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Managing Director of Visitor Engagement

Company: Equal Opportunity Publications
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

EOP'S Diversity and Inclusion Career Center The Managing Director of Education and Visitor Engagement is a member of the Missouri Historical Society's Leadership Team and supervises a team responsible for implementing the mission and managing the operations of a division focused on providing educational opportunities and quality visitor engagement. The Managing Director of Education and Visitor Engagement envisions and implements strategies that leverage the institution's resources to engage and educate diverse audiences at its three locations, in the community, and the region.

Essential Functions:

Scope and Responsibilities

The Managing Director for Education and Visitor Engagement is responsible for assuring that the Missouri Historical Society fulfills its mission and serves the educational needs of its three locations and the community. To serve these needs, the Managing Director of Education and Visitor Engagement is responsible for five areas: Education and Interpretation; Community Engagement, Collaborations, and Public Programs; African American History Initiative; Group Tours and Sales; and Visitor Experiences.

Administrative Responsibilities

Provide leadership to the internal infrastructure and external partnerships that support MHS's mission, visions, values and goals

Ensure healthy financial sustainability through strategic budgeting and expense management

Promote collaboration and efficiency through best museum practices in developing program content and historical interpretation

Serve as a collegial and productive member of MHS's Leadership team

Supervises direct reports to ensure the smooth operation of all aspects of department programs

Recruit, train, mentor and evaluate direct reports with the goal of achieving a department that reflects MHS's values of diversity, inclusion and accessibility

Collaborates with the Development department to identify and cultivate relationships with funders

Participate on institutional committees and task forces as needed



A Master's degree or PhD in a relevant area such as history, education, museum studies, humanities or a related field

The candidate will have a minimum of four years of relevant administrative and supervisory level experience in a museum, historic site or historic park education program

Ten years experience in the creation and delivery of educational programming and interpretive experiences to diverse audiences

Demonstrated experience in diversity, equity and inclusion work and in collaborations with diverse organizations and communities


A seasoned professional with museum education or historical interpretation experience

Experienced manager of people with the skills to successfully hire, train, and mentor staff members reflecting MHS's values of diversity, inclusion and accessibility

Successful record of grant and project management including development, administration and reporting

Possess a collegial attitude and ability to work as a supportive member of the Leadership Team

Demonstrate a broad range of interpersonal skills and abilities to effectively operate with all members of the organization and community collaborators

Ability to work with civic leaders, board members, elected officials and government administrators

Proven ability to create and manage a budget of $2.4 to $2.9 million and prepare successful grant proposals and administer grant supported projects

Demonstrated success in creating mission-related community collaborations in a non-profit setting

Deadline to Apply: September 18, 2020

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Information

Job ID: 54450289


St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Position Title: Managing Director of Visitor Engagement

Company Name: Missouri Historical Society

Job Function: Directors/Administrators

Job Type: Full-Time

View your connections at Missouri Historical Society LinkedIn 425 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 418 Melville, New York 11747 (631) 421-9421 Ext. 21

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