We are delighted to announce the selection of Morgan Pierce as our new Executive Director! Chosen after a nationwide search, Mr. Pierce will assume his new duties on July 15, 2021.
Morgan most recently served as the Executive Director of the Museum of Culpeper History in Culpeper, VA, a non-profit organization that collects, preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of Culpeper from the Triassic Period 215 million years ago to present-day Culpeper. They work by engaging diverse audiences and educating visitors using their collections of objects and photographs in exhibits and programs to create an increased understanding of the significant historical events that occurred locally and formed the community as it is known today.
Morgan managed the team of staff and volunteers through pandemic-related restrictions and was able to capture emergency grants to help continue operations. He oversaw financial operations and helped to research, design and install meaningful exhibits as well as develop related programming.
“One of the things that unanimously drew us to Morgan is his extensive record and commitment to the history field,” said Paige Anderson, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “He knows how to create innovative programming and how to build up audiences and community engagement – the pieces that make for lasting success and will deepen the impact of the Museum as we continue to preserve the character of Park City.”
Morgan brings with him vast museum, exhibit and collections experience from being Chief Curator at Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in New Orleans, LA and also as Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah
Valley in Winchester, VA.
“Morgan is a student of history,” said Randy Scott, Board Vice-Chair. “He has accomplished much in his previous roles and has experience and passion for bringing the Museum into and engaging with the community. He has visited Park City and has a real appreciation for the history that can be walked, skied, biked, and hiked through on a daily basis.”
Morgan graduated with a B.A. in History from James Madison University and has a M.A. in Arts Management from George Mason University. He is moving to Utah with his wife and two children and looks forward to the many outdoor activities that Park City has to offer.
Morgan is excited about leading the Park City Museum into their next chapter: “I am honored to be selected as the Executive Director of the Park City Museum. The Museum has grown considerably throughout its history to become the community treasure you know today. I look forward to working with the talented staff, volunteers, and Board of Trustees to advance the Museum’s mission and continue its remarkable growth as we look ahead to many exciting opportunities in the future.”
Morgan will help the Board of Trustees to finalize and execute on their strategic plan, work with the active Park City nonprofit community to offer mutual support and partnerships, and provide the leadership to pull the existing elements of the organization together into a vibrant whole.
For the national search, the Park City Museum retained Marilyn Hoffman and Senior Research Consultant Scott Stevens of Museum Search & Reference, an executive search firm located in Manchester, New Hampshire and Boston, that specializes in placing museum leaders.
Questions may be directed to:
Paige Anderson, Chair, Board of Trustees (firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-776-6986)
or Randy Scott, Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees (email@example.com, 801-712-1876)