The Maryland Historical Trust, an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, is seeking an Executive Director for Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland. JPPM, the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research, features a Visitors Center, a reconstructed Indian Village, the historic Point Farm House and Garden, a series of self-guided trails, and various school and public education programs and events. JPPM is also home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, an archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility which houses over 8 million artifacts from across the state. JPPM has an annual budget of approximately $4 million and is presently staffed by approximately 20 permanent and 12 contractual staff members. (To learn more, go to: http://www.jefpat.org/.)
The Executive Director must have enthusiasm for the archaeological subject matter at JPPM; an appreciation for the diversity of its programs, unique geography, and environmental resources; and a commitment to its educational mission. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and creative thinker with strong interpersonal skills and a solid background of effective staff and volunteer management. The Executive Director must be a dynamic leader and team builder capable of maximizing the talents and skill sets of an interdisciplinary staff. Proven skills in goal setting followed by implementation, collaborative problem solving, and development experience are required. The successful candidate will be expected to reach out to JPPM’s many and diverse audiences to build long-term support for current operations and future initiatives. The Executive Director must also be an effective and dynamic spokesperson in the community and with the media.