Chief Museum Content Officer
Website The Medal of Honor Museum Foundation
To inspire current and future generations about the ideals of courage, patriotism, leadership, and sacrifice; to help them understand the meaning and price of freedom; and to encourage them to embrace their responsibilities as citizens in a democracy.
The Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is a non-profit organization established to preserve and present the stories of the nation’s Medal of Honor recipients. The Foundation is in the formative stages of conceptualizing and building a museum that embodies the values of the Medal of Honor: courage and sacrifice; commitment and integrity; and citizenship and patriotism. The National Medal of Honor Museum (the Museum) will begin construction in 2020 and open its doors in early 2024.
The Museum seeks an enterprising and entrepreneurial leader with exceptional talents in active listening and community building to serve as the inaugural Chief Museum Content Officer (CMCO). The ideal candidate will possess a passion for the mission of the Museum, a deep understanding of and connection to the values embodied by the Medal of Honor, a track record of building and creating an organization, and proven mastery in designing, building and creating exhibitions, education and collections, leading the visioning of the content of the museum.
The CMCO will report directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and work closely with senior leadership, most importantly the organization’s external exhibitions designer, Gallagher & Associates, the design and architect consultant, and the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach. The CMCO will be responsible for developing exhibitions, education, and the collections policies and implementing and overseeing a national search for display-worthy artifacts. S/he will be responsible for hiring staff in the areas of education, collections, and exhibitions and will work with the external exhibitions designer to develop a plan for the Museum’s inaugural and permanent exhibitions. A key component of the CMCO’s job will be creating deep and lasting relationships with key stakeholders of the project and ensuring that those stakeholders have appropriate involvement at key times throughout the museum’s development. This is a unique opportunity for an individual with equally high proficiency in content leadership and organizational stewardship.