Operations and Education Manager
Historic Newton (HistoricNewton.org) seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and collaborative professional to manage our Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds museum site. The Manager oversees the stewardship and operation of this 1734 historic house, the adjacent education center, and landscape. The position requires an experienced museum education professional to develop and help deliver group programs.
The Manager oversees and plans the site’s activities including the maintenance schedule; vendor contracts; insuring that exhibition elements and facilities are in good condition; and caring for the collection. The Manager is also responsible for visitor services, event rental and retail operations, including scheduling and supervising staff and volunteers and monitoring the site’s annual budget.
The Manager is also Durant-Kenrick museum’s interpretive and education professional. Working closely with Historic Newton’s Education Coordinator, the Manager develops public and educational programming and works as part of a team on exhibits and other projects.
Requirements include a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in museums or similar settings; expertise in museum interpretation and education; the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong interpersonal, project management and communication skills; some understanding of American history/material culture required, expertise in New England in the 18th – 20th centuries preferred. Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, public history, non-profit management, or related field required, Master’s preferred. Full-time position with benefits. EOE.
Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to HistoricNewton@newtonma.gov or 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458.
May 15, 2016