Pearl S. Buck International offers a stimulating work environment in a tranquil and historic setting, convenient to locations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. People who want to make a difference in the world find extra satisfaction in working with a team who carry on Pearl S. Buck’s legacy of bridging cultures and changing lives.

Job Opportunities

Director of Development

Pearl S. Buck International has an immediate opening for the position of Director of Development. Position responsibilities and requirements include:

  • Acquire, maintain and increase donations by developing and executing key aspects of annual development work plan ensuring the financial resources necessary to support PSBI’s mission and programs.
  • In coordination with appropriate staff, develop and carry out a coordinated annual stewardship/communications plan including organization giving strategies to build and maintain relationships and donations.
  • Direct the Discover the Legacy Donor Cultivation Initiative and lead the Living the Legacy Society Campaign and Fundraising Breakfast.
  • Provide supervision of any direct reports and support organizational initiatives to ensure objectives are achieved and PSBI is appropriately represented.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, at least five years of experience in middle management fund development position with particular emphasis on direct mail and online and offline cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Extensive experience in cultivating medium to large individual gift giving
  • Has successfully secured corporate sales or support (special event sponsors)

Read the full job description here.

Resumes should be faxed to 215-249-9657, emailed to jreeder@pearlsbuck.org or mailed to 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 before December 15, 2020.

Internship Opportunities

Pearl S. Buck International is committed to supporting the development of students pursuing higher education degrees. Currently, only non-paid internships are available. Please contact Jill Reeder at jreeder@pearlsbuck.org for more information.

Volunteer Taking Action Tour Facilitator Opportunities

Pearl S. Buck International is seeking new volunteer facilitators to greet visitors and lead the Pearl S. Buck: Taking Action Tour at the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark.  Through the use of story-telling, dialogue and questioning techniques, facilitate conversations focused on relevant social issues.  Relate Pearl S. Buck’s personal experiences, writings and humanitarian works to current-day issues. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tour facilitator or just want to learn more, contact Curator Marie Toner at mtoner@pearlsbuck.org

Responsibilities:

  • Complete the Facilitator Training Program with an assigned mentor
  • Participate in on-going continuing education/training programs
  • Choose Taking Action tour times from the master schedule
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time
  • Facilitate tours in accordance with museum standards by being factual, friendly and firmly in control of your group
  • Provide tour feedback to the Museum Curator, as requested
  • Participate in re-certification at required times

Requirements:

  • Possess interpersonal skills with an emphasis on communication and public speaking
  • Be proficient in using questioning techniques to facilitate discussion
  • Desirable attributes include being friendly, detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, innovative, articulate, reliable, and a team-player

The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark

The Pearl S. Buck National Historic Landmark Home is unique in that it is one of few sites which, in addition to being a house museum, is actively continuing the work of its founder.  While telling Pearl S. Buck’s extraordinary story, her house ultimately serves as a means to create a dialogue of relevant social issues.  Docent-led Historical and Facilitator-led tours are offered.

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