Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA

The new PRESIDENT of Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will lead a successful, well-respected, healthy regional history museum with a renowned collection and exciting plans. Lead 123-year-old museum with professional standards; scholarship, top-caliber collections; $2-million annual-budget, $10-million endowment; highly professional approach, 20 staff and board of 20. Implement strategic plan encompassing new permanent exhibit (opening 2017) with latest interpretative methods — $2.8M already raised for $3.7M project. Oversee research, publications, digitization, enhanced public programming and greater community engagement. Attract younger, more diverse audiences. Fundraise, maintain fiscal health. Competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Position open due to untimely 2015 passing of much-admired President Rob Lukens. REQUIRED: Passion for local history plus success in fundraising. Can inspirationally communicate mission, vision, goals, relevance of County history. Can fundraise for new permanent galleries, programs, balanced budgets. Can run multifaceted organization in businesslike, sustainable manner. Can envision long-range future. Has 5+ years’ museum-related leadership experience; related B.A. (M.A. preferred). Can lead staff, work with board, engage/welcome new audiences. FOR DETAILED CRITERIA, HOW TO APPLY to by 3/14/2016, visit EOE. For CCHS collections/archives, see and Chester County A to Z. For exhibitions: For hands-on gallery, educational programs: and CHESTER COUNTY: beautiful, historic, affluent, growing region, with many cultural amenities ( and PHILADELPHIA, 5th largest U.S. city, notable for American-Revolutionary sites, museums, universities, performing arts, sports teams (, and New York, Baltimore, and Washington within 2-hour drive. Posted on: 01/28/2016