Tulsa, OK

Executive Director

The Greenwood Rising History Center is in the search for an Executive Director. Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.

The purpose of the Greenwood Rising History Center is to illuminate the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, discuss its origins and impact on Tulsa and its people, and, through an understanding of a history that we all share, to build bridges of understanding between communities of different races so that racism and racial violence is eliminated from Tulsa, Oklahoma and the America. Greenwood Rising will present programs on the history, culture, struggles, art, aspirations, achievements and every day realities of African Americans in Tulsa and Oklahoma before the Massacre and then through to contemporary times. Permanent, temporary and special exhibitions, diverse educational programming, and hosted events and wide ranging performances and presentations will enable Greenwood Rising to engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds in dialogue encompassing all facets of the African American (and therefore the American) experience.

Greenwood Rising seeks a gifted fundraising executive, museum manager, educator and audience engager to present the grand and traumatic experience of Tulsa’s African American citizens, with the goal to strengthen the museum financially and operationally, sustain and increase in-person and online visitorship and public exposure to museum programs; and track progress in making the museum a crossroads for dialogue on both the proud history of black Americans in Tulsa and on contemporary issues faced by black Americans and others in Oklahoma and nationally. This leader will combine an advocate’s passion with an evangelistic impresario’s touch for recruiting others into the Greenwood Rising History Center community.

We appreciate you sharing the position description with your network, and also any nominations you might have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Kevin Redick at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com