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Wisconsin Historical Society Seeks Administrator of Office of Programs and Outreach

Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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The Wisconsin Historical Society seeks an innovative leader and dynamic manager to be the Administrator of the newly created Office of Programs and Outreach.

Founded in 1846, the Wisconsin Historical Society is a self-governing Agency of the State of Wisconsin. The Society is headquartered on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Society administers twelve historic sites and museums throughout the state including the Wisconsin Historical Museum on the Capitol Square in Madison. For additional information about the Wisconsin Historical Society, please see:

The Administrator of the Office of Programs and Outreach holds primary responsibility for the day-to-day management and operation of this newly created Programs and Outreach Office which consolidates the Society’s Field Services unit serving statewide affiliates, the Education Department, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. This position supervises the Press Director, Field Services staff, and the Education Director. The incumbent will develop and execute a comprehensive, audience-focused guiding vision and strategy for the delivery of public and educational programs and services Society-wide, and from locations throughout the State. The incumbent also is chiefly responsible for the implementation of related components of the FY2016-2019 strategic plan. Through example, empowerment and management style, the incumbent shall inculcate in this new Office a pervasive action-centered, team-based approach to Office functions. The Administrator of the Office of Programs and Outreach serves on the Society’s Management Team. This position works under the direction and supervision of the Society’s Chief Operating Officer.

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