The Hays-Heighe House is a nationally registered historical site on the campus of Harford Community College that serves as an educational facility showcasing Harford County's social and cultural history. The coordinator works with the Director of Library and Information Resources, the Hays-Heighe House Advisory Committee, and HCC academic divisions and other units to conceive, plan, and deliver exhibits, events, and programming that highlight the mission of the Hays-Heighe House.
The coordinator oversees the day-to-day operations of the House, and curates, manages, and maintains a small permanent collection, borrowed collections and artifacts, and the House itself. Duties include developing, installing, and striking exhibits; publicizing events and programs; researching the history of the House and the families who occupied it; training and supervising a part-time office assistant, student workers, volunteer staff, and interns; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Work schedule is up to 20 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours as needed.
A master's degree in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, history, humanities, museum studies, or a related field and two years of experience and/or training in museum administration, curation, educational programming, marketing, and/or exhibit development are required. Candidates must be proficient in a Windows-based computer environment. Equivalent technical training, education, and/or experience may be considered.
Experience with the creation, maintenance, and public display of digital cultural objects and associated metadata and experience with events management and/or public relations are preferred.