Visitors’ Experience Manager (Gift Shop, physical and online)

The Whale Museum
Friday Harbor, Washington, USA


The Whale Museum is seeking a person to fulfill the role of Visitors’ Experience (VE) Manager.  Year-round FT employment (includes benefits).

Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in the wild, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.  Our facility is located on San Juan Island, northwest of Seattle, Washington.  This remote island is accessible only by ferry, boat or plane.  The Museum is open daily, year-round.

The VE Manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • oversee operation and maintenance of the Gift Shop and online store
  • coordinate staff recruitment, training, and scheduling
  • oversee all aspects of visitors’ experience, including welcoming to the Museum, fielding questions
  • create and incorporate educational content into displays
The VE Manager works closely with the Executive Director, Museum Curator, and other staff to plan, budget and implement specific projects associated with their areas of responsibility.

Working closely with other departments, the Visitors’ Experience Manager oversees all aspects of visitors’ experience, including welcoming visitors into the Museum, fielding questions, and managing the gift shop. The successful candidate will be highly flexible. Required work schedule includes weekend coverage, most holidays, and some evenings on a year-round basis.

Required Experience: retail, customer service, budgeting/accounting, administrative, inventory, management, web/social media, and computer skills. Candidates must enjoy managing people & schedules; be energetic, hard-working, cheerful, and enjoy working with the public.

Qualifications: a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Museology/Museum Studies or 3 years’ experience in a relevant field, excellent communication skills (oral and written), excellent attention to detail, excellent computer/technological skills (i.e., word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics, and social media. Specific programs include: Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, and Publisher, as well as, Adobe Create Suite), grant writing, experience with public communication, and retail/customer service experience.  A varied skill set and flexibility are major assets. Familiarity with the Pacific Northwest environment, Salish Sea ecosystem and its inhabitants are a plus; emphasis is placed on knowledge of the federally-listed endangered community of Southern Resident Orcas, the threats they face and efforts underway to help them recover. This is an exciting time at The Whale Museum with opportunities developing throughout the year. 

Electronic submissions are encouraged.  It is suggested that a PDF compiled with the requested information be submitted.  While it is planned for the new person to be in place by January 2018, start date is negotiable for the right candidate.  Active review of submitted applications will begin November 27, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application package should include: a cover letter, resume and up to five references (either reference letter or contact information for each reference).  Please send to: 

Jenny L. Atkinson, Executive Director
The Whale Museum
P. O. Box 945
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Email: jenny@whalemuseum.org
Website: www.whalemuseum.org

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This job posted by MERC from November 20 through February 19.



Executive Director

New Hampshire Boat Museum,
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, USA


www.nhbm.org

The New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM), with a mission to inspire an understanding and appreciation of the unique role New Hampshire’s lakes play in people’s lives, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Executive Director to take it to its next level. NHBM, located in Wolfeboro, on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire, just marked its 25th anniversary and is undertaking a capital campaign to construct a new museum building and increase its endowment. The new director will have the opportunity to work with the Board to complete the campaign, which is currently in the non-public phase, and to oversee the creation of the new museum facility on lakefront property that the NHBM has recently purchased. The new building will allow the museum to develop additional exhibits and experience-based educational programs to carry out its goals of celebrating the history and stories of life on New Hampshire's lakes and providing programs that focus on learning through doing for people of all ages.

Opportunities of the Position
Be part of a team that will create a new museum that will enable the NHBM to carry out its recently expanded mission of interpreting the multi-faceted story of New Hampshire’s lakes, from boating to social and cultural history to environmental stewardship and ecology.

Work with a dedicated Board and Capital Campaign Committee to complete the $5.5 million Just Add Water campaign for a new facility and an endowment.

Have a significant positive impact on a museum that is “on the cusp of something great” and truly make a difference in a museum and the community and region that it serves.

Guide the museum as it positions itself as a family-oriented site offering experiential learning to people of all ages.

Broaden the museum’s constituency as it reaches out to new audiences in new communities.

Lead and inspire a small professional staff and a group of over 200 volunteers whose work is crucial to the success of the museum and its programs.

Work with a Board that is active, engaged, and eager to learn more about the museum field.

Enjoy the support of the town government, whose leaders view the museum as an asset to the community and are supportive of the campaign and expansion, as well as the support of area residents and businesses.

Work collaboratively with other museums in the region through the NH Heritage Museum Trail.

Responsibilities
Lead the strategic operation and administration of the organization. Provide creative visioning and effective leadership for all Museum programs

With the Board, work to complete the Museum’s ongoing Capital Campaign and to oversee the creation of the new museum facility.

Direct daily museum operations, including hiring and supervision of all paid and volunteer staff, ensuring that sound policies and procedures are in place and followed.
  • Oversee development, implementation, and promotion of programs, exhibits, special events, and other activities.
  • Oversee development and implementation of annual operating budget, monitor budget and effectively manage resources within financial guidelines.
  • Proactively participate in all development activities, including membership growth, annual appeal, capital campaign, fundraising events, and grant research and writing.
  • With Board members and volunteers, develop a plan for annual exhibits and assist with installation as needed.
  • Ensure the implementation of the Collections Policy and work with the Collections Committee on new donations.
  • Work with Board members and volunteers to implement programs. Propose new educational programs and implement as appropriate.
Communicate effectively with the Board of Trustees and its chairperson. Attend all meetings, keep the Board informed of all pertinent issues, and respond promptly and accurately to Board requests for information.

Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization to local, regional and national communities. Establish and build strong, cooperative relationships, promote visibility, and deepen the organization’s brand identification. Effectively communicate the vision, values and programs of the organization.

