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Director of Programs

 

This position reports directly to the Director of Operations

Status: Regular Full-time

Direct Reports: Full-time Family Programs Manager and Interns

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Programs researches, develops, and implements all mission and vision related programming for audiences of all ages and abilities both locally and nationally.

 

The Director of Programs will:

  • Oversee the inception and implementation of a variety of museum programming, including but not limited to: exhibit openings, concerts, classes, tours, lecture series, community outreach, Summer Family Free Day, and Old World Christmas Market
  • Pursue, establish, and maintain community partnerships for strategic program initiatives
  • Serve on internal and community committees to facilitate outreach opportunities
  • Determine logistics for each event, including working with vendors and performers, community groups, staff and volunteers. Major events may require working with the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Alcohol & Beverage Division, Cedar Rapids Police Department and Fire Department, Linn County Public Health, and other groups to ensure all rules and regulations are being followed
  • Coordinate and oversee set-up, tear-down, and execution of museum programs
  • Prepare and manage the department budget to meet annual goals
  • Analyze and report on program audience attendance
  • Create and prioritize long and short-term tactics for reaching institutional strategic goals
  • Assist with interdepartmental project coordination
  • Become versed in all front of house operations to serve as a primary visitor contact
  • Perform other job related duties as needed or assigned

 

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Previous mission related programming and event planning experience required
  • At least 3 years of museum experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must be available to work extended hours and a variety of shifts to include nights, weekends, and occasional holidays
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to plan and prioritize
  • Flexible and able to multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced environment

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to: Brittany Scanlon, Director of Operations, at: bscanlon@ncsml.org

To apply for this job email your details to bscanlon@ncsml.org

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