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SMA supports efforts to increase diversity and equity within the museum field. As a sign of that support, we require all postings on our Job Board to include salary information and location of the position. Postings without salary information will be removed and the posting organization will be notified that they are welcome to re-post the opportunity if they are willing to include the required information.  

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  • 23 May 2023 7:42 PM | Hannah Weisman

    The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley seeks a Database & Digital Assets Manager to ensure that collection-related information data is properly created, stored, and made accessible as part of the care and management of all of the museum's collections. Reporting to the Curator, and working closely with the Registrar and Collections Manager, the position is responsible for managing the Magnes's Collections Management System (IDEA@ALM), which integrates archive, library, and museum records, as well as a variety of digital assets in multiple formats (including text, image, audio, and video files). Among the top responsibilities will be assuming a leadership role in managing the complete digitization and archiving of the Roman Vishniac Archive, a collection of over 30,000 images, audiovisual materials, correspondence, and memorabilia.

    The full salary range for this position is $27.09 (Step 1) - $43.56 (Step 25) per hour. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $27.09 (Step 1) - $32.34 (Step 10).

    Read the full job description and apply online.

  • 19 May 2023 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    The Development Specialist is an important part of Maryland Humanities’ (MH) advancement efforts and serves as a key member of the MH team. They will support efforts at growing and fostering corporate, foundation, and individual support. They will actively incorporate MH’s equity and inclusion lens in all the work that they do.

    The Development Specialist reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with MH Staff to understand the needs of the organization and contribute to resource growth to meet those needs.

    Salary Range: $56,000-$62,000
    FLSA Status: Exempt; Permanent; Full-time (35 hours/week)
    Reports to: Executive Director
    Working Conditions: This is a hybrid position with at least 1 day per week at Maryland Humanities’ office in Baltimore City
    Supervisory Responsibilities: None


    • Research and identify private and family foundations, corporate foundations, and other grant opportunities that align with the organization’s mission and funding needs
    • Write and submit grant proposals and letters of inquiry in a clear, compelling, and timely manner in collaboration with program staff and other stakeholders
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of grant proposals, reports, and communications with funders
    • Managing deliverables of sponsorship and donor benefits, including maintenance of acknowledgement on website and social media platforms
    • Managing customer relationship management (CRM) database, eTapestry, incl. gift processing and acknowledgment; preparing queries and exports for solicitation; preparing donor reports; data integrity; etc.
    • Preparing batch reports to ensure accuracy and reconciliation of gift management
    • Preparing and processing bulk mailings in collaboration with requesting staff members
    • Stay current with trends and best practices in grant writing and philanthropy to enhance the organization’s grant-seeking strategies

    Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Experience in non-profit fundraising or grant writing with demonstrated success in securing grants from private foundations, corporations, or other funding sources
    • Demonstrated initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness, and an understanding of systems of oppression and their impact on community
    • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, with the ability to articulate the organization’s mission and funding needs in a clear and compelling manner
    • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively
    • The ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

    Preferred Skills/Abilities:

    • Skilled in examining and re-engineering program operations and procedures
    • Familiarity with or excitement around community-centric fundraising or the application of a racial equity lens to development efforts
    • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) databases such as eTapestry or similar software, including gift processing, query preparation, and donor report generation
    • Commitment to Maryland Humanities’ mission, vision, and values (see

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

    • Maryland Humanities offices are located in Baltimore, MD. The Development Specialist will be expected to be on site at least once per week. Maryland Humanities staff meet in person at least 1 day per month.
    • Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer

    Additional Details:

    No one candidate will be perfect for this job. The skills and experience needed to be successful in this job exist on a spectrum. Frequently cited statistics show that candidates with disabilities, BIPOC candidates, women, and members of marginalized and/or systematically excluded groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Maryland Humanities is happy to leave that statistic in the past. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. Please just apply.

