Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Employment Opportunity with the Milton Historical Society

Job Posting—Executive Director
Milton Historical Society

The Executive Director is the executive officer of the Milton Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization and reports to the Board of Trustees. The Milton Historical Society is the hub of a historic community of 2000 residents at the head of the Broadkill River in Milton, Delaware. The Executive Director is responsible for a wide range of administrative and programming activities to advance the society’s mission and will lead the effort to complete an ambitious strategic plan. During the next 5-10 years, the Milton Historical Society plans to expand its physical space creating a vital, attractive town center while preserving its high standard of dynamic programming, preservation, governance, and financial strength.

1. Provide leadership in developing programs, projects and financial plans.
2. Supervise and train staff and volunteers and promotes active participation by MHS members and volunteers to support the organization.
3. Develop and maintain sound financial practices and works with the Finance Committee to prepare a budget and develop fundraising strategies to ensure adequate operating funds.
4. Identify, prepare and submit grant applications to fund programs and needs.
5. Maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with all pertinent regulations.
6. Direct all educational programs and research activities.
7. Document, collection and manage archival and society holdings and provides for safe storage and a safe environment of all items.
8. Develop exhibits on and off site including collateral programs and activities that will enhance community participation.
9. Maintain the Lydia B, Cannon Museum building and grounds, plan for its expansion, and coordinate the expansion.
10. Inform the Board of Trustees of all conditions impacting the Society, prepare quarterly Board meeting agendas and minutes, and implement authorized plans and policies.
11. Publicize MHS activities and accomplishments through the website, newsletters, press releases, online media and publications.
12. Network with local, state, and regional historical and preservation groups to foster cooperative relationships.
13. Interact in a positive manner with the community to foster trust, commitment and support for the MHS.

1. An interest and passion for learning, preserving, and sharing the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred.
2. Minimum three years in non-profit management or museum work.
3. Strong interpersonal skills.
4. Effective communication skills both verbal and written including public speaking.
5. Demonstrate initiative, creativity and dedication.
6. Knowledge of conservation and preservation techniques.
7. Computer experience required with knowledge of Past Perfect software preferred to manage the collection and analyze and share records and inventories. Able to produce publications and utilize and implement web resources.
8. Available to supervise some evening and weekend programs and events

This position can range from 30 – 40 hours per week dependent on the interest and skills of the candidate. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and list of three references to info@historicmilton.org by November 30, 201

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