Thursday, November 1, 2012

Employment Opportunity with Upcountry History Museum

Upcountry History Museum-Furman University
Executive Director

The Upcountry History Museum-Furman University in Greenville, SC, seeks an experienced and dynamic professional to lead the Museum to prominence among small-to-medium sized American historical museums and to strengthen its role in upcountry South Carolina as a multi-faceted cultural and educational resource.

The Executive Director will possess a comprehensive knowledge of and the highest standards in museum leadership and administration. While specific experience in historical museums would be preferable, the Search Committee and the Board of Directors will be considering professional experiences and personal qualities that demonstrate success in establishing and achieving strategic mission and business goals;
show evidence of capable administrative leadership, including financial and human resource management, curatorial judgment, and programming; exhibit skills in fundraising and marketing; represent a commitment to broad collaboration and transparency. 

In February 2012, the Museum and Furman University formed an innovative partnership that brings together the discrete strengths of those two outstanding institutions. The Museum’s mission is to promote, present and preserve the rich history of upcountry South Carolina through education, research, and service. Its modern and sophisticated facility, which opened in 2007, is located on historic Heritage Green in Greenville, SC. Furman University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. With a residential undergraduate student enrollment of 2,650, Furman provides a rigorous academic curriculum, singular programs in the visual and performing arts, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) with five to seven years management experience in a comparable environment with demonstrated ability to lead and manage effectively. A complete position listing, link to a detailed prospectus, and application information can be referenced at the Furman HR website

Review of candidates will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.  

Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity within its community.

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