    What we are offering

    • The annual salary for this position is $56,000-$62,000.
    • 35 hour work week with flexible scheduling.
    • Employees are eligible for employer-provided health and dental insurance coverage (two plans offered, including one 100% employer paid), flex benefits, retirement (including a 4% employer contribution), monthly stipend to offset parking and/or work-from-home expenses, and annual funding for professional development.
    • We have 21 days of vacation per year and 12 days of sick leave per year as well as access to advance and donated leave if needed
    • 15 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays prorated for part time. Access to holiday exchange (i.e. observing Eid Al-Adha instead of Christmas)
    • We offer a sabbatical with up to 6 weeks after five years of service and up to 10 weeks after 10 or more years of service.
    • Employees have access to Volunteer Time Off.
    • We offer Extended Family and Medical Leave of 12 weeks with additional eligibility for 4 weeks of a gradual return to work
    • We traditionally close the offices at the end of the year, Dec 24–Jan 1.

    Maryland Humanities’ staff have established shared working values, linked here.

    What to expect

    Step one: All submissions will be initially reviewed after June 8 and the initial candidate pool will be formed. Not all submissions will make it into the candidate pool. Once the pool of candidates is established, a brief phone interview will be set up with the Operations Manager.

    Step two: Remaining candidates will take part in an interview with members of the Maryland Humanities Team via Zoom or in-person depending on the state of the pandemic, and the comfort level of everyone involved. The final candidate will be selected after this interview.

    Step Three: Selection and placement of the final candidate. Placement for this position is anticipated to occur in July 2023. Once the final candidate has accepted their offer of employment, all other applicants will be notified of their status.

    To Apply: To be considered for the role, we require that you submit your résumé along with responses to the following 2 prompts. Please limit your responses to 1 page.

    1) Provide a summary of your experience with grant writing and/or fundraising. If you do not have prior experience, please share which skills and/or education you possess that are applicable to this position.
    2) Provide your definition of racial equity and describe any experience you have in promoting equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness into your work.

    We believe that the responses to these questions will give us a better understanding of your qualifications for the role, as well as your alignment with our organization’s values. We appreciate your time and effort in providing this information.

    Please email materials to with the subject line as “Development Specialist;” no phone calls please. For best consideration, applications are due by June 8, 2023. Search will remain open until filled.

    Maryland Humanities is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. Maryland Humanities will not tolerate acts deemed to constitute discrimination or harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 17 May 2023 2:14 PM | Amanda Ferrario

    This is a professional position reporting to the Executive Director, Architects Foundation (AF). The function of this position is to collaborate with the AF staff, board and committees to ensure development and communications deliverables are met in line with Foundation goals, including overseeing development and communications plans for The Octagon.

    Job Duties:

    Operational Duties  20%

    • Work closely with and assist Executive director with creating and managing Foundation goals.
    • Serve as liaison to AF Board of Directors, scheduling meetings, coordinating pre-reads, collecting forms, creating board orientation materials, and record-keeping.
    • Work with AIA Technology to vet and implement new technology for the team.
    • Assist with staffing the Octagon Museum as needed, including selling tickets and memberships and providing tours.
    • Organize and manage special fundraising events and activities and Octagon programs.

    Development Duties 40%

    • Manage the AF Development Committee, working with Committee and Executive Director to set annual revenue goals.
    • Work with scholarship and Octagon program managers to set development and communications goals and coordinate associated projects, including marketing, public programming, and outreach activities
    • Integrate information into useful fundraising reports and prospect management tools.
    • Identify and qualify potential donors/prospects through wealth screening, individual research, and ranking evaluations.
    • Manage relationships with sponsors, partner organizations and volunteer fundraisers
    • Collaborate with Executive Director on donor outreach assignments.
    • Manage special events and initiatives, collaborating with program managers as needed.
    • Coordinate grant reporting deadlines and documentation.
    • Import contacts and donations.

    Communications 40%

    • Manage the AF Communications committee.
    • Work with scholarship and Octagon program managers to set development and communications goals and coordinate associated projects, including marketing, public programming, and outreach activities.
    • Manage communication partners.
    • Manage outreach lists for scholarships, development, and Octagon efforts.
    • Manage communications calendar.
    • Manage communications content strategy.
    • Research and identify target audiences for Foundation marketing efforts.
    • Submit marketing requests and track progress and adjust strategy as needed.
    • Coordinate and write press releases and features.
    • Develop written reports and proposals for Foundation programs and development projects.
    • Manage AF website.
    • Manage AF social media content.
    • Proofread content for additional AF projects.

    Salary is roughly $70k with an exceptional benefits package. 

    For more information and to apply, please visit our website. 

