Vice President for New Media – George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Vice President for New Media

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is seeking a Vice President for New Media to mastermind the development and effectiveness of Mount Vernon’s portfolio of web, mobile and social media platforms.   We are looking for a dynamic new media executive who can shape our digital strategy, lead a talented team in the production of digital offerings and ensure that we are engaging an ever larger population of people interested in learning more about George Washington and his home at Mount Vernon.
Our Vice President, New Media will have directed significant digital platforms or new media enterprises and has relevant expertise in categories including digital content development, app development, social media engagement, video production for the web, advanced web analytics and other digital best practices.   Candidates should have at least 8 years of experience in digital/new media roles of ever increasing importance.   Successful candidates will be those who combine a strong vision of the digital future along with an ability to deliver tangible improvement.  A passion for history, especially of the Founding Era, is a decided plus.
Candidates with Knowledge and Experience in the following categories will be favored:
·        Web/Digital project management
·        HTML, CSS, and related web publishing technologies
·        User interface design best practices
·        Content Management Systems
·        Video editing platforms like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere Pro
·        App development
·        eCommerce platforms
·        Online/mobile ticketing systems
·        Deep knowledge of social media platforms and social media reporting and analytics
·        Website analytics products like Google Analytics
·        Web marketing systems like Google Adwords; Development of effective web marketing programs
·        Strong editorial skills
·        Strategic planning
The Vice President, New Media will report to the Senior Vice President, Visitor Engagement and will work on site at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
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Mount Vernon is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private, non-profit organization founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham. The Association is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the country, and it has always been in the forefront of the restoration field. It is directed by a Board of Regents, comprised solely of women, who represent over 30 states. A Board of Advisors of prominent citizens from across the country meets twice a year to provide additional input on Mount Vernon's governance. The estate, gift shops and dining facilities are operated by about 600 paid employees and over 400 volunteers.rnMount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America and is open 365 days a year. Mount Vernon does not accept grants from federal, state or local governments, and no tax dollars are expended to support its purposes. Primary sources of income are revenue from the retail and dining facilities, ticket sales, and donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals. rnrnThe estate, gardens and farm of Mount Vernon totaled some 8,000 acres in the 18th century. Today, roughly 500 acres of this historic estate have been preserved 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., on the banks of the Potomac River. Visitors can see 20 structures and 50 acres of gardens as they existed in 1799. The estate also includes a museum, the tombs of George and Martha Washington, Washington's greenhouse, an outdoor exhibit devoted to American agriculture as practiced by Washington, the nation's most important memorial to the accomplishments of 18th-century slaves, and a collection which features numerous decorative and domestic artifacts. Mount Vernon welcomes an average of 1,000,000 visitors each year.rn

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