tasks.
•       Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
•       Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
•       Plants, transplants, fertilizes, waters, prunes, and weeds flower beds and plant areas as needed.
•       Maintains flowers, bushes, trees, and shrubs.
•       Implements detailed landscape plans.
•       Plants and propagates bedding plants.
•       Assists in the work direction and on-the-job training of other personnel.
•       Picks up and disposes of litter.
•       May assist in various maintenance activities as required.
•       Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
•       Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
•       Coordinate volunteer work days for the Ohio County Master Gardeners and other community groups.
•       Interact with the public with a cheerful and positive attitude.
•       Complete the work of the department in accordance with the general policy, aims, long-and short-range goals and objectives associated with the department and objectives of Oglebay Institute.

Hours:

Seasonal position, spring to fall. Gardener will work 5-15 hours a week, or comparable hours as scheduled by the Director. Position has potential to be paired with weekend Customer Service Representative position.

Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume and OI application to Molly Check at mcheck@oionline.com. Candidtates will be considered as applications are received, and position may be filled before deadline.

JUNIOR NATURE CAMP ASSISTANT COOK
Temporary Part-time; Non-Exempt

Primary functions:

To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by preparing daily meals. To take direction from the Head Cook in all aspects of kitchen preparation and cleaning.

Qualifications:

• We are looking for a motivated individual to assist with cooking duties, Friday, July 8 – Saturday, July 23, 2022.
• We start at 6:30am, serve dinner at 6:00pm, and typically leave the kitchen around 8:00pm (shift work available).
• These are long, fun days. We serve homemade food, family style for most meals. Some lunches are served buffet style.
• It is not necessary that an applicant be experienced in kitchen work, but very important to be able to take instruction and be willing to work.
• It is preferable that you stay at camp as the days are quite long, but this is not required.

 

Typical duties and responsibilities:

To serve as the Junior Nature Camp Assistant Cook from Friday, July 8 to Saturday July 23, 2022.
• To follow the direction of the Junior Nature Camp Head Cook
• To assist in all meal preparation
• To provide family style meals for the campers and staff
• To adhere strictly to all American Camping Association guidelines for meal procedures as outlined
• To adhere to all Health Department rules/regulations
• To prepare an evening snack prior to departure

 

Terms:

Oglebay Institute to pay the sum of $10 per hour, plus (optional) room and board from July 8 to July 23, 2022.

Interested candidates should email Molly Check at mcheck@oionline.com by May 28, 2022. Applicants will be considered as they are received, and position may be filled before deadline.

JUNIOR NATURE CAMP UNIT COUNSELOR
Temporary Part-time; Non-Exempt

Primary functions:

To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by cultivating a rich experience of nature study, so that young people might appreciate the intricacies of nature, and grow to be good stewards of the Earth; all within the cooperative living environment of a residential camp.

To organize and present educational programs for campers at Junior Nature Camp; to actively participate in Junior Nature Camp’s growth, and to maintain outstanding quality in the efforts of the Environmental Education department and Junior Nature Camp.

Qualifications:

• Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
• Ability to relate to one’s peer group
•Ability to accept supervision and guidance
•Ability to assist in teaching an activity
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
• High school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of age

 

Typical duties and responsibilities:

• Guide tent groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
• Carry out established roles for supervising camper health.
• Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.
• Develop tent or unit activity plans with participants as appropriate.
• Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including morning bird walk, tent and unit clean-up, meal times, FOB, free time, program time, Vespers, snack, Campfire, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned.
• Instruct campers in emergency weather procedures.
• Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
• To complete the work of the department in accordance with the general policy, aims, and objectives of Oglebay Institute.

 

Terms:

Camp is held for two weeks (July 10-16 & July 17-23, 2022). Counselors must be present, without absence, the entire duration and are required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results during the camp session.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and completed OI application to mcheck@oionline.com by June 3, 2022.

JUNIOR NATURE CAMP MENTAL HEALTH WORKER
Temporary Part-time; Non-Exempt

Primary functions:

To support the mission of Oglebay Institute’s Junior Nature Camp by providing mental health support to all campers, all within the cooperative living environment of a residential camp.

To actively participate in Junior Nature Camp’s growth, and to maintain outstanding quality in the efforts of the Environmental Education department and Junior Nature Camp.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field of study with at least 2 years of experience working with children in a mental health setting
• Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
• Ability to work collaboratively with other staff to oversee total wellness of each camper
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

Typical duties and responsibilities:

• Provide behavioral and therapeutic supports to all campers through a variety of treatment techniques.
• To provide high quality direct treatment as needed by campers to positively respond to their daily environment. Services may include support planning, direct support, crisis intervention, and coordination with the family.
• Create a collaborative environment and establishes a therapeutic culture that supports a positive behavioral support model.
• Establish a relationship of trust and respect with campers and staff.
• Collaborate with Camp Director, Program Director, CIT Director, and Camp Nurse to ensure each camper is well adjusted and positively participating in all camp activities.
• To complete the work of the department in accordance with the general policy, aims, and objectives of Oglebay Institute.


Terms:

Camp is held for two weeks (July 10-16 & July 17-23 2022). Must be present, with little or no absence, the entire duration and are required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results during the camp session.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and completed OI application to mcheck@oionline.com by May 28, 2021.

Stifel Fine Arts Center, School of Dance and Towngate Theatre

Oglebay Institute is seeking teaching visual & performing artists to fill a variety of positions throughout the year including year-long residency programs in area schools and adjunct instructor positions at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, School of Dance and Towngate Theatre.

Click here to complete a teaching artist application.

Schrader Environmental Education Center

The Schrader Environmental Education Center is always looking for passionate environmental educators to consider for part time and full time positions. Please send your resume to Molly Check if you would like it to be considered for future job opportunities.

About Oglebay Institute:

Oglebay InstituteOI is a 501(c)3 organization located in Wheeling, WV. Since its founding in 1930, OI has been successful in serving the residents and visitors of the Upper Ohio River Valley by providing quality programming in five discipline areas: environmental education; performing arts; regional history interpretation; visual arts; and dance. These program areas and the facilities in which they reside, are supported by centralized administrative, finance, marketing, and development departments.

OI serves a wide geographic service area that includes Northern West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. More than 90,000 individuals participate in the organization’s programming annually; nearly half of participants are children.