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Assistant Director - JPPM

Recruitment #19-002589-0029


The Maryland Historical Trust, an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, is seeking an Assistant Director for the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland.   JPPM, the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research, is home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) which houses over 8 million artifacts.




10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

Main Purpose of Job

The position serves as Assistant Director and chief of operations at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. As a member of the JPPM Senior Staff, the Assistant Director fulfills a key leadership role in cooperation with the Executive Director and other members of the Senior Staff. He or she serves as a principal advisor to the Executive Director in developing and administering all aspects of JPPM operations and programs.


·       Serves as JPPM’s chief of operations

·       Manages JPPM’s capital programs including leading development of capital program plans, developing project narratives, working with designers and contractors, supervising construction and installation, and coordinating with the Department of General Services to facilitate project completion

·       Assists in the preparation and development of the JPPM capital and operating budgets including monitoring these budgets throughout the course of the year and assisting in the preparation of inter and intra agency budget inquiries

·       Assists in the preparation of annual and bi-annual agency reports

·       Prepares and submits external grant applications as needed

·       Assists the Executive Director with personnel issues including leading or participating in the hiring of new employees, assisting in the development of internal policy, and ensuring compliance with all state personnel policies

·       Provides daily management and supervision to direct reports

·       Coordinates with the Maintenance Supervisor to develop and implement maintenance strategies and priorities, address safety concerns on the park, ensure optimal use of JPPM buildings, and attend to all facilities related issues at JPPM

·       Participates in long term goal setting and strategic planning for the park as a whole

·       Assists in the development of onsite exhibits, educational programming, and offsite outreach initiatives


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


One year of experience working with museums, historic properties, archives, repositories, curation facilities, or government agencies in a design, project management, or administrative role.


A Master’s degree in museum studies, archaeology, anthropology, history, public administration, historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, or related field.


Experience with managing a diverse interdisciplinary group of staff and volunteers.


Demonstrated experience in budget management.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

Attn:  For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

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