COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
invites applications for:
Director, The State Museum of Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.
|SALARY:||$89,780.00 – $136,411.00 Annually|
|JOB TYPE:||Non-Civil Service Permanent Full-time|
|DEPARTMENT:||SL Historical & Museum Commission|
|CLOSING DATE:||07/16/22 11:59 PM|
|BUREAU/DIVISION:||State Museum of Pennsylvania|
|WORKSITE ADDRESS:||300 North Street|
|CONTACT NAME:||MegAnn Carey|
|We are seeking a forward-thinking, strategic Museum Director to lead the redesign of the State Museum of Pennsylvania and its exhibits while also managing daily operations. The $50M renovation will offer visitors a dynamic museum experience that serves a broad audience across the state with over 93K patrons each year. With 160,000 sf of gallery space, an operating budget of over $5 million, and a complement of 52 positions encompassing a variety of educator, curatorial, and skilled-trades professionals, the Museum Director will be the public face of the commonwealth’s official history museum promoting Pennsylvania history, elevating the State Museum’s visibility, and strengthening its public impact with audiences. Apply today!|
|DESCRIPTION OF WORK:|
|This position is the Director of the Bureau of The State Museum, a professional museum administrator position reporting to the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. With 160,000 sf of gallery space, the museum shares Pennsylvania’s rich natural and cultural history through its permanent and changing exhibits, programs, and collections.|
The Bureau Director is responsible for the direction, development, and promotion of The State Museum of Pennsylvania; supervision of all museum professionals, support, and volunteer staff; operation of statewide programs including audio-visual exhibitions, security, and field archaeology programs; and the Registrar’s office- including collection, packing and shipping, and digitization. The Bureau Director operates under the Museum’s Statement of Purpose and in alignment with the agency’s strategic plan to achieve designated goals and objectives and to provide high quality services to the public.
Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the Position Description.
Work Schedule and Additional Information:Full-time employment.Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with 60-minute lunch.Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to one day a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
|REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:|
|QUALIFICATIONSMinimum Experience and Training Requirements:Five years of administrative experience in directing a museum or historic site; orFive years of professional museum supervisory curatorial experience; orAny equivalent combination of experience and training.Additional Requirements: You must be able to perform essential job functions.Knowledge of AAM (American Alliance of Museums) standards and PracticesBudget experience commensurate with running a facility the size and stature of the State Museum of PennsylvaniaExperience overseeing exhibit and museum programming developmentLegal Requirements: This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.How to Apply: Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).Your application must include a cover letter and resume. If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).|
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
|APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:|
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
613 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
An Equal Opportunity Employer