Category Archives: Job Announcements

Door County Maritime Museum Seeks Executive Director

2009 DCMM hi-resBob Desh is retiring at the end of the year so Door County Maritime Museum is seeking a new dynamic, passionate and highly skilled Executive Director to lead the organization into its exciting future. Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the maritime history and heritage of the Great Lakes with a focus on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, the Museum includes a 20,000 square foot flagship facility in Sturgeon Bay, the museum tug John Purves, the historic Cana Island Lighthouse, and a smaller seasonal museum in Gills Rock near the shores of the famous Port des Morts (“Death’s Door”) passage at the Peninsula’s northern tip.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, inspiration, and focus for the organization as a whole.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to create support for the organization in the community.
  • Manage the organization’s budget.
  • Oversee the senior staff responsible for core programs including development, marketing, finance, and administration.
  • Act as primary spokesperson for organization.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships.
  • Evaluate program accomplishments based on results-driven targets.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Results-driven leadership and management experience, particularly in the non-profit sector. Experience in a maritime-related field a plus.
  • Proven success in building consensus among diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated skills in community-building initiatives.
  • Successful experience working with and building an active, engaged board of directors.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Well-developed understanding of the use and value of technology in non-profit operations.

Complete job description provided upon request. To apply, send resume and cover letter describing relevant skills and attributes by September 22, 2014 to:

Door County Maritime Museum

120 N. Madison Ave.

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Or by email to: szeyher@dcmm.org

Maritime Historian Job Opening

The National Park Service is advertising for a maritime historian. The position is located in the Park History Program in Washington, D.C.  The duties are described as “Manages the Maritime History Program with the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Provides the Maritime History Program leadership and coordination. Formulates Servicewide strategies, goals and objectives. Acts as an advocate for and provides expertise relating to NPS maritime history in all of its forms including maritime landscapes, traditional cultural properties, ships, lighthouses, life saving stations, underwater resources, riverboats, inland lakes and canals, etc. Consults with and shares expertise with Federal and State agencies with maritime resources, such as the MARAD, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coast Guard, Department of Defense and other agencies.” 

For more information see the listing on the USAJobs website.  Note that the application deadline is July 31.

Hull Lifesaving Museum Seeks Executive Director

Overview:

Hull Lifesaving Museum seeks a passionate, energetic and highly skilled Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase. HLM has a 36 year record of creating and operating high-quality maritime programming, including historical, educational and social services, based on the legacy of Joshua James and the Point Allerton Lifesaving Station – focusing on the attributes of skills, courage and caring. Current programs include on-the-water youth and adult rowing/educational programs, an intensive case management, educational and job training program for adjudicated youth, and an active collection and exhibits at the museum itself. Programs take place in both Hull and Boston.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, inspiration, and focus for the organization as a whole.
  • Work with Board members to create support for the organization in the community.
  • Expand Board membership to increase community support.
  • Oversee five senior staff who lead the three core programs, development and finance/administration.
  • Manage the organization’s budget.
  • Act as primary spokesperson for organization.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships related to programs.
  • Evaluate program’s accomplishments based on results-driven targets.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Minimum of 10 years results-driven leadership and management experience, particularly in the non-profit sector. Experience in a maritime-related field a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in consensus and community-building initiatives.
  • Successful experience working with and building an active, engaged board of directors.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Well-developed understanding of the use and value of technology in non-profit operations.

To apply:

Resumes and cover letters describing relevant skills and attributes by 5/20 to Sue Heilman, Interim Executive Director at sue@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Independence Seaport Museum Seeks Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Independence Seaport Museum

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will oversee the Development and Marketing Departments, currently including 5 full-time and 1 part-time professionals, to achieve the Museum’s goals.   He/She will be deeply involved in conceiving and shaping the Museum’s future.

The Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will work closely with senior staff and Board leaders on annual and capital campaign related activities, and enhancing institutional identity.  He/she will help to present the Museum, its mission and new direction to its various publics.

The Vice President of Strategic Initiatives will be the organization’s major gift officer, working with the CEO and campaign consultant to strategize and secure the largest annual gifts and gifts/pledges for the capital campaign. He/She will utilize all the organization’s existing exhibitions, programs, events, and relationships as fundraising opportunities, and he/she will propose additional opportunities for cultivation and stewardship of donors, media and civic leaders and partners.

For more information