· Primary responsibility of the Director of Public Programming is to provide comprehensive project coordination with focus on revenue goal achievement for the museums events.
o Typical duties include representing staff on event committees; creating task lists, status reports and budget projections; contacting and soliciting current and prospective event sponsor/vendors; coordinating event entertainment; and managing advertising (traditional and emerging media).
· Assist the Executive Director with efforts to improve current event and public programming.
· Assist the Executive Director with developing new, engaging events that speak to Long Branchs place in history. In short: events with meaning.
· Assist with soliciting volunteers for special events, interpretive and education programming.
· Enthusiasm and ability to inspire the general public through historyrelated special events and public programs.
· Experience working with project or department budgets preferred.
· Ability to carry out multiple routine and detailed work projects in a timely and accurate manner without close supervision.
· High level of creativity, energy, and intellect.
· Professional outgoing personality plus good communication skills, both verbal and written.
· Commitment and sensitivity to working with diverse audiences (including general public, elementary and secondary students, teachers, and volunteers).
· Knowledge and enthusiasm for 18th and 19th century Virginia history a plus.
· An understanding of generally accepted museum education concepts, strategies, ethics, and standards a plus. Experience with public or school programming in a nonprofit setting a plus.
· BA/BS preferred in history, historic preservation, hospitality management (i.e. event planning), or related field. At least two years experience in non-profit fundraising/development/programming and/or special event management.