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Associate Educator, Youth & Family Learning
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


Summary: Provide dynamic learning experiences with art for youth, teens, and their caregivers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee learning initiatives for youth, teen, and family audiences related to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions;
  • Manage the Museum’s established Family Sundays, Wee Wednesdays, Wee Weekends, Teen Arts Council, Teen Open Studios, Winter Celebrations and Kwanzaa programs and develop new offerings that align with the departmental philosophy and contribute to the advancement of institutional strategic priorities;
  • Establish and maintain strong cooperative relationships with cultural organizations and community groups;
  • Present age- and audience-appropriate tours, classes, performances and other activities for youth and family audiences;
  • Conceive of and implement promotional materials for programs;
  • In collaboration with the Engagement & Interpretation department, develop interpretive materials for youth and family audiences;
  • Regularly evaluate and report on Youth & Family Learning initiatives;
  • Assist with preparation of Youth and Family program budgets, and manage budgets;
  • Supervise staff, contract staff, and volunteers in conjunction with Youth and Family Learning activities; identify and hire teaching artists and representatives from cultural or community organizations as program presenters;
  • Train docents, present occasional programs, lead tours, gallery talks, and assist with the delivery of other Learning & Engagement programs as needed.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, studio art, museum studies, or a related discipline. Three years of professional museum education and/or teaching experience with youth, teen and/or family audiences. Demonstrated ability in object-based teaching and knowledge of diverse learning and teaching styles. Excellent public speaking and writing skills. Preferred: Master’s degree. Studio art experience. Budget experience. Experience working with docents.

Additional Details:
Minimum of Range: $49,747/year

Status: Regular full-time (37.5 hours/week). Must be able to work weekends and some holidays and evenings.

Apply online at www.slam.org/careers-opportunities

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This job posted by MERC from November 28 through February 27.





Executive Director
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Ogunquit, Maine, USA


Lead healthy Maine-coast art museum.
Collection: 20th-century Ogunquit art-colony works and American art, late 1800s to present.
Dedicated PT staff; engaged board.
ED should bring energy, creativity, engaging personality.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA in art history or related field; MA preferred. Minimum 5 years in art-museum management: budgeting, marketing, fundraising. Skills to guide strategic planning and growth. Multi-tasker who enjoys many hats.
Nominations welcome.

See http://museum-search.com/open-searches for job profile, how to apply by 1/13/20 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com.
EOE.

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This job posted by MERC from November 11 through January 13.





Registrar
The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar
Doha, Qatar


The Media Majlis is looking to hire a Registrar to lead all aspects related to objects and loans for temporary exhibitions. This position plans, organizes and implements all aspects related to the organization and agreement of loans, shipping, storage, insurance, condition and care, legal and risk management, for all digital and physical objects, including coordination of on- and off-site digitization and ingest, and communication with lenders.

The museum's Registrar is a critical member of a small international team. Due to the placement of the museum within a university, extensive production, IT, digital media, facilities and security and related aspects, support the museum's work. The museum does not hold an accessioned collection so exhibitions may use digital and physical objects from across all collection taxonomies. The Registrar will lead on aspects of the use of the museum’s CMS-DAMS (Qi by Keepthinking) and be the primary staff member for coordination and oversight of exhibition loans.

The Registrar should be highly organized, solution-focused, detail orientated, and able to work productively and creatively with curators, student workers and interns, subject specialists and faculty, and both local and international lenders and institutions. Candidates should have an entrepreneurial outlook, be interested in exploring what exhibitions can be, and enjoy being challenged. Ideally candidates should have worked with digital exhibition content, and be interested in expanding their knowledge of this form or exhibition content.

The Registrar should have some combination of museum, exhibition lending/borrowing, and digital media experience, and have experienced working outside their own culture. This position is located in Doha, Qatar, where the Registrar is required to reside, therefore knowledge and experience of Gulf culture, audiences and local museum practice is a distinct—though not required—advantage.

This position reports to the museum’s director with extensive collaboration with curators and creative digital media staff, and will take an active role in long-range exhibition planning, strategic outlook, budget planning and collaborative projects with faculty and other entities. The Registrar may oversea student workers and researchers, Masters placement/internship students, and freelance workers/consultants as needed/required. Active participation in conferences, publications and public speaking is expected of this position, and participation in university wide committees. This position may involve frequent travel, and is open for immediate hiring.

