The Wellesley Historical Society is seeking an experienced,
self-motivated and detail-oriented person to become its next Executive
Director. Founded in 1925, the Wellesley Historical Society’s mission is
to collect, interpret and display resources pertaining to the Town’s
history and to promote public involvement in, and appreciation of its
heritage. The new director will work closely with the Board of Directors
to lead the Society through a period of exciting organizational growth,
including the renovation of its new headquarters. The Executive Director
is responsible for managing the Society’s day-to-day
operations,communications and marketing, supervising the Curator and
curatorial staff, coordinating annual fundraising and membership
solicitations, overseeing budgeting and financial controls, coordinating
programs and exhibition development, and providing support to the
President and the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have
a Master’s Degree and/or a minimum of three to five years of museum
administration experience, and strong interpersonal, administrative and
organizational skills. Experience with collections management software,
such as PastPerfect, is preferred. Qualified candidates should be
energetic, creative and resourceful and be able to interact effectively
with local media, schools, community groups and the public. Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send cover
letter and resume to the Search Committee, Wellesley Historical Society,
229 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 or email to:
<>. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.