  • 17 May 2023 12:52 PM | Lori Wysong

    Jefferson County Museum, Charles Town, WV

    Located in historic downtown Charles Town, the Jefferson County Museum is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of the county’s history. Since its founding in 1965, the Museum’s mission has been to preserve the history and heritage of Jefferson County. Its unique collection and exhibits include a wide range of artifacts historically relevant to the county and portray the diverse stories of the people who have lived here.

    This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours per week, reporting to the Museum Director. The Museum Assistant is responsible for helping to supervise the work of our volunteers. The successful candidate will have regular weekend availability for Fridays and Saturdays.

    Pay is $16-$18/hour depending on experience and education.


    -Work with Museum staff to design field trips, school visits, public programs and other educational activities for the Museum

    -Periodically craft creative and well-researched posts and content for the Museum’s website and social media platforms

    -In coordination with the Historian and Director, assist with research and exhibit development

    -Assist with promotion of Museum activities and exhibits

    -Help with collections research, cataloging, and other curatorial duties as needed

    -Staff front desk, answer visitor questions, and assist with visitor services activities

    -Help with special events and other tasks as assigned

     Preferred Qualifications:

    -Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

    -Experience working and interacting with the public at a museum, historic site, or similar setting

    -Experience developing programs and curriculum for a variety of age groups

    -Excellent research and writing skills

    -Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.

    -Interest in Jefferson County History


    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Position is open until filled.

  • 05 May 2023 1:25 AM | Don Rose

    Museum Administrator

    McHenry County Historical Society (Illinois)

    Position Overview

    The McHenry County Historical Society (MCHS) is seeking an experienced and dynamic museum executive to lead its efforts. The ideal candidate is a proven leader with a forward-thinking perspective, notable experience, and the ability to engage the Board of Directors, Society Members, and the public at large. This individual will directly manage three full- and two part-time staff members. Core responsibilities include oversight of programs, the Society’s historic properties, museum collections, constituents, financial management, fundraising and development. Responsibility and coordination of all outbound communication, including website, social media, PR, affiliate organizations and publications is also within this role.

    The McHenry County Historical Society (MCHS) was founded in 1963. The museum opened in Union, Illinois during America’s 1976 Bicentennial. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization striving to preserve and promote the history of McHenry County. The museum campus includes an 1870s limestone school, an original log cabin, an 1895 one-room schoolhouse, exhibit gallery spaces, a gift shop, and a very active research library.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in history, museum studies, or a related field

    • Skills engaging, organizing and motivating individuals at all levels

    • Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

    • Dynamic leadership skills with high impact ability to build strong teams

    • Management experience, to assure success in day-to-day operations

    • Ability to self-perform and be held accountable

    • Dedication to creating programs that engage and involve the public

    • A strong passion for history and dedication to preserving local heritage

    • Current computer skills with working knowledge of office software

    • Experience with financial management

    • Ability to work evenings and weekends

      This is a full-time position. Base salary ($60,000 - $65,000), will be commensurate with experience. For benefits, please inquire. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter along with three personal references for consideration to this dedicated MCHS Opportunity email address: We do appreciate your interest and welcome your application.

  • 01 May 2023 9:37 PM | Stephani Roohani

     Meadow Garden operates with the guidance of the Georgia State Society, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit, nonpolitical service organization. Meadow Garden welcomes visitors to step into a piece of American history at the home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic house, built in 1792, connects modern visitors to this man who played a vital role in the founding of our country. 

    The Director is a full-time position that reports to the Meadow Garden Board. The Director holds a commitment to historic preservation, education, and patriotism. This position oversees day-to-day operations and handles a wide range of responsibilities contributing to the overall administration, programming, maintenance, and restoration efforts of the museum. The Director is an excellent communicator and is the face of the organization to the membership, community, and state. Through partnerships and outreach, the Director will expand awareness of Meadow Garden and demonstrate its importance. 

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in liberal arts, marketing, communications, history, or related fields. A degree is not required when practical experience working with a public or 

    nonprofit agency can be demonstrated to show proficiency in the requisite skills and duties (at least three years of professional senior level experience preferred). Experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising are highly desirable talents. The successful applicant will ideally have a special interest and some knowledge of local history and architecture. A familiarity with the interrelationships among similar organizations and agencies in the Augusta community would be helpful. 

