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Executive Director at The Grove Museum

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Executive Director at The Grove Museum



The Grove Museum, located in Florida’s state capital of Tallahassee, is seeking an experienced museum professional to fill the position of Executive Director (Senior Management Analyst II – SES).  The Executive Director supervises a staff of six and is responsible for directing activities to promote, maintain, and operate The Grove Museum in accordance with museum accreditation requirements and best practices. The Executive Director will collaborate with community partners, Division of Historical Resources colleagues, and other stakeholders to share the site’s rich history with varied audiences.

About The Grove Museum

The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical collections, in order to engage the public in dialogue about civil rights and American history.  Built by enslaved craftspeople, the ca. 1840 Call-Collins House at The Grove is one of the best preserved antebellum residences in Florida. Home to several generations of the Call and Collins families, most recently LeRoy and Mary Call Collins, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The house and 10.5-acre grounds underwent an award-winning rehabilitation under the leadership of the Florida Department of State and opened to the public in 2017 as The Grove Museum.

The responsibilities for this position are, but not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead, plan, and direct programs and efforts to ensure excellence, coordination, and efficiency among administrative, programmatic, and operational functions at The Grove Museum within the Division of Historical Resources. Responsible for maintaining and monitoring the structural, curatorial, archival, and institutional integrity of The Grove Museum.
  • Provides leadership, administrative, financial, and curatorial oversight of all activities of The Grove Museum. Responsible for program development and event planning, exhibit planning, and interpretive guidance and oversight.
  • Prepares, manages and implements budget, develops and implements business plans. Interprets financial and audit reports.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact and communications liaison for The Grove Museum. Assist in coordination of activities with other organizational entities within the Department. Develops and implements external partnerships with organizations whose interests and needs align with those of The Grove Museum.
  •  Serves as liaison for Friends of Florida History board and coordinates development activities and membership program for The Grove Museum.
  •  Performs other work related duties as assigned.

How to Apply

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The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions(For more information, please
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition waivers
  • For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs,


Minimum Qualifications:

Six years of full-time experience working in a museum position with significant responsibility

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with planning education programs for museums

Demonstrated experience with public speaking

Demonstrated experience with project management, budgeting, and procurement

Cover letter detailing experience and education



Master’s degree in history, museum studies, art history, or related field

Prior experience working or volunteering in a historic house museum

At least one year of supervisory experience

Knowledge of Native American history

Knowledge of US environmental history

Knowledge of State of Florida procurement policies and procedures

Knowledge of African American and Civil Rights history

Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation

Special Note:

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.


Knowledge of museum terminology, exhibitions, collections and programs. Knowledge of techniques used in conducting research. Knowledge of budget and human resources management. Knowledge of non-profit organizations. Knowledge of budget and financial processes. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate projects and work assignments. Ability to work in a team environment and maintain effective working relationships. Skill in public speaking and making presentations. Skill in writing and editing. Ability to organize and maintain paper and electronic filing systems. Ability to follow established procedures.

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