Ensure the organization is compliant with relevant regulations and is transparent and accurate in all its records and documents. Stay current with and strive to meet best practices of the museum field in all areas of operation.

Perform a variety of other tasks as required.

Required knowledge, experience, and abilities
Academic Background

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s degree in museum studies, arts management or similar field strongly preferred.

Knowledge of/interest in the history of boats, American history, marine environments and ecology a plus.

Experience
7-10 years of museum experience, including at least 3 years in management. Experience in a small museum desirable.

Knowledge of and experience with sound business/museum financial management practices; willingness to adopt a conservative approach to finances.

Track record of developing proactive, entrepreneurial, and innovative approaches to problem solving.

Strong marketing and public relations experience, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and communities. Fluency in current social media for communication and marketing preferred.

Proven track record as a fundraiser. Experience with a capital campaign highly desirable.

Experience with exhibit development helpful.

Knowledge of best professional practices in all areas of the museum field.

Abilities
Desire to work in a small museum and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Desire to lead, inspire, and motivate a small but enthusiastic staff, an active, engaged board with a willingness to expand their knowledge of the museum field, and a large dedicated volunteer corps.

Willingness to work hard to ensure the success of the many different programs and events that take place during the busy summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). This includes the ability to undertake moderate physical activity and work some evenings and weekends in season.

Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Outgoing, likes to meet people, be the face of the museum in the community.
  • Demonstrated success in working with boards, volunteers and donors as well as creating and motivating teams of diverse individuals.
  • Ability to be flexible or strong, depending on the circumstances, and the ability to determine when each approach is appropriate.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated success in the creation and delivery of presentations and marketing programs.

Flexibility. Ability to multi-task, work with interruptions.

More about the Museum
The New Hampshire Boat Museum was founded in 1992 with a goal of preserving the boating heritage of New Hampshire’s lakes. Today that mission has expanded to include the history and ecology of Lake Winnipesaukee and other freshwater bodies in the region. With the mission as a starting point, the Museum can explore such diverse topics as the such diverse topics as the Native American experience; lakeside industries; the history and architecture of homes and boathouses; changing vacation patterns; lakeside camps; the lake environment; and transportation to the lake by stagecoach, train and car as well as by boat. With an annual budget of $350,000, a year-round full time staff of two, several seasonal employees, and a corps of over 200 talented and dedicated volunteers, the NHBM has a membership of 500 and serves close to 10,000 people annually through museum visits and onsite and outreach programs and events. The museum itself is open seven days a week Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

The NHBM Building
The Museum’s present home near Lake Wentworth is a reminder of the early days of tourism in the Lakes Region. The museum is housed in the dance hall/theater of the “Allen A Resort” (named for owner Allen Albee), which operated on the site from 1935 to around 1970. The Allen A was a 400-acre complex—originally a camp, later a resort—that included a cabin colony with 50 cottages, (today only one remains, and it is privately owned), five lodges, an 1810 inn (now a privately owned Bed and Breakfast), a restaurant, stables, and a beach. The interior of the museum retains the original back drop curtain painted for the resort. The building houses exhibit and program space, storage for small objects, office space, and a small store. An adjacent barn houses collections storage and boat restoration spaces. Because the museum building is not climate controlled, staff operations move to office space in town for the winter months.

Programs and Events
The Museum is family-friendly and offers experience-based learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.
In the Family Activity Center, younger children can build a virtual canoe—and then see if it sinks or floats—practice knot-tying, or build Lego boats while their parents explore the museum. Other programs geared towards young people include the Lake Discovery Summer Day Camp, where participants use hands-on activities to discover how Wolfeboro’s lakes, rivers, and streams connect our past with our future. Scholarships are offered for campers who might not otherwise be able to attend. The Museum’s popular boat building program—sessions are available for youth ages 12 and up and for adults and families--gives participants the opportunity to build their own boats. At the end of each session, a special launch on Lake Wentworth celebrates the completion of the boats. For a video of the boatbuilding classes, click here.

Other programs that appeal to people of all ages include a Community Sailing Program—a partnership with the town’s Parks and Recreation Department—that teaches basic sailing to adults and children. The Back Bay Skippers organize Model yacht-building workshops, races, and meets of radio-controlled model yachts. The Sailboat Sharing Program, a partnership between NHBM, Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation, and Brewster Academy, is a boat timeshare. Participants buy a share in NHBM’s sailboat and sail when they like during the summer months. The museum also offers a lecture series for adults and a Boat Restoration Program, where volunteers restore boats in the museum’s collection in the winter months. An annual Opening Party marks the start of the season, and a Spring Fling raises money for the Museum’s operations.

The Museum also offers several signature events that get people out on the water. The Boathouse Tour, the only such tour in the country, gives visitors a peek at some of the many boathouses that dot the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. NHBM provides transportation to the sites via boat or vintage automobile, or participants can drive themselves. To see footage, click here.

The Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta (held every other September in conjunction with the Vintage and Historic Division of the American Power Boat Association) draws race boats dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, along with their drivers and crews, from throughout the East Coast and Canada. To see a video of the most recent regatta, click here. The Museum also participates in the Alton Bay Boat Show and the Lake Wentworth Sailing Regatta, sponsored jointly with the Wentworth Watershed Association and the Town of Wolfeboro.

The Millie B
One of NHBM’s most popular attractions is the Millie B, a replica of a 28-foot, 1928 mahogany triple cockpit Hacker-Craft. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of Lake Winnipesaukee on the Millie B, and the boat is available for charters as well.

