National Cryptologic Museum Director

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)   •  

Fort George G Meade, MD

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 36 days ago

For over quarter of a century, The National Security Agency's (NSA) National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) has sought to achieve its stated mission of informing the American public and the world of the critical role that cryptology has played in preserving freedom. The museum performs this mission by providing tours, programs, a wide range of educational outreach programs to individuals of all ages and in general managing the facility. In addition, the facility also serves NSA by providing an appropriate venue for briefing and entertaining foreign partners, other distinguished guests, and visitors from all walks of life.


NSA's Strategic Communications organization is looking for a new Director, with museum management experience, who will ensure that museum activities continue to amplify NSA's goal of public outreach and transparency and willing to help chart the future of the organization. The Director is expected to manage the museum's budget, operations, and staff in an effort to achieve the previously mentioned goals. Specifically, the Director is responsible for ensuring all museum tours and programs meet the required standards and that the professional staff responsible for those activities are properly trained. In addition, the Director oversees the management and preservation of the museum's artifacts and documents, and the evaluation of historic items and artifacts for their eligibility to be included in the collection.


A key aspect of this position involves the Director's regularly interaction with the museum's board/foundation. This position will take on even greater importance, and responsibilities, when the facility moves to its new home as part of the new Center for Cryptologic Excellence and Innovation. The eventual selectee should not only have the ability to manage and lead the current facility, but also the intent and means to lead the organization into a challenging but ultimately successful future.


Description of the Position


The responsibilities of the NCM Director Include:

- Managing NCM budgets and day to day operations

- Managing both full time Agency and volunteer staff

- Overseeing a wide range of educational outreach programs

- Working with a wide range of Agency organizations to further the NSA mission

- Serving as a liaison to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation

Skills

Description of Skills


The ideal candidate is someone with substantive and accomplished experience in running and managing a world class museum/facility and in working with museum related foundation boards and entities. In addition, the individual should already have or be willing to acquire a comprehensive understanding of cryptologic history. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary for successful performance in this role.


A graduate degree in History or Museum Studies, is preferred, although other degrees are acceptable; additional experience in public history management or museum operations is desired if degree is not related.


Other attributes required include

- customer service and requirements oriented to both the Agency and the general public

- able to work effectively, independently and/or within teams, across functional areas in a collaborative environment

- able to manage multiple tasks related to both the Agency and the NCM mission

- versatile

- innovative

- proactive

- able to consistently solve a wide range of ongoing NCM and Agency related problems and challenges


Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:


- Museum Management

- Public Affairs/Relations

- Department of Defense / Intelligence Community

- History

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday with additional hours on selected Saturdays.

Position Summary

Communications personnel at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide NSA with the means to build capacity through timely and effective tailored communications to inform, educate and inspire. Examples include building state-of-the-art websites and web applications for the Agency intranet, performing closed captioning at a live event, designing logos, publishing reports, and maintaining/safeguarding records.

Mandatory Qualification Reqs

Salary Range: $117,191-$152,352 (Senior)


Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered.


Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (additional experience in communication or public affairs is required if degree is not related).


Relevant experience must be in a public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, communications, marketing or public relations), some of which must be from within the DoD/IC.


Salary Range: $137,849-$166,500 (Expert)


Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered.


Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (additional experience in communication or public affairs is required if degree is not related).


Relevant experience must be in a public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, communications, marketing or public relations), some of which must be from within the DoD/IC.

Salary

$117K - $152K