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Pattee Executive Director

19 Jul 2023 12:21 PM | Sarah Nevling

Warren County History Museum - Monmouth, Illinois

About the Museum

The mission of the Warren County History Museum is to collect, preserve, educate, and display historical items related to Warren County, Illinois. The museum exists to enrich the public understanding of developments that took place in Warren County.

The Warren County Historical Society was founded as a non-profit in 1968 and opened its museum in 1970 in the former Roseville High School. After 38 years in Roseville, the museum moved to its current location in Monmouth in 2009. Over the years, we have collected and preserved items representing our county’s history and those who have lived here. The tradition of preservation and exhibition continues today as we work to serve and document our history and share this knowledge with the public. Thanks to funding from the Pattee Foundation, the museum was able to hire a full-time director in 2016 in order to better serve our community. We continue to grow and expand, always following our mission of preservation and education in order to safeguard our history for the future. We would also like to extend our deepest "thank you" to the Coiracoentanon and Moingwena tribes whose lands they once inhabited and thrived on are now where our museum stands.

Job Description

The Warren County (IL) Historical Society and Museum is soliciting applications for the salaried position of Pattee Executive Director. The successful candidate will present at least a B.A. (M.A. preferred) with additional experience in Museum/Non-profit management or Historical Studies and have demonstrable skills in interpersonal and public communication as well as experience in working with access programs and Past Perfect software for collection management. Grant writing capabilities and financial management skills will be considered enhancements. A background and/or interest in Midwestern history and agriculture would be valuable as well.

Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications (salary range $38,000 to $43,000).

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing exhibits and programs
  • Managing and scheduling for the museum building
  • Supervising staff and coordinating communication with volunteers, society members, and the public
  • Representing the organization in the community
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting, grant writing, and fundraising
  • Creating exhibits and maintaining current exhibits and collections
  • Work closely with the Rental & Events Manager to plan and execute museum events, including our largest event, The Great Nicola Magic Fest

Send an application letter, resume, and 2-3 references to Mark Parrish (Board President) with "Search Committee" in the subject line.

Find out more about the Warren County History Museum at

The WCHM is an equal-opportunity employer. The Museum seeks talented people of all backgrounds—it values diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities. Candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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