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Seeking a museum director

The Museum of the Peace Corps Experience has announced a search for a part-time director. This person will help shape a compelling vision, increase the Museum’s revenue, guide fundraising and expansion of programs, and work with volunteer members. Responsibilities include: communications, website development, donor cultivation, and managing the Museum’s exhibits, as well as its growing collection of objects and stories.

We encourage MPCE members to forward the Job Description (below) to qualified candidates. The full position description is available HERE. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 15, 2022.

Posters in Portland

Iconic Calls to Join the Peace Corps

When you joined the Peace Corps, were you responding to the poster: Make America a Better Place: Leave the Country? Those edgy Peace Corps posters set a tone and helped inspire….

Peace Corps at 60

Inside the Volunteer Experience

An exhibition presented by Museum of the Peace Corps Experience and American University Museum, Washington, DC

Many Faces of Peace Corps

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as a member of a non-majority group in the USA talk about their unique Peace Corps experiences.


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The Museum's Future

The Museum will soon have permanent exhibit space at Peace Corps Place, the new home of the National Peace Corps Association in Washington, DC. We seek space for a state-of-the-art museum building nearby while continuing to develop online exhibits that enable global access to our collection.

Peace Corps Place

Washington, DC

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