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Museum Facility Manager

28 Apr 2023 1:31 PM | Nansie Wilde

The City of Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is seeking an experienced museum professional to plan, direct, manage, and coordinate the administrative and operational functions of the City's historic and astronomy-based sites which include the Latitude Observatory Park Historic Site and the Gaithersburg Community Museum and History Parks, located in the B&O Rail complex in Olde Towne.

The Museum fosters a connection to place by sharing the cultural history of Gaithersburg through programs, exhibitions, and hands-on learning centers for children that spark the imagination and desire to explore Gaithersburg's rich history.

The preferred candidate has the vision and initiative to lead the transition from a traditional local history museum to a history center that explores and celebrates the City's diverse and multilingual communities.

The successful candidate will be diplomatic and professional; have excellent writing, human, and financial management skills; and have a strong commitment to community engagement. Good judgment and common sense are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with education and/or experience in Museum Studies, public/U.S./

Maryland history, world heritage, science, and/or astronomy.

Starting salary for this position is negotiable within the target hiring range ($67,000 - $75,000)

and will be offered at a level consistent with the relevant experience and qualifications of the candidate. The City provides comprehensive insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-

term care, life), paid time off, generous retirement contributions, health and wellness programs, tools to assist with paying down student loan debt and managing student loans, training and professional growth opportunities, and excellent work/life balance.

For more information about the position, please contact Cultural Events & Services Division Chief Shellie Williams at or 240.805.1279. Questions regarding the online application process may be directed to the Department of Human Resources at or 301.258.6327.

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