Executive Director

Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park | Ellsworth, ME, United States

Posted Date 4/09/2021

Executive Director

Woodlawn Museum seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership and to direct

policymaking, planning, organization, staffing, and operations. The Executive Director will work closely

with the Board of Directors to refine and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s capital

campaign and fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community


Summary of Responsibilities:

• Works in conjunction with the Board of Trustees to implement the strategic direction and establish

initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum.

• Directs the museum’s operations, to include development, education and public programming,

finance, external communications, property management, events, and staffing.

• Manages and leads staff, volunteers, and consultants.

• Leads and participates in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and

developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

• Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the

community. Directs the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives. Develops

an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the museum.

• Oversees the management of 180-acre campus and facilities of the Museum, as well as the

collections held in public trust.

Required Qualifications:

• Educational background in and/or experience with historic preservation, history museums,

historical societies, libraries, or archives is required. Ideal candidate will have a master’s degree

and at least five years’ experience at a senior managerial level. Individuals with a Bachelor of Arts or

Science with at least seven years of experience will be considered.

• Strong record of success in fundraising, stewardship, donor relations, and volunteer management.

• Proven track record in managing museum operations, including personnel matters. Demonstrated

ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, and diverse

public constituencies.

• Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget. Strong

business management skills.

• Excellent planning, time management, and decision-making skills. Working knowledge of

spreadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling and donor management software.

• Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed. Salary is

commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

• Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with Boards, volunteers, and in

community relations and outreach capacities.

• Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed. Salary is

commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY Send an electronic submission consisting of a single pdf including a cover letter and

resume to the following address: director@woodlawnmuseum.org. Your cover letter and resume should

contain detailed information concerning your work experience, past successes, leadership experience,

qualifications, and fundraising capabilities. Please be prepared to provide contact information for

professional references upon request.

No phone inquiries, please. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2020.

Woodlawn Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Geographic Region
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation | Recreation

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