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Director, May 4 Visitors Center, Kent State University

companyKent State University Libraries
locationKent, OH 44242, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/22/2023

Kent State University Libraries seeks an engaged, forward-thinking, and passionate leader for the Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center.  The successful candidate will expand and grow the audiences for the Visitors Center; engage them with the history of May 4, 1970, making connections to events and issues of our time; and ensure that the Visitors Center remains a place of reflection, of education, and a resource for scholars.


  • Master of Library Science or related degree and six years’ relevant experience. Knowledge of: KSU May 4, 1970 history and Modern United States history Ability to:
    • Stay current with new information on events related to May 1-4, 1970 at Kent State University Work across disciplines that share academic interests in May 4th related activities

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Direct, plan, and implement all aspects of the May 4 Visitors Center. Oversee budget, personnel, and Center’s activities. Oversee development, implementation, and revision of new and existing programs. Secure external funding to enhance and grow the Center’s public presence. Develop and execute outreach programming to a variety of communities (e.g., KSU students, K-12 students and educators, local community, national and international audiences). Provide direct supervision of unclassified staff. Oversee curation of exhibits and programming. Develop and maintain digital presence.

To apply, please provide a cover letter expressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume or curriculum vita, and the names of five professional references.

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2023; applications close February 7, 2023.

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