The Museum: mediamajlis.northwestern.edu

The Media Majlis is a university museum which is part of Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), situated at Education City in the Qatari capital of Doha. NU-Q is one of the twelve schools of Northwestern University, a world leading non-profit research university founded in Evanston, Illinois, in 1851. Since 2008 NU-Q has offered Bachelor of Science degrees in Journalism and in Communication, as well as certificates or minors in Middle East Studies, Strategic Communication, and Media and Politics (with Georgetown University). In January 2017 Northwestern opened its new building in Doha, designed by the highly regarded architect Antoine Predock.

A focal point of this building is The Media Majlis, the first university museum in Qatar, the only university museum in the region open to the public, and the first museum in the Arab world dedicated to discussing aspects of media. The museum opened to the public in April 2019. Through active discussion and interrogation, the museum’s exhibitions explore journalism, communication and media—pasts, presents and futures—with a global orientation that reflects the universal nature of media, overlaid with Qatar, Gulf, and Middle East perspectives.

Historical perspectives help visitors understand media landscapes but The Media Majlis largely focuses on present-day and future aspects and issues of journalism and communication, featuring interactive and digital components combined with physical objects, programing, publications, and online content. The internal ethos that drives The Media Majlis, its tone and mindset can be summed up in three words: always another side. This principle allows the museum to blow open subjects by exploring different disciplines and perspectives—exploring the interplay between local, regional, and global perspectives means that the museum challenges standard narratives. It aims to offer polarities of opinion, drawing back the curtain on media by exploring lesser-known angles alongside majority views.

The Media Majlis is a bilingual museum, open to the general public and dedicated to providing audiences with constructivist, visitor-centered exhibitions, programs and resources in a positive, dynamic, comfortable environment. The Media Majlis staff is a small international team, supported by, and working in collaboration with, the staff and faculty of one of the world’s highest ranked universities.

Position requirements:
  • Masters degree (MA, MSc, MPrac.) in museum studies, curatorial studies, registarial practice, archives, digital in museums, or related subject; Bachelors with 5+ years museum registrarial or collections management experience, including with digital objects, will be considered.
  • Minimum three year’s museum or archive experience with one or more areas of registration, collections management, touring exhibitions, copyright and licensing, or digital material (work in exhibition spaces or similar institutions will be considered).
  • High familiarity and comfort with new technology, including digitization processes, with experience of using a CMS-DAMS.
  • Fluent in English, including museum terminology, and experience writing for print or online projects. Active desire to take part in conferences, publications and similar.
  • Exceptional team work and time management skills, and experienced managing staff and/or interns. Proactive in independent work, with a high level of discretion and confidentiality. Ability to travel.
  • Experience with living and working outside of own culture, and working internationally.
Highly desirable: Experience dealing with material (physical or digital) from the areas of media, journalism, television and broadcast, radio, film and video, digital media, gaming/gamification, digital or video art, or closely related subject matter; Arabic fluency, or abilities in Urdu, Hindi, Tagalog, or French; Experience of living and working in Qatar, or another Gulf State.

Northwestern offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, and exceptional working environment and resources.

Application is via Northwestern’s careers website:
https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/
Once in eRecruit, search by the job number 37541 for the position listing: Gallery Registrar, ID 37541.

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This job posted by MERC from November 5 through February 5.



Education Director
Science Central
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA


Full-Time

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its education department (on-site, outreach, distance learning, etc.).  This is a professional, senior-level position, reporting to the executive director. As a member of the leadership team, the job requires previous experience in informal science education, program development, staff management, project planning, and multi-tasking high-level concurrent and future activities. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as directing.