Collections and Exhibitions
NHBM’s collection of over 1,000 objects includes boats from major makers like Chris Craft to a variety of regionally made boats. The collection also encompasses boating accessories and other items relating to the heritage of New Hampshire’s fresh-water lakes, ponds, and rivers as well as a growing archival collection. Recent acquisitions include a 1929 Chris Craft Limousine Sedan, one of only five remaining in the country, and the Museum's first car, a 1922 Maxwell Touring Car.

The Museum presents a new special exhibit each year. 2017’s exhibit, Big Dreams, Little Boats: Mid-Century Model Toy Boats, looked back to a time when young boys collected and played with model toy boats and dreamed of growing up to own a full-size boat. Other recent exhibits have focused on the history of lakeside resorts, children’s summer camps, and steamboats. Changing exhibits of vintage boats and cars complement these exhibits. In 2017 Racing on the Bay celebrated the 10th Biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta and included vintage race boats from the 1920s though the 1950s along with historic photos of racing on New Hampshire’s lakes and ponds.

The Capital Campaign
The NHBM is in the quiet phase of
Just Add Water, a $5.5 million Capital Campaign to build a new museum and increase its endowment. Landlocked for its first 25 years, NHBM is on the move to a new waterfront home where it will construct a purpose-built museum facility on four acres it recently acquired on Lake Winnipesaukee’s Back Bay. Here, within walking distance of downtown, a new 10,000 square foot museum will be open twelve months a year. The new building will provide gallery space for changing and permanent exhibits; a children’s Discovery Center; a multi-purpose program and event space with a caterer’s kitchen; collections storage space; an expanded museum store; and office space. An architect has been chosen and conceptual drawings prepared. The new facility will also enable the Museum to expand its water-based programming and provide dock space for the Millie B and visitors arriving by boat. When the move to the new building is accomplished, the Museum plans to renovate its current building for a four-season boatbuilding and restoration shop.

About Wolfeboro, Lake Winnipesaukee, and the Region
Nestled on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and surrounded by forests and mountains, Wolfeboro is a quintessential New England community in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The town is known as “America’s Oldest Summer Resort,” but it has become a four-season vacation destination and home to 6,300 full-time residents. There are things to do year-round, including hiking, skiing and snowboarding, boating, swimming, fishing, birding, summer theatre, fall foliage, fairs and festivals, concerts, shopping, and dining. Wolfeboro is just two hours from Boston, an hour and a half from Portland, ME, and an hour from Portsmouth and NH’s seacoast, the White Mountains, and the state capital, Concord.

The town has an excellent school system, in addition to the private Brewster Academy. Huggins Memorial Hospital provides both medical care and employment opportunities. Other museums in town include the Wright Museum of WW II, the Clark House Museum Complex (co-managed by the Wolfeboro Historical Society and the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Department), and the Libby Museum of Natural History. The New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail provides a connection to other museums in the region. Other cultural amenities include the Great Waters Music Festival, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, and The Village Players, a community theatre.

Lake Winnipesaukee, named by New Hampshire’s Native Americans, is the largest lake in the state and the second largest in New England. The lake is spring fed with very clear, clean water. It is approximately 27 miles long, 12 - 14 miles wide and covers 72 acres. More than 250 islands dot the lake, many of them with summer homes and cabins.

For more information on Wolfeboro and the Lakes Region, visit www.wolfeborochamber.com; https://www.wolfeboronh.us/; www.lakesregionchamber.org and http://www.visitnh.gov/.

How to Apply
To apply, please e-mail application materials (Word documents preferred) to Executive Search Consultant Gail Nessell Colglazier at gncolglazier@gmail.com. Applications should include cover letter and resume, salary requirement, and names and contact information for three professional references. Application deadline: December 11.

Nominations are welcome. Please send names of potential candidates to Gail at gncolglazier@gmail.com.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum’s policy is to create a favorable work environment in which all employees are treated equally.

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This job posted by MERC from November 14 through December 11.



Vice President & Director

Fallingwater
Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (Conservancy) has conserved more than a quarter million acres in Western Pennsylvania and its Community Gardens and Greenspace program draws more than 12,000 volunteers annually to beautify communities across the state. The Conservancy, which has a watershed conservation program that protects and restores Western Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams, also includes a natural heritage program that works to protect Pennsylvania’s threatened and endangered species and their habitats.

In 1963, Edgar Kaufmann, jr. donated and entrusted Fallingwater and the surrounding 1,543 acres of land to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Fallingwater is a house designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was designed as a private residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Open to the public since 1964, more than five million visitors have toured and experienced Fallingwater.

The Conservancy seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial and visionary leader for Fallingwater, who demonstrates a passion for engaging others in a lifelong learning agenda while delivering a high-quality experience that is financially sustainable through solid programs, marketing, fundraising and business practices. A high level of experience in building and sustaining a community of national and international partnerships with other art history, architectural, historic preservation, educational and cultural stakeholders, public and private, is necessary. The ideal candidate will show evidence of successful fundraising leadership that includes the acquisition of major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals and the public sector at the local, state and national level. Particularly helpful would be a background of launching innovative, groundbreaking programs resulting in long-term funding and stable revenue streams.

A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is preferred. At least five years of successful leadership experience in a museum or comparable organization or venue is strongly preferred. Demonstrable leadership experience in public or private institutions concerned with art history, architecture, education, philanthropy, history and/or historic preservation or related professions would be valued. Previous experience working with, or serving on, a nonprofit board and knowledge of board governance is important.

Applications are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at https://www.kittlemansearch.com/western-pennsylvania-conservancy/

For more information about the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, visit www.waterlandlife.org; or Fallingwater, www.fallingwater.org.

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This job posted by MERC from November 9 through January 9.



Executive Director

Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, Montana, USA

The Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) seeks an experienced, creative, and visitor-centered museum professional to become its Executive Director, lead its growing programs, and expand its community impact. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Trustees and senior management team to build on recent successes in exhibitions, art education, events, and institutional advancement. The Executive Director will provide overall leadership, vision, and guidance to the YAM in support of its mission and core values, continuing to build on a strong reputation for exciting programs and solid scholarship.

The Executive Director will be responsible for expanding community engagement, general operational oversight, grantwriting and annual fundraising, and growing the museum’s planned giving program and endowment. The Executive Director will also participate enthusiastically in citywide efforts to advance the quality of life in Billings through cultural initiatives.

The Executive Director is expected to work alongside the Board of Trustees and staff to achieve the museum’s strategic objectives, which center on 1) greater financial stability, 2) audience development and community engagement, 3) maximizing assets, and 4) planning the institution’s future footprint.

About the museum
The Yellowstone Art Museum was founded in 1964 as the region’s first venue for progressive contemporary art. The museum is located in downtown Billings, Montana, which is the state’s largest city. The main museum includes the historic Yellowstone County jail building, and the museum also operates the Visible Vault, the region’s only publicly accessible art storage facility. The Yellowstone Art Museum possesses a unique and respected professional reputation. The institution stewards a 7,500-object permanent collection, curates incisive temporary exhibitions, publishes regularly in the area of regional contemporary art, conducts vibrant curriculum-based art education programs and broad-ranging adult art programs, art-related special events, and an artist-in-residence program. The YAM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and has a $2 million annual budget and a staff of 18 FTEs. The YAM maintains a leadership position among the region’s museums, and has enjoyed a steady trajectory of growth throughout its existence. The new Executive Director will lead a strong, professional institution that has already achieved much and is well loved within its community.

The museum’s mission is:
"The Yellowstone Art Museum exhibits, interprets, collects, and preserves art, with an emphasis on Montana and surrounding regions, for the enrichment, education, inspiration, and enjoyment of all."

About the region
Billings is located along the beautiful Yellowstone River in the south-central part of Montana. The statewide arts community is an exceptional group of close-knit professionals who do not let geographic distance interfere with collaborative opportunities. Billings is the urban hub for an immense region, offering top-drawer medical and business services. Sporting events, the state fair, the performing arts, an award-winning new library, and three history museums are part of the city environment. Billings is home to a campus of the state university and a private college. Outdoor recreation is second to none, and the city of Billings is investing increasingly in quality-of-life initiatives.

Position summary
The Executive Director is responsible for the general management and development of the museum, including the collections and programs; attainment and maintenance of professional standards; and care of financial assets, property, and personnel in accordance with the objectives and policies established by the Board of Trustees.

Specific responsibilities
  • Provides managerial leadership in the development of plans and programs, maintenance of national museum standards, and the development of public interest and support to assure that the museum operates according to the highest professional standards.
  • Garners the ongoing financial support from the community and the region necessary for long-term financial security.
  • Works closely with the staff and Board of Trustees Finance Committee to prepare the annual operating budget. Makes recommendations for organizational change and development as necessary so that the museum’s financial capabilities are utilized in the most efficient, effective manner to assure stability both now and in the future. Conceives operating budgets with the goal of expanding programs and services for the public.
  • Works with the development team to maintain relationships with donors, individuals, and businesses, in order to expand the fundraising capabilities of the museum. Builds an endowment fund to provide income for long-term operational security.
  • Works with the staff and the Board of Trustees annually to review and update the museum’s Strategic Plan by which the museum shapes, plans, implements, and controls the mission it has adopted, the programs and services it offers, and the outreach to the audiences it seeks to attract.
  • Regularly reviews the permanent collection: its overall focus, its policies of acquisition and deaccession, loan policies, condition of individual works, and adherence to professional standards in storage and registration, to assure the public of the highest quality permanent collection.
  • Oversees all aspects of staff management, including hiring, supervising, training, mentoring, administration of annual performance reviews, and setting salaries.
  • Works with curatorial staff to develop the exhibition schedule, resulting in a diverse program of contemporary and historic exhibitions that will stimulate interest in the region, advance scholarship, and enrich the visitors’ experiences. Such program schedules will be an asset to the overall marketing programs, education programs, and visitor attendance for the museum.
  • Works with the education staff to advance programs that will increase the appreciation and understanding of the visual arts in the region, enrich regional arts education opportunities, engage new audiences, and interest new benefactors. Supports the well-established museum school and outreach programs.
  • Acts as the museum’s spokesperson in all public relations and publicity initiatives. Represents the museum at various civic meetings, public forums, and social events to take advantage of opportunities to bring the museum and its programs to the public’s attention. Makes every effort to keep the museum in the forefront of the community’s cultural dialogue.
  • Supports volunteers in their various activities to assure enhancement of one of the museum’s most valuable non-financial assets.
Professional experience, skills, and qualifications
Competitive candidates will be seasoned executives with high energy and commitment, who possesses track records of achievement, management ability, and business acumen. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of American art in general as well as developments in contemporary art; specific knowledge of the art of the northern Rockies / northern Plains is highly desirable. The museum’s leader must be a creative, experienced, persuasive senior manager.

With a minimum of five years’ museum-based, progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience, competitive candidates will also possess:
  • An advanced degree in art, art history, or a related field, and demonstrated passion for this discipline of art
  • Willingness and ability to create and work within a team-oriented environment and to motivate and mentor a diverse staff
  • A reputation for honesty and integrity; recognition that the public trust must be held in the highest regard
  • A track record as a sophisticated relationship-builder, especially in the area of fundraising strategies and funding partnerships
  • A leadership style that balances openness with decisiveness; candidates will have the ability to empower staff and encourage initiative
  • Strong art connoisseurship abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and strong levels of grantwriting success
  • Organizational abilities; the successful candidate will be a natural planner with a demonstrated record for successfully managing multiple priorities
  • Future-focus and strong planning abilities, specifically experience leading strategic planning processes and executing strategic plans
  • Solid understanding of financial management for nonprofits; minimum five years’ experience in budgeting, working to budgets, and resolving deficits
  • Creativity and nimble problem-solving skills
  • Residence in Billings or the immediate vicinity is required
Other
The Executive Director’s position is an excellent opportunity for an arts leader to take his or her next career step, either from leadership of a smaller institution or from a position in a large institution heading up a division or department.

Salary and benefits are competitive within the northern Plains / northern Rockies region, and are commensurate with experience. The position is open until filled. The Yellowstone Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a résumé and cover letter in PDF format to the contact listed below. Additional application materials will be required of candidates who advance to initial interviews. Please, no phone calls.

Apply to
financeadmin@artmuseum.org

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This job posted by MERC from November 2 through February 2.

Executive Director

Children's Museum in Easton
Easton, Massachusetts, USA


The Children’s Museum in Easton (CME), a much-loved treasure in southeastern Massachusetts, has launched the search for a new executive director. With its founding executive director retiring after 25 years, the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum in Easton seeks an executive director with a passion for children and their learning and the experience and skills to lead the organization into the next phase of its important work.

The founding executive director built a strong foundation of financial stability, a stellar reputation, a network of strong relationships in the community, and a complement of outstanding programs and exhibits that impact the growth and learning of thousands of children each year. The next leader can pick up the reins to further enhance what CME does well, while guiding the organization toward thoughtful innovation that will support and sustain its well-earned reputation for excellence. The next Executive Director of the Children’s Museum in Easton will have opportunities in:
  • Leadership and Outreach
  • Fund Development
  • Marketing and Messaging
  • Staffing and Culture Development
  • Curriculum Development, Enhancement, and Expansion
  • Board Development
The next Executive Director of the Children’s Museum in Easton will be able to lead the organization in innovative directions while holding true to its core purpose of providing creative, hands-on learning experiences to young children of all backgrounds and abilities. This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence, a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-childrens-museum-easton

This search is being conducted by the Consulting and Executive Transitions Program at TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultant Catherine Bradshaw.

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This job posted by MERC from October 31 through January 31.

Gems & Mineral Registrar

Perot Museum of Nature & Science
Dallas, Texas, USA


The Perot Museum of Nature & Science is seeking to immediately fill a new registrar position as part of the expansion of the museum's Gem & Minerals Center of Excellence.

Summary
This position’s main responsibility is the record-keeping for the Perot Museum’s gem and mineral acquisitions and loans. The successful candidate will be able to meticulously handle tracking, record keeping/administration and the logistics related to gems and minerals handling, shipment, and installation. The Gems & Minerals Registrar reports to the Director, Gems & Mineral COE (Center of Excellence).

Key Accountabilities:
  • Catalogue acquisitions and keep appropriate records and archives.
  • Registration – Incoming Loans: Administers the registrar’s records for all incoming loans.
  • Registration – Temporary Relocation of Collections: Processes and tracks all short-term/temporary transfers of objects from the Museum’s collections.
  • Assess and create condition report for incoming exhibit pieces.
  • Coordinate shipments to confirm arrival of new pieces for an exhibit.
  • Unpack and prepare pieces for display.
  • Arrange transportation of gems and minerals to and from the museum.
  • Ensure correct installation and deinstallation of the loaned specimens.
  • Research Support: Provides assistance to outside researchers and curatorial staff with research projects relating to museum collections records.
  • Maintains the registrar's records and digital files in the Collections Management System.
  • Designs and/or revises paper and electronic forms pertaining to acquisitions, incoming research loans, receipts, shipments and/or release of borrowed objects and specimens, as directed by the COE Director.
  • Work with museum CFO to arrange for insurance of objects on loan or special exhibition.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred (e.g. Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, or natural science).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience and skill in museum registration and/or collections management, preferably working with natural history and/or cultural collections, and knowledge of object/specimen handling and condition reporting at an AAM accredited institution.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with a Windows PC and MS Office. Experience with relational databases such as Microsoft Access, Re:Discovery Proficio, or similar museum collections management software.
  • Knowledge of museum registration methods and collections management best practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to proofread documents effectively for accuracy and consistency.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with ability to ably manage multiple tasks and prioritize work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work well alone as well as in a group setting in order to interact effectively with a wide variety of good judgment.
Essential Functions:
Position will be based in a busy office environment and will be subject to frequent interruptions. Must be able to lift and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Please apply at the Perot Museum Career Website to be considered for this position. No phone calls or agencies please.

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This job posted by MERC from October 26 through January 26.

Director of Development

Currier Museum of Art
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA


The Currier Museum of Art seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to lead its continuing expansion as a premier New Hampshire cultural institution with national impact. The successful candidate, with demonstrated success increasing all levels of financial support, will have a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, creative museum alongside motivated staff and a committed board of trustees.

The Director of Development, a member of the museum’s Executive Team reporting to the Director & CEO, will develop strategy and organizational capability for a new phase of growth. The position works closely with the Board of Trustees and its Development Committee, and manages a staff of five responsible for individual, corporate and foundation support, annual fund, major gifts, membership, planned giving, marketing and PR. The Director of Development will use the mission and vision of the museum for institutional advancement.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy. Develop a strategy for the long-term financial support of the museum, in close collaboration with director, board, and senior staff. Prepare for a major development initiative to increase the endowment for the core mission of the museum.

Implementation. Create specific fundraising goals and aggressively execute them. Solicit and steward a portfolio of select major donors, increase membership and develop significant proposals for foundation grants. Develop a schedule of creative and compelling fundraising and cultivation events.

Organization. Provide strong strategic support to senior staff (curators, director, senior management) and board members in cultivation and solicitation. Effectively manage research, information, and organization for major donor efforts. Build and mentor an effective institutional development team.

Messaging. Oversee the development and implementation of a strategic communications and media relations program. Supervise marketing and branding institutional identity. Build and mentor an effective marketing team.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree. Ten years progressively increasing responsibility in development in a non-profit setting, with five years in senior management. Familiarity with arts/cultural institutions strongly preferred.

Exceptional strategic, analytical and decision-making skills. Demonstrated experience managing major development efforts, especially working in close collaboration with senior staff and governance in solicitation and cultivation.

Enthusiastic self-starter with proven ability to develop creative and entrepreneurial strategies for fundraising. High energy and results-oriented with a successful record of achievement in major gifts.

Persuasive and articulate communicator with strong written, presentation and negotiation skills.

Excellent relationship-building skills, both externally and internally, and the ability to effectively represent the museum in all venues.

Demonstrated leadership skills with a proven ability to attract, motivate, and retain talented staff; a team builder with the ability to support and empower staff to achieve desired results.

Experience in financial planning, budgeting and analysis, with strong organizational skills and a high attention to detail.

Positive attitude, sense of humor, with a commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior.



Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to kgraham@currier.org.

No phone calls please.

EOE

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This job posted by MERC from October 24 through January 24.

Director of Development

Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA


The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) seeks an entrepreneurial Director of Development to maintain and grow support from private and public sources, ensure the stewardship of donors, and actively build and manage a growing department. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills as well as strong computer and database skills, meticulous attention to detail, highly developed management abilities; proven track record in identifying and cultivating high-level individuals for major gifts; creative ideas for corporate partnerships, individual memberships, and events; and knowledge of planned giving. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director and be a key member of the NHA’s Senior Management Team. Candidates with management experience in sales, marketing, and relationship management in a business environment are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of the Nantucket community is preferred. The Association offers a competitive salary, potential housing, and an excellent benefits program. Cover letter should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller, Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554 or rmiller@nha.org. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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This job posted by MERC from October 20 through January 20.

Manager of Interpretive Planning

Houston Zoo
Houston, Texas, USA

Our Mission: The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

Our Vision: The Houston Zoo will be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.


Job Summary: The ideal candidate will have combined skills with programming, producing and writing interpretive content for exhibits and public programs; working collaboratively with stakeholders within the zoo, our zoo partners and outside organizations. This candidate must have solid organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple large and small projects simultaneously.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelors' Degree in Museum Studies, Interpretive Planning, Environmental Studies or related field
  • Three years of successful experience in exhibit interpretive development and/or planning interpretive experiences that engage diverse audiences.
  • Experience with yearly budget management and ability to forecast associated costs for long-term planning
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop the story of an exhibit including interpretive graphic content and concepts for interactive displays in collaboration with exhibit and graphics teams.
  • Design a zoo-wide interpretive plan which serves to articulate and document the intended guest experience, and the varied means of creating that experience, simultaneously with the development of other aspects of the exhibition such as concept, design and storylines.
  • Inclusively manage the content research, copy writing, photo/video research and acquisition for all interpretive exhibit materials. Write and coordinate editing of text for exhibits and programs to ensure that the language used communicates ideas clearly, concisely and personally to our guests.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams to support training for staff and volunteers on zoo-wide exhibit themes and messaging.
  • Manage exhibit evaluation studies including proposal development and work with outside evaluation firms to develop and conduct studies of exhibit and interpretive program effectiveness.
  • Work in collaboration with Creative Director of Graphics and facilities management to define the process for developing and creating consistency of interpretive graphic design, placement and installation.
  • Align all content with strategies in the zoo’s strategic plan.
  • Works collaboratively across teams to create and maintain annual interpretive graphic budget.
ABOUT HOUSTON ZOO
The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts (some stationary ones too) with over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care, and education. There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and their habitats as well as to attend special events hosted by the zoo.

The Houston Zoo focuses on saving wildlife through efforts to reduce threats that face species in the wild. This includes action to reduce plastic pollution and paper use, promote sustainable seafood and sustainable palm oil, recycle electronics, and address pollinator decline. We also protect the wild counterparts of zoo animals, (like lions, sharks, cranes and toads) in the wild through partnerships with other global and regional wildlife-saving organizations. We take pride in supporting efforts that help save wildlife from extinction by working to implement comprehensive conservation strategies and developing partnerships to increase knowledge and support for conservation in communities.

Join the Houston Zoo team and become part of an organization that is focused on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the local and global communities.

To apply visit www.houstonzoo.org/careers to download an application and complete the below task:
1. Please share a sample portfolio with up to three examples of your previous public interpretive graphics/content work you are proud of and why. Please share in PDF format.

E-mail resume, task above, and completed application to careers@houstonzoo.org
Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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This job posted by MERC from October 18 through January 18.

Director of Public Affairs

Tryon Palace
New Bern, North Carolina, USA


STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA invites applications for the position of: Director of Public Affairs

JOB CLASS TITLE: Information & Communications Spec II
POSITION NUMBER: 60083584
DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
DIVISION/SECTION: Archives & History / Historic Sites
SALARY RANGE: $38,125.00 - $62,513.00 Annually
RECRUITMENT RANGE: $38,125 - $51,801
SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 69
COMPETENCY LEVEL: Not Applicable
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Craven County
OPENING DATE: 10/13/17
CLOSING DATE: 11/03/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Recruitment Range: $38,125 - $51,801
Salary Grade: 69

Position Location: Tryon Palace 529 South Front St., New Bern NC

Department Information:
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the NC Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

Tryon Palace is an educational institution and heritage tourism attraction of statewide significance with museum, historic site, archives, and garden components. Tryon Palace's mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the mid-twentieth century by collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and sponsoring events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

Description of Work:
The purpose of Tryon Palace is: To educate growing numbers of North Carolinians and visitors to this state about the contributions made by the inhabitants of New Bern and the central North Carolina coast to the history and culture of this state and the United States from the time of initial European-American contact through the nineteenth century. This mission will be carried out through historical research; acquisition, interpretation, and preservation of historic objects and buildings; re-creation of period room settings and gardens based on historical documentation; public outreach in the form of tours, symposia, workshops, and seasonal interpretation; and dissemination of historical information through staff presentations and by other means. All historical interpretation conducted as part of this mission shall be based on factual, balanced scholarship.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the manager of Tryon Palace's Public Affairs division, which has a mission focused on growing attendance and admission receipts through a balanced combination of marketing, communications, development, special events and community engagement. Oversees all of Tryon Palace's development efforts by providing guidance and management needed to achieve corporate sponsorship goals, yearly fundraising goals, grant writing, budgetary needs, and fundraising events. This position regularly oversees the distribution of press releases, graphic design materials, social media, fundraising efforts, grant applications, venue rentals, performing arts events and concerts. This position serves as the face of Tryon Palace and as the key tourism industry economic development position for the New Bern-Craven County Tourism Development Authority. Oversees the team responsible for all special events rentals at Tryon Palace, which includes weddings, performing arts series, and corporate events. Provides insight and leadership for promotional materials, policies, contracts, and vendor relationships.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

To minimally qualify for this position, applicant must meet the posted Education and Experience, plus the below Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles and techniques for disseminating information to the public through a variety of media.
  2. Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of creating, printing and publishing magazines, brochures and other print media.
  3. Considerable knowledge with grant writing.
  4. Must be able to negotiate with printers, designers and advertising representatives to secure highest quality and best price.
  5. Must have considerable knowledge of marketing/public relations and regularly be available for interviews in all forms of media, including TV, radio, print, and social media.
  6. Ability to write according to correct English usage and accepted standards for magazine and press publications.
  7. Advanced skills in planning, follow up skills and the ability to organize.
  8. Ability to plan and maintain budget planning across multiple departments and needs.
  9. Ability to propose yearly fundraising events.
  10. Must have a valid NC driver's license; and
  11. Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Management preferences:
  1. Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in journalism, arts administration, history or art history and four years' experience in communications, public relations, marketing or publicity work for a museum, historic site or similar cultural institution.
  2. Experience working with a non-profit organization or government agency.
  3. Highly developed skills in desktop publishing, use of digital cameras, editing paper and electronic presentations, and skills in making effective public presentations.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor s degree in journalism or English from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in communications, public relations, or publicity work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

CONTACT INFORMATION:
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-807-7373

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html

NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting
An Equal Opportunity Employer, NC State Government

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This job posted by MERC from October 16 through January 16.

Programming Coordinator

Cecil County Public Library
Elkton, Maryland, USA

POSITION: Programming Coordinator
GRADE: 6 ($20.91)
HOURS: Part-Time, 25 hours/week
DEPARTMENT: Administration
LOCATION: Elkton Administration
REPORTS TO: Community Relations Manager

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Community Relations Manager, the Programming Coordinator is responsible for developing a program of vibrant, system-wide events and exhibits for adults. Responsible for all aspects of planning programs for adults including generating ideas, booking presenters, marketing, logistics, coordinating and seeing special events through to completion.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Through various methods, creates programs that are impactful and responsive to community needs, keeping up to date on cultural trends and news events.
  • Under the direction of the Community Relations Manager, uses traditional and social media platforms to effectively and creatively market events.
  • Advances the library as a desired destination for major authors publicizing new releases, organizations and performers.
  • Proactively seeks out opportunities for special events, exhibits and grants.
  • Partners with community groups, local businesses, colleges, universities and nonprofits to plan and implement a variety of outstanding programs and events.
  • Represents the library at events and programs, ensuring an excellent customer service experience for presenters and attendees.
  • Is highly organized and proactive, planning programming 6 to 12 months in advance. Works with other staff to arrange rooms and staffing, coordinate and test equipment as needed.
  • Serves as liaison and support to Administration; ensures all programming and event details are complete, up to date and properly documented and accessible.
  • Determines appropriate plans for equipment, supplies and promotional materials for library events and exhibitions, and implements them accordingly.
  • Demonstrates a continuous effort to enhance the quality of programming and efficiency of processes.
  • Demonstrates an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, mail merges, database maintenance and data manipulation, and the ability to develop presentations and promotional materials using graphics.
  • Conducts regular analysis of programs.
  • Assists the Community Relations Manager with editing library documents and publications.
  • Collaborates with the Youth Services Coordinator to effectively market programming.
  • Manages and maintains the Link (i.e. library newsletter).
  • Responsible for collecting and distributing media publications (e.g. weekly columns).
  • Writes and distributes press releases.
  • Responsible for event photography including organizing, archiving and tagging to make records easily accessible to staff.
  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
JOB STANDARDS:
  • Maintains excellent public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, Foundation, appropriate school personnel, and the general public.
  • Promotes and maintains a high standard of excellent customer service, both internal and external.
  • Models positive attitude towards library technology and change.
  • Maintains courteous, friendly, and constructive relationships with all patrons and staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Maintains professional growth and awareness through training, self-directed learning and other means to stay abreast of current and emerging trends in the community and in libraries.
  • Performs job in keeping with the policies and procedures of the Cecil County Public Library.
  • Promotes and advocates a positive library image in the community.
CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college, preferably in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications and/or Graphic Design.
  • Two or more years of related experience in event planning and program coordination, preferably in a library, museum or nonprofit setting.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), interpersonal and customer skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, detail and judgment skills, with the ability to anticipate needs, set priorities, work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and perform and/or manage a wide variety of library projects.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisors, staff, the community, and members of the public.
  • Ability to work on and manage several assignments at the same time, keep track of many details and reliably follow through. Ability to identify, analyze and creatively solve problems in a constructive manner;
  • Ability to work courteously and diplomatically with diverse groups of supervisors, staff, patrons and the community who represent a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to adapt in the moment to effectively adapt to unexpected situations.
  • Ability to work and produce results in a team-oriented environment;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the library
  • Excellent computer skills, including various, software packages, knowledge of internet resources and how to use them effectively. Familiarity with room booking software preferred. Ability to learn new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of technology and equipment.
  • Willingness and ability to acquire knowledge of library computer systems and applications.
  • Knowledge of books, authors, and national and local current events.
  • Must have a personal vehicle and valid driver’s license.
EQUIPMENT:
PC, laptop, networked equipment, AV and presentation equipment, fax, scanner, printer, digital camera, wireless equipment and other electronic equipment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work requires light physical effort in the handling of materials, up to 25 pounds. Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations, as required.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE/HOURS:
25 hours per week. Additional flexibility for evening and weekend programs required.

NOTE:
Certain conditions, e.g. economic constraints, staffing patterns, may necessitate change in job description.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter to:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cecilc&jobId=127947&lang=en_US&source=CC2

EOE

Revised 9/17

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This job posted by MERC from October 12 through January 12.

Executive Director

The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc.
Roanoke, Virginia, USA


The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc., the Commonwealth’s Official Transportation Museum, is looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions and activities. You will be the face of the organization, responsible for: providing the proper strategic direction, engaging with potential donors and helping in all aspects of fund raising, implementing a high quality vision, guiding/helping with the day-to-day activities of this successful non-profit in all aspects of its business.

An excellent Executive Director is an individual who reflects a genuine passion for both his/her profession and the history of all modes of transportation. The proper candidate is an influential manager with abilities to be both a team player while also leading and motivating. This individual must have great communication skills and take a “macro” approach in working with the staff to manage the organization’s operations/resources. The goal is to manage and lead the organization towards the realization of its mission and to prepare it for an even stronger, brighter future.

The mission of the VMT is “to advance all modes of transportation across the Commonwealth, to celebrate and preserve the hard work and ingenuity of generations past, and to inspire current and future generations to value this industry which is essential to Virginia’s history, culture, and economic growth.”

Responsibilities
  • Develop/implement the necessary strategies/actions to achieve the goals developed by the Board of Directors which promote the organization’s mission, presence, and “voice”
  • Create complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the board of directors
  • Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers; provide annual performance assessments and goal-setting for all key staffers
  • Ensure adherence of the organization’s daily activities and long-term plans to established policies and legal guidelines
  • Actively participate in fundraising/donor cultivation, and development efforts
  • Forge and maintain relationships of trust with the officers and directors, all vital stakeholders/donors, and external authorities
  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the Museum in ways that strengthen its profile
  • Regularly review reports by subordinate staff members to acquire understanding of the organization’s financial and non-financial position
  • Engage, cultivate, and secure community, statewide, and national private and governmental support
Requirements
  • Proven experience as Executive Director or in other managerial positions
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities
  • Experience in developing (and implementing) successful strategies and plans
  • Ability to apply successful fundraising, development, and networking techniques
  • Strong understanding of financial matters and measures of performance
  • In depth knowledge of non-profit organizations governance/leadership principles and managerial best practices
  • An analytical mind capable of “out-of-the-box” thinking to solve problems
  • Being a team player while possessing outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and leadership abilities
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and public speaking skills
  • A minimum of a BA/BS in business administration, management, or relevant/related field
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed, as well as a willingness to travel (with reimbursement for all VMT related expenses) occasionally during non-business hours
Please respond by e-mailing your resume and any other pertinent information you would like to share to: Careers@VMT.org

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This job posted by MERC from October 7 through January 7.

Marketing and Communications Director

Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA


Love writing? Recognize the power of a great ad? Know how to use a #hashtag?
AND you enjoy supporting a great cause?

We may have the perfect job for you!

The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a highly-organized and energetic team player to join the NHA as the Marketing and Communications Director, focused on the promotion of NHA initiatives through strategic marketing campaigns and effective communications skills.

The NHA is seeking a candidate who understands and enjoys all aspects of public/media relations, marketing, and advertising. This candidate is comfortable creating and maintaining communications systems, developing organizational and event-based marketing plans, establishing relationships with the media and other stakeholders, and creating content such as press releases, e-newsletters, website copy, social media messaging, and marketing materials as required.

The successful candidate must possess strong writing, copy-editing and technology skills. Graphic design and photography skills are preferred. Candidates should hold a degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or another related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Current writing samples, cover letter, and names of three references should be submitted with a resume to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554.

The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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This job posted by MERC from October 2 through January 2.