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Director - Ross Farm Museum - New Ross, Nova Scotia, Canada B0J 2M0

  • 25 Oct 2018 2:48 PM
    Message # 6873572

    Director

    Ross Farm Museum

    New Ross, Nova Scotia, Canada B0J 2M0

    JOB POSTING
    Director – Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, Nova Scotia, Canada
    If you are looking for a unique, exciting opportunity to expand your horizons in beautiful, rural Nova Scotia, read on! Ross Farm is located in the middle of Southwestern Nova Scotia in a thriving, small community about an hour drive from Halifax, the Province’s capital. The community boasts a school, gas station, grocery/liquor store, hardware store, post office, restaurants, a Frenchies, a furniture store, blacksmith’s shop, a fairground, Legion, firehall, community centre plus many more facilities and businesses. It, also, has several vibrant volunteer organizations, including garden clubs, a historical society, and a development society. The Museum is one of the major employers and is open year-round.
    Ross Farm Museum is operated by the New Ross District Museum Society (NRDMS), a volunteer Board of Trustees, for the Province of Nova Scotia. It is part of the Nova Scotia Museum’s Family of 28 Museum Sites. It is a locally managed Museum that receives an operating grant and generates the remainder of its revenues through innovative enterprises, admissions, and other grants. It has just completed the construction of a $4.45 million Learning Centre, with significant building funds donated coming from the local community and other Nova Scotians. The other two-thirds of the funding came from Federal, Provincial and Municipal sources. It was a wonderful example of private and government cooperation.
    Ross Farm Museum is a living history, agricultural museum. The mission of the New Ross District Museum Society is: To depict the authentic experience of a typical 19th and early 20th-century working upland family farm in Nova Scotia and develop awareness of the relevance of traditional agricultural practices to contemporary life.
    Required Skills/Experience/Attributes:
    • A university degree plus 5 years related experience, or an equivalent comprised of 8 years related experience in at least three of the following areas: agriculture, museology, education, business, communications, history, a historic site and/or a living history environment (preferably in an agricultural context).
    • A visionary who takes initiative and has the ability to makes decisions weighing and considering a multitude of complex factors
    Please provide a cover letter and resumé in confidence by midnight on November 12, 2018, to the attention of Board President, Valerie White at rossfarm@novascotia.ca or mail to Ross Farm Museum P.O. Box 238, New Ross, NS B0J 2M0. No phone calls, please.
    A complete job description for this position is available at: https://rossfarm.novascotia.ca/about-ross-farm/employment-opportunities
    Salary is commensurate with experience.
    Offers of employment contingent upon successful applicant providing a satisfactory Criminal Records check as well as a Child Abuse Registry check. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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