The Saco Museum seeks an experienced museum professional to provide
leadership and creative vision for this regional museum of history, art, and
culture. The Director curates and coordinates exhibitions; generates revenue
through grant funding, corporate sponsorships, donor cultivation, gift shop
management, and assistance with the annual fund and fundraising events;
provides public relations and publicity; manages the museum budget; and
supervises and schedules a small staff, including an Education and Program
Manager and a Collections Manager. The Museum Director plans for the
museum’s ongoing sustainability (under the supervision of the Executive Director
of the Dyer Library Association), including achieving and maintaining the high
professional standards of the museum field.
Founded in 1866 and located in the heart of Saco’s historic district, the Saco
Museum welcomes 10,000 visitors per year. The collection includes important
Federal furniture, major portraits by John Brewster, Jr, the Moving Panorama
of Pilgrim’s Progress (currently on view) , the earliest known American camera,
and other artifacts connected to southern Maine. The Dyer Library Association,
operating the museum and a public library, is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3).
Requirements: 5 years leadership experience in a museum setting required;
Master’s Degree in a related field desired. Salary commensurate with experience.
80% health insurance coverage, 10 paid holidays, 19 days personal time in the
Send cover letter, resume, and names, phone numbers, and emails of three
professional references to Leslie Rounds, Executive Director, Dyer Library/Saco
Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072, firstname.lastname@example.org.