Executive Director

The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, VT

The American Museum of Fly Fishing, steward of the history, traditions and practices of the sport of fly-fishing and a leading advocate for water conservation, seeks a new Executive Director. Founded in 1968 and AAM-accredited since 1995, the Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, studies and interprets the artifacts, art and literature of the sport and, through a variety of outreach platforms, uses these resources to engage, educate and benefit all. The Museum’s five-acre campus in Manchester, Vermont comprises the Museum building, an office building and a casting pond. The Executive Director is the Museum’s chief executive and operating officer. He or she reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the realization of the Museum’s mission, annual and endowment fundraising efforts, sound financial management, staff supervision and prudent stewardship of the Museum’s assets. The new Executive Director will have the opportunity to enhance the Museum’s national visibility to fly fisherman and others engaged with the past and future of the sport and to national cultural, civic and conservation groups. Candidates should have at least five years of management and supervisory experience and the capacity for sound fiscal management, relationship building and resource development. A record of success in the cultivation of members and donors, gift solicitation and the procurement of grant funding from foundations, government and individuals, is preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in working with and empowering a voluntary board, in strategic planning, audience development, organizational capacity building and sustainability, are essential. An earned baccalaureate degree is required. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or résumé and contact information for five professional referees who can speak about the candidate’s qualifications for this specific opportunity. Expressions of interest, applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed to the Museum’s search consultant, Chuck O’Boyle of C. V. O’Boyle, LLC, at chuck@cvoboyle.com, who will furnish a detailed specification and an internal job description upon request. Telephone inquiries are also welcome and may be made to Mr. O’Boyle directly at (401) 919-5767. All communications will be held in confidence and referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent. The Museum is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to principles of affirmative action in its recruiting and hiring practices. Posted on: 04/20/2016