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

Program Manager - Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission



Jennifer Palmer

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Program Manager (11626, Grade H)
About the Job
THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK & PLANNING COMMISSION
invites applications for the position of:
Program Manager (11626, Grade H)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY:
$49,941.00 - $85,458.00 Annually
 
OPENING DATE: 02/19/15
 
CLOSING DATE: 04/02/15 11:59 PM
 
 
DESCRIPTION:
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.
 
 
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
• 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.
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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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