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Executive Director

20 Dec 2021 5:37 PM | Agnes Zach

Title:  Executive Director

Reports to:  Board of Directors

Salary:  $107,500/year plus benefits

Location:  Portland, Oregon

Located on a bluff overlooking Portland, Oregon and surrounded by 46 acres of park land, Pittock Mansion is a place of beauty and historical significance.  Owned by the City of Portland, Pittock Mansion is operated as a historic house museum by thePittock Mansion Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is “to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs.”  Pittock Mansion and grounds are top destinations for locals and tourists alike, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

It is an exciting time of evolution and growth for Pittock Mansion. Our dedicated Board and outstanding staff share a commitment to broader and deeper community engagement and learning. The Executive Director will inspire new ways to understand the very real impact our history has on shaping Portland and the region of today.  They will invigorate and make relevant our mission to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland’s history through Pittock Mansion, its collections and programs.

The Executive Director will work with the Board and staff to maintain excellent museum operations, increase contributed income, foster relationships within the City of Portland, and lead our work in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

We seek:

·       A mission-driven individual with a passion for history, museums, and historic sites and for sharing them with broad, diverse audiences.

·       A creative, strategic thinker who will learn from Pittock Mansion’s accomplishments, assess its strengths and constraints, and help define and drive its next directions and goals.

·       A positive, solution-focused voice who will actively oversee museum operations, programs, financial management, and community engagement, and work with our Board of Directors to engage major donors.

·       A collaborative leader who will inspire the community and empower a team of skilled professionals in maintaining and evolving the museum, its collections, operations, programs, and relationships.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Find the full job description and application information at:

Application Deadline:  January 18, 2022.

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