Description: The new Director will lead the MHC in its mission to collect, interpret, research, and disseminate knowledge about the Southern Appalachian region. The Center interprets the region’s natural and cultural heritage through physical and virtual exhibitions, events, and demonstrations. The new MHC Director will build upon this highly regarded museum’s past successes and lead the organization to the next stage of its evolution. The Director will possess the managerial and interpersonal skills to lead internal operations, and also will be a strategic visionary and bridgebuilder who can sustainably expand the organization’s impact, partnerships, and reputation. The ideal candidate will be invested in furthering the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of Western Carolina University’s emphasis on inclusive excellence.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in history, museum studies, or related program. Three years’ experience in administrative duties. Knowledge of the culture and history of the Southern Appalachian region, strong computer skills, experience with Collection Management software, successful record of securing grants, and college-level teaching experience preferred.
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000