Request for Proposals
Ticketing System Platform
Request for Proposal for a ticketing system for the Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) in Cincinnati, OH.
The Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are seeking proposals from vendors to supply a unified solution to process museum admission tickets and membership sales, through multiple sales channels. This system must meet the functional requirements as outlined in the Request for Proposal document to meet the two institutions present and future ticketing needs.
Any inquires, requests for interpretation, technical questions, clarification, or additional information shall be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions shall be received no later than 5:00 P.M., EST, November 25, 2022. If required, RFP clarifications can be provided in a scheduled meeting. This meeting will not serve as a product presentation.
November 25, 2022: Deadline for RFP clarifications
December 5 to 23, 2022: RFP clarifications issued to vendors
December 30, 2023: Deadline for Presentations/Proposals
March 31, 2023: Selection of 2-3 final candidates
June 30, 2023: Applicant selected
July 1, 2023 to July 1, 2024: Implementation
Researcher – Emerging Scholars Fellowship
The Emerging Scholars Fellowship is a new initiative that invites researchers to use CMC’s manuscript collections in the Cincinnati History Library and Archives. Each calendar year, a fellowship in the amount of $2,000 will assist one such researcher in an approved and sanctioned project. The funds may be used at the discretion of the researcher, including for transportation, housing, childcare, photocopies, etc. Recipients will receive $1,000 at the beginning of their fellowship and the remaining $1,000 upon completion of their research.
Who may apply for the Emerging Scholars Fellowship?
- Applicants enrolled in and working toward an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in history, public history, or museum studies at an accredited college or university. Undergraduates are not eligible.
- Applicants teaching as part-time adjunct professors or instructors.
- Applicants who identify as independent scholars.
To be clear, emerging suggests that applicants are either in training for their future careers or working in a teaching position that does not offer institutional support for research.
CMC is committed to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. We acknowledge how we’re alike and embrace how we’re different. When we work with empathy and equity, we can build a better community together.
Please share how you plan to use CMC’s collections to uncover stories of our region’s history. CMC’s manuscript holdings represent a broad geographic and cultural footprint. Help us discover the gems in our collections. CMC encourages a variety of projects, from scholarly articles to podcasts to blogs.
In your application, please include the following:
- Working Title for Your Project
- Summary of your project, including a topical overview, a list of collections you intend to use in your research, and what you hope to discover (2 pages, double-spaced).
- One letter of reference from a guide or mentor.
- Recent copy of your C.V. (not to exceed 3 pages).
- How you plan to share your project results with CMC.
CMC will review applications by how well they:
- Demonstrate a clear plan to use CMC’s manuscript collections.
- Explore new and/or compelling narratives about Cincinnati’s regional history.
- Link to broader national narratives.
Send applications to: email@example.com
Reports to: Jill Beitz – Manager of Reference and Research, Cincinnati History Library and Archives
Benefits Consulting & Brokerage Services
Cincinnati Museum Center (“CMC”) /National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (“NURFC”) wants to maintain a competitive benefits program strategically positioned to improve benefit results and provide high-value choices for employees.
We are currently seeking proposals for a consulting and brokerage strategic partnership for our employee benefits program.
Decision criteria for selecting a partner include:
- Strategic approach to the business
- Ability to optimize benefit expenditures
- Competencies in benchmarking and competitive positioning
- Cultural and philosophical fit with organization
April 14, 2023: RFP Sent to Proposed Brokers
April 30, 2023: Deadline for RFP clarifications
May 12, 2023: RFP responses due back from Vendors by end of business Day
May 31, 2023: Completion of proposal review
June 20, 2023: In-person Interviews of finalists selected (if applicable)
June 30, 2023: Final Decision
Please submit your proposal using the headings, questions, lettering, and numbering shown and be as direct and brief as possible in your response. Proposals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contract Archivist (6-9 month term)
CMC seeks an independent contractor to help process archival photographic prints and negatives (both nitrate and acetate) from the Betz-Marsh Collection. This collection includes the body of work of Cincinnati-based photographer Sargent (Sarge) J. Marsh. Marsh Photographers, Inc., specialized in commercial and stock photography, including catalogue and print advertising, aerial surveys, motion picture and theatrical works, and business/retail photography. The Contract Archivist will assess and prepare the Betz-Marsh Collection for preservation and user accessibility. Under the management of the CMC’s Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Media, they will work in accordance with CMC’s collections policy and ensures that activity takes place in accordance with legal, ethical, and professional standards. The Contract Archivist will assess individual item conditions, identify proper archival storage needs for collection items, physically rehouse materials, and implement archival systems to ensure the overall accessibility and preservation needs of this unique collection are met using industry standards.
Any inquires, requests for interpretation, technical questions, clarification, or additional information shall be directed to email@example.com.
Professional Landscaping Services
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 invites interested parties to respond to the Request for Proposals for professional landscaping services.
Parties that respond should submit a detailed Statement of Qualifications providing all information described in this announcement. Responses shall be emailed to the two (2) email addresses below with “PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING SERVICES” as the Subject. Statements of qualifications must be received by CMC no later than 4:30 PM, September 30, 2022.
Please download, review and complete the following documents:
Download Proposal Form and Scope of Work (PDF)
Download 2022 Landscaping RFP Plans (PDF)
Download 2022 Union Terminal Landscaping (PDF)
Download 2022 Geier Top Down View (PDF)