Job Title: Director of Education and Programs
Department: Exhibitions and Enrichment
Reports to: Chief Exhibitions and Enrichment Officer
History saved and preserved is the foundation for strong, vibrant communities and future generations. The Detroit Historical Society’s mission is to tell Detroit’s stories and why they matter. Founded in 1921, the Society has been bringing together diverse voices and communities around the stories of the region to find their place in the present and inspire the future for almost 100 years. Located in Detroit’s cultural district, The Society administers and develops exhibitions and programming for the Detroit Historical Museum, and Dossin Great Lakes Museum. The team cares for more than 250,000 artifacts in its collection, relying upon a staff of over 50 individuals to help bring Detroit’s stories to life.
The Director of Education and Programs manages, develops and works with their team to provide high-quality interpretive and learning programs for varied audiences. The Director of Education and Programs works closely with all departments to holistically develop programs that share and promote the unique resources of the institution.
The ideal candidate is an experienced leader/manager who is a seasoned professional with excellent management and team-building skills. She/he is comfortable with experimentation and risk-taking and is able to generate ideas for the continued improvement of programs and processes. This position leads the team that manages both public and school programs on and offsite. The ideal candidate will develop successful educational methodologies and philosophies with and for the Education and Programs team, while also working the hands-on experiences and modeling team leadership.
The Director of Education and Programs is a full-time position reporting to the Chief Exhibitions and Enrichment Officer. The standard work is Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm with Work Flex as an option, but evening and weekend work related to events and programs will be required.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Human Resources Department at email@example.com later than January 18, 2019. Please no phone calls.
Stop working and start innovating! This is your opportunity to join a national leader in museum services. The Detroit Historical Society has a 100-year legacy of telling Detroit’s stories and why they matter. Most recently, with the 50-year anniversary of the summer of 1967, DHS sought to commemorate the traumatic riots with a sensitive and inclusive narrative. Rather than just create an exhibition, DHS shepherded a community-wide collaborative project. Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward captured the story and proved that the Detroit Historical Society is a safe place to convene for difficult conversations.
DHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply.
Posted on the MMA website 1/10/19