The Wright Museum seeks a permanent, full-time, benefits-eligible Senior Vice President of Programs reporting to the President/CEO.
The Wright Museum is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to ethnicity, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.
Compensation: $131,000 annually
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has for over half a century been a leading institution dedicated to the African American experience.
The Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture, the museum's 22,000 square foot, interactive core exhibit, which is the largest single exhibition on African American history in existence. The Ford Freedom Rotunda and its 95-foot wide by 65-foot high glass dome; this architectural wonder is more than twice the width of the State of Michigan’s Capitol dome and just one foot shy of the width of the U.S. Capitol dome. Our Ring of Genealogy, a 37-foot terrazzo tile creation by artist Hubert Massey surrounded by bronze nameplates of prominent African Americans in history. The Museum has the General Motors Theater, a 317-seat facility for live performances, film, and presentations. The Wright serves over half a million people annually through its exhibitions, programs, and events.
Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture.
Our vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspires everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance, and unity!
Position Overview: In partnership with the President and CEO, establish short and long-range vision, general operating plans, and annual goals, objectives, and priorities for all of the Museum’s exhibition, public programs and educational activities. As a member of the Museum’s Executive Management Team the Senior Vice President of Programs will serve as a key ambassador for the Museum as it relates to all of its public facing programs and services.
How to apply: Application will only be accepted via our website thewright.org/jobs or email to HR@thewright.org Interested candidates should submit (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter with salary requirements. Please no phone calls.
Posted on 2/18/2021