Duties will include:
  • lead in the development, planning, scheduling, staffing and presentation of all science center programs;
  • responsible for monitoring and the continuous growth of all revenue and non-revenue programs, numbers, finances and data;
  • hire, train and manage outreach, school/public and special programs full-time, part-time and seasonal staff;
  • have a strong presence in the educational community (schools, universities, community centers, scouts, etc.);
  • manage various Strategic Plan components;
  • participate in and lead various internal and community committees;
  • assist with researching, writing, and reviewing grants and grant reports
  • collecting and analyzing program and program-participant data
REQUIRED SKILLS:  Comfortable with and interested in science and public education; have a strong background in program development, planning and presentation; experience in researching and writing program scripts; exceptional communication skills (with staff and colleagues) and public speaking abilities (comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ ages/backgrounds), outgoing, flexible, professional in attitude and appearance; energetic, enthusiastic; highly organized, strong leadership abilities; must be able to be both self-directed and work in a team-oriented environment; have strong sense of humor; moderate lifting (approx. 40 lbs.) when setting-up chairs, tables, exhibits, etc.; ability to work long hours.

QUALIFICATIONS:  This is not an entry-level position. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (science, education, etc.); significant number of college science classes; significant experience in the informal science education field (science center, science museum, nature center, zoo/aquarium, etc.); experience with managing staff. Ability to drive, valid Drivers License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

SCHEDULE:  Full time; schedule will include days, weekends, early hours and evenings; must be flexible.

SALARY:  $35,000 per year; exempt position; with full benefits including medical, dental, etc. and generous paid time off.

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed.

Send
1) completed application,
2) cover letter,
3) resume,
4) examples of science program scripts,
5) other writing examples, such as brochures, newsletters, etc.
6) professional references (minimum of 5) to:

Executive Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899
martin@sciencecentral.org
 
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This job posted by MERC from October 30 through January 29.



Executive Director
Windsor Historical Society
Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Overview
The Windsor Historical Society: Bridging Centuries. Bridging Cultures.

The Windsor Historical Society’s mission is to inspire public awareness and appreciation of the diverse people, places, and events that contribute to Windsor’s evolving history.

We preserve and interpret Windsor’s historical record through active collecting, research, exhibitions, programs, and communications in the belief that an understanding of history can provide individuals and communities with connections to the past, a sense of belonging in the present, and responsibility for the future.

The Opportunity
Founded in 1921, the Windsor Historical Society (the Society) has brought the rich and evolving history of Windsor to life for the community and its visitors for nearly 100 years. Its extensive museum campus, which includes two historic homes, exhibit galleries, a research and genealogy library and a museum shop, is a centerpiece of Windsor’s historic district, a town that is known for being the oldest in Connecticut. The Society is known for its wide breadth of collections, an extensive research library and its innovative, engaging and varied public programs that draw people from across town and state lines. Additionally, the Society recently gained national attention for the innovative restoration and re-interpretation of one of its historic homes. The organization rests on a foundation of financial stability and a staff team of five of both professional and support staff.

With the retirement of its long-term executive director, The Windsor Historical Society now seeks a dynamic leader and enthusiastic fundraiser who can build from the Society’s many strengths to grow it to the next level of its important mission. The successful candidate will be passionate about history and have significant experience and success in raising funds from diverse sources and advancing the strategic direction and operations of a not-for-profit organization.

About The Windsor Historical Society
In the field of historical societies across the nation, the Windsor Historical Society is looked on as a thought leader in its development of creative, diverse and responsive programming and exhibits. Its public programs include lectures, family events, a genealogy support group, writing contests and an oral history project currently underway in partnership with Windsor’s local TV station. It has a strong partnership with Windsor Public Schools and provides tours, student exhibitions, classroom presentations and student scholarships.

Its collection of approximately 11,000 items is extensive, varied and always growing. In 2015, the Society renovated the Strong-Howard House – supported by a $750,000 capital campaign – and, in a stroke of innovative genius, re-interpreted the home to appear as it looked in 1810, complete with all reproduction furnishings so that it could be a hands-on exhibit, which has since gained national recognition.

The Society has a strong presence on social media, with approximately 3,000 followers who enjoy the daily photo posts of items from their collection with commentary and links to related articles. In addition, staff members publish a quarterly newsletter that includes professional-quality articles on various aspects of Windsor’s history.

The organization is very involved in the broader Windsor community – staff members attend community events and often take an advocacy lead in community preservation efforts.

The Society stands out among many of its historical museum peers for the level of professionalism among its team of three full-time and three part-time staff: all uphold strong professional standards of practice excellence and customer service. It also has a committed corps of volunteers who perform daily supportive functions as docents, receptionists and researchers. The organization is governed by a 13-member board of directors comprised of community leaders from the fields of history, speech pathology, education, social services, finance, legal, information technology and website design.

