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Chief Growth & Strategy Officer
As we approach the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026 and our 10th anniversary in 2027, the Museum of the American Revolution has created the new position of Chief Growth and Strategy Officer to advance the Museum’s ambitious goals to expand its brand awareness, reach, impact, and earned revenue streams.
About the Museum of the American Revolution
Located just steps from Independence Hall in Philadelphia’s historic Old City neighborhood, the Museum of the American Revolution has welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors since opening to the public in April 2017. Dedicated to uncovering and sharing compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government, the Museum has been praised widely for its “refreshingly inclusive,” “captivating,” “magnificent and inspiring” exhibitions and programming.
Reporting to the President and CEO and working collaboratively with a dynamic senior leadership team, the Chief Growth and Strategy Officer will play a key role in identifying, developing, and implementing strategic growth initiatives. They will oversee the Museum’s branding, marketing, communications, digital, and visitor service activities.
The successful candidate will be energized and inspired by the Museum’s vision and mission and will bring fresh ideas and experience to our planning for the nation’s 250th anniversary and our second decade of operation. They will infuse the museum's brand and mission into every aspect of the institution, driving attendance, access, and awareness across our many communities and audiences.
Key Goals for the Chief Growth and Strategy Officer:
• Strengthening the Museum’s visibility locally, regionally, and nationally.
• Increasing the number of annual visitors (in-person and virtually).
• Expanding and increasing opportunities for earned income, including admissions, facility rental, group sales, retail store, facility rental, café, and new sources of revenue.
• Building and increasing the Museum’s virtual visitors through enhancements to its website and other digital platforms.
This individual will be a self-starter who is comfortable with leading initiatives from inception through successful execution, owning both the "big picture" and "the details." They will be a "doer" who is hands-on, execution-oriented, and able to function in a rapidly changing external environment. This requires a high degree of initiative and creativity, as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
The Chief Growth and Strategy Officer will lead (both directly, and through the collaborative efforts of a team of senior colleagues with deep institutional knowledge and functional expertise) initiatives that build and execute the organization's brand, strengthen marketing and communications, foster strategic partnerships, enhance earned revenue, and expand relationships with industry leaders, and other influencers and stakeholders.
Strategy, Leadership, and Management
Support the CEO in creating and executing the organizational strategy including assessing strategic initiatives to ensure alignment with the organization’s standards and objectives.
• Seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization's overall strategy.
• Participate in strategic short- and long-term institutional planning.
Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience
Manage, coach, and develop a team of colleagues with deep institutional knowledge and functional expertise. Articulate existing strengths, identify areas for growth, and then operationalize a plan to ensure progress and enhanced impact.
• Develop and implement an annual plan and budget (supportive of a three-year vision for Marketing/Communications leading to 2026 and 2027) to achieve Museum objectives in its external presence, communications, public relations, and branding.
• Strategically position, manage, and amplify the museum's reputation and brand both competitively and collaboratively within the field and in the public realm.
• Advance the visibility and public profile of the Museum by developing new and innovative approaches, partnerships, and relationships to increase brand and community awareness.
• Develop strategies to enhance the visitor experience and the service orientation of the Museum’s Visitor Experience staff.
Business Development and Earned Revenue
• Develop and implement an annual business development/earned income plan including, but not limited to, earned income from admissions, facility rentals, group sales, paid programming, the Museum store, and new streams of revenue.
• Conceive and implement mutually beneficial and recurring partnerships (media, community, sponsor) and programs that dually benefit the Museum’s visibility and the bottom line.
• Develop new, innovative ideas for earned revenue that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the sector.
• Oversee the Museum’s website and digital content team.
• Work across departments to ensure technology-related systems (Ticketing, Reporting, website systems) are functioning effectively and efficiently.
• Oversee digital content and product development, working with content experts and third-party vendors as appropriate.
• Strong strategic leader with deep critical thinking and structured problem-solving/analysis skills with the ability to develop frameworks for recommending cross functional options and solutions.
• Team building skills with a collaborative management style.
• Exceptional written and oral communications, along with the ability to connect and communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
• In-depth knowledge of the full suite of marketing, communications, and digital best practices.
•Significant and proven leadership skills developed through progressive senior management positions.
• Demonstrated ability to attract and retain top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; be widely viewed as a strong developer of others.
• Proven track record of developing and overseeing processes and implementation, as well as in KPI measurement, reporting and analysis.
• Ability to be strategic, yet “hands on,” with superior multitasking skills; quick turnaround without sacrificing quality, and the ability to be flexible.
• 10-plus years in non-profit industry or similar for-profit industries with communications and marketing experience.
• Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred in public administration, nonprofit management, or related field.
• Familiarity with the Philadelphia cultural sector desirable.
The Museum of the American Revolution (www.AmRevMuseum.org) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a cover letter including a resume and three professional references to [email protected].