UWF Historic Trust, a direct support organization of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. is a non-profit organization which manages and operates the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, Historic Pensacola Village, the Pensacola Children’s Museum, Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center, and the Arcadia Archaeology Mill Site. The mission of the Historic Trust is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Northwest Florida. We are a multifunctional organization that operates archive, research, publication, preservation, and museum initiatives. We currently host approximately 15,000 schoolchildren annually as well as over 100,000 traditional visitors
The UWF Historic Trust is seeking a Director/Chief Curator to oversee its education, collections and exhibition programs.
Duties will include:
- Oversee and promote the museum’s collections and educational programs through public programming, exhibition, curatorial work, publications, research and collection building.
- Oversee policy-making, planning, organization, staffing, and operations of the Collections and Education departments of the UWF Historic Trust.
- Serves as a key member of the Museum’s senior leadership team and is responsible for stewarding collections and educational programing,
- Enhancing the museum’s profile through acquisitions, scholarship, educational program development, exhibitions and public engagement conducted for advancing the organization’s mission
- Work with students, faculty, collectors, educators, curators and scholars, as well as publishers, designers, volunteers and staff members at every level. Develop support for programming through grant writing.
- Position functions as the disaster coordinator and primary security and safety contact for all museum buildings; oversees research information for the museum education staff, students and public and makes sure that the day-to-day continuity of these operations is up to the highest standards.
This position requires a Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience.
Applicants must possess any/all of the following:
- Good communications and public relation skills.
- Solid skills in research, public speaking, teaching, and customer service.
- The ability to multi-task.
- General knowledge of American History
- Knowledge of best practices in the areas of museums, collections stewardship, artifact handling, program development, exhibition development, museum education, research and scholarship.
- Knowledge of the American Alliance of Museum code of ethics.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
For more information or to apply for this position please visit the University of West Florida’s Human Resources website: https://jobs.uwf.edu