The Society is a membership organization and currently has approximately 550 members, some of whom live in other states. It has a budget of just under $500,000. Its operations are also supported by a sizeable endowment, thanks to generous bequests in 1959 and 1985 and more recent times, which contributes between 60% and 70% of the annual budget. The organization is in the process of implementing a thoughtful strategic plan that re-positioned the mission and vision and set a clear path for the organization 2017-2020.

Strategic Opportunities and Challenges
The Windsor Historical Society is at an important juncture as it transitions from a long-term executive director who built a firm base of financial stability and strong and professional operations to a new leader empowered to maintain and strengthen the Society’s legacy of bringing Windsor’s history to life through innovative programs and exhibits and extensive library collections.

The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will inherit a tremendous opportunity to further leverage the Society’s many strengths to take its innovative programming to a new level, broaden its reach and engage more diverse segments of the community in learning about the rich history of Windsor.

Opportunities
There is across the country a renewed interest in history, perhaps stoked by the increasing number of people exploring their genealogy. The Society has an opportunity to leverage this interest to attract more people to its programs, exhibits, extensive library collections and its already active genealogy pro gram.

Trends in the historical museum arena have made history more accessible. Historical museums across the country are reimagining their exhibits to create experiences that place the person in another time and “personalize” or tailor, their programs to specific segments of the population. These trends give the individual a more direct experience of the historical moment and thus make the historical museum experience more attractive. The Society is already doing some innovative programming along these lines, but has an opportunity to further enhance this aspect of its work.

An increasing number of young families in Windsor: the Society has the opportunity to engage younger residents in new and creative ways.

Increase in the use of digital platforms for accessing information: the Society has already leveraged this in bringing its collections and historical content to people on Facebook and Instagram, and can continue to stay on the forefront of digital platforms through the use of video and on-line fundraising methods.

Windsor’s population has been growing each year by around 1% - housing is relatively affordable and thus attractive to young families; median household income is in the mid-80s, with a high level of giving potential.

Challenges
Outreach and Community Engagement:
A number of factors pose challenges to engaging all segments of Windsor’s diverse community:
  • With busy lives and an ever-expanding range of entertainment and information at their digital fingertips, residents under 40 are an audience whose attention is difficult to capture and who may be unlikely to attend the Society’s events.
  • Many people may perceive the Society as focusing on white colonial history; the organization is challenged in its attempt to reach out and engage all segments of Windsor’s diverse population.
  • Windsor has a fairly high turnover of residents and those who are more transient feel less connection to the history of the town.
Resource Development:
Many nonprofits in town are tapping the same funding sources; those passionate about history are aging out, leading to a decline in funders, membership, and volunteers; and corporate funding priorities have shifted toward education or youth programming. Most of the larger corporations in Windsor are located in the outskirts of town and don’t feel connected to the community.

The Historical Museum Market:
Competition for attention is stiff – nearly every town has its own historical society, and some of the more substantial ones – with large budgets and varied and attractive programs – are within an hour or so of driving distance from Windsor. Additionally, Connecticut’s historical organizations tend toward independence and there’s little/no interest in collaborating or partnering in ways that could increase visitor-ship and revenues for all involved. On top of this, Windsor has an unusually high number of civic and nonprofit organizations who are all competing for residents’ time and attention.

Space for Collections:
As the Historical Society’s profile has grown, so have its collections. Despite the Society’s cautious criteria for accepting pieces that align with the mission, items continue to stream in, thus placing more strain on its storage capacity.

Responsibilities
High priorities for the new executive director include:
  • Managing effectively and efficiently the daily operations;
  • Maintaining a collaborative work environment that has a strong team culture of mutual support and respect;
  • Developing and implementing a human resource strategy to recruit, support and retain the highest quality staff;
  • Facilitating the development of a robust and diverse board of directors with an eye to engaging members more fully in fundraising and critical governance functions;
  • Continuing to foster and retain relationships and build new partnerships with initiatives and organizations throughout Windsor and in the historical museum arena and related fields;
  • Continuing to implement the strategic priorities outlined in the 2017-2020 strategic plan and thinking strategically about the long-term positioning of the Society;
  • Assessing the current collections and managing the limited space considerations;
  • Maintaining relationships with current donors and building new relationships to increase revenues;
  • Maintaining a strong public presence within the city, state and broader field community to advance the Society’s positive profile.
Qualifications
Profile of the Ideal Candidate
The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will be able to build on the many strengths of the Society in order to lead it in innovative directions. She/he/ they will be passionate about history, will possess an understanding of historical museum management and will be dedicated to Windsor and its rich historical heritage. The person who assumes this position will be a leader with high emotional intelligence and excellent communication and public speaking skills, and a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

Minimum Credentials
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred. At least five years of experience in a senior leadership role in a similar size organization in the field of museum management or a related field.