    Skills: Important skills include communication, writing, public relations, networking, diplomacy, ability to manage various projects at once. Volunteer management is integral to the job. High organizational skills are essential. Excellent writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Management and utilization of social media, especially Facebook and Instagram, will be required, including keeping up with the changing platforms that may be useful to the organization. Use of a personal cell phone with a camera is also expected. Familiarity with museum collections management systems and Square Point of Sale software are preferred. The ability to learn applications as needed is vital. Use of digital photography is required. Candidate must be able to climb stairs and lift over 25 lbs. 


    • Plans, coordinates and carries out the day-to-day operation of the museum 
    • Oversees museum budget 
    • Updates and maintains Museum collection inventories 
    • Engages with the public through outreach and tours 
    • Works with volunteers and docents 
    • Special events management and coordination 
    • Communication through print, electronic, and social media 
    • Marketing and publicity through all available media outlets and social media 
    • Development, sponsorship cultivation, grant writing, and administration 
    • Affinity group participation 
    • Other duties as assigned 

    This is a full-time position under the direction and supervision of the Chairman of the Meadow Garden Board. All new employees are subject to a three-month trial period. 

    Estimated salary is commensurate with experience ($36K-40K). This position also includes paid vacation time, paid holidays, sick leave, and personal leave. 

    How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample, and three (3) references with contact information via email to Visit for additional information on the organization. 

    Position will be open until filled. Offer is contingent upon a background check. 

  • 28 Apr 2023 1:31 PM | Nansie Wilde

    The City of Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is seeking an experienced museum professional to plan, direct, manage, and coordinate the administrative and operational functions of the City's historic and astronomy-based sites which include the Latitude Observatory Park Historic Site and the Gaithersburg Community Museum and History Parks, located in the B&O Rail complex in Olde Towne.

    The Museum fosters a connection to place by sharing the cultural history of Gaithersburg through programs, exhibitions, and hands-on learning centers for children that spark the imagination and desire to explore Gaithersburg's rich history.

    The preferred candidate has the vision and initiative to lead the transition from a traditional local history museum to a history center that explores and celebrates the City's diverse and multilingual communities.

    The successful candidate will be diplomatic and professional; have excellent writing, human, and financial management skills; and have a strong commitment to community engagement. Good judgment and common sense are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with education and/or experience in Museum Studies, public/U.S./

    Maryland history, world heritage, science, and/or astronomy.

    Starting salary for this position is negotiable within the target hiring range ($67,000 - $75,000)

    and will be offered at a level consistent with the relevant experience and qualifications of the candidate. The City provides comprehensive insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, long-

    term care, life), paid time off, generous retirement contributions, health and wellness programs, tools to assist with paying down student loan debt and managing student loans, training and professional growth opportunities, and excellent work/life balance.

    For more information about the position, please contact Cultural Events & Services Division Chief Shellie Williams at or 240.805.1279. Questions regarding the online application process may be directed to the Department of Human Resources at or 301.258.6327.

  • 25 Apr 2023 3:59 PM | Mark Sutherland

    One position remains open.  The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission, seek a year-round, Education Assistant for its Historic Speedwell site, located in Morristown, NJ and its Cooper Gristmill site, located in Chester, NJ. Historic Speedwell, known as the “Birthplace of the Telegraph” is a National Landmark Historic site. The Cooper Gristmill is a working late 19th century mill powered by water. Under the supervision of the Senior Historical Program Specialist, the Education Assistant will develop, present, and evaluate educational programs at Historic Speedwell and Cooper Gristmill for the benefit and enjoyment of a variety of audiences. Essential `functions include: development and implementation of a variety of programs related to the site, site interpretation for visiting groups and the general public, and general office duties related to the position. The candidate should be a graduate of a college of recognized standing with a major program of study in history, education, American studies, museum studies, or a related field; work towards an advanced degree preferred. The candidate should have enthusiasm and energy for working with the public/working with groups of all ages. This is a year-round, part-time position and is limited to 28 hours per week. The salary is $18.00/hour. The chosen candidate must be able to work Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April through October, weekdays and some weekend days November through March, and other dates as assigned. Candidate must be a resident of the State of New Jersey at the start of the position. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 20 Apr 2023 3:51 PM | Sarah Nevling

    Job Type: Part-Time with weekend availability, $15-$17 an hour. ​

    The Warren County History Museum is hiring a new Rental & Events Manager.

