The Trustees of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, the “Norlands,” in Livermore, Maine are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director, beginning in January 2021. The Executive Director will engage supporters and the public with her/his enthusiasm for this unique institution and its story. The Norlands is a 440-acre working farm and 19th century estate, located in Maine’s western foothills, the ancestral home of the extraordinary Washburn family. The Norlands is nationally acclaimed for its unique programs in first-person living history. An Executive Director, a small paid staff and volunteers offer public programming and special events throughout the year.
Summary of responsibilities: The Executive Director works closely with the Trustees while managing the overall operations of the museum, including its educational programming, finances, maintenance of historic buildings, special events and public communications. The ED is the chief advocate and spokesperson for the Norlands, developing relationships with its volunteers, the community, its membership, individual donors and other museums. The Director develops innovative approaches to managing and exhibiting our extensive collections. She/he leads in generating effective fundraising, marketing and social media efforts.
Qualifications: Education or experience in history or museum studies a plus. A strong background in fundraising, donor relations and volunteer management. Excellent skills in time management and planning. A working knowledge of database, donor and membership software and social media. Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and Trustees.
Terms: Currently a 3-day per week position, increasing to full time as the pandemic recedes. Salary is commensurate with experience beginning at $37,500. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
How to apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide professional references.
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