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Division seeks Historic Sites Program Manager

Written on: April 17th, 2019 in MuseumsNews

Position Announcement

Historic Sites Program Manager
(Classified as a Cultural Conservation Program Manager)

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs seeks an innovative team leader to manage programming for the State of Delaware’s five museums.

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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

For additional information and applications, please go to the Cultural Conservation Program Manager listing on the Delaware Employment Link.

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Zwaanendael Museum’s Beth Gott retires after 30 years of service

Written on: April 16th, 2019 in MuseumsNews

Employee helped develop many of the programs now in use at the museum.


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Delaware State Historic Preservation Office seeks archaeologist

Written on: April 12th, 2019 in NewsPreservation

Application deadline: April 18, 2019


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Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation meeting to take place on April 17, 2019

Written on: April 11th, 2019 in NewsPreservation

Meeting will include review of the amended nomination of Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.


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Buena Vista Spring Open House on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Written on: April 9th, 2019 in EventsHistoric SitesNews

One-day-only event showcases one of Delaware’s most historic homes


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Public input sought for Brandywine Creek Greenway

Written on: March 25th, 2019 in Historic SitesNewsPreservation

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.


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History museums and historic sites urged to complete national survey

Written on: March 25th, 2019 in Historic SitesMuseumsNews

American Association for State and Local History Survey seeks data on visitation to historic sites and organizations across the United States and Canada.


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DeBraak tours attendance increased by 46% in 2018; new tours scheduled for 2019

Written on: March 22nd, 2019 in EventsMuseumsNews

Tours explore the surviving hull section of an 18th-century shipwreck.


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Division to sponsor 14 special events during April 2019

Written on: March 20th, 2019 in EventsMuseumsNews

Highlights include programs on the artist who created “His Master’s Voice,” the bombardment of Lewes and a festival at Fort Christina.


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“The Rising Sun: The U.S. Constitution”: The Old State House’s Coffee-Hour Lecture Series to take place in April 2019

Written on: March 19th, 2019 in EventsMuseumsNews

Fun and thought-provoking Constitutional programs to take place on April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019.


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