Qualities
Passionate advocate for the mission
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated passion for history in general, and will be able to translate that passion into an articulate and compelling story. She/he/they will be able to ignite passion in others.

Keen emotional intelligence
The ideal candidate will have keen listening skills, empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to connect with people of different styles, professional levels and backgrounds.

Demonstrated core values of integrity and honesty
The essential quality of personal humility and an intuitive understanding of when to give credit to others while exercising effective leadership is a must. The ideal candidate will be open-minded, approachable, and fair.

Flexibility and balance
The ideal candidate will be able to face difficult challenges with competence, grace, and a sense of humor.

Innovative and entrepreneurial approach
The ideal candidate will continually scan the environment for key trends and new opportunities, can leverage opportunities and support for initiatives, and has an innovative approach to solving problems and overcoming challenges.

Skills and Experience
Experienced nonprofit manager
The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience in supervision and management of staff, in administering a multi-source budget, and in efficiently and strategically aligning and maximizing resources. Experience working in the historical museum or related field is preferred.

Respectful, inclusive and effective leader and developer of staff
The ideal candidate will be able to inspire, develop and empower staff and create a productive team-based culture that welcomes inclusion and diversity. She/he/they will be able to build and maintain a climate of trust and respect where each worker feels appreciated for her/his/their strengths and contributions.

Demonstrated success in diversifying and expanding revenue streams
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in fund development and will have the ability to lead the board and staff in executing a comprehensive fundraising plan.

Exceptional communication skills
The ideal candidate will be able to passionately articulate, both in writing and orally, the organization’s mission and deliver compelling presentations to public and private audiences. She/he/they will be able to communicate effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and styles.

Experience working with boards of directors
The ideal candidate will be skilled in working effectively in partnership with boards of directors to carry out the mission of the organization, set strategic direction, and build a board culture of diversity and inclusiveness.

Social media and information technology knowledge and curiosity
The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of the landscape of information and social media technology and be eager to leverage emerging trends to engage increasingly diverse audiences with Windsor’s rich history.

Candidate Guidelines and Additional Information
Transition Consultant Catherine Bradshaw with TSNE MissionWorks' has been exclusively retained for this search.

Electronic submissions are preferred.
Please include a resume and a cover letter that includes a description of how your qualifications and experience match Windsor Historical Society’s needs. All submissions will be acknowledged. All inquiries and submissions are strictly confidential. Submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled.

Selected candidate will undergo thorough reference checks as well as a criminal history background check.

Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget. Total compensation includes a competitive benefits package with health insurance and a generous paid time off program.

The Society is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable state and federal fair employment practices laws. The Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation, learning disability, physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Apply Here:https://www.click2apply.net/n7zgp7h92sckb3mq

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This job posted by MERC from September 17 through December 17.



Membership Coordinator
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, New York, USA


The Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, founded in 1957, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York. It is one of a select group of institutions accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. ADKX’s 60,000 square feet of exhibitions are dedicated to telling the story of one of America’s most unique regions, its residents, and its many visitors. ADKX’s operating budget is approximately $5M. The year-round staff includes 35 employees with an additional 50 employees added during the May – October season. ADKX completed a capital campaign recently that enabled it to open a new 19,000 square foot interactive exhibition that was designed by a world class team of consultants. Other major projects in the development stage include new permanent galleries for the institution’s fine and decorative arts collections.

Adirondack Experience seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Membership Coordinator, for full or part-time.

This position will oversee the administration of the museum’s Membership Program, and assist with processing memberships and maintaining member records. They will supervise the seasonal Membership Sales Representatives, and the seasonal part-time Membership/Advancement Assistant. Incumbent will also monitor the effectiveness of the program and make recommendations as needed.

