The President of the High Desert Museum (HDM) is the chief executive officer of a nationally recognized, accredited, privately funded regional museum ($3.3M operating budget) interpreting the cultural history, art, and wildlife of the High Desert region. The position requires a visionary and charismatic leader to guide HDM through the next stage of its maturation by overseeing long-range strategies, annual fundraising efforts, an upcoming endowment campaign, ongoing fiduciary oversight, and a commitment to the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of the High Desert.

For further information about the High Desert Museum and a complete position description visit the HDM website at



Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field with five-to-ten years of experience at a senior management level, demonstrated leadership capacity, familiarity with the cultural nonprofit sector, demonstrated fundraising experience, and the leadership skills to develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with key stakeholders, the community, and staff in advancing the museum mission and service to local and regional communities, and international visitors.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail┬áby close of business on Monday, October 21, 2013. Please put “HDM President Application” and insert your first initial and last name in the subject line. No phone calls please.

High Desert Museum

59800 South Hwy 97

Bend, OR 97702