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Executive Director

The Grove Museum, Tallahassee

The Grove Museum seeks an Executive Director to oversee all operational and programmatic functions of the museum.

The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical collections, in order to engage the public in dialogue about civil rights and American history.

Built by enslaved craftspeople, the ca. 1840 Call-Collins House at The Grove is one of the best preserved antebellum residences in Florida. Home to several generations of the Call and Collins families, mostly recently LeRoy and Mary Call Collins, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The house and 10.5-acre grounds underwent an award-winning rehabilitation under the leadership of the Florida Department of State and opened to the public in 2017 as The Grove Museum.

The Grove Museum is part of the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. The position offers full State of Florida benefits.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in history, museum studies, art history, or related field
  • Three (3) years of full-time experience working in a museum position with significant responsibility
  • At least two (2) years of direct supervisory experience
  • Required attachments to the application: resume and cover letter detailing education and experience.


  • Knowledge of budget and financial processes
  • Knowledge of State of Florida procurement policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of African American and Civil Rights history
  • Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation

Special Note:
Occasional travel required. Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This is managerial work supervising staff and planning and implementing museum program and operational functions within the Division of Historical Resources. The incumbent in this position will plan, organize, direct and coordinate programs to encourage, promote, maintain and operate The Grove Museum in accordance with museum accreditation requirements and best practices. The responsibilities for this position are, but not limited to the following Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead, plan and direct programs and efforts to ensure excellence, coordination, and efficiency among administrative, programmatic, and operational functions at The Grove Museum within the Division of Historical Resources. Responsible for maintaining and monitoring the structural, curatorial, and archival, and institutional integrity of The Grove.

Provides leadership, administrative, financial, and curatorial oversight of all activities at the interests of the Grove Museum. Responsible for program development and event planning, exhibit design, and interpretive guidance and oversight.

Prepares, manages and implements budget, develops and implements business plans. Interprets financial and audit reports.

Serves as the primary point of contact and communications liaison for The Grove. Assist in coordination of activities with other organizational entities within the Department. Develops and implements external partnerships with organizations whose interests and needs align with those of The Grove Museum.

Serves as liaison for Friends of Florida History boards and coordinates development activities and membership program for the Grove Museum.

Performs other work related duties as assigned.

A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.

We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of Veterans, individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills, and talents to join our inclusive workforce.

Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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