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Public Programs Manager

Are you looking for a job where creativity, innovation, and hard work are appreciated? Where you can be part of a team that delivers an outstanding product? And you can work in an idyllic and scenic community listed on the national register of historic places? Then this is the job for you.

Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) is currently seeking a Public Programs Manager. DHI is the nonprofit organization that oversees the operations of the Adams Museum, the Days of ’76 Museum, the Historic Adams House, the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, and The Brothel Deadwood. DHI is located in Deadwood, South Dakota, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. 

Reports To

Executive Director

Summary of Position

The Public Programs Manager works collaboratively with other DHI departments and staff to research, develop, plan, deliver, and evaluate youth and adult public programs. Through strategic planning and exceptional management these public programs will connect audiences to DHI and one another in meaningful ways that contribute to increased attendance, sustained engagement, and enhanced public value.

Primary Responsibilities

• Lead and manage all aspects of youth and adult public programs.

• Work with other DHI staff to envision, create, and implement innovative and educational learning experiences at all five DHI properties and offsite locations.

• Develop content and lead K-12 grade students in onsite and offsite learning experiences.

• Perform regular evaluations and surveys of programs to continually improve the visitor’s experience.

• Work with the Communications Department to produce promotional materials used to describe programs and promote community engagement.

• Assume all responsibilities for facility rental opportunities.

• Develop department’s annual budget and review as needed.

• Inventory and order necessary programming and event supplies.

• Develop, coordinate, and support outreach opportunities. Serve as a liaison with local schools, school districts, universities, families, and children.

• Maintain the public programs calendar.

• Supervise interns and volunteers.

• Remain abreast of trends and best practices in the fields of education and museums.

Secondary Responsibilities

• Assist with special events and activities.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Advanced degree in education, history, museum studies, or related field.

• Prior experience working with children and adults in educational settings.

• Proficient in a variety of computer technology and social media outlets.

• Knowledge of K-12 learning and teaching strategies, curriculum, and standards.

• The duties of this position include the ability to stand for long periods of time, sitting, bending, kneeling, and lifting or moving objects up to 30 pounds; climbing stairs and walking over varied terrain. Exposure to outdoor elements is necessary, at times.

• Must be able to see, speak, and hear effectively.

• Some weekend and evening work required.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to April Hoover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for submission of applications is October 15, 2021.