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General Manager, Experiences and Events

  • 25 Jan 2023 1:41 PM
    Message # 13072614

    Old World Wisconsin, a 600-acre history attraction located in Eagle and administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society, is seeking a creative storyteller with dynamic leadership skills to oversee daily guest experiences and a unique calendar of signature events. Join the Old World Wisconsin team at a time when we are creating exciting new ways to engage our guests through immersive and interactive history, animal, and nature programming and begin a $15 million investment in a new gateway complex scheduled to open in 2025. Exciting times are ahead with wonderful opportunities for the person who fills this role! 

    The General Manager, Experiences and Events supports the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society and goals of OWW by designing, delivering and evaluating a variety of experiences, programs, and events for a variety of audiences at OWW. This is a senior level management position at OWW. The person in this position serves as a member of OWW leadership team and meets regularly with the Director and others to make key strategic decisions. The General Manager oversees a team that is responsible for delivering daily guest experiences, events, educational programs, support, to further the Wisconsin Historical Society’s mission at Old World Wisconsin. The General Manager also supervises the care of historical resources – collections and research – used as the basis of experiences and events. The position is also responsible for the recruitment, onboarding, training, and supervision of seasonal Limited Term Employee frontline team members needed to facilitate the general admission guest experience, special programs, PK-12 school programs, and signature events. This position works with the Director and others to create annual plans and operating budgets for experiences and events and is responsible for managing allotted funds. The position contributes to the raising of funds to support operating expenses through sponsorships, grants, and earned revenue.

     Salary Information

    The salary will be between $30 - $35 per hour ($62,400 to $72,800 annually) in accordance with the provisions of the current State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan. This position is in pay schedule 81, range 03; Civil service classification is Curatorial Supervisor.  A12-month probationary period will be required. 

     Job Details

    A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

    Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) should complete the application process to apply.

    WHS does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

    Certain positions within WHS may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process.

    All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.  The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID.  Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.


    Please make sure to describe the following qualifications within your resume and/or letter of qualifications in order to be considered for this position.

     Minimally qualified candidate will have experience in all of the following:

    • Experience planning and implementing a program or event
    • Experience presenting performances, shows, or activities as part of a festival or event
    • Experience operating an attraction open to the public

     In addition to minimum qualifications, a well-qualified candidate will additionally have experience in one of the following areas:

    • Experience leading a team to plan and implement a variety of guest experiences as part of daily operations at a museum, zoo, theme park or other attraction open to the public
    • Experience overseeing the design and production of performances, shows, or guest activities as part of a public festival or event
    • Experience managing daily operations at a museum, zoo, theme park, or other attraction open to the public

    How To Apply

    Apply online via WiscJobs HERE. To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

    Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here for resume and letter of qualifications instructions..

    Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process.

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. 

    Questions can be directed to jan.zadra@wisconsinhistory.org.

     Deadline to Apply

    Applications are due at 11:59PM on February 17, 2023.

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