Ohio History Connection
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • 59,000 - 65,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Short & Long-Term disability, OPERS, Deferred compensation, paid sick & vacation, paid holidays, paid parental leave


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The Ohio History Connection's mission is to

Spark discovery of Ohio's stories.

Embrace the present, share the past and transform the future.

Project Manager, Capital Projects

Status: Full Time, Temporary

Duration: July 2021 - June 2023

Salary: $59,000 - $65,000 per year

Application Instructions: Submit professional resume/CV through application portal at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/ohiohistory/jobs

The Ohio History Connection (OHC) is in the process of two large-scale capital projects- one to transform the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati and one to construct a new building at the Ohio River Museum. We seek a capable project manager to oversee the coordination of both projects. This position can work remotely, but must be able to regularly travel to Cincinnati and Marietta with occasional travel to the Ohio History Center in Columbus.

The project manager will guide and oversee a successful planning and coordination the two projects with a focus on user experience and working with a cross-disciplinary team. Architects, exhibit designers and other staff will be responsible for certain aspects of the project, but the Project Manager will take a more global view of how all the pieces of the project work together. The project manager will spend roughly 50% of their time devoted to each project and will report to the Director of Cultural Resources.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this posting are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinate communications and planning activities between OHC divisions and departments, project contractors, site manager partners, and others as needed.
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Think creatively about managing project resources, and determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project.
  • Be able to communicate about the unique needs of both projects.
  • Be able to communicate about the unique needs of staff and visitors in the two projects.
  • Be able to effectively collaborate with multiple partner/community stakeholder groups.
  • Develop, review, track, and revise as needed a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities. Communicate the schedule out to all stakeholders.
  • Track and report on project activities.
  • Track budgets including using tools to track expenses and make projections.
  • Create detailed planning documents.
  • Set timelines and deadlines for decisions and responsibilities and ensure accountability through coordination of effort as Project Manager.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Certification in project management required with 5 - 7 years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience in non-profit or arts organization(s) preferred
  • Experience managing projects with multiple internal and external entities and funding sources desired
  • Understanding of various project management methodologies
  • Previous experience in a construction project and/or community engagement helpful including planning tasks and allocating resources

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to set own pace to complete assigned projects to due date with minimal direction and oversight from leadership
  • Approaches work with empathy; ensures understanding of broad project direction but also is attentive to the tasks and details necessary to the project
  • Manages multiple priorities and turns attention to areas of urgent need when necessary
  • Manages assigned work in organized manner; takes ownership of role and responsibilities; anticipates the needs of others and communicates frequently with colleagues and peers

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