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Museum Director

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

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Easton, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) strives to tell the many inter-related stories stemming from the transportation and utilization of coal along rivers and canals from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol—the route that built the foundation of our nation’s industrial growth. We seek to explore our past as we highlight the diverse experiences of miners, canal workers, and industrial pioneers, and look to the future as we explore how our industrial heritage shapes our communities today. A signature program that helps fulfill that mission is the National Canal Museum and the associated canal boat rides on the Josiah White II mule-drawn canal boat.

As our Museum & Archives Director, you’ll set a vision for how the stories of our Corridor are interpreted and presented to the community. You’ll manage a team of talented and dedicated employees and volunteers, build community identity around our critical role in the industrial development of the United States, and leverage our archive of historical artifacts to further academic study and community understanding alike. As part of our leadership team, you’ll also have a critical role in setting long-term goals and vision for the entire DLNHC.

APPLY HERE: https://delawareandlehigh.org/about/team/director-of-museum-archives-application/

As a part of the DLNHC team, you’ll enjoy:

  • A small, close-knit team and a casual workplace
  • A flexible work schedule that includes two work-from-home days per week and “field days” when applicable
  • A generous benefits package, in which DLNHC covers the entire cost of nearly all premiums
  • An unconditional retirement contribution beginning after one year of service—made regardless of your contribution amount
  • Networking and development opportunities with the historical organizations, educational institutions, legislators, and corporate entities who partner with the DLNHC
  • Conferences, professional memberships, and other development opportunities as the budget allows

As Director of Museum & Archives, you will:

  • Support your team in the daily operations of the National Canal Museum and the DLNHC Archives.
  • Partner with other DLNHC leaders to develop long-term goals for the organization.
  • Train and mentor your team to build new skills and prepare them for new opportunities.
  • Track and analyze a wide variety of museum data (including visitor data, volunteer hours, department expenditures, and more to measure success and make organizational improvements.
  • Build and foster relationships with important partners throughout the community, including volunteers, members, donors, corporate sponsors, partner organizations, and legislators.
  • Expand the reach and deepen the impact of museum and archives programming by leading efforts to secure new grants, new sponsorships, and new museum members.
  • Ensure the maximum impact of grant, sponsor and donor dollars through careful budgeting and the promotion of financial awareness across the entire team.
  • Coordinate the acquisition, preservation, and cataloguing of archival assets to promote the public and academic understanding of our industrial heritage.

You may be our ideal candidate if:

  • You’re passionate about our region’s industrial history, and how that history impacts our present efforts towards conservation, economic development, and health and wellness.
  • You have at least 4 years of experience managing museums or historical archives and a strong educational background in Museum Management, History, or a related field.
  • You have experience managing and developing talent within large, multi-tiered teams.
  • You’re committed to building an inclusive environment for all facets of our community.
  • You have a strong track-record of securing grants and/or private or corporate donations to fund new projects and initiatives.
  • You can build strong relationships with donors, partners, volunteers, and community members.
  • You have excellent communication skills, including public academic presentations and grant-writing experience.
  • You’re able to implement new ideas and challenge the status quo without disrespecting or disregarding the contributions of previous team members and volunteers.
  • You enjoy “wearing many hats;” you’re able to shift easily between strategic, big-picture thinking and task-oriented, hands-on work, and you enjoy pitching in to help teammates in many different roles and capacities.
  • You’re proficient with the Outlook Office suite and PastPerfect museum collections software.
  • You’re adaptable and eager to learn new skills and technologies.

APPLY HERE: https://delawareandlehigh.org/about/team/director-of-museum-archives-application/

This job is no longer accepting applications

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