Assistant Director for Public Engagement - The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 05 Oct 2020 4:43 PM
    Message # 9285407

    The National WWII Museum is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Public Engagement.  Reporting directly to the Director of Education, this position provides enthusiastic and purposeful leadership in defining the scope and direction of the Museum’s public programs, inspired by the Museum’s mission and permanent collection, special exhibits and traveling exhibit programming.  These programs include commemoration and anniversary programs, youth and family programs, summer camps, scout programs, teen programs, unique programming opportunities, and local and national outreach programs.  The Assistant Director supervises the members of the community engagement programs team, as well as plays a leading role in cultivating and sustaining our relationships with local, regional, and national program partners including the New Orleans Public Library and the New Orleans Recreation Department.


    • 1.      Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) in history, arts administration, museum education, education or related field.
    • 2.      Minimum of five years’ experience developing and implementing educational programming in a museum setting and experience developing and coordinating community outreach and engagement efforts for localized audiences.
    • 3.      Experience managing full-time and/or part-time staff, interns, and volunteers.
    • 4.      Experience working with and delivering programs to diverse youth, family, and adult audiences.
    • 5.      Background in successful collaboration with staff, volunteers, guests, and community partners from a variety of social backgrounds and experiences, including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexuality, age, ability, and all walks of life.
    • 6.      Must have a comfort level with Zoom and basic distance learning technology in order to collaborate on programs with the distance learning team.
    • 7.      Strong organizational skills.
    • 8.      Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • 9.      Willingness to work evenings and weekends during special events and programs.

    The National WWII Museum offers a competitive wage and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401k, and paid vacation and sick leave.

    The National WWII Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.  We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.  Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.

    Interested candidates should apply online at or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

    Last modified: 27 Oct 2020 10:12 PM | Zinnia Willits (Administrator)