Director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum (Grand Rapids/Ann Arbor, MI)

The selected candidate will be serving as Director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The Director will be responsible for planning, directing, and administering all program and activities of the library and the museum.


  • Plan and direct the programs and activities of the library and museum which contain the papers of Gerald Ford, including his Presidential materials for the period of his tenure; the papers of persons such as cabinet officers, heads of Federal agencies, members of Congress, political leaders, as well as national political organizations; selected records of federal agencies; a library of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other printed materials; audiovisual materials including motion and still pictures, slides, sound recordings, and other such materials; and collections of artifacts and memorabilia related to the President and his times.
  • Be responsible for providing leadership, policy development, program accountability, budget formulation, and strategic planning for the library in context with NARA’s overall strategic plan and annual operating plans and budget. Directs the managerial and administrative activities of the library including personnel, budget, space management, disbursement, procurement of property and the writing of reports.
  • Direct the full range of archival, museum, and information-related services to provide for the accessibility and preservation of the historical materials at the library.
  • Maintain liaison and develops cooperative working relationships with the academic community including lecturing and the development of curricula related to the holdings of the library.
  • Maintain close working relations with the former President’s family and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation particularly in developing and sustaining partnerships particularly in developing and sustaining partnership ventures and providing other funding opportunities that enhance the growth and reputation of the library as a dynamic museum and center of public scholarship and service.


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