Executive Director [Vermont Historical Society]

Executive Director

Vermont Historical Society Barre, VT

The Vermont Historical Society (“VHS”) is seeking a dynamic visionary leader to serve as Executive Director of one of the nation’s oldest historical societies. Its administrative offices, library, exhibition galleries and collections are located in the historically significant Vermont History Center in Barre, Vermont. The VHS also operates a museum and bookstore in the state capital of Montpelier. VHS publishes a quarterly newsletter, a semi-annual scholarly history journal and numerous books on Vermont history. Its programs extend throughout the state. The organization’s signature event, Vermont History Expo, is held every other summer and features exhibitions from over 100 local historical societies from around Vermont that join the Society in a celebration of various aspects of Vermont’s special history. The candidate should be a hands-on leader who works well with others. The candidate should have education and experience appropriate to the position and excellent presentation skills. Although an expertise in Vermont history is not required, a strong foundation in the history of the United States is important as is as a willingness to learn Vermont’s unique story. The VHS has an annual budget of nearly two million dollars, of which the State of Vermont supports approximately half. The Society has 16 employees, (13 full-time equivalents). The position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. Please visit this site for a detailed job description: vermonthistory.org/career-opportunities Please send your cover letter, résumé and three references to search@vermonthistory.org Posted on: 07/28/2015

President & CEO [Old Westbury Gardens]

President & CEO

Old Westbury Gardens Old Westbury, NY

Opened in 1959, Old Westbury Gardens contains 88 acres of landscaped grounds including 25 acres of gardens surrounded by a perimeter of 85 “Forever Wild” acres and 7 original historic buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 200-acre estate is the former home of John S. Phipps completed in 1906 by English designer George A. Crawley in the Charles II American Country Estate tradition. We seek a proven leader who can demonstrate a successful career of consistently moving nonprofit organizations forward in pursuit of their vision. This individual would bring leadership characterized by an ability to garner broad constituent support, develop and empower staff, increase visibility of the organization and carry forward major projects and programs. We seek a leader who is an exceptional relationship builder whose passion is evident by his or her ability to clearly and enthusiastically articulate the organization’s vision. We seek a person with an engaging personality whose passion and enthusiasm for the Garden’s mission is evident in his or her chosen career and/or personal interests. This person must eagerly and enthusiastically assume the role of “the public face” of the Gardens by effectively reaching out to multiple stakeholders not only on Long Island but also in Manhattan and the greater Tri-State area. A minimum of 10 years of management level experience is required. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is also required. A graduate degree is preferred. Please send a letter of introduction and a current resume to resumes@kittlemansearch.com. Posted on: 07/27/2015

Membership Manager [Portland Museum of Art]

Membership Manager

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME

The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Membership Manager to work under the direction of the Director of Development, to develop and implement successful strategies for managing the PMA’s individual membership program, Annual Fund, and constituent database, effectively contributing to the fundraising and constituent relationship priorities of the museum’s mission and strategic plan. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland. The PMA has significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, yet its collection also highlights the rich artistic tradition of Maine. For position description with responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employment . The Portland Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 07/27/2015

Donor Events Coordinator [Portland Museum of Art]

Donor Events Coordinator

Portland Museum of Art Portland, ME

The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is searching for a Donor Events Coordinator to work under the general supervision of the Director of Annual Giving, to provide support to all staff in the Development department by managing museum donor and member events, trips, and facility rentals in collaboration with the Development team. The Donor Events Coordinator will contribute to the operation of the Department in meeting the fundraising and constituent relationship priorities of the PMA’s mission and strategic plan. With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland. The PMA has significant holdings of American, European, and Contemporary art, yet its collection also highlights the rich artistic tradition of Maine. For position description with responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employment . The Portland Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 07/27/2015

Director of Marketing & Communications [Bruce Museum]

Director of Marketing & Communications

Bruce Museum Greenwich, CT

Marketing Director will develop and implement a strategic and dynamic marketing plan for all exhibitions, programs and events geared to diverse audiences; provide strong leadership to convey the Museum’s identity and mission to its constituency and general public with a focus on growing audiences. Write, design and place media content, fostering existing media relationships. With colleagues: oversee social media campaigns, enforce style guide, create membership marketing plan, and create A/V exhibition/program projects. Be the public face of the Museum. Preferred candidate has proven marketing/communications abilities in a museum or cultural non-profit; experience crafting communications programs to create or further enhance awareness, connectivity and giving – including promotional materials; experience developing broad-based marketing efforts directed at the general public conveying institutional change and future direction including powerful, compelling collateral materials to expand awareness of an institution’s value to the community; has developed broad-based public awareness campaigns creating a climate conducive to growing visitation, membership, and giving at all levels; and prior experience developing marketing strategy and implementing the plan for a possible future campaign. See more information at https://brucemuseum.org/site/about_us_detail/employment. Resume and cover letter to: marketing@brucemuseum.org, indicating NEMA as listing source. No phone calls, please. Posted on: 07/29/2015