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Posted: 12/21/2016

Employer
DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) preserves the historic pathway that carried anthracite coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, PA. Today, the D&L Trail connects people to nature, culture, communities, recreation and our industrial heritage. The organization was established by Congress in 1988 to celebrate our nationally significant story centered on the transport of anthracite coal from the mines of Luzerne and Carbon County to the markets in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia (via Bucks County). The D&L Trail is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles from the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, along rivers and through the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County. Itís 92% complete. We are in residentsí backyards, winding through towns, on main streets and through parks. We are passionate about preserving the environment, sharing the culture of our region and positively impacting our communities. We are a diverse organization with the ability to connect people to unique experiences in nature and the environment, community and economic impact, health and recreation, history, preservation, and education. This unique merger makes us a reliable resource, able to connect visitors and residents to experiences they feel good about. Along with the National Canal Museum (an AAM accredited Smithsonian Affiliate), we make our home in Hugh Moore Park in Easton PA. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The organization has 12 employees structured under three departments: Trails & Conservation, Administration & Development and Museum & Education.


Position
DIRECTOR, MUSEUM & EDUCATION
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Easton, PA
Uni
Details
$$45-$50,000/year
 

The D&L Museum & Education Director plays a key role in carrying out our mission to preserve and interpret the historic transportation route that carried anthracite coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to the Philadelphia market by connecting people to nature, culture, communities, recreation and our industrial heritage.† Reporting to the Executive Director, the Museum & Education Director manages and conducts the daily operations of the 6800 square foot National Canal Museum (located within the Emrick Center, the Josiah White II mule-drawn canal boat and related facilities (historical archives and collections, exhibit galleries and sales shop) under the general guidance of the Board of Directors Museum, Archive & Education Committee.† †The Director will supervise curatorial, education, facilities and canal boat staff; will be expected to raise exhibit/education/collections external funds, and will insure that operations conform to professional museum standards with particular attention to AAM and Smithsonian affiliate requirements.†† Implementation will occur through the Executive Director.††

OPen until
01/06/2017

How to apply
Full description available by contacting elissa@delawareandlehigh.org To apply, please email resume and cover letter to finance@delawareandlehigh.org
Elissa Garofalo
Phone: 6109844786
Fax: 6109844786
ADDRESS
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc.
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042
Uni

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