Highfield Hall & Gardens

56 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540

Date Posted:
April 15, 2021




Program Director


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 Hall.

· 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 material.

· With the Development Director, helps identify sources of funding for programs and exhibitions and develop strategic initiatives to engage donors.

Additional Duties

· Attend meetings and prepares reports and presentations as requested.

· Exhibits excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to multitask.

Builds strong relationships with organizational and education partners to expand and enhance the Highfield brand.
  • Proven experience as program director or education coordinator
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BA required
  • How To Apply:
    Please email your cover letter and resume to Lisa Walker - lwalker@highfieldhall.org.
    Apply by:
    April 15, 2021
    $40,000 - $50,000
    About this Organization:
    Highfield Hall & Gardens is a dynamic and unique museum providing opportunities for education, entertainment and inspiration. The natural, historic, and cultural assets of Highfield Hall are creatively used to their fullest potential enabling residents and visitors of all ages to experience the arts, explore the natural environment, and value history. As a compelling and engaging destination, Highfield Hall & Gardens plays an increasingly important role in the cultural economy of Cape Cod, thus ensuring the long term sustainability of the organization.