Apply by September 5, 2015.
Phone: 253 858 6722
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Job Description

Executive Director

Posted: August 12, 2015
Closes: September 5, 2015

Harbor History Museum

Required Degree: BA/BS

Gig Harbor, Washington

Full Time, Experienced

The Harbor History Museum (HHM) Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive of the Museum and is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization. The ED is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the organization in a fiscally sound and sustainable manner. The ED plays a leading role in developing and implementing the strategic plan of the Harbor History Museum while maintaining positive relations with the board, volunteers, and community.

Other job responsibilities include:

Act as the public persona of the HHM, promote HHM to local and surrounding community
Lead all long and short term fundraising efforts
Oversee event management for major income producing events
Oversee exhibit selection, execution and marketing
Develop business and marketing plans and reports for management and board use
Recruit, retain and manage staff and volunteers
Manage day to day museum operations
Develops and uses appropriate administrative systems and management practices
Take care of the physical plant and leverage site attributes to HHM benefit

Key qualifications for this position include: outstanding leadership, innovation, communication, and fundraising skills. The applicant should have a Bachelors degree and at least five years of management experience. Museum and non profit experience will be considered in evaluating submissions.

Salary Competitive, including benefit package.
Reports to Board of Trustees through President

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Harbor History Museum is an AA/EO Employer. HHM is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and unique qualifications along with CV including professional experience, education, publications, awards, projects, presentations, membership (affiliations) and references.

Actual position description available upon request. E mail requests to

Application Instructions:
Please submit application to the Board President

Mary Grubbs, President

Harbor History Museum
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

No telephone calls please.

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Email Address:
Phone: 253 858 6722