This position assists the Executive Director in conceiving, developing, and executing the Institute’s public programming initiatives and adult leadership training. In cooperation with other Museum elements, the Institute is poised to offer a vastly expanded menu of Conferences, Symposia, Workshops, and Leadership Seminars. The Senior Director will have primary responsibility for overseeing these public offerings and coordinating with other involved departments in order to create a new standard for excellence in bringing the history of World War II to the public on a national scale.
The essential responsibilities of this position are:
- Assists the Executive Director in conceiving, developing, and executing Institute public programming, from conception to implementation.
- Designs and implements a new program of World War II Leadership Seminars designed for corporate, non-profit, and public audiences.
- Supervises the Director of Conferences and Symposia in designing and staging a robust series of multi-day Conferences, one-day Symposia, and shorter Workshops designed for diverse Museum audiences from scholars to the general public.
- Supports programming and marketing activities in close cooperation with relevant Museum departments.
- Gives lectures, interviews, and other public appearances on behalf of the Institute for the Study of War & Democracy.
- Manages and represents the Institute for the Study of War & Democracy in the absence of the Executive Director.
The ideal candidate must possess an advanced degree in history, public history, museum, or policy institute sphere, or equivalent work experience as well as significant administrative and supervisory experience including the planning and execution of large-scale programs. In addition, excellent communication, writing, critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with instructional and presentation abilities are essential. Finally, a knowledge of World War II is highly desirable.
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