This position is year-round with a generous benefit package, and paid time off.

To apply, visit www.theadkx.org

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This job posted by MERC from September 16 through December 16.



Executive Director
North Andover Historical Society
North Andover, Massachusetts, USA


Responsibilities
Strategic Opportunities and Challenges
The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead this well-respected, venerable and prominent institution which has preserved, interpreted and shared North Andover and New England history for over 100 years. High priorities for the Executive Director include:
  • Working collaboratively with the Board of Directors to create a revitalized strategic direction for the Society, one which leverages the organization's legacy and history, acknowledges the shifting demographic and engagement trends in historical societies and museums and determines the best use of NAHS's resources, most especially its buildings.
  • Expanding significantly NAHS's visibility, community outreach, social media presence and engagement to raise the institution's profile, modernize its presentation, expand participation in its programs and grow financial resources and support.
  • Developing and executing on a resource development plan to grow NAHS's philanthropic support through a targeted combination of membership dues, individual donations and private and public grants.
  • Creating deep connections with members, residents, regional and local community leaders as well as the general public to create a welcoming, engaging and inclusive culture in all of NAHS's public engagements.
  • Collaborating with the Board of Directors to create the appropriate governance versus management balance that supports strong executive staff leadership and proper board oversight.
  • Empowering, supporting and leading a team of dedicated and skilled museum professionals committed to achieving NAHS's preservation mission and delivering exceptional programs.
Qualifications
Desired Credentials and Profile
  • Academic or organizational background in museum studies or a related field
  • A minimum of three years of personnel and financial leadership experience
  • Experience, ability and strong desire to be a public facing leader
Skills and Experience
Exceptional Communicator, Networker and Ambassador
The Executive Director must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be eager to serve as NAHS's primary spokesperson to proactively build and sustain relationships with members, visitors, the community, partners and donors to benefit NAHS. The leader must be a consummate ambassador and networker who is politically savvy as well as an astute marketer on behalf of NAHS. The Executive Director must proactively, graciously and regularly engage and welcome the community and publicly promote NAHS, so others become inspired to support its mission and vision and participate in its programs.

Experienced and Committed Resource Developer
The Executive Director will have experience in and a strong desire to engage self and board members in private fundraising and expansion of NAHS's membership program, with the ability to create a vision and strategy for sustained philanthropic support aligned with NAHS's mission and financial needs. The leader must be an eager and proactive fundraiser and recruiter of members, someone who is skilled at capitalizing on existing relationships and creating new ones to grow NAHS's financial resources, most particularly through membership fees, individual giving and private and public grants.

Visionary and Strategic Leader
The Executive Director must be able to engage in “big picture” thinking, ultimately and collaboratively providing strong leadership to guide NAHS's board and staff to develop and implement a refreshed strategic vision for its future. The leader must be open to ideas and suggestions and confidently offer creative and innovative concepts and solutions of her/his own. The leader must be bold in her/his leadership, willing to challenge the status quo, able to collaboratively lead the entire NAHS community toward a revitalized future and support the Center Realty Trust as it determines the prospects for its real estate holdings.

Fluid Administrator with Museum Training
As the agency's chief administrative officer, the Executive Director must be a fluid and collaborative multitasker, able to oversee the organization's operations, finances, and personnel, decisively and efficiently aligning and maximizing resources to achieve NAHS's strategic goals. Ideally, the leader will be a trained and experienced museum professional who will ensure the organization adheres to museum standards, provide guidance, feedback and leadership on exhibits and programs and offer feedback and guidance to other professionals on staff. Finally, the Executive Director also serves as the primary liaison to and proactive partner with the Board of Directors to engage it in effective governance, strategic planning and thorough oversight.

Confident Relational Manager
An experienced manager of people, the Executive Director must inspire, develop and empower NAHS's relatively small yet highly committed staff of professionals, including the prior Executive Director who will serve as the lead museum educator. An active listener, the Executive Director must create a welcoming, collaborative and mutually supportive work culture and climate; display high levels of integrity and accountability; and approach the work with a sense of good humor, diplomacy, patience, warmth, care and considerable energy.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/v7cdykmrn6n5rjsy

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This job posted by MERC from September 11 through December 11.



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