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Executive Director [Historic Germantown]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 6, 1974 in job announcements |

Historic Germantown is seeking an Executive Director who will work with the Board of
Directors and its member sites to build on our beginnings and advance the new strategic
priorities of the consortium. An underlying assumption of Historic Germantown is that
functioning as a group creates synergies and leverages resources that transcend the capacity
of individual historic and cultural organizations operating alone.

The ideal candidate will implement this vision in ways that include: leading fundraising
efforts for the consortium in conjunction with the Development Committee; serving as the
primary advocate for Historic Germantown and its member sites, cultivating relationships
and partnerships across sectors and in our community; overseeing internal communications
and building support within the consortium for closer collaboration and integration; leading
the development of new collaborative programs and initiatives; raising the visibility of
Historic Germantown as a regional and national resource/attraction; and promoting the
development of a compelling and cohesive visitor experience.

Skills and Experience: The Executive Director will be expected to have strong
fundraising acumen and marketing skills, as well as a demonstrated track record of
successfully leading the growth and/or initiative of collaborative or regional organizations.
The ability to promote teamwork and consensus building is a key requirement of the
position. HG is operated with an entrepreneurial mindset, and the Executive Director must
have the ability to envision the future, and help others do so. The Executive Director will be
expected to have successfully managed both programs and staff in the nonprofit arts and
culture, education or tourism field, and gained a high level of respect earned from a working
relationship with key leaders in the cultural and philanthropic community in Philadelphia.
An advanced degree is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

For over three decades, Historic Germantown’s 16 historic sites and cultural organizations
have worked together to further their collective and individual interests. This enduring
consortium has proved itself to be a national model demonstrating the tremendous
potential of collaboration to support and strengthen cultural organizations. The group can
point to impressive results of its collaborative efforts, particularly in recent years. These
include unified programming across sites, school programs, public events spanning multiple
sites, significant funds raised, an engaged community, joint marketing, and the hiring of a
permanent staff. For more about Historic Germantown, please visit our website:
www.freedomsbackyard.com.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume electronically to
Search Committee Chair, Dennis Pickeral at dennis.pickeral@stenton.org.

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