Multicultural Officer

Posted on 09/20/2021

Multicultural Officer
Oklahoma Historical Society – Application Deadline: November 30, 2021
Oklahoma History Center
City: Oklahoma City
State: Oklahoma
Country: United States
Primary Category: Outreach
Type of Position: Full-time
Salary: $53,000 - $63,000

Benefits: Benefits include health insurance for families, generous annual and sick leave, state holidays, longevity pay, and state contributions to a retirement plan. Travel allowances include either reimbursement for mileage or access to a state vehicle.
Minimum Requirement
Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of related experience

The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is seeking a full-time Multicultural Officer. The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop program and outreach initiatives focused on Oklahoma’s diverse heritage and historically underrepresented communities. This position will also perform a wide range of administrative duties in the recently formed OHS Multicultural Office. Duties will initially include helping with the creation of a strategic plan and organizing day-to-day operations for the new office. Currently the office has one part-time employee.

The OHS Multicultural Office was established in 2020 to create a more diverse and inclusive state historical narrative that will fully represent and engage all Oklahomans. Subsequently, the Friends of the OHS Multicultural Office (a 501c3) was formed to support the office in fundraising endeavors and to serve as a community advisory group for the OHS.

This position will report to the Director of Communications and Development, and work closely with the Friends of the OHS Multicultural Office and colleagues throughout the Oklahoma Historical Society.
About the Oklahoma Historical Society
The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. The OHS is a private membership organization and an Oklahoma state agency. The OHS maintains twenty-four museums, historic sites, and affiliates across the state. For more information about the OHS please visit

Essential Job Duties

  • Work with the OHS Research Division and OHS museums and sites to expose gaps in cultural representation in OHS collections, exhibits, and programming
  • Promote the goals of the Multicultural Office through cultivating and sustaining relationships with community leaders and organizations
  • Work with community leaders and organizations on engagement strategies, developing collecting initiatives, public programming, and in-house events for the OHS
  • Work with the OHS Communications and Development Division and other departments on scheduling, planning, and promoting programs and events for the Multicultural Office
  • Manage project budgets in conjunction with annual budgeting, and program specific revenue and expenses
  • Serve as board secretary for the Friends of the OHS Multicultural Office and as a liaison between the Friends group and the OHS Board of Directors
  • Pursue project-based funding for the Multicultural Office with help from the Friends group and the OHS Communications and Development Division

Skills & Qualifications

  • Cultural competency: ability to build rapport with individuals from a wide variety of cultures, experiences, and backgrounds with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills, both in-person and virtual
  • A strong facilitator and collaborator, who can effectively work with others to deliver high-quality programs and initiatives
  • Highly effective in establishing processes, clearly defining expectations, managing projects and events, and assessing outcomes
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with attention to details and deadlines, and the ability to follow through on projects and communications
  • Comfortable working independently, and flexible with ambiguity as the position and program evolves
  • Ability to occasionally work non-traditional hours and travel locally or in-state
  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related experience in education programming; community outreach; or diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives preferred. Master’s degree and/or museum and archives experience a plus.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and references to:
Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Emailed applications should be sent to [email protected]