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Executive Director (30 hrs/week)

12 Jul 2023 11:15 AM | Laurie Baty

National Capital Radio & Television Museum

Bowie, Maryland, USA

Position Overview

The Executive Director has overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV), including, but not limited to: fundraising, staff supervision, planning, financial and program management, marketing, and community relations. This work is subject to the Board of Director’s (Board) oversight. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board to help formulate and put into practice the Board’s vision for the museum.

Reporting Relationships

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and manages a part time staff (currently one) as well as approximately 25 volunteers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include overseeing and managing all aspects of the museum’s operations, exhibits, and education programming; coordinating all aspects of the Museum’s fundraising; serving as the Museum’s face to the community; establishing and nurturing key collaborations with local and regional partners; overseeing the development of innovative new programming; capitalizing on education outreach opportunities; and developing and executing a long-term strategic plan for the Museum.

Oversee and Manage All Activities of the Museum

  • -       Assist in the development of the annual budget and deliver results against budget.
  • -       Set direction and create alignment around responsibilities.
  • o   Delegate appropriate activities and authority.
  • -       Manage relationship with the 3rd party accounting partner.
  • -       Prepare and actively focus the Board on key organizational and operational issues as part of the Board and committee meetings.
  • -       Work closely with the Executive Committee and the Board to develop and execute the strategic plan for the Museum.

Represent the Museum in the Community

  • -       Manage ongoing strategic partnerships.
  • -       Develop and secure new strategic partnerships.
  • -       Represent the Museum at community and foundation events.
  • -       Manage Museum publicity.


  • -       Develop and implement fundraising strategies to support the operation of the Museum, including, but not limited to:
  • o   Foundations
  • o   Corporations
  • o   Individuals

Other Key Responsibilities

  • -       Coordinate grant writing and Board and staff involvement in development.
  • -       Coordinate the annual gala or other fundraising activities.
  • -       Conduct annual performance evaluations of volunteers.
  • -       Create and implement a strategic plan for Board development.
  • -       Assist in the recruiting and interviewing of potential new Board Members (with the Board Development Committee).
  • -       Network with other non-profit executive directors in community.
  • -       Prepare documents in preparation for and to be used at Board meetings.

This is a 30 hour a week position and is considered full time. The salary is $60,000 a year.

Position Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with a concentration in museum studies, non-profit management, or history

Required Experience:

Application must have experience working in a museum setting

Proven leadership skills

Proven fundraising success

Experience in setting priorities and delegating tasks to both staff and volunteers

Experience with personnel and financial management of a small organization

Experience in the areas below is desirable:

Familiarity with financial software (such as Quickbooks).

Familiarity with office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office suite); website development and updating is a plus

Experience with marketing, publicity, and public relations.

To apply please send a letter of inquiry, resume, and three references to with “NCRTV Executive Director Position” as the subject.

Resumes will be evaluated immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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