The Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC),Seeks a dynamic candidate to serve as History Coordinator/Museum Manager II.
As director of the historic Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD. The museum, a National Historic Landmark, is part of the Natural and Historical Resources Division (NHRD) within the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Supported by a wealth of primary sources, Riversdale (1801) interprets life during the Federal era through a variety of engaging tours, public and community events, exhibits, educational programs, and outreach opportunities. The site includes the historic house, dependency outbuilding, Visitor Center, historic kitchen gardens, and rental property on roughly seven acres of parkland. Riversdale is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) easement property, and county Historic Site.
The director’s chief responsibility is to provide professional museum management, leadership, and vision. The qualified candidate directs all phases of the museum’s operation including, but not limited to, facility management, developing and marketing programs, monitoring budgets, supervising staff, volunteer management, collections care and identifying and directing building maintenance and preservation needs. Position represents the Commission on various historic committees and associations, and performs other duties in matters related to management, policies and procedures of M-NCPPC. This position is the liaison between the Commission and the Riversdale Historical Society (RHS), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. RHS also supports the curator that is on staff for Riversdale.
This position is the liaison between the Commission and the Riversdale Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
This candidate will be able to lead Riversdale 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