The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) seeks a Museum Manager for the Concord Manor House Museum. Concord Manor, the 18th century Federal-style architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places, interprets an inspiring story of the African American upliftment during the torrid times of Reconstruction and the importance of individual and community leadership.
The Museum Manager provides professional museum management, leadership, and vision for the inaugural Concord Manor House Museum. The Museum Manager will be responsible for supporting collections management, curation of exhibits, historic preservation, public programs, volunteer management and administrative duties. The Concord Manor House Museum focuses on connecting pertinent themes likes like social justice, self-determination/community, and leadership using the history of the African American family, the Ridgeley’s as a platform for inclusive interpretation and community engagement. The position reports to the Assistant Division Chief, Historic Resources and the museum is part of the Natural and Historic Resources Division (NHRD) within the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
We welcome candidates with prior demonstrable experience using innovation and creativity to make impactful solutions, especially within historical and/or cultural museums or historic sites. We believe that an inclusive culture among our staff is critical to convert nervous landscapes to sites of social action by integrating innovative programs and exhibitions that are co-curated with community members, scholars and thought leaders.
The Museum Manager is responsible for generating effective business strategies and processes for the museum’s optimal operation, including maintenance of the historic and new buildings and permanent exhibits; partnering with social justice/civil rights organizations; implementing an impactful and immersive interpretation plan and setting the strategic goals for the museum as an inclusive place of learning and reflection.
The Museum Manager works across the various divisions within Parks and Recreation and with external community partners to foster meaningful, engaging programming, partnerships, and to generate effective marketing materials. This position represents the museum and larger organization at local, regional and national meetings. Delivering dynamic public presentations are a key component of this position. The Museum Manager identifies funding sources and works with colleagues on grant applications to support special exhibit, collections or programming opportunities. Grant administration and reporting are part of the Museum Manager’s role.
This candidate will be able to lead Concord in upholding NHRD’s four strategic pillars:
Pillar 1: Enhance the Visitor Experience: Quality & Quantity
Pillar 2: Leave a Legacy: Transforming Education into Activism
Pillar 3: Strengthen Inclusivity, Diversity and Belonging
Pillar 4: Act with Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust