Director Positions

City of El Paso - Museum of History
El Paso, Texas, USA

The City of El Paso is recruiting nationally for an experienced, hands-on, and high-energy Museum of History Director to plan and implement exceptional exhibitions, educational experiences, and public programs. The Director oversees a budget of approximately $1 million dollars with a dedicated, creative staff of 12 full-time employees. Reporting to the Director of Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the next Director will assist the advisory board in developing and implementing plans for American Alliance of Museums accreditation. This position requires a Master’s degree and 6 years of museum exhibit development or design, curatorial experience, or museum education experience, which includes 4 years of supervisory experience. The salary range for this position is $73,230 to $123,027. Review of resumes begins April 7, 2017. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and six professional references to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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This job posted by MERC from February 16 through April 7.

Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is seeking a Manager/Docent for the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history, fine arts, interdisciplinary arts, museum studies or related field with an art/music emphasis or professional experience in a museum, nonprofit organization or related business with program coordination experience. Understanding of all social media platforms for promotional and marketing purposes. Experience in fiscal management. Public speaking experience and professional manner.

Duties: Direction, planning and coordination of the daily operations for the Center and responsibility for the care, maintenance and rotation of the Center’s collections. Promotion of the Center to use the space for event planning, educational outreach and public programming. Coordination with all University and community entities to expand awareness, prominence and support of the Center on a local, statewide, national and international level. Work within the confines of an approved annual budget. Serve as spokesperson and advocate of the Center. Complete knowledge of the life and professional career of Marilyn Horne in order to successfully field all questions while giving tours of the facility and presenting to groups or organizations.

Please submit: Candidates must apply directly through PittSource at Paper application materials will not be accepted

Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017

Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with experience in a setting committed to multiculturalism and/or campus diversity are of particular interest. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

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This job posted by MERC from February 16 through March 3.

Executive Director
Loudoun Museum, Inc.
Leesburg, Virginia, USA

Employment Opportunity

The Loudoun Museum is accepting applications for the full-time salaried position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR directly oversees and manages all Museum staff and operations and will provide the Museum with strategic, collaborative leadership, effective management and vision, guided by its mission. He or she is expected to usher the Museum through a period of growth and transition, including prioritizing financial and networking development and the strategic framework for the long-term success of the Museum, including strategies for recruiting new of Board of Trustee members and the creation of a strategic and development plan. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR reports to the Loudoun Museum Board of Trustees through the Board President and is expected to act as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and Museum staff, the community, local and regional governments, professional organizations, other historical organizations, the press and the public.

The full position description for the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR may be examined and applications may be submitted at

Submit inquiries electronically to or call Museum President Liz Whiting at 703-777-6808. Deadline: FEBRUARY 20, 2017.

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This job posted by MERC from January 23 through February 20.

Executive Director
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Maritime Museum Society (VMMS) and the Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) celebrate the profound significance of the oceans and waterways of the Pacific and Arctic, through the preservation and growth of an extraordinary collection, and by acting as a centre for dialogue, research and experience.

The centerpiece of the Museum is the St. Roch, an historic arctic exploration vessel of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It was the first ship to circumnavigate the Northwest Passage. The museum also has extensive galleries of maritime art and artifacts, model ships, and a large library and archives. The Museum is affiliated with CMA, CHIN, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The VMMS (a registered non-profit since 1959) is seeking an Executive Director with the skills, experience and passion to lead the daily operations of the Museum and to further its Vision and Mandate.

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) and provides strategic leadership and active support to the staff, Board, and community in the administration and operations of the VMM. The ED is responsible for the development and implementation of a formal business plan which supports the strategic vision of the VMMS, the execution of this plan, and associated reporting functions back to the VMMS Board of Directors. The ED exercises fiscal responsibility, stewardship, and comptrollership of the VMM and ensures that the VMMS Board of Directors has thorough, accurate and timely financial information as well as metrics and statistics that measure key performance indicators (KPI’s). The ED’s office oversees the recruitment, hiring and training of qualified staff and volunteers, establishes and maintains professional Human Resource practices and ensures that the VMM is a harassment free workplace.

The ED will build and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, supporters, the community and industry stakeholders. As the face of the VMM, the ED actively promotes the organization’s curatorial resources, programs, facilities, activities, interest, fundraising efforts and development. The ED is expected to deliver lectures and presentations in person as well as on various media and IT platforms.

Reporting Relationships:
The following positions report directly to the Executive Director:
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Administration & Finance
  • Director of Programs
  • Director of Marketing
  • Curator/Collections Manager
  • Director of Development
Academic Qualifications
Post Graduate Degree (Masters or PHD) in a relevant field of study, including but not limited to History, Sociology, Archaeology, and Museum Studies.

A full job description can be found at the VMM website:

Candidates that possess the fundamental skills, experience, passion and education required to be successful in this role are invited to provide a cover letter and resumé for consideration in confidence to our recruitment consultant, Michael O’Brien - – 604.760.7649

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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This job posted by MERC from January 12 through April 13.

Director of Curatorial Services
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The National WWII Museum seeks an experienced and energetic professional to lead our Curatorial Services Department of 14 professional curators, archivists, collections managers, and registrar. The Director of Curatorial Services oversees the development, curation, care, and use of the Museum’s 190,000+ artifacts including its signature collection of 9,000+ oral histories and personal accounts of WWII. Ranked the #4 museum in the United States by TripAdvisor and visited by 700,000+ individuals annually, The National WWII Museum is a vibrant, national history museum with excellent facilities and staff and ambitious plans for growth.

The Museum is currently in the midst of a capital expansion project that will quadruple the size of the original Museum facility, add exciting new programs and exhibits, and double on-site collections storage. In addition, the Museum has undertaken an ambitious multi-year digitization project to make our collections accessible to audiences worldwide through our Digital Collections website – The Director of Curatorial Services will provide valuable insight and leadership to this institutional growth and help position the Museum as the leading resource on the history, values, and lasting significance of World War II.

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Oversee the development and management of the Museum's collections - establishing and maintaining intellectual and physical control of the Museum’s collections; overseeing timely registration, cataloging and digitization; and implementing and updating processes as necessary.
  • Establish and administer departmental policies, procedures and workflows to assure timely and orderly processing and management of gifts, collections, cataloguing, and record keeping.
  • Manage public access to the collections and oversee licensing of all materials by responding to requests from the public, staff, and other institutions for information.
  • Assure the Museum's premier collection of 9000+ personal accounts and oral histories is actively managed to best practice standards and continues to become more effective, diverse and nuanced.
  • Define, implement, integrate and sustain – in coordination with the Museum Technologist - a seamless, efficient, accurate, and customer-oriented system of access to digital collections fully integrated among the collections management system, digital asset management system, and public web interface.
  • Actively partner with the Director of Education, Director of Research, and other senior leaders in the development and implementation of educational, collections, and exhibit programs and initiatives.
  • Inform the planning and development of Capital Expansion exhibits and facilities.
  • Actively participate in the development and preparation of sponsorship, grant proposals and other revenue-generating proposals to support educational and collections initiatives.
  • Provide strategic management to the Curatorial Services Department by developing and managing the department budget; providing long range planning; representing the department at management, senior-management, and inter-departmental working group meetings; and assisting in the planning of meetings for the Board of Trustees and their respective Committees.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Master's degree in a discipline related to the American experience of World War II, including history, education, museum management or related field (Required)
  • 7–10 years of related experience in collections management. In addition, experience with major collections management systems and demonstrated knowledge of rights, reproductions, and licensing are required.
  • Previous supervisory experience, strong problem-solving skills, and excellent communication skills are a must.
Interested candidates should apply online at or by mail to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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This job posted by MERC from December 30 through March 31.

Children's Museum of St. Tammany
Covington, Louisiana, USA


The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany is hiring a Director for its first stop at Kids Town. Kids Town is located at the Koop Drive Trailhead in Mandeville. We are looking for an organized and energetic multi- tasker who loves working with people and young children. The job requires availability Tuesday-Saturday and is a full time position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Plans and manages the business operations of Kids Town
  • Assigns, monitors, and schedules the Kids Town staff
  • Supervises the development , construction and upkeep of Kids’ Town exhibits and facility
  • Plans and facilitates educational programming at Kids’ Town
  • Maintains field trip and story time sessions
  • Develops, monitors and controls budget expenditures
  • Prepares payroll and manages staff operations
  • Manages fundraising activities for the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany and Kids Town
  • Seeks and lobbies for private, state, and federal grants in conjunction with the CMST Finance Committee
  • Marketing
Requirements and qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, business management, museum sciences, child development, parks and recreation administration, tourism, or related field
  • Experience in managing an educational, business, or non-profit organization
  • Knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to learn new technologies
  • Ability to multi-task
At the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, we want only the best of the best! If you meet the above requirements and are a self-motivated individual with a proven record of excellence in your past endeavors, apply today! Send a resume and cover letter, including at least three professional references to

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This job posted by MERC from December 17 through March 18.

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