The National Building Museum inspires curiosity about the world we design and build.
We are a private, nonprofit institution, created by Congress in 1980 to commemorate American achievements in architecture, design, and engineering and to encourage excellence in the building arts. Today, the National Building Museum transforms understanding of the history and impact of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and design. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events, we welcome all ages to experience stories about the built world and its power to shape our lives, communities, and futures.
At the Museum, we pursue diversity and endeavor to create an inclusive and accessible environment for our staff, visitors, stakeholders, and Board members. We value diverse perspectives and believe the power of diversity enriches us all. Creating an inclusive environment is critical to every individual’s work. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
The National Building Museum seeks an experienced, enthusiastic, and process-minded Vice President of Education and Engagement (VPEE) to rebuild and oversee its Education and Visitor Services Departments. Reporting directly to the President & Executive Director, the VPEE is part of the Executive Leadership Team, represents the department at Board and high-level meetings, provides direction for staff all while developing strategies for educational offerings, community engagement, on-site activations, and efficient operations aligned with and in support of the Museum’s strategic priorities.
The VPEE joins the Museum at an exciting time as it reopens from a 16-month closure, under new leadership and with new opportunities to support and grow the diversity and reach of highly impactful programs and exhibits both online and onsite. The VPEE will lead the design and development of creative engagement and learning opportunities with programs for all ages across various platforms that leverage the assets of the Museum; create visibility for the Museum as a national “thought leader”; incorporate instructional best practices to achieve learning outcomes; drive attendance; strengthen visitor experiences, and deepen community connections. The VPEE will work collaboratively with Marketing, Development, Special Events, and Operations Departments and acts as a strategic partner to the VP of Exhibitions, offering content and engagement strategies to make exhibitions more accessible and impactful for more audiences.
The VPEE will embody the values of the Museum and act as a leader in building an inclusive and equitable environment for colleagues, clients, and visitors.