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Executive Director & CEO

16 Oct 2019 4:24 PM | Victoria Gonzalez

The Fort Ligonier Association’s Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced and visionary Executive Director/CEO for Fort Ligonier Museum & History Education Center (the Fort) and its sister site, the Braddock Battlefield History Center (BBHC) in Ligonier, Pennslyvania.

The Executive Director/CEO will work collaboratively with two dedicated boards and highly motivated staff to steward a bold new future for the organizations. The Fort and BBHC showcase and interpret some of the most comprehensive and well-preserved historic structures, collections, and exhibits on the French and Indian War in the United States for both study and enjoyment.

This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. The annual salary range is $90,000 to $125,000. The final salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

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The Executive Director/CEO will provide the strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction necessary to advance the missions of the Fort and the BBHC, and pursue a clear, impactful and sustainable vision for the organization to achieve a greater level of recognition on a national and international level. The Executive Director/CEO has the responsibility for ensuring that both the Fort and the BBHC meet their financial and programmatic goals. In addition, they are the primary spokesperson, fundraiser, and ambassador for the organization, articulating vision, values and contributions to community, partners, educators, the broader museum community, the news media, and national and international partners. The Executive Director/CEO reports to the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ligonier Association.


- A minimum of five years successful experience leading a similar organization or agency, or senior management level leadership experience including strategic planning, fundraising and sales, personnel supervision and evaluation, project management, budget preparation and management, financial literacy, communications, and program implementation;

-  An advanced degree in history, public history, business, urban planning or a related field preferred;
-  Superior management skills, including an eye for talent and an ability to attract and retain a first-rate staff;
-  Ability to work with an engaged Board of Trustees and staff, donors, members, government officials, the local community and media;

-  A strong commitment to diversity and gender equity;
-  Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead and work as a member of a
team, plus inspire an organizational culture that supports the organizations ’s values and
-  Ability to collaborate with partners in the local and regional historical community;
-  Ability to work in an educational organization or public agency, museum or historic site, with progressive responsibility;
-  Appreciation and basic knowledge of the Fort Ligonier Association is desirable.

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with a deadline of November 11, 2019.

The application should include a resume with contact information for at least three professional references and a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Brent D. Glass, Brent D. Glass LLC, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Please email your application to

Hard copies of application packages may be mailed to:

Dr. Brent D. Glass
Brent D. Glass LLC
1921 Sunderland Place NW Washington, DC 20036

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