Applications due September 1

The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) was founded in 1977 as a project of the Mayor’s Office to preserve Baltimore City’s rapidly disappearing industrial heritage. In 1981, the BMI incorporated as a private non-profit educational institution and moved into the historic Platt Oyster Cannery building in South Baltimore. The Board of Trustees seeks an experienced non-profit/museum professional for the position of Executive Director.


“We collect, preserve, and interpret the industrial and technological heritage of the Baltimore region for the public by presenting educational programs and exhibits that explore the stories of Maryland’s industries and the people who created and worked in them.”

The BMI has identified four institutional goals to serve this mission:

1. To reinforce the financial foundation of the BMI.

2. To ensure the continued stewardship and conservation of the collection and holdings.

3. To enrich the legacy of and the respect for the history of industry in Baltimore.

4. To grow the public awareness and support of the BMI and to promote the brand.

Summary of Position:
Working in partnership with the Board of Trustees, the BMI Executive Director has comprehensive administrative responsibility for the organization covering leadership, development, marketing, museum collections and financial management. The Executive Director oversees a wide range of related activities including, but not limited to, staff, board development, fundraising, facilities management, collections, special project administration, long-range planning, and event management.

Application deadline: September 1
Apply to: Carole Baker

Job Requirements
Executive Director will be self-motivated and highly organized, with experience in all phases of non-profit management and a passion for the preservation of American history.


Is the face of the organization; attends meetings with tourism alliances and other like groups, represents the museum at conferences, gives presentations about the museum and the value the institution brings to the community.

Develops and nourishes partnerships with current and potential funders.

Develops and implements multi-year strategic initiatives including long range planning and fund development.

Fundraising and Development

Takes a leadership role in all fundraising activities in order to strengthen the financial base of the museum, including all corporate, governmental, foundation and individual solicitation materials, identifying new sources of funding.

Demonstrated ability to be the leadership face of the organization and to be involved in all facets of in the Baltimore community.

Budget and Finance Administration

Develops and manages the museum’s operating budget. Develops restricted budgets for special projects and grants as needed.

Oversees the annual audit process.

Ensures the museum is up to date, registered and in good standing with state and federal taxes and with annual charitable registrations.

Primary Board Liaison

Works closely with the Board in securing resources to sustain the Museum’s facilities, staff, programs and collections.

Coordinates all general board and board committee meeting activities.

Communicates with board members progress and challenges toward meeting aggressive goals.

Assists with identifying and cultivating relationships with new and potential board members and ensuring new board member orientation.

Special Project Management

Sees that there are special programs with regard to visitors, sponsorships, budget, etc.

Manages all aspects of capital improvement projects (budget, contractor selection, bond bill implementation, grants (etc.).

Oversees the development and implementation of all exhibitions.

Collection Management

Ensures that the collection is cared for and maintained in a way that is consistent with professional standards.

Contact Person: Carole Baker
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