Located in Doylestown, in the heart of Bucks County, PA, the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, operated by the Bucks County Historical Society (BCHS), are two historic concrete castles that celebrate the life and legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar.
The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate, features both local and national seasonal exhibits as well as a collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools. This permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of American material culture.
Fonthill Castle was home to Henry Chapman Mercer and served as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. Fonthill Castle features Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement.
It is the mission of the Bucks County Historical Society to educate and engage its many audiences in appreciating the past and to help people find stories and meanings relevant to their lives—both today and in the future.
The Bucks County Historical Society (BCHS) is seeking an energetic, positive, detail-oriented team player who enjoys community service and museum program planning to join its team as a full-time Community Programs Coordinator.
Every year, BCHS presents a dynamic roster of seasonal in-person and virtual community programs such as special lectures, concerts, films, and family experiences at both the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, PA.
The Community Programs Coordinator is responsible for the successful management of this fast-paced, year-long program schedule, and collaborates with colleagues in the Department of Community Services & Marketing, as well as the greater institution, to bring these programs to the public and contribute to advancing the mission and strategic plan goals and help increase awareness, attendance, membership, and philanthropic support.