    This person is responsible for managing all event hall bookings, as well as annual and monthly events and programming. The ideal candidate is someone who is willing to bring lots of new ideas to our growing museum, while working independently, as well as with committees and volunteers.

    Duties & Responsibilities Job duties for this position include and are not limited to the following:

    • Manage all rental bookings and contracts for event hall
    • Create and edit rental contracts for clients
    • Market and advertise our event hall to the community
    • Create monthly events to bring new audiences and demographics into the museum
    • Set-up and clean up of the event hall prior to, and after event rentals including tables and chairs
    • Plan and execute the annual Great Nicola Magic Festival
    • Work with the Pattee Executive Director on programming and community outreach
    • Attend board meetings the first Wednesday of every month
    • Lead various planning committees to delegate and break up event tasks
    • Market and advertise all museum events on social media Keep museum website up to date with upcoming events
    • Track event expenses and income to accurately measure fundraising success
    • Manage individual event budgets to stay within annual museum operating budget
    • Participate in radio interviews to promote the museum as well as upcoming events
    • Recruit and work with museum volunteers to help with events

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Legally allowed to work in the United States
    • High school diploma
    • At least 1 year of experience in customer service
    • Previous experience planning events (preferred but not required)
    • Proficiency in Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc. with the ability to easily adapt to changing technology
    • Demonstrate superior attention to detail, high energy, and a positive attitude
    • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as with various committees or groups of people
    • Passion for the growth of the museum
    • Ability to juggle multiple moving parts all at once
    • Familiarity with Canva, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok to promote museum events and happenings About Warren County History Museum
    • Must live in the general area of Warren County, Illinois, or be willing to relocate to the area.

    The mission of this corporation is to collect, preserve, educate, and display historical items, structures, monuments, and landmarks related to Warren County, Illinois. The museum exists to enrich the public understanding of developments that took place in Warren County. We are here to provide a resource to the public of educational and instructional value. Our goal is to enhance community learning in a family-oriented way and to be an economic benefit to Warren County, Illinois. The Warren County Historical Society was founded as a non-profit in 1968 and opened its museum in 1970 in the old 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 that represent the history of our county 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.

    Please send resumes to

  • 07 Apr 2023 2:47 PM | JOHN FOGLEMAN


    $50,000 to $85,000 Annually


    Marion, Arkansas--15 minutes from Downtown Memphis, Tennessee

    Job Type

    Regular - Full Time




     October 31, 2023

    General Overview of Position

    The Board of Directors of the Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc. (hereafter SHPS) is seeking an experienced and visionary Executive Director for SHPS and the Sultana Disaster Museum to memorialize the deadliest maritime disaster in American history. The museum is in Marion, Arkansas, fifteen minutes from downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with a dedicated board to steward a bold new future for the organization. The Director will have overall responsibility for the leadership of and successful operation of the Sultana Disaster Museum and will supervise a staff of employees and volunteers. Currently the museum is very small with approximately 1000 square feet and one paid employee. The permanent museum is in the initial stages of construction and upon completion will encompass 22,000 square feet.

    Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for:

    ·        Overseeing major functions of community engagement, education, exhibitions and programming, fundraising, budgeting, visitor experiences, and mission delivery.

    ·        Works closely and transparently with the Board of Directors of SHPS and its committees, providing updates, soliciting feedback, and engaging members in constructive dialogue.

    ·        Protects the organization’s financial assets, practices sound financial management and ensures stability.

    ·        Establishes and maintains fundraising, partner, donor, sponsor relations and cultivation. Plays a leading role in increasing financial support for the museum. Must have a proven record of successful fundraising, developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

    ·        Serves as the public face and advocate, clearly articulating mission and activities, and fosters and maintains a close working relationship with regional/national museums and other related institutions.

    ·        Provides institutional direction guided by the mission, vision, values, annual goals and the strategic plan.

    ·        Supervises all employees and volunteers.

    ·        Ability to maintain, inspire and mentor a strong staff and board(s), set clear priorities and delegate effectively is essential.

