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Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN - Vice President and Chief Programs Officer

  • 18 Aug 2023 12:27 PM
    Message # 13242758

    The complete job description and application is here.

    Principal Function:

    The Vice President and Chief Programs Officer (VP & CPO) reports to Conner Prairie’s President and CEO. As a key member of the Conner Prairie Executive Leadership Team (CPELT) the VP & CPO partners with other members of CPELT and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of Conner Prairie and serves as the chief programmatic strategist for the organization. The VP & CPO is responsible for educational and program innovation, development, and alignment that increase the depth, variety, and quantity of engagement with our guests and the community to fully deliver Conner Prairie’s mission - to inspire curiosity and foster learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone.

    The VP & CPO is also responsible for the day-to-day management of guest experiences by working with the associate vice president of the guest experiences division, and its directors (including exhibits, education, interpretation, programming, experience development, agriculture initiatives, summer camps and recreation) to advance both the short- and long-term vision for Conner Prairie - to be one of Indiana’s most important assets for culture, tourism and learning and the best venue in the state for engaging children and adults in fun, active explorations of Indiana’s past, present, and future.

    The VP & CPO is currently one of three Vice Presidents that report directly to and work collaboratively with the President and CEO to form the Conner Prairie Executive Leadership Team (CPELT). The CPELT and the associate vice presidents form an extended leadership team that plan and operate Conner Prairie Museum (CPM) daily. The Executive Leadership Team works directly with CPM Board committees on various operational and governance matters that advance the organization’s mission.

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