Museum of the American Revolution Announces New Director of Operations Stephen E. WalshDecember 9, 2021
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the hiring of Stephen E. Walsh as Director of Operations. Walsh brings to the Museum more than 20 years of management experience in facility maintenance, contracted security, cleaning operations, and event logistics at high-volume, culturally diverse destinations.
Most recently, Walsh served as Senior Director of Park Operations for Philadelphia’s Center City District, where he planned, organized, and supervised the maintenance of four CCD parks and related grounds and facilities, including Dilworth Park, a $55 million park that opened in 2014 and serves 10.8 million visitors annually. During his six-year tenure, he served as a project team member for the $1.2 million Sister Cities Park children’s playscape expansion, construction coordinator for the $15 million Rail Park completion plan, and project manager for the $1.7 million reconstruction of the Starbucks kiosk at Dilworth Park, among other projects.
“Steve’s deep expertise and breadth of experience will be an incredible asset as we continue to grow and expand,” said Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum. “His role at the Museum is essential to maintaining our state-of-the-art building and ensuring the safety of our visitors, staff, and the historic treasures we have on display and in our care. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”
In his new role, Walsh will work in partnership with executive leadership to oversee four key areas at the Museum, including facilities management, security, capital planning and construction projects, and information technology. He will be responsible for continuing to maintain the high standards of building maintenance and operations and safety protocols that are commensurate with a high visibility, intensely used, and architecturally unique structure. Walsh will also oversee capital projects and make recommendations regarding infrastructure improvement projects consistent with the Museum’s institutional goals.
Walsh previously served as Director of Community and Business Services for Philadelphia’s University City District from 2011 – 2015 and District Manager University of Pennsylvania for AlliedBarton Security Services from 2008-2011.
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The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.