Development Director [New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT]

Development Director

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT

The New England Air Museum seeks an experienced development professional with a proven track record in not-for-profit fund raising. NEAM is the largest air museum in the northeast with over 100 aircraft in six hangars on 56 acres of land adjacent Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. The current annual budget is 1.5M but this will grow in 2016. Approximately half of the budget is raised through development that includes private donors, corporate partners and sponsors, foundations, grants and membership. It will be the task of the development director to manage and grow the existing revenue streams as well as develop new sources of support working closely with the executive director, the staff and the board. The Museum is in the process of modernizing and expanding and the need is clear for a skilled manager to help meet our growing operational needs as well as expansion that will require a capital campaign. The Museum will consider both part-time and full-time applicants. Compensation will be competitive within the NEMA community of museums. Qualifications AA/BA/BS degree or comparable experience required Six to eight years of experience in non-profit development work including database management Highly motivated, flexible, resourceful, well-organized and detail-oriented Ability to interact effectively with donors, staff colleagues, board members, volunteers, public figures and community leaders Strong oral and written communications skills Commitment to the mission and vision of NEAM Posted on: 10/06/2015



Gore Place, Waltham, MA

Gore Place seeks an experienced development professional for a new position at Gore Place reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director and the Development Committee. Position can be part or full time. Responsibilities include developing and managing strategies to identify and attract new donors and sponsors, creating a Planned Giving Program, and working with the Membership & Annual Fund Coordinator to encourage current members to become donors. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years major gifts experience and strong oral/written communication skills; must enjoy being a member of a team; be willing to develop an understanding of the history of Gore Place to give a tour as needed; and be able to negotiate stairs. Some evening /weekend hours may be required. Send resume and cover letter to Susan Robertson, Executive Director, Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Posted on: 10/08/2015

MWT Collections Manager Contractual [Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mashpee, MA]

MWT Collections Manager Contractual

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mashpee, MA

SUMMARY: Manage activities that promote preservation of the physical and intellectual aspects of the Tribal Museum Collections on a part-time contractual basis. Primary responsibilities include inventorying the Museum Collections, assessing objects, creating a catalog numbering system for approximately 1,500 objects, uploading information into Museum software program. Will also be asked to train a tribal member for ongoing data entry work. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts inventory of collections, performs reconciliation with artifact records. Assesses condition, classification, and value of the objects. Works with THPD director regarding possible deaccessions and manages documentation and disposal according to collections policy. Develop and manage a catalog numbering system. Manages and assures accuracy, security, irretrievability, and intellectual integrity of collection records. Conduct or supervise digital photography of collections. Curate storage by classification. Supervise appropriate packaging and storage of collections. Supervise data input to museum collections software. Supervise and train intern in clerical work, collection duties, and collections care. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Museum and Library Science; or related field; two or more years of experience with museum collections management, as well as one year supervisory capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience preparing data for input processes of the museum collections software and digital photography. Must possess a valid driver’s license and MUST pass CORI/background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Exp with computer technologies, working with tribal communities; experience interfacing with general public. Preference given to qualified Native American candidates per Indian Preference Act of 1934. Apply to full job description here Posted on: 10/08/2015

Executive Director [SEE Science Center, Manchester, NH]

Executive Director

SEE Science Center, Manchester, NH

SEE Science Center is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Founded in 1986 by inventor Dean Kamen, SEE is located in 30,000 square feet in the Manchester Millyard, and enjoys more than 50,000 visitors annually. SEE is open 7 days a week. Each year thousands of NH children visit SEE on school field trips, take classes at the Technology and Innovation Academy, attend SEE summer camps and partake in many other programs and services. We are the home to the largest permanent LEGO display – the Millyard Project. SEE is an important educational cog in the southern NH community and has wide visibility locally and regionally. Skills/Experience: Energetic leader with a track record of achievement and 5+ years of non-profit/business senior management experience. Strong public speaking and communication skills, with the ability to maintain and build new partner and community relationships. Experienced in building/managing budgets, implementing new programs and driving an organization forward. Proven ability to develop funding sources that translates to new revenue. Experience working with the public. You will be the public face of SEE Science Center. Significant board development, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience desired. Bachelors/Masters degree preferred. Email cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, names/contact information for 3 references to: EOE. Posted on: 10/05/2015

Executive Director [Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown, MA]

Executive Director

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown, MA

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum Board of Directors seeks a proven leader to be its next Executive Director. Having recently purchased the historic Marine Hospital site in Vineyard Haven to be its new home, the Museum is in the midst of an exciting and significant transformation. It is continuing to expand its programs, exhibitions and educational activities targeted to the residents and visitors of Martha’s Vineyard. He/she will lead all day to day operations during this pivotol period, providing motivational leadership organizationally, programmatically and financially, working with the Board of Directors, staff and island communities. This person must also be an experienced project manager participating in the design and execution of the new museum. He/she must be comfortable fundraising at all levels and have a strong appreciation and understanding of the unique history, cultures and art of Martha’s Vineyard. Advanced degree preferred. Full time residency on Martha’s Vineyard required. Salary commensurate with experience. Starting date: early 2016. To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a resume, and three references including contact information by November 13, 2015 to MVM Search Committee, c/o Betsey Mayhew, For more details visit: Posted on: 10/08/2015