The Living History Manager is responsible for the interpretation, management, and operation of the museum’s Living History Program. As a critical member of the museum’s Education Department, they help ensure innovative and effective public engagement through interpretation, public programs, and special events.
Starting pay $50,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Museum of the Rockies pays a competitive salary with an exceptional benefits package (Package includes: health, dental, and life insurance along with an employer matching retirement plan and the possibility for tuition reduction for staff and dependents).
Museum of the Rockies (MOR) seeks a full-time Living History Manager. The Living History Manager is responsible for the interpretation, operations, and management of the museum’s Living History Farm. He/she/they supervises, manages, and trains seasonal staff, volunteers, and interns. The Manager works with the museum’s Education team and administration to develop innovative and educational programs that engage the museum’s visitors and the region’s diverse heritage. The Manager must have an in-depth knowledge of interpretation, experience with living history programs, appreciation of historic preservation, and the ability to manage a budget.
During the off season, the Living History Manager will support and/or lead seasonal public and educational programs, support other museum departments, and assist with the planning and maintenance of Living History exhibits.
Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is one of Montana’s most visited museums. In 2021, the museum received over 226,000 general visitors and served thousands of additional visitors through school, youth, and public programs. MOR is a college-level division of Montana State University, an independent 501 c (3) organization, a Smithsonian Affiliate, an accredited AAM museum, and a repository for state and federal fossils. The interdisciplinary museum has one of the finest collections of paleontology in the world and a significant cultural collection from the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Located on a 22-acre museum site, it includes a 120,000-square-foot-facility, the state-of-the-art Taylor Planetarium, the 220 seat Hager Auditorium, Martin Children’s Discovery Center, and Living History Farm, along with an off-site 553-acre paleontology preserve.
MOR is located in Bozeman, MT, one of the country’s fastest growing and prosperous communities. Nestled into the Rocky Mountains, the community offers bountiful outdoor recreation activities along with a vibrant culture of good food, art, and music.
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Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
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