The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs seeks an innovative team leader to manage programming for the State of Delaware’s five museums.
The division, with a main office in Dover, administers the following American-Association-of-Museums-accredited sites across Delaware: the John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum, New Castle Court House, The Old State House and Zwaanendael Museum. The division also partners with the National Park Service, and with other museums, historical societies and agencies throughout the state. Go to the following for additional information about the division’s museums.
As a member of the senior management team, the Historic Sites Program Manager (classified as a Cultural Conservation Program Manager) is responsible for leading program development at all of the division’s museums in order to deliver engaging, authentic, diverse and inclusive experiences through educational services including, but not limited to, tours, school programs, exhibits, special events and community projects.
Additionally, the Historic Sites Program Manager is responsible for maintaining excellence by overseeing the performance of museum- and historic-site staff, and by guiding the visitor experience at the museums and historic sites. The manager also leads the coordination of the division’s strategic plan for its museums; and works with the director, deputy director and the management team in areas of finance, human resources, marketing, information technology, facilities, historic preservation, archaeology and collections, in order to ensure that all sites, projects, exhibitions and programs meet professional standards.
Position Open: April 18 – May 1, 2019
Employee helped develop many of the programs now in use at the museum.
Application deadline: April 18, 2019
Meeting will include review of the amended nomination of Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.
One-day-only event showcases one of Delaware’s most historic homes
Public meetings and online survey seek input on a plan to preserve and enhance the natural, cultural, historic, recreational resources and trails surrounding the Brandywine Creek in Delaware.
American Association for State and Local History Survey seeks data on visitation to historic sites and organizations across the United States and Canada.
Tours explore the surviving hull section of an 18th-century shipwreck.
Highlights include programs on the artist who created “His Master’s Voice,” the bombardment of Lewes and a festival at Fort Christina.
Fun and thought-provoking Constitutional programs to take place on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019.