Monday, April 18, 2011

Employment Opportunity with the College Park Aviation Museum

invites applications for the position of:
Museum Director (10167, Grade I)

An Equal Opportunity Employer 

SALARY:  $53,834.98 - $92,300.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/12/11 
CLOSING DATE: Continuous 

The Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Museum Director for the College Park Aviation Museum.

The incumbent provides professional museum management and serves as the Director of the College Park Aviation Museum, a premier museum facility dedicated to the history of the nationally significant College Park Airport. This century-old airfield was founded by the Wright Brothers in 1909 and was the site of their training with the first military aeroplane. The museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and therefore of the highest quality and purpose.


Incumbent manages and directs the daily operations of the facility, including staff supervision, program administration, facility maintenance, budget coordination, implementation and approval of all financial paperwork, and implementation of the museum's mission to the general public. The museum director maintains the overall integrity of the museum, its collections, programs and implementation in order to serve the general public and educate its visitors. This is a seven (7) day a week museum that serves all ages but focuses on a family audience. The incumbent works with it’s various partners to expand the museum's mission, leads fundraising activities, facilitates programs and exhibits to bring in repeat visitation and serves as the spokesperson on the history of the airport. 

The incumbent defines the goals and objectives of the museum, works in cooperation with the airport staff, implements grants, works with vendors and contractors, plans and produces major programs and special events, maintains a budget, hires and evaluates staff, works with volunteers as well as the Field of Firsts Foundation; and coordinates building improvements and spearheads efforts for a possible future expansion of the museum. 

1. Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, education, historic preservation, or a related field; and

2. Five years of progressively responsible experience, including two years as a program coordinator or supervisor; or

3. Master’s degree in one of the above fields; and three years of related experience; or

4. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

5. A valid driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one. 

Candidate should have experience with and knowledge of museum management, and administration musuem education and at least five (5) years of advanced experience in one of these fields.

An advanced degree and knowledge and experience in aviation history is desirable.

Occasionally works nights and weekend hours. 


6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD 20737

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Employment Opportunity with MAPS Air Museum

MAPS Air Museum of North Canton, Ohio seeks a full-time executive director to provide leadership and direction within this all volunteer organization.  This is an exciting opportunity for a person with a passion for aviation history and a commitment to continuous improvement of an exceptional military aircraft museum.
 The successful candidate will work with the Board of Directors and an established corps of volunteers to implement the long-range business plan in order to ensure sustainability for the organization. Emphasis will be on increasing revenue and effective management of the volunteer and community resources. The Executive Director will be responsible for both financial and facilities management, including conservation and security of the museum’s collection. The successful candidate will be a hands-on leader who is able to articulate the mission and present a positive contribution to the community.
Qualified candidates will possess:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in education and managing volunteers.
  • Proven interpersonal and team building skills. Networking experience in fundraising and board membership.
  • Fund development and corporate outreach experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to motivate, develop and manage volunteers.
  • Skilled in basic office word processing programs and internet usage.
  • Passion, enthusiasm, flexibility, common sense and an uncommon commitment to our mission.

Deadline: April 22,2011             For complete job description please see 
Interested applicants should send an electronic version of cover letter, resume, and salary history to:
No phone calls please.                                       MAPS is an equal opportunity employer.