    ·        Has a demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums and not-for-profits and a willingness or history of involvement in relevant regional and national professional organizations. Regional and National annual meeting attendance is optimal.

    Example of Duties & Responsibilities

    The Executive Director will provide the strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction necessary to advance the missions of the museum. The Executive Director has the responsibility for ensuring that the museum meets its financial and programmatic goals. They are the primary spokesperson, fundraiser, and ambassador for the organization, articulating vision, values and contributions to the community, partners, educators, the broader museum community, the news media, regional and national partners. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for working with the board, the city of Marion administration and financial as well as collection donors.
    Particular characteristics for the Executive Director include, but are not limited to demonstrated success in the following areas:

    ·        Leading and being part of a highly cohesive and functioning team.

    ·        Community relations and partnerships.

    ·        Substantial experience in fundraising and donor relations, including familiarity with regional and national organizations, philanthropic foundations and corporations.

    ·        Works with Architects and Contractor to complete construction of museum.

    ·        Financial management acumen and sophistication.

    ·        A self-starting, self-motivated and proactive leader.

    ·        Successful candidates shall have substantial high-level communication skills, and experience in the non-profit realm and/or museum content related field.

    ·        Works with the Board of Directors to foster supporting and fundraising relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.

    ·        Works with Museum Staff and the Board of Directors to provide leadership and oversight in fulfilling the mission of the Sultana Disaster Museum.

    ·        Leads and manages a team of full time staff, part-time staff, and volunteers while maintaining a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates strong team members.

    ·        Increases local, statewide and national awareness and prominence of the Sultana Disaster Museum through publishing, speaking, and presenting at regional and national conferences and events.

    ·        Assures that the museum operates with the guidance of a strategic plan to make consistent and timely progress toward achieving the strategic objectives within the plan.

    ·        Promotes financial stability by raising funds and by creating and overseeing an annual financial plan and budget. Prepares the financial plan and budget documents for Board of Directors approval, as well as a capital improvement plan.

    ·        Supports the function of, creates and works as museum liaison to the Friends of the Museum

    ·        Communicates with government officials, community members and the media concerning museum matters.

    ·        Directs and approves human resource postings and the hiring process.

    ·        Oversees the professional development, mentoring, and performance evaluations of staff members.

    ·        Prepares Executive Director reports for meetings of the Board of Directors.

    ·        Prepares an annual report and economic impact statement for the Board of Directors.

    ·        Serves as the ex-officio secretary at meetings of the Board of Directors.

    ·        Assists in the selection, evaluation, and orientation of Directors.

    ·        Formulates policy and planning recommendations for the Board of Directors.


    Training and Experience:

    ·        Five years of overall experience in a museum, learning institution, or not-for-profit organization. A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the management or development field, three (3) years of which must have been at the supervisory level. Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    ·        Master’s degree in museum studies, archaeology, anthropology, public history, public administration, historic preservation, architectural history, or related field.

    ·        Strong and effective organizational, leadership and administration skills.

    ·        Strong business management skills and ability in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget.

    ·        Successful record of fundraising and developing relationships with donors.

    Physical Requirements:
    Task is essentially sedentary, with occasional walking, bending, light lifting, or
    other restricted physical activities including driving and physical field

    Environmental Requirements:
    Task is regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental

    Sensory Requirements:

    ·        Task requires color perception and discrimination.

    ·        Task requires visual perception and discrimination.

    ·        Task requires oral and written communications ability.

    Other Requirements:

    ·        Possession of a valid driver's license and a good driving record.

    ·        Some out-of-town travel will be required.

    ·        May be required to provide a personal vehicle for use on the job.

    Method of Selection

    Selection will be based upon review of education and experience to evaluate the
    knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful job performance. An oral
    panel interview will be required prior to a final interview with the Museum Board of
    Directors. The Museum Board of Directors may require selected candidates to
    participate in a job trait assessment.


    The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential functions and responsibilities of work performed by the employee in this job position. It may not contain a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for this role. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


    The Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.


    Send a cover letter detailing fit and interest in position, resume, and three references to John Fogleman, President, Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc., at  Please reference SHPS Executive Director Position


    Sultana Historical Preservation Society, Inc.


    P.O. Box 211

    Marion, AR 72364


    (870) 514-7394


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