Topic ID #35084 - posted 2/25/2015 1:53 AM

Program Manager - Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Jennifer Palmer

Program Manager (11626, Grade H)
About the Job
invites applications for the position of:
Program Manager (11626, Grade H)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
$49,941.00 - $85,458.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/19/15
CLOSING DATE: 04/02/15 11:59 PM
The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division is seeking a Program Manager. The Program Manager oversees and implements the mission of the Black History Program. Develops programs, exhibitions, and resources on the County’s African American History for in-house and public use. Markets programs to the public through promotional materials, outreach exhibits and programs, and partnerships with other organizations. Handles public and in-house inquiries, requests, research information, and correspondence. Oversees maintenance and preservation of three historic sites in Prince George’s County; and other duties as assigned.
• Monitors and manages the Black History Program budget.
• Generates contracts, purchase orders, and other financial paperwork in accordance with commission policies and practices.
• Hires, trains, and supervises full-time and part-time staff.
• Implements commission personnel procedures and conducts performance evaluations in a timely manner.
• Coordinates and approves time (Kronos) and work programs of personnel.
• Developments, implements and markets public programs on African American History.
• Works with other department divisions and facilities to plan and implement programs throughout the year, including lectures, exhibits, interactive, interpretive programs, etc.
• Designs and presents outreach programs to public schools and community groups.
• Serves as a resource for the African American programs for the public.
• Researches, develops and supervises the implementation of the Black History Month opening reception and exhibits.
• Works with other department facilities and county museums to utilize and circulate past exhibits, materials and collections for public programs.
• Works with other county operations and organizations to disseminate information, programs, and exhibits for Black History Month.
• Maintains an inventory of collections, exhibits and information that is accessible to the public
• Manages Abraham Hall House Museum, Dorsey Chapel and Ridgeley Rosenwald Schoolhouse and public historic sites with interpretive programs, exhibits, and tours that emphasize and highlight its history.
• Manages events and rentals at Dorsey Chapel
• Oversee historic site maintenance and preservation of the sites in keeping with county historic preservation standards.
• Markets the mission of the Black History Program through the department’s website and other publicity materials as a public resource for research, information, and programs on Prince George’s County African American History.
• Develops relevant interpretive programs based on exhibits to enhance the participatory nature and use of current and future exhibits.
• Solicit and maintain a current base of information on exhibit design concepts and on exhibits with topics relevant to African American History.
1. Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, historic preservation, or a related field; and
2. Three years of professional or related experience, including one year as a program coordinator or supervisor; or 
3. Master’s degree in one of the above fields; and one year of experience; or
4. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
5. Valid driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one.

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