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Hopewell Museum Seeking Executive Director

04 Sep 2023 11:04 AM | Doris Galuchie



The Hopewell Museum, founded in 1922 and situated in the quaint town of Hopewell, New Jersey, is seeking an industrious and innovative Executive Director to implement the Museum’s mission to preserve and promote the story of life in Hopewell Valley from its pre-colonial beginnings to the present. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is generally responsible for the overall operations and management of the Museum, including the implementation of Board initiatives, fundraising, and assisting in the management of an exciting renovation and expansion project.

Employment Type: Temporary, part-time employee position that may transition into permanent part-time or full-time after one year.  The workplace will be considered hybrid.

Salary Range: Twenty hours per week at $35-$45 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • ·        Bachelor’s degree in public history, museum studies, non-profit management, or a related field.
  • ·        Fundraising and grant-writing experience.
  • ·        Knowledge of standards and best practices for museums and nonprofits.
  • ·        Experience developing and managing budgets.
  • ·        Event-planning experience.
  • ·        Exemplary writing skills.
  • ·        An aptitude for public speaking.
  • ·        Willingness to work a variable schedule, including to help staff occasional evening and weekend events or participate in evening or weekend meetings..

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ·        Master’s degree or commensurate experience.
  • ·        Curatorial experience.
  • ·        Experience with building construction projects.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • ·        Take direction from the Board of Trustees while overseeing all aspects of the organization’s operations.
  • ·        Work with the Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers to further the mission of the organization.
  • ·        Supervise Museum staff and volunteers.
  • ·        Ensure a stable financial foundation for the Museum through the development and implementation of fundraising initiatives, including application for and procurement of grant funding.
  • ·        Cultivate new contributors, while retaining current individual and corporate donors.
  • ·        Serve as a proactive spokesperson to develop and maintain strong community partnerships.
  • ·        With the appropriate approvals, prepare and issue press releases, manage social media, and update the Museum website.
  • ·        Various administrative duties essential to the functioning of a small office.
  • ·        At the direction of the Collections Committee, oversee the curation, conservation, installation, and maintenance of all Museum collections and exhibits.
  • ·        At the direction of the Programming Committee, oversee the development and coordination of all public programming activities and events.
  • ·        At the direction of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, oversee the management of the facilities and grounds.
  • ·        At the direction of the Finance Committee, participate in the development of annual and long-range budgets.
  • ·        At the direction of the Joint Long-Range Planning Committee, participate in the development of organizational objectives and long-range plans.
  • ·        At the direction of the Treasurer, assist in executing and recording of financial transactions.
  • ·        At the direction of the Board of Trustees and the Reimagination Committee, provide administrative and logistical support for the Museum’s renovation and new construction project.
  • ·        Manage the Museum Gift Shop.

Disclaimer: The preceding job description is merely a summary of the typical functions of the position.  It is by no means an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Doris Galuchie at

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