Vulcan Park Foundation seeks an experienced museum professional to direct a new collections program and lead growth of educational programs and exhibits, providing input into a master plan for an anticipated expansion of museum facilities.
Organization Background: Vulcan Park Foundation (VPF) oversaw a $16 million renovation, and since reopening in 2004, has operated the landmark 1904 statue of Vulcan, the 10 acre surrounding park, and Vulcan Center Museum on behalf of the city of Birmingham, AL. As the only comprehensive history museum in the region, VPF’s educational purpose is fulfilled through exhibits and extensive programming for students, visitors and residents. With a recently acquired collection of historical items, VPF is poised to enrich its educational purpose by providing access to these resources.
General Position Summary:
Incorporates creative learning strategies to engage diverse audiences with the region’s history through exhibits, educational programming and projects, both within the museum and throughout the community. Serves as key contact with region’s education community, ensuring curriculum relevance and accuracy of all programs and exhibits. Directs all aspects of the museum’s collections program, overseeing procurement, care, digitization, interpreting and exhibiting. Directs volunteer and intern programs. Engaged with fundraising and develops content of educational grant narratives.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
Direct supervision of Educational Program Coordinator, Museum Specialist and/or education support positions as they may exist from time to time, volunteers, interns, docents and contract staff.
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