Highfield Hall & Gardens is seeking an experienced Program Director
The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of programmatic interface
with the public. He/She provides creative direction for Highfield Hall &
Gardens (HH&G). This position works
directly with the Co-Executive Directors and Curator/Chief Interpretation
Officer to define strategies for programming, engagement, and learning. The Program
Director is tasked with creating, implementing, and scheduling programs that
will engage our audiences of adults, children and families. Programs should support the engagement of
participants with Highfield’s focus areas of arts and culture, culinary,
history, music, and nature. The Program
Director will also work to strengthen community outreach and collaborations.
Working with the Chief Interpretation Officer, the Program
Director will develop an overall theme for annual program seasons, and holidays.
The Program Director will oversee contracted program staff
and be responsible for the overall success of the programs.
Program Management Responsibilities:
Performs administrative tasks including
planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating public programs for Highfield
Plans, implements and oversees contracted staff for four
calendar seasons of activities (winter, spring, summer, and fall), summer
children’s programs and activities, and Holidays at Highfield.
Program and talent selections & hiring
including contract negotiations and compliance.
Develops a creative programming vision for
Highfield Hall, taking into consideration local needs, competition and demographics.
Oversees program set-up and take down in
communication with Facilities Manager.
Schedules and supervises all programs and
exhibitions and creates necessary descriptive information for online and print
With the Development Director, helps identify
sources of funding for programs and exhibitions and develop strategic initiatives
to engage donors.
Attend meetings and prepares reports and
presentations as requested.
Exhibits excellent writing, communication and
interpersonal skills and an ability to multitask.
strong relationships with organizational and education partners to expand and
enhance the Highfield brand.