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Director of Public Programs

Position Description (posted 6/26/2024)

Chief Objectives of the Position: Oversees the entire public programs department; is a member of London Town’s senior staff; coordinates, develops, implements, and evaluates London Town’s public programs; with budget management duties. 2020 – 2025 Priorities •Oversee the creation, execution, and evaluation of any new interpretive plan and associated public programming. •Implement and review programming that connects London Town’s history, gardens and natural resources. •Assist with the planning and implementation of London Town’s future plans for an extended pier and re-established natural waterfront. Job Duties •Responsible for managing departmental personnel and volunteers; providing professional development for the department. •Responsible for departmental budget (creation, execution, oversight, and future projections) •Ensure delivery of public programs and activities (on site and off) that support London Town’s mission and earned revenue goals – this currently includes school tours, homeschool programs, living history days, group tours, workshops, general visitor offerings, etc. •Continually evaluate the effectiveness of London Town’s public programs (engagement, educational outcomes, financial, etc.) •Ensure that accurate visitor data is kept for planning and reporting purposes. •Collaborate with the development and marketing staff for fundraising, marketing, and PR needs. •Perform other duties and projects as necessary. Requirements •Bachelor’s Degree with a connection to one of the following: history, public humanities, museum studies, horticulture, public gardens, or similar field; at least 5 years of relevant experience to this position •Knowledge and demonstrated practical implementation of current museum trends, visitor engagement best practices, inclusive programming, and community engagement. •Professional history of supervising a team of staff and volunteers •Demonstrated ability to manage projects from conception to completion and evaluation. •Ability to perform all duties, and balance competing demands, in a friendly and professional manner. •Computer literate with a proficiency Microsoft Office, social media, and related software for museum operations •Physical requirements include: a combination of sitting, standing, and walking; lifting modest weights (up to 30 pounds); light to moderate physical activity (splitting wood, hearth cooking, etc.); and offering programs outdoors in a variety of weather conditions if not too severe. Staff Supervision and Oversight •The Director of Public Programs supervises a team of 3-5 year-round positions (mix of full and part-time) and 2-4 seasonal part-time positions as well as a variety of London Town-connected volunteers and outside volunteer groups. •The Director of Public Programs reports to the Executive Director. Other Requirements and Working Conditions •Valid driver’s license with good driving record; ability to drive a golf-cart style electric vehicle used in public programming on site. •Physical requirements: combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis. Lifting modest weights (up to 30 pounds) may be required occasionally. Compensation and Benefits •The position starts at $62,000 per year. A multi-year salary increase plan tied to performance and institutional goals will be developed. •This position is eligible for merit-based and financial surplus-based bonuses each year if work performance warrants them This is considered a full-time position and is eligible for the following benefits: •Retirement plan and Foundation match •Foundation-paid flexible spending account •Ability to buy into group health insurance with London Town paying 70% of the premium. •10 days of accrued annual leave and 7 days of personal leave each year, plus designated holidays. About Historic London Town and Gardens Historic London Town and Gardens is operated by the London Town Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit entity) on behalf of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. As such, our job is to ensure that we appropriately manage our historic, archaeological, and horticultural resources. We work with the Anne Arundel County government and other heritage organizations to promote London Town as an educational resource while ensuring the site’s sustainability for future visitors. How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by July 12, 2024 to executivedirector@historiclondontown.org.

Landscape Assistant

Position Description (posted 6/17/2024)

Chief Objectives of the Position: A hands-on position in support of the Landscape Manager to assist with landscape-related functions at Historic London Town and Gardens. Working under the supervision of the Landscape Manager, completes tasks such as invasive removal, weeding, mulching, installing plants, watering, and grooming plants. Duties and Responsibilities: - Gardens care: Includes weeding, planting, watering, mulching, leaf removal, and other duties as assigned. - Support the Landscape Manager with general clean-up operations including clearing sidewalks, snow removal, removing leaves, sticks, and other debris from the grounds. - Clearing parking lots, gutters, and catch basins. - Operate small and large mechanical equipment used for ground maintenance and general labor operations including mowers, tillers, trimmers, and blowers. - Perform general labor tasks of moderate to heavy in nature as assigned. - Help to provide general maintenance of the gardens which includes mowing, trimming of hedges, watering lawns, trees, flowers, and potted plants. - Help to rake, weed and edge lawn, laying of sod and seeds, pruning shrubs perennials, and flowers as directed by the supervisor. - Work cooperatively with Horticulture and Landscape team members, and other Historic London Town and Gardens staff as needed. - In addition to following instructions from the Landscape manager, may also receive instructions from the Director of Horticulture. Physical Requirements:  - Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. - Willingness and ability to perform physical work outside in all weather conditions. - Ability to carry, climb, stoop, reach, load, and unload various objects. - Ability to operate or willing to learn how to operate various power tools, which may include chainsaws, blowers, movers, weed eaters, tillers, etc. Position Requirements: - Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. - Must have own transportation. - Previous landscaping experience desirable. Working Conditions: - Must work as part of the Horticulture and Landscape team, primarily outdoors. - Must work outside in all weather conditions including heat and humidity, rain, cold, snow, and wind. - Working 5 days a week, approximately 7-8 hours a day. - Exact schedule to be determined on a weekly basis. Salary: - Pay rate: $18.00 per hour. Compensation and Benefits: - This is considered a full-time position and is eligible for the following benefits: - Retirement plan and Foundation match - Foundation-paid flexible spending account - Ability to buy into group health insurance with London Town paying 70% of the premium. - 10 days of accrued annual leave and 7 days of personal leave each year, plus designated holidays. About Historic London Town and Gardens Historic London Town and Gardens is operated by the London Town Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit entity) on behalf of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. As such, our job is to ensure that we appropriately manage our historic, archaeological, and horticultural resources. We work with the Anne Arundel County government and other heritage organizations to promote London Town as an educational resource while ensuring the site’s sustainability for future visitors. How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by June 30, 2024 to Executive Director at executivedirector@historiclondontown.org.

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